Just because these concepts are merely pipe dreams in the grand scheme of things does not rule out the possibility of other developers trying their hand at bringing them to fruition. DokeV, the upcoming RPG from Pearl Abyss, is unquestionably proof that outlandish ideas can be turned into a fully-fledged video game.
As a result, instead of the bright and happy worlds presented by both Pokemon and DokeV, we have a completely new game that attempts to present a slightly bonkers interpretation of the Pokemon formula.
It has been revealed that a new Palworld trailer has been released, demonstrating the full scope of what players can expect from this brand-new adventure game. This appears to be the Pokemon game that many have been clamoring for, as it is a survival creature-collecting RPG with online multiplayer capabilities.
Having said that, when we dig a little deeper, things start to look a little off. While Palworld includes monster-catching mechanics as well as adorable elemental creatures, the player is also armed with a variety of firearms and rifles in order to complete the game.
In third-person shootouts, Palworld allows both the player and their monster to wield guns, even if it isn’t quite as intense as a traditional Pokemon first-person shooter. Additionally, similar to Apex Legends, the player has the ability to jump, slide, and shoot.
On top of that, it appears that there is a sinister plot afoot: these monsters are not only involved in some sort of organ harvesting ring, but they are also employed as workers in munition manufacturing facilities. In addition, the players themselves can request that their Pal monsters construct structures and buildings on their behalf.
Because Palworld is being developed by the same people who created Craftopia, the game’s crafting and survival mechanics will be essential to its gameplay. The players can also cross-breed their Pals, resulting in even more powerful creatures for themselves.
In terms of the general monster-catching sub-genre of role-playing games, we can definitely say that Palworld offers something completely different. While poaching and criminal activity are listed as two of the game’s primary features, it is unclear how prevalent they will be in Palword at this time.
At first glance, we can also see that Palworld contains creatures that are vaguely reminiscent of popular Pokemon characters such as Zoroark, Reshiram, Raichu, Cobalion, Milotic, Lucario, and even non-Pokemon characters such as Totoro.
Palworld is unquestionably a bizarre-looking game, and we’ll have to wait and see how well it manages to pull off its ridiculous premise and mechanics when it launches sometime in 2022.