born in 1996 - 3 years ago
Another excellent addition to the Pokemon franchise. They do a good job of easing new users into the game and the world, while not completely alienating those of us who are more interested more competitive play. Much like the game before it, Pokemon Let's Go, Nintendo seems to be starting to explore different ways to change up game mechanics and increase gameplay post-storyline. I find that these additions make it less monotonous as previous games.
As stated in a previous review, they cut the number of Pokemon that are available in this game, but honestly, I hope this is a trend they continue in other games because it may encourage you to use a different Pokemon than you would ordinarily. Whether it by rushing the game into production or by intention, I'm welcoming of this trend. Clearly no one remembers when you were completely region locked and could only catch the Pokemon in the region. I think limiting the amount of Pokemon they release per gen makes sense in a sea of 800 and allows players to bond with more different Pokemon.
People get really attached to their nostalgic view of the Pokemon games they've grown up with, but I really think this game is worth the shot, for both new and old players.