I don't really mind criticism towards the new Pokemon games, but I do think some people (not necessarily here as I haven't been following the topic on this forum) may have had too high of an expectation? This is Pokemon's first console game, but a bunch of people on Twitter seemed to want some giant, open world BotW styled game. And, maybe it's just me, but Pokemon never really seemed to be a AAA series. Which never bothered me! I liked Diamond, White, Y and Sun. But it hasn't ever struck me as anything more than just a fun game series.