Now is not the time for Pokémon to take a break | Opinion

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By the end of this year, Game Freak will have developed and released four major Pokémon games for Nintendo Switch.

Even that undersells the developer’s output over the past five years, which has also included major DLC expansions, a Pokémon spin-off and numerous games not connected to Pikachu and friends.

Despite being one of the most prolific developers of the generation, Game Freak has attracted the ire of some fans who have labelled the studio as ‘lazy’ for the visual and technical quality of its games.

The insult is inaccurate, but the broad criticism is understandable.

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