Why Would a Pokemon Game Like Digimon Survive Be Failing?

Why Would a Pokemon Game Like Digimon Survive Be Failing? ...

MINOR SPOILERS AHEADAlthough Digimon Survive was never released, fans were recently rewarded for their patience with its release. Its response appears to be mostly positive, although a few user reviews seem to be dismissive of the fact that it is a Visual Novel. Still, with an interesting narrative and a new perspective on the franchise, it seems to be making a lot of fans.

Pokemon and Digimon used to be competitors in FPS monster collecting games, but this isn't the case anymore. Both are dear to fans' hearts, but with the release of Digimon Survive, some gamers have questioned how the game's 'catching' options, choices, and other elements might work in a Pokemon game.

The Digimon Survive Story Is Too Dark for Pokemon

Digimon Survive has a fairly wide appeal, at least on paper. A Digimon game, visual novel and choices, and tactical turn-based combat are all highlights, but perhaps the most important draw of it is its darker story. It's real in its approach. That couldn't happen in a Pokemon game.

Digimon was able to deviate from its child-friendly approach, and that was successful for the Pokemon game. Nintendo, Game Freak, and every other involved company maintain their success in keeping Pokemon strong by maintaining its wider appeal for children, but explicit death in horrifying ways is not one of them.

A Pokemon visual novel isn't a bad idea, nor is a Pokemon game that has a significant influence on choice. It certainly does not have the turn-based combat in it from the start. However, a dark Pokemon narrative would be a no-go from the start, because of how deeply the Pokemon and Digimon franchises have dissented over the years. Some people, maybe even many of them, would want a 'Pokemon Survive,' but no one should hold their

Digimon Survive is now available on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.