For many Pokémon fans, the original 1999 Pokémon Snap marks a singular moment in the franchise’s history. Outside of Japan (which already had access to Pokémon Stadium), it was the first time fans were able to see their favorite Pokémon brought to life in glorious 64-bit 3D graphics. I remember being floored when I first played the opening level, seeing the Pokémon I love running around in the natural habitat, hunting, sleeping, being animals. My young mind began racing with what could be, the inevitable 3D Pokémon game that would have you encounter them out in the world, just how Ash did in the anime.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7kv9wd/new-pokemon-snap-is-predictably-cute-but-surprisingly-lifeless