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Pokémon Snap has always been a fan favourite, but New Pokémon Snap could become a universal hit and the best game of 2021.
The original Pokémon Snap was an instant hit with fans of the franchise and newcomers. Nintendo just released the second game in the series, New Pokémon Snap, last week.
The game can be one of the best in the franchise and could be the best game coming out in 2021. Here are five reasons why Snap might be the best game of 2021.
Snap will be gaming comfort food for many. The release of Animal Crossing New Horizons last year helped many people (myself included) get through the pandemic.
With Animal Crossing dying down in terms of content, Snap has the potential to take its place. Snap can offer comfort and the warm fuzzy feeling of exploration that we all love, all from the comfort of home.
The game can appeal to a vast range of audiences, becoming comfort food for many and thus might be the 2021 hit we didn’t expect.
Over the last few years, the Pokémon Company has released games that much of the fan community consider lacklustre. The release of Pokémon Sword and Shield was met with hostile fan reception due to its limited Pokedex.
New Pokémon Snap has the potential to show what the franchise can do graphically and from a gameplay perspective.
The game perfectly shows the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch and the ability of the Pokémon Company to develop a game that appeals to its fan base. Snap might just prove what Pokémon can do as a franchise.
Snap may help revitalise interest in the Pokémon games, make long time fans stay, and potentially attract new fans.
The gimmicky nature of Pokémon Snap could result in players of Pokémon Go moving over from the mobile game to Snap.
Taking pictures of adorable Pokémon as you move across the vast Poke wilderness might attract mobile users looking for new experiences that are not part of the core series of games. Thus, the game could well be the next Pokémon Go.
As Pokémon Go’s popularity declines, fans may jump onto Pokémon Snap, boosting sales and making the game one of the most popular titles of 2021.
Taking pictures of cute Pokémon is the perfect fit for an era characterised by social media and putting images online.
Pokémon Snap has online social media connectivity allowing you to share all your favourite Pokémon pictures with the world. Its social media connectivity could boost the popularity of the game into the stratosphere.
Social media platforms such as Instagram that share adorable pictures of your favourite Pokémon may help amplify interest in the game.
The game can make full use of its social media connectivity and become one of the most shared and talked-about games of 2021.
Although several notable games are coming out on the Nintendo platform in 2021, Snap can stand out amongst the crowd due to its uniqueness and Nintendo's line-up being poor.
Currently, Nintendo has a lacklustre first-party lineup, with games such as Breath of the Wild 2, Metroid Prime 4, and a new Mario game seemingly being pushed to 2022 and beyond.
The game has the potential to steal the limelight in Nintendo's line-up and claim its spot as one of 2021's best games.
Likewise, its timed release with Pokémon’s 25th anniversary will make the game stand out amongst Nintendo’s poor showing. It, therefore, has the potential to be the best and most popular Nintendo game of 2021
Snap has the potential to be one of the best games of 2021. The game's warm gimmicky nature alongside its social media connectivity may make it the best game this year.
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