Pokemon Unite... Cool Concept, Bad Delivery

The Pokemon Presents June 24th, 2020 with the reveal of Pokemon Unite has been met with a barrage of dislikes. Here's Why.

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100+ komentarze:

CatOfCosmos
CatOfCosmos:
When Austin John doesn't snap his fingers at the start: Something's wrong, I can feel it.
Kentendo 64
Kentendo 64:
Pokémon pulled a mom,

“If you eat all your dinner you’ll get a surprise”
Eats all of dinner
“What’s my prize?”

Mom “a full belly”
ZoëTwoDots
ZoëTwoDots:
Squad up 💪 There better be some cute Pokémon to main.
Also, I assume the reason it wasn't in the last week's announcement was branding. Tencent wouldn't want their brand promoting games that aren't theirs (Café, Smile, Snap etc). As for fans, take my approach to all new announcements, movies etc... Have zero expectations. THEN if something sucks you aren't sad, but if it's good you can get genuinely hyped.
Tyler Baker
Tyler Baker:
“That’s my favorite game to play on the toilet, hands down.” - Austin John 2020
Catherine Reed
Catherine Reed:
“It’s like when the opening DJ is better than the main act”
That sums up the pokemon presents pretty well
Blue Falcon
Blue Falcon:
It's clear that Tencent had a hand in presenting this, as the pokemon company never demonstrates a game like this. Makes sense...
Bradley Pyle
Bradley Pyle:
I was actually mentioning to some friends earlier how you only give us content that can completely confirmed and if it's not you spend your time testing to get that information. You dont spread rumors that can't be confirmed. It's something that I really appreciate about this channel.
Adam Blake
Adam Blake:
When I watched it, I was like “oh, this looks boring. I’ll just skip ahead to the next announcement.” And then it was the whole video. They probably could’ve just tacked it onto the last one and would’ve gotten way less backlash. I personally just don’t really care about it and probably will have forgotten it exists in about a week or so.
Red ThunderSpark
Red ThunderSpark:
Fans: Diamond and pearl remakes-
Pokemon Company: POKEMON UNITE!!
Also American Pokemon fans: So I woke at 8:30 for a mobile game???
Warren Thomas
Warren Thomas:
The news that we got the shiny Zeraora was more interesting.
Highway
Highway:
imagine how cool it would have been if they switched the timing of New Pokemon Snap and Pokemon Unite, having New Snap where Unite was and putting Unite in the first presents. Could have had so much potential.
Cotton Sylveon
Cotton Sylveon:
It was like a DJ who did the build up but never did the beat drop
Thomasamolina
Thomasamolina:
*Sees 1st few seconds of animations and figures* “oh cool, the characters look a bit like they’re from a Mystery Dungeon game!”

*MOBA revealed* “eh I’m pretty pissed off that they hyped this presentation from last week, but hey, a Pokemon game made for the Switch can’t be that bad.”

*Finds our it’s a mobile game with a Switch Port.* “.....mm”

*hears the words: free to start* 😑

*it was made by 10cent* 🤦🏻‍♂️
Tyler Bruso
Tyler Bruso:
I appreciate your honest take. I'm getting tired of forced positivity from some Poketubers
Mr. SonAmy
Mr. SonAmy:
Interviewer: We are here live and we see that The Pokémon Company home of many Pokémon games, toys, apps, clothing, shows and movies had made a MOBA game with a team up with Tencent and we are in a live interview with the founder himself, Tsunekazu Ishihara

Tsunekazu Ishihara: Konichiwa, I like money!

Interviewer: So what made you think of partnering up with Tencent and started making a MOBA game with Pokémon characters, Mr. Ishihara?

Tsunekazu Ishihara: Money!
Aru Yuki
Aru Yuki:
Tencent: silencing protesters and loving the Chinese government!
Yung Chum
Yung Chum:
The way you started this Austin made me feel like I was 15 again and getting a talk from my parents.
King Kohls
King Kohls:
This reminds me of the blizzcon catastrophe with diablo immortal.
Lenny Face
Lenny Face:
*Cool Concept, Bad Delivery*

"Sounds about right."
Lucas Hampton
Lucas Hampton:
Instead of this game, I really wish they would work on graphical improvements for Sword and Shield.
quirkzi
quirkzi:
Austin John Plays? More like AUSTIN JOHN STATING FACTS.
-_Krypto_Key_Info95 _-
-_Krypto_Key_Info95 _-:
You know when Austin’s serious when he doesn’t include his iconic background music
Christopher Wall
Christopher Wall:
I woke up early to watch this, I feel like some sleep was stolen from me.
Bibarel
Bibarel:
The video title is *REALLY* accurate...
LRrealest
LRrealest:
Before the presentation started I set my expectations low. So I was neither disappointed or excited by what was shown. It does look good, and I'll probably try it out. But like you , me and other have said: if you truly don't like it, don't interact with it(download, purchase, etc)
Alejandro Bardo Laserna
Alejandro Bardo Laserna:
Let me fix the title for you:
Pokemon Unite... Bad Concept, Even Worse Delivery
Mystic Snorlaxatives
Mystic Snorlaxatives:
Jet: You forgot to mention that the guy was Fire Nation?
Me: You forgot to mention that this game was made by Tencent who is apart of the communist party of China?
Caroline A
Caroline A:
Pokemon shuffle is underrated for time-passing.
Mannersmations
Mannersmations:
They should've switched New Pokemon Snap for Pokemon Unite in the first direct
GXalcremie shiny
GXalcremie shiny:
this kinda reminds me of the smash bros last fighter pass 1 character Byleth, everyone was hyped, wondering which kind of character it would be bc they have seen insane characters been announced and the last one made everyone so hyped, and then it being an Fire Emblem character made everyone more mad then if they added Byleth in as 2 or 3 character

I get those feelings here too
coonskinmb
coonskinmb:
To quote a certain developer from a certain "con" "WHAT, you guys dont have phones!?"
Deleted Channel
Deleted Channel:
At first I thought reactions like: "I was expecting anything and I'm still disappointed" were exaggerated but now I find myself slipping into it.
임채웅
임채웅:
I have never thought i would miss Lets Go series so badly
Who the hell goona play Pk unite
Patrick L
Patrick L:
Should’ve just made last weeks presentation 10 minutes longer. Would’ve been much better received
Lyon Ashura
Lyon Ashura:
The thing about this being a separate announcement is because it is by Tencent. People are not logical, yeah, so smart of them to do all that self hyping.
bravosix64
bravosix64:
I love mobas and kinda excited for this. But should’ve have made it it’s own announcement video. Nintendo is always doing this and knew people were anticipating gen 4 remakes.
tingaling77
tingaling77:
At the very least, I expected some special wild area raids. I'm extremely disappointed in what feels like a bait-and-switch
Steve Huber
Steve Huber:
I love how you went to bat for Dan. I was in his stream after the announcement, so much toxic for him with his wanting to try it.

I agree that the delivery sucked. I might try it, won't pay micro transactions.
Omega Muffin
Omega Muffin:
Don't you just love it when they use the term "Free to start"
kid10j
kid10j:
The whole thing is only about Tencent having a part of the game. I would love to have played a bit of the game then probably uninstall it a few weeks later but Tencent is just too scummy
Evans White
Evans White:
I was very confused when I watched hdvee s reaction live everyone in chat was saying this is trash where is dp remakes,bit gamefreak just released cafe mix just released dlc part 1 and are probably very busy with dlc 2 Pokémon snap and Pokémon go mega Evo so how anyone could expect do remakes I have no idea. I think that Pokémon unite is gonna be great and I'm really looking forward to it.
Logan Pierson
Logan Pierson:
The reason it got its own direct is because some of the games announced in the other Pokémon Present are censored in China. It wasn’t entirely Tencent saying they want their own Present.
Matt Werstler
Matt Werstler:
I’m still hoping for a Pokémon Conquest remake
David Tracey
David Tracey:
Nintendo: we’re getting out of the mobile market. Pokemon: here’s a new mobile game
jthVGC
jthVGC:
Perfect title... Literally my thoughts exactly summed up in 4 words
Alayna
Alayna:
I just want to thank you for presenting this in a way that is straight forward, logical, and not dramatic. I see a bunch of reaction videos that are so over the top and yours was just pretty chill. And fyi, I do agree with your assessment about the game. It looks kind of fun but I probably won't invest much into it compared to the DLC and main gameplay.
Sir Lancedog
Sir Lancedog:
2:46 they also said something "BIG" to show us. That was disappointing af for me when i saw the game. It is just "Arena of Valor" with Pokemon elements :(

I expect that they show us something surprisingly good about the 2nd part of the DLC. A bit hoping for gen4 remakes but that was more likely a wish.
MrRedXD
MrRedXD:
They said that they’re not gonna do another snap and they did it, so since they’re saying no to gen 4 remakes all we have to do is wait
Luke Allen
Luke Allen:
If Nintendo had swapped the reveals of Unite and Snap, this would’ve been looked at as one of the most hype announcements in Pokémon history
Mephileshomer
Mephileshomer:
It will be as popular as Game Freak’s Little Town Hero - And we all know how disliked that was.
Sacred Terrador
Sacred Terrador:
I’ll be frank, this looks more interesting than SwSh. At least this is trying to do something moderately new for Pokémon. Better than just going through the motions with half the effort.
Funko Buzz
Funko Buzz:
their intro gave me thoughts it was a new POKEMON TCG GAME!!! *insert "i'm not gonna lie, they got me in the first half meme"*
also they said they would shy away from mobile lol
Doukz
Doukz:
When you say "big reveal" nobody thinks "ah yes another mobile game!"
If it had been a PC or Switch game (even if small) then it would've made more sense, I mean, this is just League of Pokemon why not have a bigger console so you can do more with it.

You can't give me Pokemon Snap and then tell me there's a big reveal as if that wasn't bigger than a stinky mobile game.
Blue
Blue:
"Bad delivery" literally summarises the whole thing , a one week build up just for this isnt cool.
browncoatkevin
browncoatkevin:
Look up Tencent, the developer. They have been accused of doing some very shady things at best.
NinjaHELL! Productions
NinjaHELL! Productions:
This just in: Austin tries to figure out how to play Snap while on the toilet ahead of the game's release.
MrMoustacheNinja
MrMoustacheNinja:
Well said. Game looks cool, but just not what the fandom expected/wanted (see GOT S8 lol)
Sazenami
Sazenami:
Hopefully their next nostalgia punch to fix this let down will end up being a colosseum remake/remaster
Plohka Plohka
Plohka Plohka:
This video pretty much sums up how I feel about this.
Miguel Vlogs
Miguel Vlogs:
Interesting... By the looks on how they presented it, they looked a bit too confident? If you get what I mean, like especially how they delivered the ending Sequence and telling them the game was still in development, bad delivery, *good* concept
Fresh Prince Of Ashiins
Fresh Prince Of Ashiins:
You don't even know how the game is "delivered" yet so I don't know what the hell you're on about. People are mad at the concept of a Pokemon MOBA. Not because it was "delivered" poorly.
Richard Burton
Richard Burton:
I'm shocked. A calm, reasoned and rational reaction to Wednesday's PP. Well done. You have a new subscriber.
Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez:
The 615 dislikes are Verlisify and his fake accounts trying to defend this game.
CT Ray
CT Ray:
Imagine the reaction in 2030 when DP remakes hit. 🔥🔥🔥
Alex Solaire
Alex Solaire:
I'm still really really sad it's not an Autochess Game, the evolutions of the units would be fitting perfect to stars of units :(
rockin river
rockin river:
I thought it looked good so I was gonna download it, but after hearing about Tencent as a company I won’t, and I highly suggest that no one download it if you don’t want your information taken
Kelly Cohen
Kelly Cohen:
My thoughts at approximately 11:15pm last night: “I stayed up to watch **this**?”
Kainos Teleos
Kainos Teleos:
Honestly, i can't wait for that game. I was always a big MOBA fan 😂
That being said... I don't think they really hyped the game up. Yes, they could have avoided it. But they pretty much just said "there will be another big project" and that's it. All the rest hype was generated by the fanbase itself. I think that's important to note. I mean... Did people really expect more big games or mainline games, when we already have many Pokemon Games a.t.m.? I thought it was obvious that it was something like this.
Symbol
Symbol:
I just wanna thank you Austin for delivering real and great content to us everytime, I personally am extremely glad you came and took over the Youtube scene for Pokemon content and sent people like Verlisify and others to the shadow realm, thanks to you we get real and good Pokemon content with honest and fair criticism, and most of all, you relate very well with all us fans.
Please continue to release new videos and keep up the good job!
Extrasyllable
Extrasyllable:
“Just reuploading the trailer is a bs move” We were all thinking it and finally someone says it
Chris Walters
Chris Walters:
This video was spot on.... the game looks somewhat decent and I’m willing to give it a go. But making us wait and get excited for an entire week it felt a lot like the 24 hour stream just to reveal Galarian ponyta just bitterly disappointed and somewhat ashamed I even bothered. This is now the second time I have been ‘duped’ by the Pokémon company
Nicole Flanders
Nicole Flanders:
As someone who isn't concerned about remakes coming out anytime soon, I was still disappointed despite my nonexistent expectations
Dillon Fisher
Dillon Fisher:
Versilify had a video up claiming that Let's Go Johto and/or Sinnoh remakes were confirmed for this direct through a Leak with tags from the Pokemon company.

That video mysteriously disappeared as soon as the Presents was over. Lol
Francisco Burgos
Francisco Burgos:
The ACDC/Macklemore analogy was hilarious and spot on! 😂💀
tingaling77
tingaling77:
At the very least, I expected some special wild area raids. I'm extremely disappointed in what feels like a bait-and-switch
Ty Heath
Ty Heath:
"My favorite game to play on the toilet" made me laugh my ass off
Charlie Baker
Charlie Baker:
Thanks for keeping a cool head and posting a well reasoned reaction. I think you nailed it. The presentation combined with high expectations just didn’t work in the US market the way it will in China. I agree that it should have been combined or been announced differently in different markets, but who knows if that’s even possible. Thanks again.
Justine Layne
Justine Layne:
The problem I had, like you said, is that they hyped something BIG being shown the following week after the previous direct or whatever you wish to call it.
A N
A N:
I didnt know they had a presentation. I wasn't expecting or waiting for anything. A friend who knows i like Arena of Valor and Pokemon sent me this and I loved it. Im sure im in the minority here but im ready for this!
Celestial Ninetales
Celestial Ninetales:
Can we talk about how sneaky that dislike was,Austin? ❤️
The Great Nate
The Great Nate:
It wasn’t exactly rumors talking about let’s go johto, it was more people theorizing because of all of that hidden stuff at the back of the presentation
GalaxiaKnightX
GalaxiaKnightX:
Well good thing I didn't expect anything from the presentation. So I wasn't butthurt or anything when they didn't do remakes or anything. So if you'll excuse me. I'm gonna grind my pokemon's level to 100. Currently I'm leveling up my Charizard, Blastoise, and Venasaur.
Bella
Bella:
AJP: “It’s at 94k dislikes” he says, as he slyly adds his own dislike. 😂
Sholomans
Sholomans:
is it bad that when he was talking about acdc my mind automatically went to Jojo?
U. A
U. A:
Cool concept? Ehh... I guess? It would've been awesome if it wasn't like 6 year late to the party.

There's no more space in the market for a MOBA imho. Not even for one backed by the titans that are Tencent and the Pokémon IP.
QuickBoi
QuickBoi:
They should have just put it in the other direct
Tepig cries when angels deserve to die
Tepig cries when angels deserve to die:
Before supporting this product everyone please keep in mind what Tencent is responsible for.
By downloading this app you are basically saying that you are ok with humans rights violations and by paying with microtransictions you are financing a dictatorship.
Cam H
Cam H:
I actually super love this take, personally the best explanation of what I thought as well
Black Pikachu
Black Pikachu:
I was actually excited till I understood it was a 'free to start'
Thomas S
Thomas S:
Idc what pple say I'm beyond excited for unite I've honestly been hoping for a pokemon moba game so I can't wait for it lol
Diamond Aura
Diamond Aura:
The game itself might be fine (after all, it’s not even released yet), but the PR unnecessarily set up hype...
Ariel Wilson
Ariel Wilson:
Thank you for putting this into words. I'm excited for the game, but this was way overhyped and a bit of a letdown.
CrimsonPhoenix
CrimsonPhoenix:
I've been looking for a MOBA game to play competitively and this might be a game I'd play to become number 1 in the world. But if you hate this game that's fine... I'll be here alone.
Quick
Quick:
I hope this game still blows up despite what everybody is feeling, I've been wanting to play a new moba & its with pokemon? hell yeah
Mort Mort Mort
Mort Mort Mort:
As a big AC/DC fan, my body recoiled when you said "Macklemore"
Thomas Heeb
Thomas Heeb:
"The official pokemon presents is currently at *clicks dislike button* 94k dislikes"
SnekkySnek
SnekkySnek:
I feel like a lot of this has to do with the fans SEVERELY overhyping this. Pokemon did hype it up at the end of the direct but blaming them only is neglecting the fact that everyone started theorising games when we didnt know.
Grenindraw j
Grenindraw j:
As soon as i saw the trailer, i literally laughed out loud and yelled across the house: "HEY SIS, THEY MADE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS BUT WITH POKEMON"


My sis: say WHAT?!

And we continued to laugh the whole way through it
skylight748
skylight748:
First time I see ya without a cap, and you look absolutely adorable and attractive

I just wanna hug and. Cuddle your chubbiness 😂❤️
GaijinYami
GaijinYami:
I love moba games like League and Smite, but this ain't it chief. Really feels like Tencent just handed the Pokémon company a big bag of Chinese money and the deal was immediately signed...