I feel like it’d be an over exaggeration, if not outright inaccurate, to say 2021 was a bad year for video games. Quite frankly, there were plenty of awesome new games or updates to existing ones. On a personal level, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart properly demonstrated the potential of the PlayStation 5, both Great Ace Attorney games finally made it to the West, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate truly made the impossible possible by completing its roster with Sora from Kingdom Hearts.
But I will admit the industry itself has made it hard to be optimistic about 2022. Over the last twelve months, we’ve seen outright abysmal releases like the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy remasters, the likes of Ubisoft and Square Enix committing to incorporating NFTs (the newest environmentally damaging grift) into their games, and then there’s just everything about Activision, which has once again highlighted how horrible the industry can be behind closed doors.
While it is important to acknowledge all the bad parts of this industry, even if it’s painful to do so, that doesn’t mean there’ll be no joy to be found in it either. As always, there are already a number of select games I’m looking forward to this year and I’m sure there are a number of amazing titles that haven’t been announced yet. Plus, this is a yearly tradition at this point so let’s get on with things and get to my ten most anticipated games of 2022.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we get round to talking about the new info for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus, we barely acknowledge Gamescom, and we can’t help but be excited about Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Before we begin searching for the baby Cubone, we check out what Celadon City has to offer and take on the local Gym Leader, Erika. Will we cut her down or will she kick our grass instead?
Our visit to Lavender Tower is interrupted when we come across a lost Cubone baby, prompting us to instead head towards Celadon.
To reach the next town, we must travel through the normally pitch black Rock Tunnel, which is filled with wild Pokémon to catch and other Trainers to battle.
For the next step on our journey, we need to reach the pitch-black Rock Tunnel. But to get there, we need to go through a different tunnel, teach our Pikachu a new technique, and battle plenty of Trainers.
With that pesky bush out of the way, we can finally enter the Vermilion City Gym and take on Lt. Surge. Are we in for a shocking victory or will the former soldier leave us frazzled?
If we want to get into the Vermilion Gym, we need to learn how to cut down a bush. And to do that, we need to track down the captain of the S.S. Anne.
After leaving Bill’s place, we foil a robbery and then head for our next destination – Vermilion City.
I’d like to say that technical issues are responsible for why this episode is late but, honestly, James and I just forgot to upload it. Sorry!
So, in case you missed the live recording, in this episode we discussed the last episode of Attack on Titan (for now), our theories for the next season, and the most recent info for Pokémon Sword & Shield.