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Generally favorable reviews - based on 77 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 77
  2. Negative: 1 out of 77
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  1. Nov 19, 2018
    100
    Whether it's your Pokémon entry point or you're returning to Kanto yet again, Pokémon Let's Go is for everyone. The lame motion controls aside, this is adventure perfection, not once feeling jaded after dozens of hours' play.
  2. Dec 5, 2018
    91
    Pokémon: Let’s Go has certainly earned itself quite a bit of debate in the fan community. While fans clearly feel strongly about the changes made to the franchise formula, Game Freak has still managed to deliver a terrific Pokémon experience that lives up to the technological leap forward. Kanto feels more alive than ever before, and the original 151 Pokémon have never looked better. As a longtime fan of the franchise, I couldn’t help but find myself grinning from ear-to-ear. Whether you’re a longtimer like myself, a lapsed fan that came back with Pokémon Go or a newcomer, there’s something for everyone in Pokémon: Let’s Go.
  3. Dec 22, 2018
    90
    There's magic to be had in Pokemon: Let's Go, and we'll look back on it in a few years as one of the most unique, fun entries into the franchise ever, let alone on the Nintendo Switch.
  4. 90
    It’s a very strange feeling singing the praises of a modernization of a classic game over its source material. I’m the guy who complained that Final Fantasy Origins went too far by showing the equipment strength values. Even an old guy like me who was the target age demographic when Pokémon made its debut can admit that Let’s Go does an exemplary job of implementing modern improvements while still maintaining its strong sense of nostalgia. Up until this point, Pokémon Yellow has perhaps been my favorite of the franchise, but now I’m not sure I’ll need to search my house for batteries anymore.
  5. Nov 21, 2018
    90
    A refreshing new entry in the Pokémon series that serves as an entry point for new players, and offers up some interesting new challenges for veterans. Don't sleep on this just because it is different.
  6. Nov 21, 2018
    90
    Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! is a powerful example of what Pokemon can and should be like on a console, and I’d love to see the best elements of this title get rolled into the next evolution of the series.
  7. Nov 20, 2018
    90
    Pokémon: Let’s Go is a streamlined, marvelous reimagining of Pokémon Yellow with mostly welcome improvements.
  8. Nov 20, 2018
    90
    We’d always known that Game Freak had created a world that was truly special when the original games first released on the Game Boy, and that vision’s finally been brought to life with Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee.
  9. Nov 16, 2018
    90
    Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee is the genesis of a new beginning for the Pokémon series, giving players of both the traditional handheld games and newcomers alike, or fans of Niantic’s Pokémon Go, the best of both worlds.
  10. 90
    Nintendo and Game Freak have managed something quite special with Pokémon: Let's Go. It's a game that is so clean and streamlined that it is a near-perfect entry-level Pokémon experience for people new to the series. At the same time, it so perfectly taps into nostalgia that the oldest of old fans - people who really should have moved on, but can't because Pokémon is so damn charming - can find new ways to appreciate their hobby all over again.
  11. Nov 13, 2018
    90
    Pokemon Let's Go is a superb surprise, a fully-fledged Pokemon RPG with interactivity that brings the series to life in a way that's never been done before.
  12. Nov 13, 2018
    90
    Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! is a great blend of the old and the new, bringing the same great adventure to the present, and incorporating Pokémon Go brilliantly to help newcomers feel welcome.
  13. 90
    Pokemon Let's GO ushers in a brand new era for the Pokemon brand and I couldn't think of a better way for the core franchise to makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch.
  14. Nov 13, 2018
    89
    Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are a clear example that it's possible to reinvent yourself modifying the essence with novelties such as the direct capture of wild Pokémon, even improve it, offering a much more accessible game experience capable of satisfying new and veterans players.
  15. Nov 13, 2018
    88
    My nostalgia for this series is strong and could've destroyed the fun I had with Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, but instead galvanised it. This is the classic original generation of Pokémon, but it looks better, plays better, and feels incredibly refreshing. Pokémon on Nintendo Switch isn't just a Pokémon GO companion piece, it's a fantastic RPG in its own right, and with any luck, will spawn its own series of Pokémon games for the future. A great Pokémon game for veterans and newcomers.
  16. Nov 13, 2018
    87
    In spite of the fact that the expectations weren’t high after the first trailers, Pokémon: Let’s Go is able to result, not only in a really good remake of Pokémon Red/Green, but in the biggest step forward in the franchise. Definitely one of the biggest and greatest surprises of 2018.
  17. NF Magazine
    Feb 26, 2019
    85
    If you've got a kid in your life who's never played Pokémon before? Buy this game immediately. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 67]
  18. Nov 27, 2018
    85
    For over twenty years, Pokémon has been a source of joy and adoration. If Pokémon Let’s Go is an indication of where the franchise is headed in the future, it’s easily going to enjoy another two decades of love from a whole new generation of fans.
  19. Nov 25, 2018
    85
    Even with all its changes, Pokemon Let's Go still feels very much like core Pokemon Games. The games are fun, unique and serve as both a good entry point to the series for newcomers and a basis for the next Pokemon games on the Switch.
  20. Nov 16, 2018
    85
    Gamefreak managed to enhance the nostalgia of past games with creative improvements. Regardless if you are a veteran or a beginner, there are loads of incentives to catch em all.
  21. Nov 14, 2018
    85
    Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu & Eevee are strong remakes of the original games. The feeling of amassing a giant collection of monsters and customizing your team never gets old, and the timeless turn-based combat is still fun to this day. Shoddy motion controls aside, Let's Go is a great time whether you’re a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the series.
  22. 85
    Excited though I am for next year's fully-fledged Gen 7 Pokemon games, which will surely return wild battles and bring a slew of new monsters, Let's Go is a worthwhile adventure in its own right, and in fact I hope the main games benefit from some of innovations in this simpler but more modern experience. The original genius at the core of Pokemon — replacing the spreadsheets and stat charts of the standard RPG with cute creatures you nurture and grow — still shines through here, it's just in a form that anyone will be comfortable playing in 2018.
  23. Nov 13, 2018
    85
    Pokémon Let's Go is a true and respectful remake. This game goes back in a time machine to the root of the Pokémon series, with Game Freak doing a beautiful job to adapt the traditional mechanics to the modern age.
  24. Nov 13, 2018
    85
    Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! may be a remake of the oldest Pokémon games in the series, but it shakes up the standard Pokémon formula more than any of the main games since. With a catching system reminiscent of Pokémon Go, an adorable Eevee or Pikachu partner, multiplayer, and gorgeous graphics, the Let’s Go games have something to offer for every Pokémon fan, though the game’s changes may be just different enough to throw off the nostalgia for returning players.
  25. Nov 19, 2018
    84
    Although there was fear of how Pokémon Go mechanics could fit in the gameplay scheme of both titles, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are two fantastic remakes that show how even a well consolidated formula can still adapt to new ideas. Also its a guaranteed travel through time, specially for those who enjoyed Pokémon Red, Blue or Yellow versions when kids (or teens).
  26. Nov 13, 2018
    84
    Pokémon is back with a faithful remake of the first adventure. We’ve loved going back to the original game with updated graphics and new mechanics, although we’ve found disappointing the lack of online multiplayer and a very limited endgame.
  27. Nov 14, 2018
    83
    The catching mechanics, the upgraded box system, the new HMs and the effortless min-maxing are all excellent additions to a timeless classic. The combat isn’t as feature complete as other modern Pokemon games, and the gen 1 pokedex might turn some people off, but this is a fantastic rendition of Red and Blue that I can easily recommend. Whether it’s your first time or fortieth, Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee are a trip to Kanto you won’t want to miss.
  28. Nov 13, 2018
    83
    Powerful friends and new mechanics make for a delightful return to the Kanto region in Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee.
  29. Dec 4, 2018
    82
    Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Let's Go, Eevee is fun to play. Its new design comes from Pokemon Go, which is quite suitable to traditional Pokemon series. The partner pokemon system is adorable, and can attract many casual gamers. However, compared to the prequels, LGPE lacks many basic functions such as new pokemons and new moves. We'll have to wait for the complete version of Pokemon on NS until next year.
  30. Dec 11, 2018
    80
    If you’re a fan of Pokémon, Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! creates a decent experience on the Nintendo Switch that takes the series back to basics which makes for an enjoyable game as you attempt to catch all these little critters. However with the inclusion of the Poké Ball Plus, this does transcend the real-world with the virtual-world that builds a much more interactive experience on the Nintendo Switch, especially with the ability of using it with Pokémon GO and your smartphone.
  31. Dec 3, 2018
    80
    As a long time Pokémon fan, Let's Go has warmed my cockles and brought me the same joy I experienced when I first picked up Yellow all those years ago. With Generation 8 on the horizon, there are many lessons these upcoming entries can take from Let's Go, although the entire format should always remain separate. I'll always want the mainline games, and I don't see myself continually coming back to Let's Go like I have done the standard entries, but as a gateway for newer, younger players, I can't think of anything more perfect that Let's Go.
  32. Nov 27, 2018
    80
    Pokemon Let's Go might not be what I wanted next from the series, but I can't say I was left disappointed with it. Gamefreak's latest adventure manages to cut a lot of the franchise's fat while injecting something new into the formula. While I definitely don't want to see everything it changes brought over to Generation VIII, Let's Go acts as a refreshing change of pace for bother newcomers and longtime fans of the series.
  33. Nov 26, 2018
    80
    After Pokémon GO's massive success, Game Freak tried to bring some of its core mechanics to the mainline series with Pokémon: Let’s Go! As a result, we have a new fresh take on the series that does a lot of things right, but also lacks in others, especially the postgame.
  34. Nov 26, 2018
    80
    Pokemon Let’s Go is one part nostalgia trip, and other part re-imagined classic. It’s familiar enough for those who have previously adventured through Kanto but contains some new additions to keep them busy and engaged even after the main adventure ends.
  35. Nov 26, 2018
    80
    Pokémon: Let’s Go is a fun, light nostalgia trip for long time players, and an easy on-ramp into the Pokémon console games for new players. Its greatest feat is presenting a stunning graphical style and approach which wonderfully blends players desire for 3D Pokémon games with the core tenets of the franchise – setting high expectations for the Generation Eight debut on the Switch next year.
  36. Nov 22, 2018
    80
    Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! feels at home on the Switch. Its deliciously, vibrant textures and reimagined features brings a new lease of life to a game that is loved by many. While it has its faults, Let’s Go is pure, unadulterated fun, never taking itself too seriously. This is Pokémon for Generation X, Y and Z.
  37. Nov 21, 2018
    80
    Pokémon has a long and storied history, with plenty of exciting developments, and plenty of missteps. Let’s Go is more the former. These games imagine a beautiful, friendly future for Pokémon, and they’re more than worth any interested player’s time.
  38. Nov 21, 2018
    80
    Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee is not a total reboot of Pokémon, nor is it entirely the console experience that many fans have asked for, but it goes a long way to making a very familiar game feel at least momentarily fresh. Most of the mechanical changes are for the better and help make Pokémon a great casual RPG for just about anyone. Most critically, it allows longtime fans a not-too-jarring glimpse into what might be the future of their beloved franchise.
  39. Nov 20, 2018
    80
    It’s the perfect title for longtime fans who want a relaxed experience, anyone who wants to try a Pokémon title for the first time or is just looking for something on the easier side to try with a younger relative. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee! might not be a look at what to entirely expect for Pokémon’s future on console, but does a wonderful job as a first step moving forward from traditional handhelds.
  40. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    Pokémon: Let’s Go is definitely something fans of Pokémon will have fun with and will also be familiar to newer players who have enjoyed Pokémon GO. However, don’t be fooled by the sweet looking presentation, as there is a solid challenge to be had here.
  41. Nov 16, 2018
    80
    With more than 800 Pokémon scurrying around in tall grass and hundreds of moves to consider in battle, it’s easy to forget how daunting the Pokémon series can be for newcomers. That makes Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! the perfect adventure for those that want to explore the Kanto region for the first time, resulting in a game that’s for everyone – whatever your age.
  42. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    Pokemon Let's Go is engineered to let youngsters play along with their parents, but there's a lot here for veterans to enjoy, too. It's relentlessly cute and colorful, and while the challenge level won't blister your skin, the new Coach Trainers will keep you hopping. We're still not sure about the Go-style method of catching wild Pokemon, but Pokemon Let's Go's ability to link-up to Niantic's app offers a quick and easy way to fill out your PokeDex. Game Freak is clearly getting the hang of the Switch, so bring on Gen VIII!
  43. Nov 15, 2018
    80
    Pokémon Let’s Go mightn’t be for hardcore, competitive fans, but it will certainly win over everyone else. A vast majority of the changes are certainly for the better.
  44. Nov 14, 2018
    80
    Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee are delightful reimaginings of the series' origins and a deep RPG in their own right. It makes a lot of smart improvements on the original Red, Blue and Yellow while holding on to what made them so special in the first place. Fans of the series might be let down by the lack of features they've come to expect, but Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee take the Pokemon formula in some exciting new directions.
  45. Nov 14, 2018
    80
    Pokémon Let’s Go is an experience that’s more concerned about capturing the magic of living alongside these captivating creatures than being a hardcore game — and it’s all the better for it.
  46. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Pokemon: Let's Go offers a new and exciting adventure while the Poke Ball Plus controller is one of the coolest devices that I've played with in a long time. So, if you're a fan of the franchise or just want some lighthearted fun then this pack is worth a purchase.
  47. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee are the perfect examples of how the franchise can be adapted to every kind of player despite its cuts, because in terms of new additions, this revival of the Kanto region feels both old and something new at the same time. Same essence, same taste, but different methods to be the master at the Indigo Plateau. Remarkable in every nook and cranny.
  48. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Game Freak has pulled a Hannah Montana and found the best of both worlds here, solidifiying an experience that embraces newcomers without forgetting the hardcore that will be itching to dive in. Acting as what is essentially a remake of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow prevents this from being truly groundbreaking, but the foundations established here spell an exciting future for Pokémon on Switch.
  49. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! is a simple game with a deep combat system which everyone can enjoy.
  50. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    It should not be denied that the diptych can be a very good entry point for novices, a modern bridge that allows it to move from Pokémon GO to a "more videogame" experience without getting lost in the network of technicalities proposed by the recent RPG episodes.
  51. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee! are good games for nostalgic fans and for Pokémon GO players both. They are not perfect and lack a lot of competitive elements, but they are real Pokémon games and can be a good appetizer waiting for the 2019 chapter.
  52. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Pokémon: Let’s Go’s nostalgic charm and interactive gameplay will have both newcomers and returning trainers hooked as they explore the beloved Kanto region. Let’s Go mashes together these two different styles of Pokémon game into one streamlined format, and despite some slight annoyances, these remakes provide an intimate take on the classic Pokémon journey, especially when played with the Poké Ball Plus accessory. If you’re looking for a refreshing take on the Pokémon RPG, then this one may keep you invested until you catch ’em all. It probably won’t take long though.
  53. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Ultimately, the majority of Pokémon Let’s Go is unlikely to be the challenge competitive players are looking for, particularly those who are well-versed in Yellow’s familiar rhythm. Though a spectacularly demanding end-game, asking you to train up one of each of the 150 species of Kanto-region Pokémon to battle Master trainers of the same type, will certainly keep the dedicated busy. This could be where the game’s online trading and battling features could come into their own.
  54. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Far from a simple 3D "remodelization" for a more powerful, yet still portable home system, Pokémon: Let's Go not only refreshes the series' very first adventure, but also reflects the long journey since then, by wisely integrating evolutions such as Pokemon Go's capture system or partners in order to improve the modernity, accessibility and conviviality of the formula. A fantastic way to (re)start Pokémon, and a glorious conclusion for Junichi Masuda as director.
  55. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are beautiful reimaginings of a video game classic, updating a 20-year-old game in ways which make it infinitely more accessible and user-friendly for a modern audience, while keeping the magic first discovered all those years ago.
  56. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Somewhere in the middle between a regular Pokémon episode and an entry-level spin-off, Pokémon Let’s Go manages to entertain both the seasoned player and the newcomer. It’s easy, OK, but not less fun, and returning to Kanto is a treat.
  57. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Feb 8, 2019
    78
    It’s hard to make sense of the game that’s basically a Switch port of iOS/Android remake of Pokemon Red/Green. Is it a step forward, step backward – or maybe just a shameless cash-in? Turns out, it’s a great remake – the world looks exactly as we imagined it back when we were staring at black and white pixels of original Red/Green. [Issue#235, p.44]
  58. Nov 30, 2018
    75
    Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! does introduce several good new features, but it fails to address some long-running issues. Though it’s nice to see Kanto brought to life again in this fashion, especially with some really nice new arrangements for the classic soundtrack, the game relies too heavily on nostalgia. It succeeds in making Pokémon more accessible than ever, but aside from the shift away from random encounters, it doesn’t take enough risks. This is a good entry point for newcomers to the series, but it ultimately leaves veterans yearning for more.
  59. Nov 14, 2018
    75
    Pokémon Let's Go! is truly a very good remake of the genuine Red & Blue versions with updated graphics and one of the best soundtracks in the IP. We weren't sold on the Pokémon GO capture system and found the endgame a bit empty.
  60. Nov 13, 2018
    75
    Reconciling the classic Pokémon games with brand-new elements, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Evoli is the perfect fit for newcomers and old-school players wishing to to play the very first games in a new manner.
  61. Nov 13, 2018
    75
    If you happen to miss this return to Kanto that's perfectly fine, but I was mostly delighted to go back.
  62. Nov 16, 2018
    73
    Pokémon Let’s Go has a lot of great innovations that would be welcome in other Pokémon games, but the experience is just too simplified to hold my interest. I’d wager that most long-time Pokémon fans will feel the same.
  63. Nov 14, 2018
    73
    Pokèmon Let's Go is a true pokémon game, but with too much unnecessary simplification. In the middle of a Nostalgia experience and an opening to newcomers, they didn't find the right mix, but we really enjoyed their passionate graphical work on the game.
  64. CD-Action
    Feb 6, 2019
    70
    Let’s Go, Eevee! is without a doubt a crucial step for the series. Or rather 18 steps back, 19 steps forward, and 15 steps sideways. It’s a remake of classic Pokémon games, although not a nostalgia trip for hardcore fans but rather a bridge for 147 million of Pokémon Go players – hence many elements were cut to simplify the gameplay. [01/2019, p.66]
  65. Edge Magazine
    Dec 6, 2018
    70
    As a first adventure for beginners, young or old, this gets a lot right. No alarms, then, but a fair few surprises. [Jan 2019, p.119]
  66. Nov 22, 2018
    70
    A welcoming addition to the beloved series. It has so much heart behind the little details and seems powered by a general sense that player enjoyment was behind many of the key decisions that went into making this game. While potentially lacking in difficulty sometimes, almost every change is actually an improvement that brings Pokemon as a whole into this new generation of gaming.
  67. Nov 19, 2018
    70
    Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!/Pikachu! is an enjoyable RPG but its the third time we've gone through it and the new elements didn't add anything to differentiate it from the previous one.
  68. 70
    Pokemon Let's Go is the perfect game for families, casual fans, and those looking to ride a wave of nostalgia. Those looking for a complex and competitive Pokemon experience should temper their expectations, or look elsewhere.
  69. Nov 13, 2018
    70
    The gameplay is easy but intuitive and it has definitely drawn inspiration from Pokemon Go. While both games are extremely attractive and cute, the game might be a bit too simple and shallow for the fans.
  70. Nov 13, 2018
    70
    It is very obvious these games are made for a new generation of trainers. The Pokemon Go way of catching Pokemon is very successful, and the small changes to the beautifully crafted Kanto region are revolutionary. It is just a bit too simple for experienced Pokemon players.
  71. 70
    Merrily exploring Kanto with the new controls, rather than catching wild Pokemon, isn’t terrible. The use of a single Joy-Con to get around becomes somewhat convenient. It’s easy to understand why, as it gives you, the player, far more freedom in regards to sitting down and progressing through the world. This proved to be too inconsistent a method, though, as catching monsters repeatedly is a core gameplay element forced onto you too much in the game.
  72. Nov 13, 2018
    70
    Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! represent a different line in the Pokémon series. Reflecting a more accessible take, these two games make the experience more open to new players, while keeping several nostalgic and legacy factors intact for seasoned veterans. While not all is a resounding success, namely when it comes to its limited online component, uninteresting motion controls and an overall level of challenge that is below expectations, some of the games' new elements are more than likely to bring a fun, enjoyable time to players of all backgrounds.
  73. Nov 27, 2018
    68
    Pokémon: Let's Go should satisfy younger players, and those entering this virtual world for the first time after having fun with the GO app. And while some of the changes in this remake are welcome, the core fans will find this title to be a somewhat shallow and easy JRPG that's a bit overpriced.
  74. Nov 25, 2018
    60
    Pokemon Let’s Go is best approached exactly like Nintendo described it. It’s an experimental side game and in no way a substitute for a main series title. Luckily, we should get a chance to experience a new core title for the Switch next year. As it stands, Pokemon Let’s Go is a decent morsel which will help pass the time until then.
  75. 60
    Let’s Go is surprisingly shallow when compared to just about any Pokemon game, despite an appealing presentation that returns players to a popular location.
  76. Jan 15, 2019
    50
    For complete newcomers, it’s a solid entry point into the Pokémon world. Those who have already tread those paths before won’t find anything new that's worth seeing.
  77. Dec 27, 2018
    40
    While it’s nearly impossible to hate a Pokémon game, Let’s Go Eevee doesn’t rank with the greats. Rather than forging a new path in the current generation, this quasi-remake relies too heavily on the weak gameplay of the mobile hit and lacks both the strategy and motivation to succeed. Eevee is cute and innocent, but this particular entry has not reached its fully-evolved form.
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  1. Nov 16, 2018
    I call it a portable, comfort-food quest suited perfectly for my get-in, have-fun, get-out tastes (along with, honestly, my affinity for a range of colorful, oddball monsters). Anybody who's tired of the games' ancient Kanto region may struggle to feel the same jolt I did, and that's fair.
  2. Nov 13, 2018
    Pokémon's Switch debut deftly toes the line between returning fans and all-new ones, with a few small wobbles along the way. [Eurogamer Recommended]
  3. Nov 13, 2018
    Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu is another good example of Nintendo doing what it both excels and fails at: pairing fun gameplay while introducing a new mechanic.
  4. Nov 13, 2018
    There is very little new or novel about Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee and Pikachu. Even the divisive new mechanics are cribbed from Pokémon Go. In the end, I don’t feel like that matters. It’s still Pokémon. It’s still a story about learning who you are and what you’re capable of, still a chance to become emotionally connected to the creatures who help you on that journey.
  5. Nov 13, 2018
    Shedding expectations about what Pokémon is supposed to be is the toughest challenge here, more than trying to become a Pokémon master. But we’re now in a new era of Pokémon, with a new generation of young trainers. Maybe the only way forward is to let go of the past.
  6. Nov 19, 2018
    It’s not going to be for everyone, but I must confess I’ve not been this into a Pokémon game since Pokémon Red, way back when I was a ruddy boy. Just a shame the motion controls Nintendo forced in wreck it for a lot of people.
  7. Nov 13, 2018
    As Pokémon has grown as a series, I’ve sometimes felt left behind or even stuck in my memories of older games. I’m less interested in catching them all these days, or massaging specific stats into my perfect fighter. Let’s Go allowed me to live in its world without the grind.
  8. Nov 13, 2018
    Make no mistake, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee aren’t the foundation-shaking next-generation Pokemon games hardcore fans have been waiting for, but experienced trainers will find a lot to love in this nostalgia-driven spin-off. Newcomers and lapsed fans will likewise find an approachable and exciting adventure with hidden depth.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 841 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Dec 25, 2018
    8
    Mejor juego para empezar.
    El Remake del mejor juego de la historia en Pokemon :)
  2. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Seré claro, este juego debe ser juzgado no solo por lo que es ni por lo divertido que pueda resultar, sino por lo que pretende y aspira,Seré claro, este juego debe ser juzgado no solo por lo que es ni por lo divertido que pueda resultar, sino por lo que pretende y aspira, aunque sea un híbrido entre Go y saga principal cuyas mecánicas no pretenden ser complejas como la ultima, pienso que si comparte sangre con el core RPG de Pokemon debe ser puntuado como tal... Si esto hubiera sido vendido como un spin-off mas del montón lo dejaría pasar sin pena ni gloria, pero para Junichi Masuda su director, esta cosa llamada Let's Go es un juego "revolucionario" y que definirá la franquicia durante los próximos 20 años, y esta es mi opinión hacia el y hacia sus intenciones.
    Pokemon Let's Go como un juego de la saga principal apesta, no tanto por las mecánicas que pudieron estar y no están, no tanto por el hecho de no poder luchar contra pokemon salvajes, sino por ser una versión tan asquerosamente casualizada y sin ningún ápice de curva de dificultad comparado con el juego en el que se basa, cosas como que uno tiene un repatir. exp soldado con fuego desde el principio, incoherencias tales como que nada mas empezar tienes 50 pokeballs sin que nadie te las diera, cosas absurdas como que te obliguen a llevar a un Pokemon efectivo contra los dos primeros gimnasios, y la rotura anal de poder sacar de la caja a un pokemon donde quieras, cuando quieras, hacen a Pokemon Let's Go una basura como RPG, cuya dificultad solo depende de que el jugador se auto-limite a si mismo o juegue en formato nuzlocke. No hay mas.
    Los movepools de los pokemon y especialmente de Eevee y Pikachu iniciales estan rotos y demasiado casualizados, lo desafiante del Pokemon Amarillo original estaba en por ejemplo, vértelas con Brook con ningún Pokemon de tipo Agua/Planta y ver como derrotabas a sus Pokemon de Tipo Tierra con un Pikachu, como RPG le daba sabor al asunto, pero en Let's Go es completamente asesinado con la aparición de Psyducks y Oddishs en pleno Bosque Verde, lo cual es vergonzoso, así es todo el juego, un vórtice de condescendencia y facilidades sin fin.

    No se que le halla pasado por la cabeza a la prensa o a esos fanboys que dan 10/10 a la hora de puntuar este juego, mas que por ser sobornados supongo que la nostalgia y el fanboyismo por la primera generación los cegó seriamente, pero este juego como un pokemon principal que pretende ser, no vale para nada, por muy bonitos gráficos que tenga, esto para el fan de Pokemon es mas que un insulto, algo que no merece aprobación bajo ningún concepto.
    Es hora de que alzemos nuestra voz y le hagamos saber a Game Freak que esto no es una "evolución" ni el "futuro de la franquicia." El Pokemon que tanto amamos peligra por culpa de los casuals y del possermon Go, defendamos lo que tanto queremos no comprando esa bazofia ni dándole buenas puntuaciones.
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  3. Nov 16, 2018
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    This is straight from my Let's Go Pikachu review:

    No, no, NO, NO, NO!!! THIS IS TERRIBLE!!! Where do I even begin with this? Well lets
    This is straight from my Let's Go Pikachu review:

    No, no, NO, NO, NO!!! THIS IS TERRIBLE!!!

    Where do I even begin with this? Well lets start with the biggest problem with this game, it is a full priced Switch game, for how little content there is. A Kanto rehash for $60 USD? I might as well just replay Fire Red and Leaf Green, or Heartgold and SoulSilver.
    Now as for the game itself, oh god almighty... It carries the flaws that Game Freak never bothered to fix (thanks Masuda) while TAKING OUT features.
    This game keeps the nature system while it retcons abilities, and hold items, and takes out a lot of attacks notably Dragon Dance, Giga Drain which is merged with mega drain, and rapid spin, and defog, btw for competitive players Stealth Rocks is still in the game so have fun. Oh and the EV system changed from being maxed out at 252, I can't necessarily explain it's like 200 in every stat if possible. YET THEY LEAVE IN THE IV SYSTEM, THANKS GAME FREAK.

    This game also LAGS when there are too many pokemon on the screen, ya you noticed in the trailers when they showed Co-op the FPS dropped? Well you weren't crazy, this game is HORRIBLY OPTIMIZED, while looking like the ORAS chibi models, but somehow being even **** It was bad enough when they removed Triple, and Rotation battles in Generation 7. But dear god Lets Go makes those games look like solid Pokemon games... Seriously, how many generations of taking out features, yet they can't even fix the goddamn FPS? AND implement multiple save features. No wonder why Game Freak had to go to HAL for help back in the day. ABSOLUTE INCOMPETENCE, and it really shows with this game.

    Main story is just Kanto... Again, and again... except with no Game Corner, with another friendly rival, with worse graphics than the 3ds games. Gym leaders don't even have full movesets sometimes. Seriously? An Alakazam with just Psychic and Nightshade? Wheres Shadow Ball, and Focus Blast, and some other coverage attack!??!? Also the Elite Four first match got deleveled slightly.

    Rivalwise, HE'S ANOTHER FRIEND YET AGAIN, ya know for a company that really loves Kanto so much, you would think they would actually implement a proper rival like Blue, or Silver. But no of course not just like in Generation 5-7 seriously Game Freak piss off with this trend. He heals you up, and gives you items. Oh and btw Cerulean Cave is really disappointing.

    Now a lot of people already went off on the stupid GO style of capturing, which is just stupid since it's taking out a core aspect of Pokemon since GEN 1, the capturing mechanics in GO weren't even the liked aspects of it. It was the exploration and going to different real life locations to get a rare mon. Anyhow it's braindead as hell, and there is almost no challenge with the actual capturing. Seriously Mewtwo should be kicking your ass, not a wrist-flicker fest.

    Endgame is extremely barebones, even more so than X/Y, and Sun and Moon. You rematch the gym leaders, fight the e4 again, and capture Mewtwo, and fight more elite trainers, the fight Green, and Red? Blue is already a new gym leader so I didn't count him, but that's it for content? And again this is being charged as a full priced triple-a Nintendo game???

    The animations are lazy. Look at any kick related attacks in Pokemon Stadium 1, and 2. Both games that were made during the N64 days, and compare it to say... Double Kick in Let's Go. Also Blastoise still doesn't use his cannons. Come on Game Freak you retcon the other gens and left it as strictly Gen Wun, yet you don't take the time to make the animations less **** This is even worse than in Gen 6, and 7.

    No Switch Pro Controller support, are you serious Game Freak? Just why... WHY WHY WHY.
    On a side note I forgot to mention that if you want Melmetal, have fun getting it since you have to feed Meltan 400 candies in GO. Also the Mew unlock, don't even bother spending $50 on that... Also paid online is a thing. just in other words, if you want Kanto skip these games entirely and just play Fire Red/Leaf Green, or Heartgold/Soulsilver.

    Overall the excuse "for casual players" is a stupid excuse that just doesn't work. The original Gen 1, and 2. Were for kids but they still had some degree of freedom and didn't hold your hand every step of the way. Of course Masuda is a senile out of touch incompetent idiot, and clearly doesn't see this. (Look at the guys director track record) This game is somehow more dumbed down than Sun and Moon was. That's an impressive feat. Plus they continued to take out features, yet for some reason they kept in Mega evolutions??? While taking out held items, and abilities? Again as I stated repeatedly, Generation 3, and 4, are more worth your time if you want Kanto. This is a shameless disgusting rip off of a "game" I honestly would go as far as to calling it **** Save your money for Smash Ultimate, don't blow it on this. Hell I would say this isn't even worth pirating it's just that ****
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