Trainers from all over the world have been able to start roaming Paldea and its cities for two weeks and although Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are facing many problems, many have praised the Open World aspect and the diversity of its gameplay.
However, a black point often comes up in the discussions around the exploration of Paldea: the cities. Indeed, many players are not satisfied with the way Gamefreak has set up cities in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple and this is why.
Paldea and its ghost towns in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
You've probably noticed this if you've been looking for your arena badges, but most of the arenas available in the game seem to be a shadow of what was meant by "city" in previous editions.
The biggest player complaints about cities come from...the lack of a city. Some arenas just lay there with a fast travel point and that's it. For slightly more developed towns you might be equally disappointed since most of the options you would expect from a town will not be available.
A major problem for many players therefore, which cuts off a large part of the immersion.
Mesagoza the only real city, and yet?
You may have noticed it, but the capital of Paldea is sorely lacking in a certain something. In this opus, more stores but only menus for most of them, in the same way, most of the stalls available in towns are only recolors of other stores also available in the town and offering the same products. We therefore lose a sacred part of the exploration of the capital.
However, we quickly understand that Mesaledo is THE city of the game since you will have to come back very regularly to accomplish most of your regular tasks there or hope to interact with a npc.
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