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  • Summary: Photograph Pokémon in their natural habitats as you adventure through unknown islands. Seek out and take in-game pictures of Pokémon in their native environments in the New Pokémon Snap game, only for the Nintendo Switch system! You'll even discover behaviors and expressions you've neverPhotograph Pokémon in their natural habitats as you adventure through unknown islands. Seek out and take in-game pictures of Pokémon in their native environments in the New Pokémon Snap game, only for the Nintendo Switch system! You'll even discover behaviors and expressions you've never seen before when you encounter and research lively wild Pokémon. Explore environments, take in-game pictures and fill your Pokémon Photodex. Travel to unknown islands with beautiful scenery like lush jungles and sandy beaches. The Pokémon pictures you take there will be used to build your very own Pokémon Photodex. This brand-new game brings the gameplay of the 1999 Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo 64 system to life on the Nintendo Switch system with unknown islands to discover and different Pokémon to see. Photograph lively wild Pokémon in their natural habitats as you research and explore unknown islands. Journey through a variety of environments such as beaches and jungles to capture previously-unseen Pokémon behaviors. The photos you take can also be used to fill out your very own Pokémon Photodex.

    * See a different side of Pokémon in a new photo-snapping adventure, only on Nintendo Switch
    * Research various Pokémon in their natural habitats and capture Pokémon behaviors that you've never seen before
    * Explore unknown islands with scenery like lush jungles and tropical beaches throughout your journey
    * Take in-game photos to make your very own Pokémon Photodex
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 116
  2. Negative: 0 out of 116
  1. May 10, 2021
    100
    Playing New Pokémon Snap filled me with a joy and excitement that I haven’t felt from a game in a while. Though it has its minor flaws, it really is an experience worth playing that offers gameplay you won’t find elsewhere.
  2. May 4, 2021
    90
    New Pokémon Snap is a heartwarming trip down nostalgia lane. With a huge range of levels, gorgeous graphics, and a relaxing soundtrack, it’s hard not to enjoy every minute you spend in the Lental region.
  3. Apr 28, 2021
    84
    A very nice evolution over the original Pokémon Snap, this new chapter is excellent for young players and nice for experienced users too.
  4. Apr 28, 2021
    80
    New Pokémon Snap is a photography game with occasionally clunky progression, but which is eager to show off its delightful subjects and let them surprise you.
  5. May 3, 2021
    80
    New Pokémon Snap brings the spirit of the original game to a brand new generation on the Nintendo Switch. With breath-taking visuals, tight gameplay, and an unmistakable Pokémon charm, this title is a relaxing and laid-back experience worth exploring.
  6. Apr 28, 2021
    75
    A pleasant experience that will easily appeal to fans of the original opus, and even to newcomers.
  7. May 4, 2021
    50
    But by stripping the Pokémon of anything that feels organic, Nintendo has effectively made its critters feel like wind-up toys, removing the romanticism and mystique that should always come through witnessing raw, unbridled nature. They took these untamed lands and tamed them before we even got there. Unfortunately, the resultant game is as exciting as you’d imagine.

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  1. Negative: 40 out of 270
  1. May 1, 2021
    10
    These 0 star reviews are a total bunch of BS. The game is fine. Its not a traditional pokemon game and never has been. It keeps with theThese 0 star reviews are a total bunch of BS. The game is fine. Its not a traditional pokemon game and never has been. It keeps with the originals formula and adds in SOME of the new pokemon. The whole game is set on "rails" and its a decent challenge to snap the picture in time with the right boxes ticked off. Im giving it a 10 because so far im enjoying a game that i knew who it would be going into it. Expand
  2. May 5, 2021
    10
    One of the best Pokémon side games in recent memory, New Pokémon Snap takes the charming idea provided in the original and improves on it inOne of the best Pokémon side games in recent memory, New Pokémon Snap takes the charming idea provided in the original and improves on it in almost every aspect. Prettier level design, more Pokémon with many unique behaviors and areas to be discovered. As a Pokémon fan who hasn't been too happy with recent releases, this was certainly a step in the right direction and I hope we can get some bonus content in the future. Even without it, there is plenty of worthwhile replay value. Expand
  3. May 2, 2021
    10
    Me gusto el juego, pero creo que el precio no lo vale, pero puede ser una continuación de su antecesor aunque lo siento el juego vacio
  4. May 26, 2021
    9
    An amazing sequel to a childhood favorite. They expanded on the ideas of the originals and knocked it out of the part. Great fun!
  5. May 2, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. New Pokémon Snap is an amazing and refreshing game after the arguable mess that has been the newer Pokémon games. It’s a fun and exciting experience and you never know what you’re gonna find next. Seeing the Pokémon interact is so cool and you always see yourself going “wow” at every new thing you see. The graphics are gorgeous and the animations are great too. Sure the game can be a little grindy but without the grindy aspect it would be very short and you end up getting used to it. Overall New Pokémon Snap is an amazing and refreshing Pokémon game that you should definitely play. Expand
  6. Sep 16, 2021
    8
    An addictive, if simple, game. Absolutely beautiful, and hours of fun if you want to complete the photodex, especially if you want highAn addictive, if simple, game. Absolutely beautiful, and hours of fun if you want to complete the photodex, especially if you want high quality entries. Expand
  7. Nov 3, 2022
    0
    This is the most boring game I have ever played since all you do is press the A button to take pictures of the pokemon you see. It has someThis is the most boring game I have ever played since all you do is press the A button to take pictures of the pokemon you see. It has some quality but it's ruined by the very simplistic gameplay, don't spend your hard-earned 60$ on this game, and instead go buy Xenoblade Chronicles 3 instead. Expand

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