After Pokemon let’s go Pikachu and Eevee where announced, and motion controls where confirmed, let’s just say it didn’t sit well with fans. while it is great to have a new addition to the franchise, being forced to use the motions controls might get annoying, maybe if this was an optional choice it would have gone down well with fans.
Game Freak director Junichi Masuda was asked in an interview with Game Informer to explain why he went with the choice to add motion controls into the game and explain why they are a required part and not optional. The main reason is due to the fact that it brings a new experience and allows players to play out their childhood Poké Ball-throwing fantasies.
Junichi Masuda had this to say
“The primary reason is really just to provide a new experience. There are a lot of people out there, I think, that really do want to throw a Poké Ball and role-play that. And as well as a lot of people out there who maybe haven’t played the main series of Pokémon, but would find that really appealing. By making that the only way to do it, I just wanted people to try this new experience.”
His response does make sense but for some players who cant perform the necessary motions, then it isn’t going to go well for them as they will not be able to play the game due to being forced to use motion controls. This is why there needs to be an added option to play with traditional controls if they want the game accessible to everyone.
What are your thoughts on this?