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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: 86 out of 113
  2. Negative: 0 out of 113
  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. 90
    New Pokémon Snap goes beyond the scope of the original game to provide an experience that’s both nostalgic and refreshingly modern. On-rails photography journeys are enjoyable thanks to a plethora of secrets, fun items to use, and consistently interesting changes to each level. Modern quality-of-life features minimize any potential frustrations with not understanding how to best plan out your runs, while a slew of side quests, online functionality, and postgame bonuses add some meaningful replayability. Though it remains technically imperfect and may not justify its price tag for all players, New Pokémon Snap is a welcome return for the spin-off series and one that Pokémon fans shouldn’t skip.
  3. 83
    Few games offer the precise mix of escapism and relaxation that is the basis of New Pokémon Snap. It's an exquisite game that improves on its predecessor on Nintendo 64 in every way, smartly taking advantage of the Switch's merits. If you adore Pokémon, this is certainly the well-deserved vacation for you.
  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. 75
    New Pokemon Snap is exactly what the name implies. It is a new Pokemon Snap and that’s it. It doesn’t reinvent the gameplay, nor does it add to it or even clean it up. Quality of life issues that were present in 1999 stand proudly untouched in 2021. That being said, if you just wanted another Pokemon Snap, this is exactly that. It is significantly bigger than the original, and photo editing options in combination with Twitter and Facebook integration make it a somewhat more social experience. While it is easy to say this is the definitive Pokemon Snap experience, I can’t help but find myself wanting something that truly feels new rather than simply more. New Pokemon Snap is a loyal-to-a-fault sequel, that hopefully harkens to something a bit more adventurous down the line.
  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: 43 out of 253
  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 2, 2021
    10
    I grew up playing the original pokemon snap, I really think this is a faithful sequel with tons of content and additions! I've played 6 hoursI grew up playing the original pokemon snap, I really think this is a faithful sequel with tons of content and additions! I've played 6 hours and have been having a blast the original only had about 6 hours total.


    You will not be battling pokemon in this game howeve if you enjoy pokemon this game really makes the world of pokemon feel alive. So much care was put into the details of this game comparatively to s&s.
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  3. May 2, 2021
    10
    A trip back to childood... But better. A lot of pokemon to discover, beautiful routes and fun interactions.
  4. Aug 3, 2021
    9
    Beautiful and fun. Improved on the original by all means. If you like photography and/ or pokemon, please do yourself a favor and get this.Beautiful and fun. Improved on the original by all means. If you like photography and/ or pokemon, please do yourself a favor and get this. They even added new free DLC and QoL improvements for free! Expand
  5. May 2, 2021
    9
    Exactly what you would expect if you played the original. Great animation and quality. Getting the 2 analog sticks confused is my only hang up.
  6. May 23, 2021
    8
    Uno de los spin-offs de Pokémon más cuidados en términos generales.
    Lo recomiendo mucho para los fans más cercanos a la saga.
    Sus mecánicas
    Uno de los spin-offs de Pokémon más cuidados en términos generales.
    Lo recomiendo mucho para los fans más cercanos a la saga.
    Sus mecánicas jugables son similares a las de N64 con añadidos y su apartado gráfico y artístico es sobresaliente
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  7. Jul 15, 2021
    0
    I was nostalgic cause I played it on N64 but this one is so bad, so slow, so repetitive...

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