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  1. Nov 21, 2018
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! is an absolute delight of a game to play. It breathes fresh life into an otherwise relatively consistent franchise, in terms of mechanics. As someone who's played Pokémon as a child and was getting tired with newer iterations, such as Sun and Moon, this game gives new ideas a chance like other games haven't.

    While some would argue that they dislike the changes made to the game, compared to previous Pokémon titles, I feel as if most of the changes, that aren't simply just dropped content add simplicity and fun to the game. Reinvented Pokémon catching, while lacking battling, allows for much more fun, laid back catching of Pokémon. Personally, I've spent hours just catching Pokémon because of how much the more Pokémon GO like wild encounter system simplifies and takes tediousness out of the process. Battling wild Pokémon, while seemingly integral to a Pokémon game, now feels as if it was never needed. Battling trainers fills the void of wanting to battle, where wild Pokémon previously would just be used as a way to level up your current party. As well, the motion controls when catching wild Pokémon add a bit of goofy fun, where you'd think you'd be annoyed. On top of all this, the new way wild Pokémon are shown actively on the map, instead of randomly spawning battles in tall grass adds a sense of wonder to a Pokémon game that I feel everyone who's played these games since childhood would love.

    The only place I take issue with Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! is where there's a lack of content. While this game is meant to play off of the original generation of Pokémon games, where not all features or Pokémon were around, the game has a very odd pick and choose mindset about what is or isn't in the game. A few examples of things from newer generations that are left in would be riding Pokémon, newer types and moves from current generations, or mega evolutions. But some things that just seem odd are confusingly not in the game. Pokémon can no longer hold items, similar to generation one, there's some missing online features such as wonder trade, only Pokémon from generation 1 can be caught in this game (excluding Alolan forms and a Pokémon GO specific Pokémon). I assume the lack of Pokémon is due to time constraints and working on the next years Pokémon game, but it would've been nice to at least have been able to transfer Pokémon from previous generations to this game.

    Overall, Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! is a great game to play, and anyone who's a fan of the series should be able to appreciate what it has to offer, even if it may be missing some things you would have enjoyed. Regardless of the games shortcomings, the way the game adds a freshness to long-standing mechanics makes it more enjoyable to me, than it has been in a while.
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  2. Nov 16, 2018
    3
    Eh, I really tried to give this game a chance but... it's like they decided to make cuteness the central theme but disregard every other aspect of gameplay. Resources were allocated into customization, petting your eevee riding your pokemon, making sure you get to have a comfortable time overall. But comfort is like a spice you add to a dish, you can't expect to to singlehandendly redeemEh, I really tried to give this game a chance but... it's like they decided to make cuteness the central theme but disregard every other aspect of gameplay. Resources were allocated into customization, petting your eevee riding your pokemon, making sure you get to have a comfortable time overall. But comfort is like a spice you add to a dish, you can't expect to to singlehandendly redeem every single bad decision. The gameplay and mechanics aspect was sadly neglected so you end up having a ridicolously easy game, boring and unengaging catch mechanics, a painfully dulled battle and EV system and all of this takes place in the same ol' kanto we all already know by memory by now. Sure, it might be fun for new players but so is every single other pokemon game, simpler mechanics don't end up mattering much when pokemon is already simple and approachable by design, and those games offer a lot more than lgpe does. Overall it's not a bad game per se, just lacking and a bit of a letdown because you know gamefreak is capable of much more. Might not be the best thing the series needs right now either. Expand
  3. 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, 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 montónSeré 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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  4. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This is the worst game of pokémon, with only 153 pokémon, without abilities, without battles vs Wild Pokémon
  5. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    battle animations ripped straight from s/m
    grid based movement again after they just got rid of it
    $60 switch game when fire red/leaf green has more content and you can get it for $20
    obsessive hand holding and "friendly" rival who won't have any sustenance whatsoever.
    no abilities
    no held items
    paywall to get mew with the pokeball plus
  6. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Don't be fooled, Pokemon Let's Go! is not the love letter written to you by Game Freak in hopes of reigniting your passion for Pokemon as it were back during Poke'mania nor does it introduce Pokemon in a reasonable way to newcomers from the Pokemon Go mobile generation. Quite honestly, it's a game with an identity crisis on what it wants to be and when you boot up the game to choose yourDon't be fooled, Pokemon Let's Go! is not the love letter written to you by Game Freak in hopes of reigniting your passion for Pokemon as it were back during Poke'mania nor does it introduce Pokemon in a reasonable way to newcomers from the Pokemon Go mobile generation. Quite honestly, it's a game with an identity crisis on what it wants to be and when you boot up the game to choose your language for the first time and you're met with the message "If you're not sure what to do, ask an adult to help you choose a language", then it makes itself quite known that this is a game for actual children. No, not children like you and I were back when Red/Blue/Yellow came out and the game never so much as offered its hand to us, forcing us to trudge our own adventure in the muck and mire - no this game is made for a group much younger than that. This is made for the 4-year olds who play Pokemon Go on their parent's smartphones and that notion quite clearly carries the theme throughout the entire game. The constant tutorials, reminders, hand-holding and over simplification of the game is downright insulting. And to the people who say "Well this game is not for you, it's for the kids!" Well, you're wrong on both accounts. Number one, it's wrong because adults are quite enthusiastic to play this game themselves. I can't tell you how many reddit posts I've read that have 25-40 year old men talking about their excitement and wonder for this game like a pair of shiny keys being jingled in front of their face. Number two, it's wrong because it even fails on a level to be a proper representation of pokemon to children because twenty-something years ago, you and I were kids at the time of pokemon coming out and was it as mindless and over-simplified as Let's Go? Absolutely not. Even if someone were to play through this game in its entirety and somehow like it, the version of the game they played is nothing like the actual pokemon games. Leveling up is way too fast aka there is no grind, pokemon battles are not random encounters, your interaction with your pokemon is near non-existent in the actual games and the list goes on and on. So when someone makes the assumption "I enjoyed Let's Go, maybe I'll enjoy X and Y or Sun and Moon" then they'll find out that the Pokemon experience they thought they were getting was nothing of the sort. It was a fabrication, a casualization of the series and that's really saying something when Pokemon is pretty darn casual to start with.

    In short, this game is really for nobody unless you're 4-5 years old and want to transition from Pokemon Go to another mobile game, just given a fresh coat of paint and the tagline "Hey adult men from 25-40, remember Kanto?". And if you are an adult seriously thinking about getting this game, just get Pokemon Fire Red for the game boy advance if you're really starving for some Gen 1 OG pokemon action.

    And "Baddy Bad"? Seriously Game Freak?
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  7. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Absolutely terrible game. Pokemon has been going down in quality since X/Y, but this is a new low. Not recommending it.
  8. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Pokemon has always been kid friendly and especially accessible to newcomers, dumbing down the mechanics for no reason but to see how much money they can make with a low effort game shoudn't be encouraged no matter the franchise. Please don't support companies being slimy and holding back on you
  9. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    If you looked up the phrase "By trying to please everybody, they had pleased nobody" on a quotation website it would have three things: a citation for Aesop's fables, a picture of this game, and a picture of its sister version. Let's start by getting into the knitty-gritty of of the matter...

    GAMEPLAY Gameplay is largely the same as past entries. You get a starter Pokemon, travel a
    If you looked up the phrase "By trying to please everybody, they had pleased nobody" on a quotation website it would have three things: a citation for Aesop's fables, a picture of this game, and a picture of its sister version. Let's start by getting into the knitty-gritty of of the matter...

    GAMEPLAY
    Gameplay is largely the same as past entries. You get a starter Pokemon, travel a region, catch more Pokemon and raise them, battle other characters with said Pokemon, become Champion of the region, and eventually become a Pokemon Master. But unlike past games you no longer encounter Pokemon in certain areas at random you can now see the Pokemon on the overworld and interact with them in the same way you do in a similar manner to Pokemon Go, wild battles only exist in a few notable instances. Your Pokemon gain experience Some Pokemon species are not present in this version (as is the case for a vast majority of past games) and must be obtained via trading or transferring the Pokemon from Go. The original 151 Pokemon (plus Meltan and Melmetal, which must be caught in Go and transferred) are the only Pokemon present in the game. All other species, including ones that evolve from the original 151, are not obtainable at all.

    STORY
    The story is retread of the one present in Yellow (which this game and its sister version are remakes of). Once you complete it that's the end of it outside of Master Trainers (of which here are are 153, one for each Pokemon species available in the game), and battling certain Trainers after certain conditions are met.

    GRAPHICS
    One of two things that these games have above most Pokemon games, they're a step up quality-wise when compared to the 3DS entries (X/Y, Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Sun/Moon, and Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon) but it's somewhat tarnished when compared to other Switch games. One half-point for trying.

    MUSIC
    The second thing that his game gets right. The new orchestral takes on classic tunes is good, but the choices of instruments and feeling of certain tracks (Lavender Town's theme and the Pokemon Tower theme have lost a bit of their creepiness and the lack of Japanese instruments is iffy) can leave one wanting something more pleasing to the ear holes. One half-point for trying.

    PRICE
    $60 is way too hefty a price tag considering what these games offer. This problem also exacerbated when other items like the Poke Ball Plus (needed to get Mew), Pokemon GO (needed for Meltan and, if you're willing to wait a LONG time to get it due to single Candy payouts from catching Meltan at low spawn rates and 20km Buddy distances, Melmetal), and the Switch itself (if you don't have one already) are needed to truly complete the game. Bundles of containing the first and third items along with game are available, but they are limited in supply and are most certainly being scalped in the resale market like the Pokemon Go Plus was when it first came out.

    OVERALL
    Pokemon Let's Go Eevee (and Let's Go Pikachu) is an entry that feels like, and is, a bare-bones game of which only the most desperate of Pokemon players (and children) will not feel buyer's remorse over regardless of how much cash they paid to get them. If you're a Pokemon player that wants a little more meat in terms of everything else, wait for the 2019 entry and PRAY that the parties involved keep their word on saying that Go/Let's Go mechanics stay separate from these and future non-Let's Go entries.
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  10. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    A step backwards in more than one way Let's Go fails to have more content than a previous remake that came out 15 years ago. Far too easy, needlessly streamlined, core elements of battling removed, core catching mechanics exchanged for a mobile game's mechanics, subpar graphics compared to other big titles like Odyssey and BotW, and you can't really catch them all unless you buy theA step backwards in more than one way Let's Go fails to have more content than a previous remake that came out 15 years ago. Far too easy, needlessly streamlined, core elements of battling removed, core catching mechanics exchanged for a mobile game's mechanics, subpar graphics compared to other big titles like Odyssey and BotW, and you can't really catch them all unless you buy the accessory they paywalled mew to. Lazy and mediocre games that could spell the end of the franchise actually caring about its games if enabled. Expand
  11. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Terrible game, nothing of value to be found if you're a veteran player and if you're a newcomer you'll have better luck playing literally any other game of the series as they are accessible and not barren and stripped of content as let's go is. As someone who started with Kanto it pains me for my favourite region to be used as a medium for cheap nostalgia money and endless rehashes insteadTerrible game, nothing of value to be found if you're a veteran player and if you're a newcomer you'll have better luck playing literally any other game of the series as they are accessible and not barren and stripped of content as let's go is. As someone who started with Kanto it pains me for my favourite region to be used as a medium for cheap nostalgia money and endless rehashes instead of focusing on evolving the series. Expand
  12. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    A major step back for the franchise, with many features stripped away from the games fans overall love. This includes the removal of such things as an actually functional Game Corner (could've at the least had voltorb flip man), and no Sevii Islands, which made FRLG beloved. This combined with somehow **** up multiplayer, and the greediness of making sure Mew is locked behind a paywallA major step back for the franchise, with many features stripped away from the games fans overall love. This includes the removal of such things as an actually functional Game Corner (could've at the least had voltorb flip man), and no Sevii Islands, which made FRLG beloved. This combined with somehow **** up multiplayer, and the greediness of making sure Mew is locked behind a paywall makes it without a doubt the worst Pokémon game since Dash Expand
  13. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    Only 153 Pokemon, and a few alternate forms despite previous remake FRLG having all Pokemon from Gen 1-3
    No Sevii Islands despite FRLG having them
    Is for kids, but requires them to pay $50 and/or $20 and/or walk several miles with a phone draining battery app that also needs cellular data to 100% the game (Super Sonic being $2 doesn’t seem so bad now) Despite an annual subscription for
    Only 153 Pokemon, and a few alternate forms despite previous remake FRLG having all Pokemon from Gen 1-3
    No Sevii Islands despite FRLG having them
    Is for kids, but requires them to pay $50 and/or $20 and/or walk several miles with a phone draining battery app that also needs cellular data to 100% the game (Super Sonic being $2 doesn’t seem so bad now)
    Despite an annual subscription for online play, there are less features than the 3DS games such as wonder trade, battle spot, and the GTS
    No wild battles
    No Safari
    No games at the game corner, just text
    Animations are completely recycled from USUM, including the walking animations for Pokemon
    Blastoise shoots Hydro Pump from its forehead
    Gym Requirements force you to have an advantage over the gym
    They also made traditional nuzlocke rules impossible
    Exp share can not be turned off
    Lance uses Seadra simply because Kingdra isn’t in the game, as with the case with many bosses
    The champion has no Pokemon with 4 moves
    Red himself uses a Fire Blast Machamp without No Guard or Specs
    AVs increase stats beyond what stats normally can be and can be maxed out in every stat, making Mega Slowbro+Chansey Core nearly unbreakable
    Btw Megas don’t require items since no Pokemon can hold items
    No abilities either
    They didn’t bother making a skeleton aerodactyl for the museum
    Co op is wasted potential with it making battle 2v1s with P1’s team and no other functions
    Following Pokemon and Co-op will likely be dropped in Gen 8
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  14. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Can't be played with Pro Controller. Beware. Game is too easy. Feels slow..
  15. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    If you buy this game you're saying you're ok with paywalls, ok with saying a big **** off to competitive players, ok with removing core mechanics, ok with going to the same region over and over because blind nostalgia sells, ok with names like splishy splash and baddy bad, ok with never having actual postgame again, ok with garbage graphics when the switch is capable of much more, ok withIf you buy this game you're saying you're ok with paywalls, ok with saying a big **** off to competitive players, ok with removing core mechanics, ok with going to the same region over and over because blind nostalgia sells, ok with names like splishy splash and baddy bad, ok with never having actual postgame again, ok with garbage graphics when the switch is capable of much more, ok with the franchise dieing in spirit to become a soulless cashgrab machine. Expand
  16. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Ok, first off does anybody even new to the series actually think abilities and items are overwhelming for new players? A simple concept of innate passives and equippable items present in most rpgs, something as basilar as that is somehow hard for people to grasp? When it worked just fine for over 20 years without seeing kids gouging their eyes out at how difficult the mechanics of baby'sOk, first off does anybody even new to the series actually think abilities and items are overwhelming for new players? A simple concept of innate passives and equippable items present in most rpgs, something as basilar as that is somehow hard for people to grasp? When it worked just fine for over 20 years without seeing kids gouging their eyes out at how difficult the mechanics of baby's first jrpg are? Gamefreak apparently thinks they do. Terribly out of touch and having a track record for not listening to players and removing the features they like this time they're insulting the intelligence of kids and go players alike. Masuda is a delirious hack and should resign, I'm a passionate competitive player and I fear and I quote ''let's go will become the pillar of the franchise for the next 20 years''. that would ruin the competitive scene completely, please sends a message to gamefreak to remind them not only this is unneeded but there's a noticeable competitive fanbase that loves the game as it is. Expand
  17. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    - The graphics are on par with XY/ORAS games, not even SM when it could easily be Pokken since the switch is able to handle it
    - Paid online, which said paid online removes features like wonder trade and GTS
    - $50 toy and trading are the only way to get Mew legitimately when HGSS gave players a very similar toy with the game and didn’t make it impossible to 100% the game without someone
    - The graphics are on par with XY/ORAS games, not even SM when it could easily be Pokken since the switch is able to handle it
    - Paid online, which said paid online removes features like wonder trade and GTS
    - $50 toy and trading are the only way to get Mew legitimately when HGSS gave players a very similar toy with the game and didn’t make it impossible to 100% the game without someone paying extra
    - Similarly, the only way to get Gengar, Alakazam, Golem/Golem-A, and Machamp are though trading (the likes of which is harder do to previous factors and that the fact that 2 switches are required) or by playing Pokemon GO on a smart phone where you catch hundreds of Pokemon in that line or walk/drive thousands of kilometers while its on or getting lucky with encounters
    - Several animations are literally copy&pasted from SM
    - Blastoise, a flagship pokemon, still shoots hydro pump from its forehead
    - Many Pokemon just move on the axis during attack animations
    - Aerodactyl in the museum is literally just an aerodactyl model and no modifications to make it appear as a skeleton
    - Gym Requirements break traditional nuzlocke rules just so that GameFreak had a lazy way to make the game easier
    - The one of the downsides of having a Mega on a Pokemon, being the item they hold preventing you from hold other items, is now gone, and there is no downside to using most megas like Alakazam, Slowbro, Gengar, Charizard-Y, Blastoise, ect.
    - Because of how AVs work, the EVs of these games, everything is bulkier than what they were in Gen 2, likely being less balanced than Gen 2 and 3
    - Co-op makes battles 2v1s in your favor and offers nothing else in gameplay when the possibilities are infinite
    - The Champion has a Jolteon with 3 moves, 2 of which are Quick Attack and Pin Missile
    - In fact, the Champion only has 3 moves for each Pokemon
    - So do many Master Trainers
    - Some master trainers will have a flying type with a ground type move
    - Since there is a Master Trainer for every Pokemon, you will need a living dex or fight the NFE Pokemon first even though they are post game
    - Chikorita to Zeraora are all missing entirely. No transfer from the real mainline games or even GO
    - With the former, many Gen 2 and Gen 4 cross evolutions are gone
    - No Day and Night cycle what so ever
    - You can run from trainers
    - Wild Battles are now just GO like catching
    - EXP Share can’t be turned off at all
    - With how hard they deliberately made making competitive teams, the Nintendo Switch is now more likely to be hacked as no one is realisticly going to build a legitimate team
    - With how hard the games are and how many Gen 1 references there are, the games are somehow meant for little japanese kids
    - Despite what paid shills have said, Musada says he hope the future of Pokemon is more like LGPE
    - It took them 5 years to let you ride Kangaskahn, and your starter is the one in its pouch
    - Machamp doesn’t princess carry you even though it did in SM

    Baddy Bad/10
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  18. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    THE GOOD:

    -Following pokemon -More engaging catching mechanics -Wild Pokemon in the overworld THE BAD(DY BAD) AESTHETICS: -SUBPAR GRAPHICS compared to other Nintendo Switch titles and even upscaled SM/USUM -ASSETS WILDLY RECYCLED: Pokemon and NPC overworld animations (walking pokemon animations found in the SM/USUM data), pokemon battle animations (only 153 pokemon + alola
    THE GOOD:

    -Following pokemon
    -More engaging catching mechanics
    -Wild Pokemon in the overworld

    THE BAD(DY BAD)

    AESTHETICS:
    -SUBPAR GRAPHICS compared to other Nintendo Switch titles and even upscaled SM/USUM
    -ASSETS WILDLY RECYCLED: Pokemon and NPC overworld animations (walking pokemon animations found in the SM/USUM data), pokemon battle animations (only 153 pokemon + alola forms. Most of these models being at least five years old. Iconic pokemon with no polished animations, e.g. blastoise shooting water from his forehead, pikachu remaining motionless for kicking moves, etc.). Many costs were cut but no advantage was taken from that.

    OST
    BEAUTIFULLY BORING: Same old Kanto tunes, orchestra edition. Much more interesting renditions can be found in fanmade remixes on YouTube.

    GAMEPLAY
    -Motion controls get in the way when catching pokemon in handheld mode.

    -No motivation to catch pokemon other than fulfilling one gym requirement and getting one gift pokemon, as the chosen starter can easily take care of any battle in the game on its own.

    -General lack of challenge provides little rewarding. You can just mindlessly smash a and watch the game win for you.

    -Completely unbalanced AV and candy system makes most if not all the post game content superfluous, as Master Trainers have little chance to do anything to your overleveled, candy-powered pokemon.

    -Riding Pokemon feels pointless in a game with such small routes that can be traversed in seconds

    -EV's and abilities removed for the sake of simplication, but IV's and Natures have been kept. For those not familiar with these terms, EV's affect pokemon stats and can easily be earned and modified by the player in previous games. The same applies to abilities to some extent, with certain limitations for hidden abilities. On the other hand, IV's and natures both affect stats but are completely random and can't be modified in any way on an already caught pokemon in Let's Go. In short, the easily modifiable values have been removed, while the random, rigid ones have been kept. Again, for the sake of "simplification".

    -Barebones online functions despite them requiring a fee

    -Let's Go requires a pokeball plus joycon and a smartphone that can run pokemon go to be completed

    PERSONAL APPRECIATION

    With Let's Go, GameFreak intends to give newcommers to the Pokemon series a welcoming starting point. However, I believe they have failed to do so. Keeping a target audience (kids who haven't been able to play go or kids who get easily distracted by mobile games) in mind, great amounts of content have been cut out of Let's Go to make them simpler games. Next year, a new core pokemon game will be released. People who came back to pokemon in Let's Go will probably be facing again over 900 pokemon, abilities, a huge amount of new moves, new (to them) mechanics such as EV's, an online metagame, etc. If they found all those things too intimidating to get into pokemon before, they will surely do so again next year. If Let's Go is meant to be an introduction to the series for new gamers, it is certainly not a suitable one.

    From the moment Let's Go was announced, Gamefreak has labeled them as mainline games. Junichi Masuda, the director of these games, has stated in multiple occasions that he believes children too incompetent to get into the pokemon games (despite them always having been targeted at kids). The result of this is a game that constantly keeps a condescending attitude towards children, holding their hand each step of the way and keeping them from facing any sort of challenge. Pokemon Let's Go caters to kids, but it doesn't try to stimulate them in any shape or form. It doesn't try to provide challenges suitable for their age. Instead, it feels them with empty instant gratification much like fast food does. This is detrimental to any child's development, as their cognitive skills are being disregarded. Gamefreak is calling children stupid and doing their bit to keep them stupid because of that. The games are pretty and shiny and cute, yes, but as a parent, I wouldn't let my kid play something that constantly tells them they are dumb -and I believe you shouldn't either. Children are young, not stupid. They love learning, finding out how things work, making new discoveries. Let's Go offers none of that -only dull entertainment.

    The last thing to address is the games' quality. Some call them spin off, some (including gamefreak) call them mainline. Others argue about the difference between mainline and core pokemon games. The truth is, this is a Nintendo Switch game, and Pokemon is the highest grossing media franchise in the world. Simply the fact that these games look like upscaled 3DS games should be enough not to give them a chance. Graphics aren't everything, yes, but in the case of Let's Go they are a clear representation of how much effort, thought and love has been placed on this product. The answer is: none.
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  19. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This game is not that bad, if you are 10 or lower. The problem relies with GF trying to sell this game as a core game, and if this is a core game, then it's plain bad. Re-remake with rivals made even friendlier with no reason at all. The capture method is a port from GO, which will be funny for children, but after playing and capturing hundreds of Pokémon just to level up, you get prettyThis game is not that bad, if you are 10 or lower. The problem relies with GF trying to sell this game as a core game, and if this is a core game, then it's plain bad. Re-remake with rivals made even friendlier with no reason at all. The capture method is a port from GO, which will be funny for children, but after playing and capturing hundreds of Pokémon just to level up, you get pretty tired.
    Oh, yeah, and I forgot the reuse of animations, models and looks like textures too. At this point I'd prefer just to wait and emulate it on Yuzu or the other Switch emulator. Doesn't look that bad though, but the shadows are just a pixelated mess, and the animation to run just feels off, and then the fps drops.
    Well, let's take this as a beta test for the next Switch game.
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  20. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    The most expensive Pokemon game up to date with the least amount of content. Game Freak should be ashamed of trying to pull this attempt at selling a low-effort, pretty but shallow mobile game for a price of a home console game. There is no quality in this release, everything is geared toward money - a 40$ accessory that pretty much does nothing, is useless outside of this game, and isThe most expensive Pokemon game up to date with the least amount of content. Game Freak should be ashamed of trying to pull this attempt at selling a low-effort, pretty but shallow mobile game for a price of a home console game. There is no quality in this release, everything is geared toward money - a 40$ accessory that pretty much does nothing, is useless outside of this game, and is used as a disgusting paywall for Mew. The greediness is overflowing from this game. Expand
  21. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Gotta catch em' all, except this time it's not about the monsters but gullible collectionists falling in the mew paywall scam. Sickening that a company would turn on the series' motto and philosophy just to make more money.
  22. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    El juego es realmente una burla para los fans, no lo compren, si velan por la calidad y el futuro de la 8va gen es muy importante no apoyar este juego.
  23. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Embarrassingly small amount of content. Wow. Even the 3DS titles (only 40 bucks) has at least double the content of these (60 dollars.) Irredeemable trash.
  24. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    A sad excuse for a title coming from the world's biggest franchise, Let's go mainly focuses on dumbing down considerably an already easy series, an imbecilic and reduntant process. No reason whatsoever to touch the simple battle system that worked since the franchise was born, no need to remove wild encounters and catching to make space for more low effort spoonfeeding mechanics. NobodyA sad excuse for a title coming from the world's biggest franchise, Let's go mainly focuses on dumbing down considerably an already easy series, an imbecilic and reduntant process. No reason whatsoever to touch the simple battle system that worked since the franchise was born, no need to remove wild encounters and catching to make space for more low effort spoonfeeding mechanics. Nobody really wanted or asked for this game but here we are, going to kanto for the 12nd time experiencing the same exact story over and over again. Expand
  25. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    Kanto again but needlessly dumbed down like come the **** on it's pokemon we all beat that as kids do they really think go players and kids have learning disabilities this much casualization is downright insulting
    oh and also 50$ mew lmfao
  26. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    m*bile games are ruining the videogame industry
    once games were about overcoming a challenge, now they're instant gratification simulators that basically play themselves
    and would you look at that, GO success directly caused an easier, casualized, kanto pandering, low effort cashgrab completely deviod of passion
    pokemon is a zombie series
  27. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    A remake with less to offer than FRLG which came out a decade and an half ago, there's no need to say much else. Vote with your vallet so we may see better games
  28. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    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,
    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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  29. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    i used to have unwavering faith in the franchise, went in almost blind expecting great things from this lastest new installation. Not anymore. All that waited me was a washed out experience of a game I already played removing and worsening the mechanics of the games I fell in love with as a child. Do we actually need pokemon go catching, what was wrong with the previous method. This justi used to have unwavering faith in the franchise, went in almost blind expecting great things from this lastest new installation. Not anymore. All that waited me was a washed out experience of a game I already played removing and worsening the mechanics of the games I fell in love with as a child. Do we actually need pokemon go catching, what was wrong with the previous method. This just feels like getting rewarded for minimum effort, which is what masuda and game freak expect this game to do honestly. Bring back traditional pokemon, if anybody wanted mechanics from the mobile game they'd play the mobile game. Please reconsider gamefreak. Expand
  30. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    No content, easy and boring as hell. Not to mention it looks horrible despite being a switch game.
  31. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This game clearly sacrificed its natural audience by ruining any shreds of difficulty the game had prior. Here's some gripes we all have:

    • There is no PC, so you can only have the Pokemon in your party. • Your starter cannot leave your party, so you're stuck with it for good. • The wild battle system is replaced with "Pokemon Go" ring-toss catching, so there's no fun involved there.
    This game clearly sacrificed its natural audience by ruining any shreds of difficulty the game had prior. Here's some gripes we all have:

    • There is no PC, so you can only have the Pokemon in your party.
    • Your starter cannot leave your party, so you're stuck with it for good.
    • The wild battle system is replaced with "Pokemon Go" ring-toss catching, so there's no fun involved there.
    • Held items and abilities straight up don't exist, removing all competitive strategy.
    • The EXP share is forced on, so you'll be overlevelled all the time, compounding the fact that your Eevee/Pikachu is forced into your party, because they will ALWAYS be over-levelled with no option to replace or change them.
    •There are MANDATORY Level and type advantage requirements to enter gyms. Some critics say that "this doesn't remove difficulty because you only have to pass it once to enter so you can still take on the gym with whatever party you like", except to do so you need to release a beloved team member because the PC doesn't exist.
    • There are 656 Pokemon that have been cut, and the game and added only 2 both of whom are very mediocre.
    • There are absolute overkill moves like "Bouncy Bubble" and "Zippy Zap" that have high power and always crit, which is just a story- and meta-ruining set combined into one. Great.
    • The online mode is a complete failure, and has little to no value.

    Some would argue this game is a good primer or step in for children or elderly, or new fans, but I disagree, in so far as the complexity gradient between this and any actual Pokemon game (Even the originals) is almost equal to the step up without this game in the equation. Save yourself the cash and get one of the DS or 3DS titles. My recommendations would be HGSS, XY, or USUM. Please, do not support this game. It's not worth your money, nor your time.

    This game is a massive step backwards and if this is the "base or starting point" for the next 20 years to come, then this franchise might actually be over.
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  32. Nov 17, 2018
    2
    I was kind of excited for the games when the first trailer dropped even though we were going back to Kanto for the millionth time, but I was really excited to see a whole lot of the newer Pokemon running around in Kanto. I'm a veteran player, I've played all of the main games many times over and most of the side games as well. I've been playing since I was a toddler (I'm 20), so I'veI was kind of excited for the games when the first trailer dropped even though we were going back to Kanto for the millionth time, but I was really excited to see a whole lot of the newer Pokemon running around in Kanto. I'm a veteran player, I've played all of the main games many times over and most of the side games as well. I've been playing since I was a toddler (I'm 20), so I've really matured with these games and have become familiar with all of the deeper mechanics as I've grown. Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee have cut out a lot of these mechanics, and I mean a lot. Anyone who has ever played a main game has experienced a wild Pokemon battle, which these games cut out. Of course, they're inspired by Pokemon Go, so I can respect that. I actually kind of enjoyed the wild Pokemon running around, and not having to use Repels anymore. However, the games also cut out abilities, held items, hundreds of moves, and every Pokemon after the original 151 except for Meltan and Melmetal. The thing I was looking forward to most, seeing new Pokemon in Kanto, was done..

    .There is also no post-game to make up for any of this, only to beat the Master Trainers, where you face off with the same Pokemon 1v1, and it's very tedious, I haven't even finished yet. They didn't even include the Sevii Islands from the first Kanto remakes, FireRed and LeafGreen. So FireRed and LeafGreen not only have hold items, abilities, all the moves, and all of the other Pokemon that were around at the time, they have a far more in-depth post-game than these games, and they were released 14 years ago! And even though you couldn't evolve some Kanto Pokemon until the post-game in FireRed and LeafGreen, they at least included every Pokemon. I'm sad that Let's Go Eevee didn't at least include the cross-generational evolutions to the Kanto Pokemon, like Golbat's evolution Crobat, Eevee's evolutions, like Espeon and Sylveon, or Electabuzz's evolution, Electivire. They also could've included some Baby Pokemon, like Pichu, Pikachu's pre-evolution, or Magby, Magmar's pre-evolution. Speaking of evolutions, your starter Eevee, classified as the "Evolution Pokemon" in the Pokedex, can't even evolve, you have to find another Eevee (it's the same Let's Go Pikachu). Only the original 151 and Meltan exist in the game, and to evolve Meltan you have to be an avid Go player too. Not to mention you have to spend, what, $50 on the Pokeball Plus to get Mew? It's really unfortunate that a Pokemon literally costs so much money, you also can't trade the one from Go or trade one from another game, you have to buy your own...I do, however, really like walking with your Pokemon, and riding them, even though there aren't as many rideable Pokemon as I thought there'd be. Mega Evolutions are really cool and I'm glad to see them back, even though some are useless or even worse because of the lack of abilities. Same for Alola Forms, Alolan Nintetales is one of my absolute favorites, and they add at least some variety to the original 151. It's also nice to see Kanto in 3D, but I feel like the graphics are subpar for the Nintendo Switch and the games are also still on the primitive grid system, like they were made for the 3DS or something.

    Overall, I think the negatives really outweigh the positives. The games are $60, they really should be just $40. FireRed and LeafGreen literally have more content and all of the Pokemon, and you could easily find a copy cheap on eBay or something, I think it's more worth it to invest in them if you want a more full Kanto experience. If you were planning on buying a Switch just for these games, don't. It's really, definitely not worth $360 for the system and the titles. If you want to play Pokemon on the Switch, wait until the 2019 new Pokemon game, no matter how bad it is, at least it'll have more content than these games. Sad to say this is the first Pokemon game I probably won't touch again.
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  33. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    Not sure what the hype is all about, it's a horrible game with rehashed graphics and an awful to play adventure. I really got bored with this game and will probably not buy this for my sister who is in middle school.

    Older Pokemons were kind of complex with the various systems like EV, Breeding, Random Elements, and natures. This gave us the option to use these mechanics so we could
    Not sure what the hype is all about, it's a horrible game with rehashed graphics and an awful to play adventure. I really got bored with this game and will probably not buy this for my sister who is in middle school.

    Older Pokemons were kind of complex with the various systems like EV, Breeding, Random Elements, and natures. This gave us the option to use these mechanics so we could have deeper gameplay or ignore them to have a simple enjoyable experience. If you want a shallow, mindless game with no gameplay freedom whatsoever, then this game is for you.
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  34. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This game doesn't offer much for long-time Pokémon fans nor for grown-ups in general. It's very clear that the game was made exclusively for children, with the removal of most of the franchise's core features that have been present since the very first games, which Let's Go is ironically a remake of. The game lacks battling wild Pokémon, giving your Pokémon held items, abilities for eachThis game doesn't offer much for long-time Pokémon fans nor for grown-ups in general. It's very clear that the game was made exclusively for children, with the removal of most of the franchise's core features that have been present since the very first games, which Let's Go is ironically a remake of. The game lacks battling wild Pokémon, giving your Pokémon held items, abilities for each Pokémon species, breeding and hatching Pokémon eggs, and most disappointingly, Pokémon from other games than Pokémon Yellow. Even Eevee, one of the main Pokémon in this iteration, has lost five of its eight total evolution, and Pikachu has lost its pre-evolution Pichu. Not to mention that Mew is only obtainable by paying $50, which is simply outrageous.

    The games also lack general polish, with many animations being reused from previous games or simply not being there at all. Most Pokémon do not have animations for most of their attacks or movements, and simply freeze when prompted to execute such commands. Seeing Pokémon "jump" by simply scaling up and down the y-axis, move in a straight line while standing still, the protagonist flying over stairs, NPCs only being able to walk in straight lines and having to stop in order to turn, and the general lack of animations where one would consider them necessary ruins a lot of the immersion that the games could otherwise have had. Models clips through each other and shadows are simple textures instead of being, well, shadows. The list goes on.

    Content-wise the game also falls flat. With the removal of battling wild Pokémon and almost every feature introduced since Pokémon Gold and Silver being absent, this means that the only things the player have to spend their time on is battling trainers, of which there are a small and finite number of. Not to mention that compared to the original Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow, these trainers have also been made easier to defeat, and that includes the fabled Pokémon League itself. The game also allows the player to boost their Pokémon stats in a variety of ways, so much in fact that your starter can reach the same power levels that Legendary Pokémon have. And some of these boosts are not even optional, but automatic. After beating the Pokémon League and catching the 4 Legendary Pokémon, the game basically ends. There is nothing more to do other than just fighting the remaining trainers.

    Some of the game's new additions also simply feel insulting to the player, such as moves being named Baddy Bad and Splishy Splash, which sound like actual babytalk that even children would eventually get annoyed by.

    Overall, the game is not for long-time Pokémon fans as it removes just about everything that the franchise is so beloved for, it is not for gamers in general due to the lack of polish, difficulty and the incredible hand-holding, and it is not for curious newcomers to the franchise due to the lack of content and interesting features. It is exclusively for kids who have played Pokémon Go on their mobile phones.
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  35. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    It really is Baby's first pokemon. From mechanics such as battling random pokemon, to the fact that motion controls are forced into things such as battles and catching pokemon. Truly a shame the gen 1 remaster had so much cut.
  36. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    This is a horribly lazy game that has nothing going for it other than nostalgia and graphics, which aren't even all that great if you compare them to other games on Switch. Tons of content removed for no real reason other than the excuse that "it was too complicated". No pro controller support, a 40$ accessory that is pretty much USELESS, in addition to the 60$ price tag on the gameThis is a horribly lazy game that has nothing going for it other than nostalgia and graphics, which aren't even all that great if you compare them to other games on Switch. Tons of content removed for no real reason other than the excuse that "it was too complicated". No pro controller support, a 40$ accessory that is pretty much USELESS, in addition to the 60$ price tag on the game themselves. The games aren't worth even half their price. Expand
  37. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    The game basically plays itself. Even a 5 year old will find it boring. Also terrible graphics and lots of removed features.
  38. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Terrible game, lazy, barebones and braindead easy. Gamefreak are hacks and killing pokemon.
  39. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    A shallow cashgrab to the core this game appears to focus more on removing rehashing and neutering rather than trying to add. Too simplistic to appeal to veterans of the series and too needlessly patronizing and handholdy to serve as a meaningful introduction to the series for new players rather than a frustrating and superficial one, Let's Go can only be described as an unsolicitedA shallow cashgrab to the core this game appears to focus more on removing rehashing and neutering rather than trying to add. Too simplistic to appeal to veterans of the series and too needlessly patronizing and handholdy to serve as a meaningful introduction to the series for new players rather than a frustrating and superficial one, Let's Go can only be described as an unsolicited stripped down version of what already is one of the most newcomer-friendly series on the market and a walking contradiction failing to entice anybody by trying to excessively cater to only one side of the new/veteran spectrum. Abilities, Items, Wild Encounters, Traditional Catching, Breeding, and most notably any Pokemon not part of the original 151 are not present in the game and alternatives to act as a substitute are mostly not provided or do not feel substantial enough to warrant the change in the first place. Additions that weren't present in Yellow are very scarce compared to other remakes and even then they are mostly friviolities that while cutesy and cheerful they don't suffice to quell the irritation caused by the game's barren and unchanged Kanto trying to ride on the coattails of nostalgia out of rapacious greed instead of attempting to improve the experience. Expand
  40. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Vou escrever em português mesmo: Jogo extremamente tedioso, enjoativo e feito de maneira preguiçosa. As sombras do jogo são ridículas, a mecânica que retiraram de batalhar com pokemon selvagens foi a pior escolha que já fizeram, pois ficar capturando incansáveis pokemon enjoa logo nas primeiras horas de gameplay. Apesar de mudarem alguns elementos na historia, é extremamente enjoativa poisVou escrever em português mesmo: Jogo extremamente tedioso, enjoativo e feito de maneira preguiçosa. As sombras do jogo são ridículas, a mecânica que retiraram de batalhar com pokemon selvagens foi a pior escolha que já fizeram, pois ficar capturando incansáveis pokemon enjoa logo nas primeiras horas de gameplay. Apesar de mudarem alguns elementos na historia, é extremamente enjoativa pois já joguei incontáveis vezes jogos que se passam na região de Kanto, fora que o jogo, apesar de ser para o publico infantil, está exageradamente infantilizado. Os modelos dos personagens estão em modo "chibi" que é algo ridículo de ver em um jogo para o NIntendo Switch. E o principal, O JOGO NÃO TEM TRADUÇÃO PARA O PORTUGUÊS!!

    Espero que os jogos Pokemon de 2019 sejam nada parecidos com esses Let's Go, e se forem, me recuso a comprar.
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  41. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    De verdad que es un juego terrible, no debemos apoyar la casualizacion de la franquicia.
  42. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Unchallenging, unremarkable, and unimpressive. A step in the wrong direction overall.
  43. Nov 17, 2018
    0
    The only new mechanics this games have are pokemon spawning in the overworld and the capture method, they are ideas that i'd like in a correct game design.
    On the other hand this games step back on a lot of other mechanics: deformed art style, day-night cycle removed, all the competitive aspects of the game have been removed (abilities, breeding, items). I don't care about the target of
    The only new mechanics this games have are pokemon spawning in the overworld and the capture method, they are ideas that i'd like in a correct game design.
    On the other hand this games step back on a lot of other mechanics: deformed art style, day-night cycle removed, all the competitive aspects of the game have been removed (abilities, breeding, items). I don't care about the target of these games but in my eyes this is unacceptable and a symptom of laziness on GF's part.
    I don't want GF to hold my hand during the entire game, i want challenge. They should have made a game where competitive is accessible by more people, they should have introduced mechanics to make the training of competitive pokemon faster. i don't want to talk about pokeball plus and GO connectivity, i think they are garbage.
    I feel GF is making fun of us veterans, i can't see anything of what i love about pokemon in these games which recycle an old region, only add a few new mechanics and trashes a lot of consolidated mechanics from 20 years of franchise.
    I think I'll play Zelda BOTW since i didn't finish it, perhaps i'll start master mode (yes GF that is a good game, and i'm not talking about the open world, i am talking about the technical aspects of that game, if pokemon ever reached that level i would be the happiest man in the world. I know it will never happen but dreaming is beautiful). I'm waiting with pleasure the 2019 titles with little hope for a change compared to the last years.
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  44. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    No quiero que la saga se transforme en esto, Masuda realmente lo esta haciendo mal como director, con declaraciones suyas como "Pokemon se ha vuelto fácil y eso no tiene que ser algo malo" o "Ya nunca habrá rivales cretinos en los juegos principales", de verdad que tengo miedo de como el éxito de este juego afecte negativamente a la saga que tanto amo.
  45. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Este juego es realmente una decepción y una involución para la franquicia, lastima me dan los que lo defienden como algo "innovador" cuando esto traerá la destrucción de la saga.
  46. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    This is the laziest, most disgusting cashgrab in Pokemon history. Tons of features removed, casualised to the limit, treating players as if they're brainless zombies, tedious grind (have fun grinding **** to level 75 for no real reward), 40$ Mew paywall, all pokemon past gen I removed other than Meltan and Melmetal, no abilities (but Mega evolutions are in, wtf), the games are made withThis is the laziest, most disgusting cashgrab in Pokemon history. Tons of features removed, casualised to the limit, treating players as if they're brainless zombies, tedious grind (have fun grinding **** to level 75 for no real reward), 40$ Mew paywall, all pokemon past gen I removed other than Meltan and Melmetal, no abilities (but Mega evolutions are in, wtf), the games are made with the assumption that players today have an attention span of 5 seconds at most. Kanto is basically copy pasted from a game TWENTY YEARS OLD, the only improvement is the new graphics, but that's the least you can expect out of a remake.
    The idea of making a new side-series to help new players get into Pokemon was great, but the execution is HORRIBLE. This is a mobile-tier game on a home console system sold for 60$, plus an accessory for another 40$ that locks you out of obtaining Mew (it's obvious why), and the game doesn't even support a pro controller? THIS is the grand entrance of Pokemon on a home console, when Mario got Odyssey and Zelda got Breath of the Wild? The framerate is of course abyssmal, but that's something we've been fed constantly since X/Y, so nothing new here. The only thing that stops this game from being a 3DS game is the resolution, and that is telling enough. If any other franchise tried to push such a **** lazy, soulless husk of a game for 60$, it would be pummeled into the ground by negative reviews, but since it's Pokemon, nostalgia blinded normies are trying to protect the game by giving 10s without even providing any legitimate praise other than "it's cute and pretty" or complainig about negative reviews. There's no point in paying at least 60$ to play through generation I AGAIN when you have Fire Red/Leaf Green or Virtual Console re-releases of Red, Blue and Yellow. I've bought almost every mainline game in the past, got tricked into buying Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon (Ultra changes my ass), but this time I'm done, Game Freak will have to up their game next time if they want to have me on board.
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  47. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Game is too easy and miss like 700+ pokemon and features from older games. Don't buy.
  48. Nov 16, 2018
    4
    It's a cute game and the music is amazing, but I think that's all that can be said is a positive here. You cannot strip down features from a series that was already essentially baby's-first-RPG and expect it to be fun. Removing wild encounters makes training pokemon feel even more lifeless to me, perhaps because you don't even get to see your pokemon on the screen half the time anymore. ItIt's a cute game and the music is amazing, but I think that's all that can be said is a positive here. You cannot strip down features from a series that was already essentially baby's-first-RPG and expect it to be fun. Removing wild encounters makes training pokemon feel even more lifeless to me, perhaps because you don't even get to see your pokemon on the screen half the time anymore. It just feels so hollow, which is a shame because there's was a lot of potential to charm here. Expand
  49. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Boring droll experience, it's clearly meant to be a stopgap title until gen 8 but that doesn't mean it should be free of scrutiny and not called out for the vain cashgrab it is. Make them realize adding things is what a remake should be about, not removing everything appealing to long time players and hoping nostalgia does its job. It's advertized as a pokemon experience for everyone butBoring droll experience, it's clearly meant to be a stopgap title until gen 8 but that doesn't mean it should be free of scrutiny and not called out for the vain cashgrab it is. Make them realize adding things is what a remake should be about, not removing everything appealing to long time players and hoping nostalgia does its job. It's advertized as a pokemon experience for everyone but it's clearly a lie, trying too hard to push for one market will make them neglect the rest of players, and this is what's happening here. Expand
  50. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Lazy cash grab. VERY lazy. Sad Mr. Masuda thinks $50 USD for Mew DLC is acceptable. This game is BAD. FRLG was better and it came out 14 years ago.
  51. Dec 25, 2018
    8
    Mejor juego para empezar.
    El Remake del mejor juego de la historia en Pokemon :)
  52. Nov 16, 2018
    3
    Longtime Pokémon fan here. I grew up playing Pokémon blue and fondly remember battling my first Pokémon in the tall grass with squirtle by my side. A somewhat challenging elite 4 and gyms kept me clamoring to raise more and better monsters as the generations went on. Granted the games have never been incredibly challenging but rarely were they insultingly easy even for a child from 7-10.Longtime Pokémon fan here. I grew up playing Pokémon blue and fondly remember battling my first Pokémon in the tall grass with squirtle by my side. A somewhat challenging elite 4 and gyms kept me clamoring to raise more and better monsters as the generations went on. Granted the games have never been incredibly challenging but rarely were they insultingly easy even for a child from 7-10. However the new releases of LGPE have come across as a step forward on a couple of quality of life improvements but many steps backward in game design and implementation.
    Improvements such as the box storage being accessible at all times, and easier access to nature changes in the wild will not go unnoticed and actually being able to ride the larger monsters will also be a hit with Pokémon fans. That being said the game does away with classical capture mechanics such as weaken, inflict status then attempt capture for the less intriguing pokeball throw using the inescapable motion controls (yes they are required for gameplay in dock mode while the gyro is used in handheld mode).
    The novelty wears thin as you realize you must do this exact same wrist motion over and over to complete gym entrance tasks and in some cases level up a Pokémon or find a rarer breed through chaining more common breeds. As always Gamefreak misses the chance to make some of these mechanics optional (such as motion control) to please all kinds of fans in order to pander to mobile gamers who are familiar with a freemium app. Also negatives include the removal of all Pokémon from generation 2-7 and the inclusion of 151st Pokémon Mew trapped behind the purchase of a $50 joy con shaped like a pokeball.
    Sadly this game tries to deliver nothing more than a short lived nostalgia high to those who played Pokémon 20 years ago then abandoned the series quickly thereafter. Like many developers, Gamefreak has chosen the path of least resistance to make a quick buck by recreating a 20 year old game tile by tile only to add a fresh coat of paint and destroy many of the more strategic mechanics that both veterans and new comers appreciate such as hold items and Pokémon abilities. In the wake we are left with a game meant to excite old feelings of adventure and excitement only to be left with a 10-12 hour main story filled with flicking wrists at random Pokémon we don’t want to catch but have to and a story which has changed so little that we know what will happen at almost every step. I encourage people to watch playthroughs before buying this game and ending up with $60 taken from their wallets and plenty of regret for trusting a franchise that Should know better. This being said I will cautiously watch for Generation 8 news where Gamefreak will have the chance to win back some of the fans who are disappointed with this entry to the series.
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  53. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    for a core game in the series, removing key features like wild battles, abilities and held items, on its own feels wrong and watered down to cater to the modern gaming trend to make everything so streamlined it requires no brain to play.. and that probably works for making companys money.. But for the Pokemon fan, leaves alot to be desired.. especially when you get alot of exp rewarded forfor a core game in the series, removing key features like wild battles, abilities and held items, on its own feels wrong and watered down to cater to the modern gaming trend to make everything so streamlined it requires no brain to play.. and that probably works for making companys money.. But for the Pokemon fan, leaves alot to be desired.. especially when you get alot of exp rewarded for not earning it, resulting in no need to train your Pokemon.

    Sure the Meta for battling might be different now there is no abilities, and I could of overlooked the abilities not being added because it is a remake of gen 1, which didnt have them..

    But, MEGAs are confirmed for this game, so they are very either useless or broken due to not having their abilities.. And also this is not a gen 1 mechanic.

    Overall, this game felt lifeless (even with pokemon running around), and dead.. NPCs are all static (which is fine for the earlier games..) but for a 3d RPG.. its just boring. and watered down drool for no brainer playing,.
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  54. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    I went into this expecting even some semblance of a nostalgia trip because I sure as hell didn't like the concept when it was initially shown. Seven hours in and the game feels like a chore. I usually always finish pokemon games, but this time I'm not entirely sure if I'm going to keep going on with it.
  55. Nov 16, 2018
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Let's Go is an interesting re-imagining of the Kanto region: For better and for worse.
    My first gripe is just that: It's Kanto. I've nothing against the region itself, but there's nothing really new aside from a fresh coat of paint. Sure there's master trainers, and a few rematches/extra battles, but what is there to really do after that? I found myself wondering "so... what next?" There's no post-game story arcs, no Battle Frontier, let alone Battle Maison/Tree, and the lack of a Battle Spot and the dumbing-down of competitive mechanics rules out even putting together a team to take online and battle for rank. You're limited to only the first 150 Pokemon (151 if you bought Mew for $50), along with the new Meltan line, so completing the Pokedex is a breeze. Even Fire Red and Leaf Green had the Sevii Islands to play with afterwards. But this game doesn't have much of anything. It's Kanto, and that's it.
    So what do I do now? Grind all of my Pokemon to level 100? And then what? The only thing I can think of would be to wait for DLC, but when the game itself already costs $60, I'm not looking forward to the prospect of having to pay even more money to enjoy myself further, when I hardly felt the game had offered me anything worthy of that price in the first place.
    Now, the main story itself is fine and enjoyable. It's extremely easy, but it's fine. I do like that they at least added in Alolan Forms, Mega Evolution, and at least one new Pokemon line. I like the customization options in regards to your character AND starter Pokemon, as well. I like that my Pokemon follow me, and I like that I can ride them. While people complain about the gym requirements, I had met all of them my first time entering each gym anyway. In that regard, they were a non-issue. However, I can definitely understand (and I certainly agree with) the complaints about the removal of wild battles. Some see this as a positive, but to me, it felt as though the thrill of the battle, and any real challenge catching Pokemon was just eliminated. The wild Pokemon in the game felt more like targets than actual creatures. And with no held items or abilities, trainer battles pretty much came down to who had the type advantage, and that was honestly pretty boring, since there's so much more depth than that in an actual Pokemon game. I will say that it is cool that the candy system can allow just about any Pokemon to be viable in online battles, but, again, no Battle Spot.
    Overall, I would not recommend this game to any new Pokemon trainers, and certainly not to any veterans. In my opinion, it's not a good representation of what a Pokemon game can be. Pokemon was never a difficult series of games, but there was always enough depth to keep it fun. This game throws that depth out the window and expects you to just enjoy it for its nostalgic value. To give credit where credit is due, there is some good to it, but certainly not enough content to justify a $60 price tag.
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  56. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Way too easy, lazy content added while removing the good stuff, no cool modes or anything. Character models and overworld look awful.
  57. Nov 17, 2018
    1
    Good things:: You can have following pokémon. You can ride some pokémon. The master trainers

    Baddy bad things: Insultingly easy, it is press A to win. Eliminated wild battles, I dislike the GO catching method. Eliminated competitive play, the whole breeding aspect!. Eliminated 6 entire generations from the pokédex. Eliminated day and night cycle. Protagonists are too young. Rival is too
    Good things:: You can have following pokémon. You can ride some pokémon. The master trainers

    Baddy bad things: Insultingly easy, it is press A to win. Eliminated wild battles, I dislike the GO catching method. Eliminated competitive play, the whole breeding aspect!. Eliminated 6 entire generations from the pokédex. Eliminated day and night cycle. Protagonists are too young. Rival is too friendly. Excessive focus on cuteness. Excessively childish names. Eliminated moves. Basically, it is a step in the wrong direction for the series, relying on nostalgia by genwunners and the success of Pokémon GO mobile. Make the games a challenge, please! At least provide difficulty options!
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  58. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    I got it 2 days ago and I'm ecstatic, it's so much fun and the most adorable Pokemon I ever played, I have so much fun with my boyfriend.

    It's visually nice, great music, adorable creatures. Love it!
  59. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    Pokemon Let's Go is a lazy, soulless cashgrab designed to make money off nostalgiabait and people who will buy anything with Pokemon on the box. The game itself is a barebones remake of Pokemon Yellow, with almost no additional content over those games. The remake of this game that was made before 15 years ago on the GBA has more content that this game.
    First off, there's only 153 Pokemon
    Pokemon Let's Go is a lazy, soulless cashgrab designed to make money off nostalgiabait and people who will buy anything with Pokemon on the box. The game itself is a barebones remake of Pokemon Yellow, with almost no additional content over those games. The remake of this game that was made before 15 years ago on the GBA has more content that this game.
    First off, there's only 153 Pokemon in the game, leaving a good 80% of the Pokemon being missing. That lower number of Pokemon doesn't result in more quality animations though, as an example Blastoise only shoots water moves out of its head, while even Pokemon Stadium on the N64 was able to get 2 shots of water moves to come out of its cannons. The models are all reused from the 3DS games too, however one of the few redeeming features is that following Pokemon in the overworld are back, even if it's a cut asset from Pokemon Sun and Moon.
    The overworld though is a mess, the maps are just 1:1 recreations of the old Gameboy maps in a similar engine to the 3DS games with an jarring blocky artstyle, it's basically the 3DS games with a HD filter, phone games can put out better worlds than this. This puts shame to other flagship titles on the Switch like Mario Odyssey, Zelda BotW and Xenoblade 2. The world itself does not translate into the game at all. The new wild Pokemon mechanics just make the world feel very cramped on unoptimised maps.
    As for wild Pokemon battles, they're gone. You're now thrown into a minigame where all you can do is throw Pokeballs or berries like in Pokemon GO, along with forced motion controls in docked mode, with no option to use the pro controller. Trainer battles still exist, but they're removed a lot of core mechanics such as held items, abilities and most of the old moves to reduce strategy in the game.
    The difficulty is far too easy, most trainers now only have 1 or 2 underleveled Pokemon, sometimes not even with four moves, while you have a team of 6 who all gain experience after catching and battling to steamroll the opponent. You can't even turn off all 6 getting experience like in the older games for a bit of a challenge. Bosses in the gyms also have requirements such as grind up to a certain level to challenge the gym, while you easily win with overleveled Pokemon. The game always holds your hand, the starter Pokemon even learns broken moves that trivialise the game. Even the half baked 2 player option makes every fight in the game a 2 on 1 fight to make battling even more mindless.
    The above feature also tanks the framerate in playing the game. GameFreak may not be the best programmers ever going off the original Red and Blue's glitches, but this is unacceptable with effectively a 3DS game on vastly superior hardware when far more complex games like the upcoming Smash Ultimate will have 60 FPS at all times.
    The game barely adds any new features either while cutting out a load of others. For example in the Game Corner, due to gambling laws this was removed, however in older remakes like Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver, GameFreak added in a minigame outside of Japan to replace them, however here the player is just told "We're out of coins", as there's no game. Other features like Secret Bases, Pokeathlon or new areas to explore are completely absent, even the Sevii Islands which were in the Fire Red and Leaf Green remakes of Red and Blue are gone.
    Online features are almost nonexistent compared to previous games, here you have to jump through a bunch of hoops to trade and battle with people not on your friend list, and it costs 20 quid a year now to play online, the player is paying for a worse experience. You can't even use the cloud save feature for these games.
    The price of the games is not worth your money either, this game is 60 quid, a good 20 over what the handheld games were in the past. A Pokeball joycon costs another 50 quid and is the only way to get Mew, this is pure greed for something which was included with Heartgold and Soulsilver in the past. There's far better value for money in buying a used copy of the originals or remakes or for 10 quid on the 3DS.
    After you're done with the bare bones campaign which holds your hand, there's almost no significant post game content which fans have been looking for since the DS games bar a couple of battles with previous characters. The postgame consists of fighting master trainers in 1 on 1 battles with the same Pokemon, this boils down to tediously grinding up every Pokemon in the game to challenge them, and to throw excess Pokemon into the mixer for candy to buff them.
    Overall, these games just aren't worth it, and no excuses like it's for kids or it's a spinoff excuse this dumpster fire. This is GameFreak doing as little as possible to make as most money as possible from people buying this for nostalgia or for people who will eat up any rubbish as long as it has Pokemon on the box. If GameFreak gets away with all these problems this is the future of the series.
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  60. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Wait, are they trying to sell a game which is literally the mobile game just merged with Kanto and only with the first 151 Pokémon? The graphics are good, but this doesn't make it a good game. I mean, I doubt anyone wanted it in the first place, but obviously it's Pokémon, so everyone will buy this even if the game had been one route like the Route 1 from Kalos. You are ruining the seriesWait, are they trying to sell a game which is literally the mobile game just merged with Kanto and only with the first 151 Pokémon? The graphics are good, but this doesn't make it a good game. I mean, I doubt anyone wanted it in the first place, but obviously it's Pokémon, so everyone will buy this even if the game had been one route like the Route 1 from Kalos. You are ruining the series buying this and making Game Freak lazier. Expand
  61. Nov 17, 2018
    0
    This game can be summarized completely in simplified mechanics and playable backgrounds that have been removed all depth, everything is randomized to the extreme and obtaining resources is absurd for any RPG that is respected.
  62. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    Very disappointed. Thought that throwing the Pokeball was going to be a fun gimmick not the primary mechanic of the entire game. You can only level up by catching pokemon. You get some experience for battling but you get 2-3x that experience just catching 1 pokemon in a Pokemon Go style.
    The world feels more like a real pokemon world, but with primary mechanic of the game changed, it
    Very disappointed. Thought that throwing the Pokeball was going to be a fun gimmick not the primary mechanic of the entire game. You can only level up by catching pokemon. You get some experience for battling but you get 2-3x that experience just catching 1 pokemon in a Pokemon Go style.
    The world feels more like a real pokemon world, but with primary mechanic of the game changed, it kills the enjoyment of the more immersive world.
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  63. Nov 16, 2018
    9
    Those who whine about the easier difficulty should go figure that this entry was made with newcomers in mind. It's a Pokemon game for the really little ones and their brothers, sisters, parents. But one that has some surprising difficulty to it later on in the story. I hate it when people decide to destroy scores based on their entitled notions of what they believe this game should be toThose who whine about the easier difficulty should go figure that this entry was made with newcomers in mind. It's a Pokemon game for the really little ones and their brothers, sisters, parents. But one that has some surprising difficulty to it later on in the story. I hate it when people decide to destroy scores based on their entitled notions of what they believe this game should be to them. So I wrote this to say that if you're a parent with a small child that likes Pokemon Go, it's a blast to play this together. It's Kanto of old with some fun new twists thrown in, and having Eevee or Pikachu with you feels amazing. It's like playing the anime. Don't listen to the manbabies that think every game should catter to their crystalized taste of what a Pokemon game is. I've had loads of fun with Sun and Moon, but also with this simpler entry, and I don't even have kids. But I can still appreciate it for what it tries to do. And since Nintendo will introduce the next chapter of de main series next year, I don't really understand what these people complain about.

    A lot of critics say that the main series is more complex than this game, they also say that Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee feels like a spin-off with an easier approach to its systems, one that might be cool for new players who think Pokemon Sun and Moon are too daunting for them to get into. They are right. And I want to extend a hand to those players, who love Pokemon Go, and want to try something a bit more hardcore, but not as much as the mainline RPG games. This is made for you, but also for those who like Kanto and gladly see it in HD on the big screen. Honestly, this game is polished as hell, it's not bad or broken in any way. It's loads of fun too, but it's just different from what we're used to with Pokemon RPG's. And that is fine.
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  64. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    Obnoxiously easy. Not really meant for the nostalgic audience. This game was made for toddlers and loses all the challenge and excitement from the original games. I just want to battle Pokemon, not feed them berries. I beat the first gym using 1 Pokemon (Butterfree...Butterfree really????). I do not care about online Nintendo and I will not pay to play. How do you go from Breath of theObnoxiously easy. Not really meant for the nostalgic audience. This game was made for toddlers and loses all the challenge and excitement from the original games. I just want to battle Pokemon, not feed them berries. I beat the first gym using 1 Pokemon (Butterfree...Butterfree really????). I do not care about online Nintendo and I will not pay to play. How do you go from Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey to this? Expand
  65. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    A wonderful game, probably the most fun in a very long time, the end of random battles is a godsend and the visuals are really cute, this game is so enjoyable from begnning to end.
  66. Nov 23, 2018
    10
    A faithful retelling of Yellow, with plenty of extra content. The lack of random encounters and battling wild pokémon is jarring for some, but for myself others it is a nice change. No endless Zubats in Mt. Moon, plenty of trainers to battle for experience (as well as getting experience for catching pokémon), and accurate sizes for all pokémon in and out of battle. As a long time fan ofA faithful retelling of Yellow, with plenty of extra content. The lack of random encounters and battling wild pokémon is jarring for some, but for myself others it is a nice change. No endless Zubats in Mt. Moon, plenty of trainers to battle for experience (as well as getting experience for catching pokémon), and accurate sizes for all pokémon in and out of battle. As a long time fan of the games, I do not see the reason for hate. Next year we will get Generation VIII games, and hopefully that will silence some of the naysayers. Expand
  67. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    I pre-ordered both versions of this game. They're so bad I'm literally shaking right now.
  68. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    In short this game is far too easy which takes away any challenge. This may be a game for newcomers but clearly It's time for Gamefreak to have difficulty settings like most other games have for the last 30 years. Gamefreak already did this in the past with Pokemon black 2's challenge mode (although this required you to beat the game first).

    The graphics are also pulled straight out of
    In short this game is far too easy which takes away any challenge. This may be a game for newcomers but clearly It's time for Gamefreak to have difficulty settings like most other games have for the last 30 years. Gamefreak already did this in the past with Pokemon black 2's challenge mode (although this required you to beat the game first).

    The graphics are also pulled straight out of pokemon go and look very generic, The pokemon sun and moon graphics would look nicer scaled up to the switch screen with the cinematic camera angles, unique art-style and varied use of lighting and the black character outlines that mimic the anime style.

    The controllers are also lacking as the game features no support for the pro controller and undocked mode you are forced to play with only one joycon due to the motion controlled catching mechanic, even though I calibrated my joycons several times pokeballs continued to throw over to the left side of the screen completely missing the pokemon requiring me to throw to the right to balance things out.

    The performance is overall a solid 30fps but strangely there is stutter that happens any time you move the character from a standing position almost like the animation is not complete and this feels very jarring.

    Overall the game falls short of many other previously released pokemon games and even newcomers might find this game boring due to how easy it is.
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  69. Nov 16, 2018
    8
    Genial remake de Pokemon para volver a la infancia. Banda sonora y gráficos mejorados
  70. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    It's so wonderful to be back in Kanto again, it's so beautiful and charming now, what a joy to play, it's no longer tedious and archaic : Pokemon is now modern and good for everyone, and these musics OMG I want them for Xmas!
    I decided to buy 4 copies for my family, this game is so fun!
  71. Nov 17, 2018
    0
    Pienso que es un juego que escupe sobre la integridad de la saga Pokemon y de los fans que siempre han tenido, es un intento vago de simplificar e infantilizar algo que ya desde un principio era para todo publico, vergüenza de RPG.
  72. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    Terrible video game. Horrible graphics look like they're from a mobile phone game. Ugly character models look like funko pop figures. Supporting these games encourages more like them to be made. Truly a very awful video game.
  73. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    I thought Pokemon Let's Go would be a fun game but it's way more than that, it's really a game that is made for all of us to have fun, these annoying random battles are fianlly gone and these musics are golden it's so good. The visuals are so clean :o
  74. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Si este juego hubiera sido vendido como un spin-off mas no me parecería tan insultante, pero pretende estar al lado de los juegos principales y por lo tanto debe ser juzgado como tal.
  75. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    So happy to have bought this game, I didn't expect this to be so much fun but this vision of Pokemon is bringing so many good ideas that I hope to see in the next Pokemon game. I enoy it it so much, it's so cute and these musics are godly!

    Best Pokemon game of the decade, easily!
  76. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    I've been impressed by how enjoyable this game is : the soundtrack is amazing, the game has beautiful visuals, these annoying random battles aren't there anymore. It's beautiful, it's positive, it's relaxing!

    Pokémon at its best!
  77. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    I enjoy all the negative reviews, as people are just whining, 'cause they don't get what they want. Really, REALLY enjoyable. These games will sell like hot cakes and the only important score (the critics score) is > 8.

    Now, give me your salty tears! :D

    OT:
    These games are an absolute joy!
  78. Nov 17, 2018
    0
    Rather than remakes look like crumbled versions of yellow, both Pikachu and Eevee are ultra buffeted making gaming experience easier than it was before.
  79. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    I need to thank Game Freak for this game, it's really enjoyable and cute. That's a breath of fresh air and a new start for the Pokemon series, I strongly recommend it!
  80. Nov 16, 2018
    5
    A really easy and really boring game. This is the first Pokemon game I have ever played other than Pokemon go. I have been playing games since 1980 and lost interest in games when Pokemon first came out. Using this as a yard stick I have no idea what the attraction is to Pokemon games. Even my daughter who I got this for got bored after one hour and wants to play Pokemon Go instead.

    At
    A really easy and really boring game. This is the first Pokemon game I have ever played other than Pokemon go. I have been playing games since 1980 and lost interest in games when Pokemon first came out. Using this as a yard stick I have no idea what the attraction is to Pokemon games. Even my daughter who I got this for got bored after one hour and wants to play Pokemon Go instead.

    At least in Pokemon Go you get to walk around and exercise. This is the same boring game but walking around with a controller.

    The Pokeball plus is so hard to use you will end up selecting the wrong option on the menus. I reverted back to joycon pretty quickly.

    With JRPGS on the Switch like Xenoblade 2 and Octopath this is an absolute disgrace which is riding on the Pokemon brand, which I honestly can't see the attraction too. To me Pokemon are just a bunch of stupid cartoon sick (not cute) looking animals.

    Save your money and don't buy this.
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  81. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Not sure what the hate is all about, it's a fantastic game with beautiful graphics and a fun to play adventure. I really enjoyed this game and will probably buy this for my brother who is in middle school.

    Older Pokemons were way too complicated with the various systems like EV, Breeding, Random Elements, and natures. This takes away all of that and makes the game much more accessible.
    Not sure what the hate is all about, it's a fantastic game with beautiful graphics and a fun to play adventure. I really enjoyed this game and will probably buy this for my brother who is in middle school.

    Older Pokemons were way too complicated with the various systems like EV, Breeding, Random Elements, and natures. This takes away all of that and makes the game much more accessible. If you want a harder game go play dark souls, this is not meant for you, stop being so salty on the internet.
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  82. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    This game is the embodiment of joy and positivity, it's a pleasure and the most fun Pokemon game in ages, I have so much fun with it, my daughter as well. 100% recommended to parents and pokefans!
  83. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Pero que juego tan asqueroso, la historia es tan genérica como lo era en 1995, los personajes unidimensionales y el sistema de juego completamente simplificado, siempre pensé que Pokemon era mierda para plebs y lo tenia mas como un gusto culposo, pero ahora si que Game Freak ha enterrado su franquicia en el suelo.
  84. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    En serio Game Freak?, en serio Masuda... Como pueden vendernos esto como un titulo principal de la rama RPG?, se están olvidando de su publico de siempre y se están prostituyendo por gente normie del Pokemon GO, simplemente inaceptable. Este juego no merece pertenecer a la saga principal.
  85. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    I bought 2 copies for my son and my daughter, I'm playing with them and it's such a beautiful family moment, we have so much fun together, this game is gorgeous, the soundtrack incredible, the Poké Ball Plus is really cool. Never thought Pokémon could be so fantastic!
  86. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Pokemon Let's Go means Pokemon is finally on Switch, finally in HD and wow that's a huge leap over the 3DS games, it's so beautiful, so expressive, so charming.

    I enjoy this a lot with my girlfriend, best couple time in terms of gaming, thanks Masuda!
  87. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Un jeu idéal pour tous : les fans de longue date, les débutants, les parents, les enfants...un véritable bonheur visuel et musical ! merci Game Freak !
  88. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    s back baby and that's so good! Visually charming, great sounds, most fun game in a while, smart, great art style.

    I'm charmed!
  89. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Pokémon Let's Go = Happiness!

    C'est que du bonheur et permet enfin au plus grand nombre de retrouver pokémon pour la plus grande joie de tous, des fans aux nouveaux.

    Somptueuses musiques d'ailleurs !
  90. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Pokemon Let's Go is wonderfl, amazing, outstanding!

    Kanto is more beautiful than ever, catching pokemon has never been THAT fun, it's so good!

    I bought 3 copies for my family, the game deserves all the sales it can get!
  91. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This game is really sucks, it;s a shame for the general franquice an a trash like a core RPG Game.
  92. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Pokémon Let's Go is a beauty and the songs incredible, I'm completely enamored with it!
  93. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Good Standard pokemon Game.

    Some features: Wild battle are now direct capture like pokemon go. While this sounds bad on paper, this make the overall process a bit faster, much more comfortable, and there is a new "chaining" mechanics that allow you to catch multiple time a pokemon, to get Higher IV and shiny chance, so you can always revisit old zone to build your team, instead of
    Good Standard pokemon Game.

    Some features:
    Wild battle are now direct capture like pokemon go.
    While this sounds bad on paper, this make the overall process a bit faster, much more comfortable, and there is a new "chaining" mechanics that allow you to catch multiple time a pokemon, to get Higher IV and shiny chance, so you can always revisit old zone to build your team, instead of them becoming useless like in most pokemon game where you flee all the time.

    The story and game progression itself is like the original Yellow, you get your snowflake pokemon with inflated stats and can pretend to be ash like in the Anime, feel free to remove it to give the game the "normal" difficulty.

    The pokemon now follows you! they can pick up items, some of them have unique interaction and overall make the pokemon world feel more alive.

    Online stille there, but limited to simple trade with randoms using a code(or a friend if you put the same one) and simple and double battle

    Competitively, it's only gen 1 with alola pokemon, and minor moves changes, not as deep as other main game pokemon, but you get the basics, No abilities or held items.

    The game is fun and relaxing overall, don't expect something grandiose, if you are nostalgic and like kanto go ahead, and if you have kid you can have a fun co op experience.
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  94. Nov 16, 2018
    8
    While I am not a fan of a lot of the changes, it still an enjoyable game. The graphics and presentation make the game enjoyable alone. it still has the Pokemon charm we all love. I highly recommend you check this out.
  95. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Un juego que sorprende de manera positiva, es mas pokemon clásico de lo que pensaba, tiene varias mecánicas nuevas y el nivel de dificultad esta bien balanceado
  96. Nov 16, 2018
    5
    Such a simple game at 30fps? Wft Game Freak? Where is the optimization? It cost you so much? And the Pro controller is not compatible with this game, because? And only 1 JoyCon works if you play in TV mode. If you play in portable mode joyCon vibrate none, you have to separate them from the console to vibrate. I do not understand you Game Freak company because you do not take care of theseSuch a simple game at 30fps? Wft Game Freak? Where is the optimization? It cost you so much? And the Pro controller is not compatible with this game, because? And only 1 JoyCon works if you play in TV mode. If you play in portable mode joyCon vibrate none, you have to separate them from the console to vibrate. I do not understand you Game Freak company because you do not take care of these things, it seems unforgivable so many failures in a game that you have not taken care of the details. Bad bad, very bad ....... too many things wrong.
    -------->>> PD: Please Game Freak Company, put the vibration in portable mode, optimize the game better and activate the Pro controller, listen to your fans who love you.
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  97. Nov 16, 2018
    5
    This is honestly a tough recommendation, as there is a lot to love in this game. For every pro, there's another con to counter it out. The overworld roaming Pokemon is an incredible addition, however the motion control capture mechanics feels like a game of luck. Sometimes you'll get perfect catches, other moments you'll be throwing Pokeballs into orbit. The complete removal of items, wildThis is honestly a tough recommendation, as there is a lot to love in this game. For every pro, there's another con to counter it out. The overworld roaming Pokemon is an incredible addition, however the motion control capture mechanics feels like a game of luck. Sometimes you'll get perfect catches, other moments you'll be throwing Pokeballs into orbit. The complete removal of items, wild battles, and abilities also severely limit the game, making the majority of battles a cakewalk as long as players know type advantages and don't skip trainers fights. Also, the Awakened Stats system completely destroys the game balance, making essentially every team broken if maxed out.

    Overall, it's a good enough recreation of my journey through Yellow all those years ago, however nostalgia can only carry a game so far, and sadly, I feel there could've been so much more added to satisfy both sides of this game. If this is you're first Pokemon game, of course it's a recommendation, otherwise I feel that unless you really love Kanto, you might be better off waiting for a discount, or waiting for next year's game all together.
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  98. Jan 31, 2019
    7
    I never thought Pokemon would go into a direction where things would attempt too be so different, but feel so much the same at the same time. Don't get me wrong, Let's Go Eevee isn't a terrible game, it isn't even the worst Pokemon title I have ever played, but Game Freak didn't need too mix Pokemon Yellow with Pokemon Go too make a successful Switch title.
  99. Jan 30, 2019
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Since I didn’t play Pokémon FireRed / LeafGreen that often, I was quite excited to give this one a try. I have to admit, that I was a bit sceptical at the beginning, because of the changes which were made. Nevertheless, I still wanted to travel through Kanto once again.

    First of all, I really liked the idea of having to choose between only two pokémon: Evee and Pikachu. It just felt refreshing to have a normal / electric type pokémon at the beginning, instead of the usual fire, water and grass types. What’s maybe a bit too exaggerated is the fact that your starter pokémon has the best possible IV stats. I get, that they wanted to make it a bit stronger, so that the players wouldn’t have troubles at the beginning, but they didn’t need to make the starter absolutely perfect. Usually, if you want a pokémon with better stats you have to build up a chain, by catching the same pokémon over and over again. That doesn’t only increase the chance of catching a pokémon with better stats; it also increases the chance of encountering a shiny pokémon, which is a fairly cool system in my opinion. Sure, shinies aren’t that rare anymore because of that, but I still think it’s better to be able to hunt them properly.

    Another good thing about this game is, that you can finally see the Pokémon running around in the overworld, so you can avoid encounters more easily. Sadly the fights themselves aren’t that great. The traditional round-based combat system was changed to Pokemon Go’s catching system. The encounters aren’t that time-consuming anymore, but it just isn’t as exciting and sometimes really annoying. Especially the fights with legendaries totally lost their charm. At first, you have 5 minutes to defeat the legendary pokémon and after that you can throw pokéballs at it. I also don’t like, that you can now catch more than one of each legendary bird and that you can only get Mew if you buy the pokéball plus.

    The graphics and soundtrack are really good, even though some of the animations could have been a bit better. It’s cool, that you can ride or fly with pokémon in the overworld, which makes travelling much faster. I also like, that you can now use all the VMs without being forced to let a pokemon learn it.

    Sadly, the game isn’t as challenging as the older games, because every time you catch or defeat a pokémon the whole team gets exp, which makes training much easier. In this game the pokémon don’t have any abilities and you also can’t give them items, which limits your strategies.

    To conclude, Pokemon LGP and LGE are games whose target audience are newcomers and fans of gen 1. Even though it wasn’t the best pokémon game, it still had its exciting moments.
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  100. Jan 3, 2019
    7
    Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are wonderful introductory games to the Pokemon franchise and still hold that Pokemon charm. Although the gameplay is not for everyone, it is a great game to play, if you're willing to spend the $60.

    Pros: - Yes, you can box your overpowered starter if you would like. This decreases the difficulty significantly. - There are more trainer battles to make up
    Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are wonderful introductory games to the Pokemon franchise and still hold that Pokemon charm. Although the gameplay is not for everyone, it is a great game to play, if you're willing to spend the $60.

    Pros:
    - Yes, you can box your overpowered starter if you would like. This decreases the difficulty significantly.
    - There are more trainer battles to make up for the lack of wild battles.
    - The roaming wild Pokemon make the world seem more alive.
    - Pokemon can follow you now, and you can ride on specific Pokemon.
    - (Applying to all Pokemon games) The difficulty is not as glaring of an issue, since you can increase the difficulty by: ditching your starter, having a monotype team, playing a modified nuzlocke, etc.

    Cons:
    - Friendly rival. No one likes the friendly rival.
    - They may have stripped down the game too much, eliminating core concepts such as breeding, held items, and abilities.
    - The wild battles were thrown out the window, in favor of a Pokemon Go style of catching. This is certainly not for everyone and I personally dislike it.
    - The game is significantly easier than other Pokemon games if you keep your extremely overpowered starter.
    - There is a severe lack of post-game content, and what little content there is consists of: grinding, grinding, grinding, and battling. If you don't feel like wasting your time leveling your Pokemon, the play time of the game will be practically cut in half.

    TL;DR: This game is not exactly like Pokemon Go, yet some of the game mechanics ported over from the mobile game are not for everyone. The difficulty, although significantly easier than the rest of the games, can be changed by switching to a harder playstyle. However, I personally don't think it is worth the $60. Overall, a great introduction to the series and a very casual game. If you are a veteran of the series, though, you might want to wait for the 2019 main-series game.
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Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 78 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 78
  2. Negative: 1 out of 78
  1. Aug 27, 2019
    75
    Overall, I did have a blast playing Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee. I did like visiting all the cities of the original Pokémon games again and seeing all the original Pokémon. However, I really did not like how they changed how you capture Pokémon and I did not like the setup of the Pokémon boxes. For those who want to play this game for nostalgia reasons, I would recommend waiting until a sale comes out before purchasing. For newcomers to Pokémon, this is a really good introduction into the world of Kanto.
  2. 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]
  3. 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]