Despite years of fan requests to turn theÃ‚Â PokÃƒÂ©mon series into a full MMORPG experience, Game Freak and Nintendo have stuck to a more traditional model. Surprisingly, PokÃƒÂ©mon MMO shows how it can be done.
Built off the game engine ofÃ‚Â PokÃƒÂ©mon FireRed andÃ‚Â LeafGreen, the fan-createdÃ‚Â PokÃƒÂ©mon MMO project gives players access to a re-imagined world where hundreds of active trainers can play at once.
Just like the original games, the core gameplay elements are retained, although the MMO engine lets a lot of things happen simultaneously in the background, such as battling and in-game chat sessions with other players.
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s some other features that make the game such a massive, yet fluid, PC undertaking:
- Drag-and-drop menus
- Non-collusive avatars and Pokemon
- Multi-user server support
- Ã¢â‚¬Å“LockedÃ¢â‚¬Â PvP PokÃƒÂ©mon battles
Earlier last weekend, it was released on YouTube a trailer showing off the game in action. You can seeÃ‚Â it below