DON'T STOP THE COUNT!
If what I've seen is any indication, turns out Pokemon Sword and Shield's models are COMPLETELY IDENTICAL to previous games'.
IMO it's the textures that matter more rather than pure triangle count and topology but from what I've seen, I'm not impressed with the textures.
That's horrible, but not surprising in the least. There's a strong us v them mentality that makes those message boards toxic to be on. I don't agree that you should show support to Game Freak for siphoning content away and charging full price for an underbaked game either but I wouldn't say you're a shill or a bootlicker, just think that you're ready to overlook or downplay serious flaws and graphical stagnation (stagnation is a feature of mainline Pokémon games in my opinion) and overall incompetence with both PR and game design that doesn't justify release or the current price tag.From the latest controversies you can feel the smouldering hatred from some of the messages posted online, with ones that accused Game Freak of lying and how those who show support to the Pokemon creators are accused of betrayal (to put it lightly). It would not be a surprise if the important people at Pokemon cancelled their meeting at the launch event because of concerns that the discontent might get physical. It's not likely that it will happen since the internet sentiment doesn't usually translate to real life, but I fear that someone unruly (and reckless) might ruin it for everybody, by the time the games are ready to be sold.
Thank you for reading.
People that harass others is not okay, however. It's appalling you'd do this over, what, a video game that could've done way worse considering the overall industry. It still has effort poured into it, despite the cut corners. And way worse, more morally repugnant games exist. I don't expect this one to be a bad game by any means. I disagree strongly with some of the reviews but to call them "shills" is just intellectually bankrupt conspiracy mongering.