Reddit user papabeard88 made the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl areas of Twinleaf Town and Route 201, the place where the player-character is born and raised, and begins their journey. Although it’s not the most visually exciting town in Sinnoh, it exudes an air of peace and calm: a perfect place for any Pokémon trainer to start out.
Other Reddit users have noted in the comments that this, ahem, “balls to the wall” approach would make for a fantastic 3D open world Pokémon game with real-time battles, to which we can imagine Nintendo saying “ahahahahaha”, and our Nintendo Switches pre-emptively bursting into flames at the thought of the processing power required.
Here are the original Twinleaf Town and Route 201, for comparison:
Would you want to play a Pokémon game in this art style, or do you think Game Freak is getting it right already? Let us know in the comments.