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  1. 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.
  2. 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 elemnts 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 elemnts 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
  3. 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 Pikachu (and Let's Go Eevee) 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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  4. 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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  5. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    Well, if this ain't a disappointment I don't know what is.
    Listen, I understand they're trying something different for once in the franchise, sure. But "different" doesn't always equate to good, and this is a perfect example. I know what GameFreak is up to, though. Don't expect GO players to buy a Switch for one game; this ain't necessarily smart from a business standpoint.
    Why would you
    Well, if this ain't a disappointment I don't know what is.
    Listen, I understand they're trying something different for once in the franchise, sure. But "different" doesn't always equate to good, and this is a perfect example. I know what GameFreak is up to, though. Don't expect GO players to buy a Switch for one game; this ain't necessarily smart from a business standpoint.
    Why would you casualize a game in a franchise that is already casual? I don't understand. This game is easy, too easy and it doesn't make it any less worse.
    I can say for certain that this is a HUGE step down from previous entries, and definitely not worth the $60 USD.
    This sucks.
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  6. Nov 16, 2018
    4
    Pokemon Let's Go is an entertaining, lighthearted Pokemon experience, ripe for newcomers to the series and fans returning to it after many years. Kanto's graphics have been updated. The presentation and music quality is greater than ever before. The return of following Pokemon brings a certain magic to exploring the overworld and the game is filled is with loving homages to the franchise'sPokemon Let's Go is an entertaining, lighthearted Pokemon experience, ripe for newcomers to the series and fans returning to it after many years. Kanto's graphics have been updated. The presentation and music quality is greater than ever before. The return of following Pokemon brings a certain magic to exploring the overworld and the game is filled is with loving homages to the franchise's early days, both for casual and more dedicated fans.

    So why is my score so low?

    Because for all the effort the games put into style, accessibility and a warm feeling of nostalgia, the core experience under the hood feels strikingly shallow - a problem many have had with the series as a whole lately.

    The removal of wild battles in favour of a Pokemon Go style system, and the availability of only the original 151 Pokemon + 2 newcomers are the most striking changes, enough to put off many fans by themselves, but ultimately only the tip of the iceberg. The difficulty has been lowered compared to both the original Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow and their remakes Fire-Red and Leaf-Green years prior. The post-game content, the pride of some of the most well renowned Pokemon experiences like Gold/Silver and their even better remakes, Emerald and Black 2/White 2 is particularly barren, with the aforementioned remakes of the same game: FR/LG doing more in this regard in 2004. The wireless features the franchise has had since 2006 have been stripped back: random wireless battles and the Global Trading System are no more. The removal of various layers of battling complexity: held items, abilities and more have also put a major dampener on the competitive side of things, an aspect of the franchise that has only been growing in recent years.

    I think the shallow feeling of the games as a whole can be summarised with one analogy to another Pokemon remake many years back. The original Pokemon red and blue were ripe with speculation surrounding the mysterious 151st Pokemon Mew - all playground rumours aside, Mew was unattainable aside from very sparse, inaccessible events. Then came Pokemon Emerald in 2005: in it Gamefreak put the effort into crafting a special event in which you could finally catch Mew with some special in-game story content. Players had been curious for years and were finally rewarded. Now compare that to Mew's availability in Let's Go. With the game's efforts to reignite nostalgia and the magic of the early franchise, it would've been all to easy to implement a special Mew event: maybe as a reward for catching all 150 Pokemon, or as a homage to many of the rumors back in the day: the perfect cherry on top of a game. Instead, Mew was locked behind a paywall: an accessory that cost real world money to attain, all for the privelage of obtaining Mew with no extra bells or whistles, story content or magic to speak of.

    This is a problem many, myself included, have had with the franchise to various degrees in the past five or so years. Constant alluding to days past instead of moving forward. Cutting out difficulty and depth in favour of adding extra style over substance. An ever shrinking amount of content per game owed to misconceptions about what the children of today want, completely ignoring that the franchise attracted so many newcomers throughout its history with exactly the opposite - and it is many of those fans in particular that feel left behind with Let's Go.

    The games look, sound and play impressively. No doubt by themselves they are a fun, harmless Pokemon experience, and will reignite the magic in many, But in the context of Gamefreak's current approach when developing the franchise and the milestones set by previous instalments, Let's Go feels like a hollow "return to form" and foray onto the Nintendo Switch, wowing on the surface but offering little underneath. This is Pokemon far from its best.
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  7. Nov 16, 2018
    3
    Not worth 60.00 USD *I understand this is a spin off game* ^Not for core players^ (Opinion based) (( Was hoping for something more)) --When looking at the face of this game it seems inviting and has a pleasant nostalgic appeal as it should to most Pokemon fans.. when in actuality this game is extremely hand holding and removes core aspects from itself when compared toNot worth 60.00 USD *I understand this is a spin off game* ^Not for core players^ (Opinion based) (( Was hoping for something more)) --When looking at the face of this game it seems inviting and has a pleasant nostalgic appeal as it should to most Pokemon fans.. when in actuality this game is extremely hand holding and removes core aspects from itself when compared to of many of the other Pokemon games. I understand the idea/creation of this game was to mix Pokemon Go and core game-play mechanics; with the "Catching mechanic" and Pokemon Go connectivity aspect it succeeded. But this game at its core fell short in game-play. Yes the game is very hand holding. Yes this game is very short with a lackluster post-game. But for newer player (younger kids) i see that this would be a good Pokemon game to start with. Expand
  8. 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
  9. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    It's a **** game for to the casual people but really horrible, it's like an ORAS in HD but with much less content.
  10. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    Not worth the money and is an embarrassment for GF. Full priced game that is an obvious cash grab, all the things that have made the series fun are gimped or removed. This is the latest installment and is on the strongest hardware that Pokemon has been on to date, yet its content pails in comparison to all previous installments. Pokemon has never been really challenging, but this gameNot worth the money and is an embarrassment for GF. Full priced game that is an obvious cash grab, all the things that have made the series fun are gimped or removed. This is the latest installment and is on the strongest hardware that Pokemon has been on to date, yet its content pails in comparison to all previous installments. Pokemon has never been really challenging, but this game literally makes it hard to lose, animations are recycled from previous games on the 3DS, overall I am extremely disappointed. I was hoping all the haters would be wrong but they were all right. These people giving 10's are delusional. Expand
  11. Nov 16, 2018
    4
    Play FireRed or LeafGreen instead; they're better Kanto games with more content.

    Graphics are fine but nothing to write home about (not that they've ever been an important part of the series). The re-imagined songs are good but basic, could've definitely had more thought put into them. The lack of polish in other areas, such as animations, is laughable at times. The following Pokemon
    Play FireRed or LeafGreen instead; they're better Kanto games with more content.

    Graphics are fine but nothing to write home about (not that they've ever been an important part of the series). The re-imagined songs are good but basic, could've definitely had more thought put into them. The lack of polish in other areas, such as animations, is laughable at times. The following Pokemon and character cameos are both really cool, but don't justify the 60$ price tag. If you really want to interact with your Pokemon, I'd recommend playing the 3DS games and using Amie/Refresh.

    The point is, there's nothing that makes this game worth more than FireRed, a game that came out over a decade ago. If you don't already have FRLG or something to play GBA games and you just really like the look of this game more, then sure, you'll have fun. If you don't fit that description, then I'd only recommend the game if you play GO and have children to play with, since I imagine that would elevate the experience a bit. Although, while we're on children, I'd still recommend you get them FRLG instead. If you're a parent and you don't really get Pokemon, don't be fooled by people who say this game is better for kids; Pokemon has ALWAYS been a good fit for children, so the additions that make this game more childish and easy were completely unnecessary. I enjoyed FRLG as a kid, and I still come back to it. I would've enjoyed this game too, but I'm not so sure about that second part.

    For veteran Pokemon fans, the game is fun as long as you don't think too hard about all the stuff that's missing or where they went wrong, and the fact that that's the most positive thing I can say about it should tell you all you need to know.
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  12. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    80 Billion Dollars & yet Gamefreak still manages to release the same outdated piece of **** that we've been given for the past 20 years. **** this game & the franchise, there's really nothing to say about this game other then it's a literal rehash & reskin of Pokemon Yellow except somehow with even less features then past Pokemon games. How did we go from Black & White 2 to this piece of80 Billion Dollars & yet Gamefreak still manages to release the same outdated piece of **** that we've been given for the past 20 years. **** this game & the franchise, there's really nothing to say about this game other then it's a literal rehash & reskin of Pokemon Yellow except somehow with even less features then past Pokemon games. How did we go from Black & White 2 to this piece of ****?
    Cute Girls are literally the games only redeeming factor
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  13. Nov 16, 2018
    3
    I am long time pokemon fan since G/S, and my brother is pokemon go fan, so we bought 2 switch edition to play together.

    turns out game didnt appeal to both of us, and i think that speaks for itself. game is so blend and shallow. My brother was quite shocked that free game (Pokemon go) offered far more things to do and more enjoyable than this game. at the end we returned our bundle
    I am long time pokemon fan since G/S, and my brother is pokemon go fan, so we bought 2 switch edition to play together.

    turns out game didnt appeal to both of us, and i think that speaks for itself. game is so blend and shallow. My brother was quite shocked that free game (Pokemon go) offered far more things to do and more enjoyable than this game.

    at the end we returned our bundle to eb games and they gave us money back, and i downloaded pokemon go instead and realized how much a scam this game really is.

    for this price, and what you are getting is not worth it at all.
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  14. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    It's been awhile since i've used Metacritic account. However i can't just put up with this disappointing release of a new Pokemon game and if this is how future installments will go, I will probably lose my interest in a franchise. Let's Go Pikachu gives me less content than a game that is 10 years old, which has the same region and pokemon, while adding another bunch from other mons fromIt's been awhile since i've used Metacritic account. However i can't just put up with this disappointing release of a new Pokemon game and if this is how future installments will go, I will probably lose my interest in a franchise. Let's Go Pikachu gives me less content than a game that is 10 years old, which has the same region and pokemon, while adding another bunch from other mons from second generations and a transfer mechanic from third. As graphics go, this game looks like a Chinese mobile game from 2016 with blur effects and no Online support for in-game movement, speaking of movements, other Pokemon games especially if we compare with sun and moon installments are thumbed down, probably for nostalgia goggles purposes to make parents buy this game for their children due to it's simplicity. Game's simplicity makes it look like much worse than any other newer installments, that people ignored. If you want a better experience, but never played a pokemon game before, I would suggest start from Pokemon X and Y on 3DS and play from there and it costs much less.
    As for this game, Avoid.
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  15. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    No weather, no day&night, no fishing, no ability, no Pokemon breeding.
    Miss a lot of move, miss a lot of Pokemon.
    It is a terrible game!
  16. 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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  17. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    The mobile gaming era has reached consoles. This game is clearly shoddy marketing strategies (playing off of nostalgia, and completely copying the idea of a successful smartphone game, it's successor, Pokemon Go.) Expect an experience that pales in comparison to other mainline games from the same franchise.
  18. Nov 16, 2018
    4
    The game removed a lot of key features from the previous games and left this feeling very bare and miserable. There are no wild Pokemon battles at all. Only battles happen with gyms and with other trainers. While this is ok, it's not a preference of mine and I enjoyed battling wild Pokemon. They also removed Pokemon abilities. On top of this, they force you to use a single joy conThe game removed a lot of key features from the previous games and left this feeling very bare and miserable. There are no wild Pokemon battles at all. Only battles happen with gyms and with other trainers. While this is ok, it's not a preference of mine and I enjoyed battling wild Pokemon. They also removed Pokemon abilities. On top of this, they force you to use a single joy con controller unless you are playing in handheld mode. I prefer a two Joycon setup, but that's too bad. You can't even use a pro controller. Did you spend an extra $70 for that pro controller? That's too bad, because you can't use it at all. They wanted to cash grab with the Pokeball plus sales to force you into their gimmick of spending an extra $45 for a stupid Pokeball controller that will only be useful for this game. It's a good business strategy, but does a terrible job at keeping customer loyalty. They completely disrespected the long time fans with this installment and The last company that I trusted with a string title every time has finally lost my trust. I cannot recommend this game to anyone, unless you've never played Pokemon or you only play Pokemon Go. That's 100% the audience they were targeting and they obviously stopped caring about their true fans.

    I just can't help but feel like the company didn't care very much with what they were doing this time around. It's a back to basics Pokemon game that removes around 50% of what makes Pokemon fun. If you're a Pokemon fan, then I would highly recommend waiting and buying their core version coming in late 2019. This won't tide you over, this will make you mad.
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  19. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    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
    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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  20. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    I am painfully disappointed with this cash grab Nintendo’s decided to shove up all up in our faces. Shameless cash grab with little effort put into any of it. This game is Baddy Bad.
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  21. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    Pokemon Let's Go has LITERALLY less content than Pokemon FireRed/Leafgreen that came out back in 2004, and it's all being priced at $60. And that is not even taking into account the graphical and framerate issues with the game, seeing as how the engine Let's Go is running on is directly ported from the Pokemon games on the 3DS. So essentially, you're not only being overcharged for lessPokemon Let's Go has LITERALLY less content than Pokemon FireRed/Leafgreen that came out back in 2004, and it's all being priced at $60. And that is not even taking into account the graphical and framerate issues with the game, seeing as how the engine Let's Go is running on is directly ported from the Pokemon games on the 3DS. So essentially, you're not only being overcharged for less content and features, you are being overcharged by paying more for a game that was developed and made for a cheaper system. This isn't just the worst Pokemon game of all time, it's a bad and lazily produced Nintendo Switch game. Expand
  22. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Very weak graphics, monotonous gameplay, bad design of the world, not an interesting story, very overpriced. It is a shame that Nintendo releases such weak and cheap games. Expand
  23. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Let's Go Pikachu Eevee, are bland games that do nothing but hold your hand the entire way though, at no point does this game give me the freedom to catch what I want use, instead it just forces me find Pokemon good against the gyms, even if my Pikachu is able to solo her way though the gym, it feels like none of the choices I make matter in terms of the team I want to create, we have 152Let's Go Pikachu Eevee, are bland games that do nothing but hold your hand the entire way though, at no point does this game give me the freedom to catch what I want use, instead it just forces me find Pokemon good against the gyms, even if my Pikachu is able to solo her way though the gym, it feels like none of the choices I make matter in terms of the team I want to create, we have 152 pokemon in this game, why can't I just pick whatever I want instead of being told to capture a water or grass type Pokemon, or forcing me to level up my Pokemon to level 45 to fight a gym leader, even when the gym leader would still be a joke at level 35, this game is way to easy for it's own good, it just becomes a boring slog to get though, and the candy system is straight up broken to the point I was able to use them to make my level 30 Pikachu strong enough to beat a level 70 one, the master trainers are all a joke, and are just useless padding for the game, and the graphics for this sucks, anyone who said it looks good just baffles me, has nobody seen Mario Odyssey? That's a good looking game, Let's Go just looks like the phone game Pokemon Go, what works on a phone doesn't work on a console, and yet game despite looking awful still lags, it's clear that this game is nothing more then a cheap cash grab, that's barely worth $15, if your looking for a gift for Christmas, I suggest waiting Smash Bro's Ultimate so you don't waste your money. Expand
  24. Nov 16, 2018
    4
    All pretty but, damn pokemon snap was more difficult, i know it's a casual spin off, but again it is so easy to beat the game that you get bored quick, there is no challenge at all and without challenge one simply start to ask why im pkaying this? And it cost 60 bucks!! I truly recommend you to watch some streaming or walkthrough and then decide if it worth for you
  25. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    I've been skeptical ever since this was announced and frankly my opinion hasn't changed from any of the things they have shown us.

    Before I start on this I must say this game is fine for someone new to the series. THAT is one thing I think everyone can agree on. It's a very basic game and is pretty much meant to be that bridge for people that haven't jumped onto mainline Pokemon yet.
    I've been skeptical ever since this was announced and frankly my opinion hasn't changed from any of the things they have shown us.

    Before I start on this I must say this game is fine for someone new to the series. THAT is one thing I think everyone can agree on. It's a very basic game and is pretty much meant to be that bridge for people that haven't jumped onto mainline Pokemon yet.
    If this game were judged on its own, it may even be worthy of a better score, however that isn't the situation this game calls for.

    Let's Go Pikachu is a watered down game that's priced $20 more than Ultra Sun despite the latter having more content and overall being a better designed experience. LGP arbitrarily removes mechanics that have been a series staple, while throwing darts on the wall to choose which mechanics to keep (such as megas). There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to what gets removed and what stays. I imagine the development team for this game didn't have much direction. At its core LGP is a 20 year old game with a new coat of paint, nothing on a deeper level has really been changed in any meaningful way. It's received the most common QOL updates that the series has progressed on but nothing has really been done to make it feel like a modern Pokemon experience. About the only remarkable new thing in LGP is the interactivity with your Pokemon and more importantly your starter of choice. This game is clearly filler to stall time for gen 8, but it also strikes a chord with those people that have a weakness for nostalgia.
    If you are very desperate for a new game regardless of quality, you might as well get this. If you are new to the series, this honestly isn't a bad choice. But if you're a veteran like me then this game really offers nothing for the $60 price tag, and I would advise against purchasing it. I for one will be giving this game to my brother and he will probably enjoy it.
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  26. Nov 16, 2018
    3
    B-but its just for kids!
    Think about that for a minute
    This is a game aimed at kids that lacks a VERY good portion of the depth from previous games in the franchise, that were also aimed at kids. The lack of items, abilities, wild battles, being able to evolve your starter, and well over 600 pokemon isn't made up for by the "new" addition of ride/following pokemon. Not to mention despite
    B-but its just for kids!
    Think about that for a minute
    This is a game aimed at kids that lacks a VERY good portion of the depth from previous games in the franchise, that were also aimed at kids. The lack of items, abilities, wild battles, being able to evolve your starter, and well over 600 pokemon isn't made up for by the "new" addition of ride/following pokemon. Not to mention despite only having 151+2 pokemon to make animations for you still have pikachu jumping in place basically t-posing for half its moves. Compare it to a game like digimon cyber sleuth which had a fraction of a fraction of the budget this game did and still managed to give every one of its 250+ digimon unique animations. The low quality from this game and the amount of features they've added and removed from pokemon over time is unforgivable for a franchise that's grossed 60 billion dollars.
    That being said if you're 3 years old or didn't play any pokemon games outside of yellow? Sure, go nuts. But keep in mind when you buy that even if you enjoy the game you're supporting lazy development and developers that don't have the slightest clue what the fanbase wants outside of nostalgia pandering
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  27. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    Pokemon: Let's Go was my third most anticipated game for the switch this year, following Smash Ultimate and Civ VI on Switch. I picked it up yesterday at the prerelease event. I have played and beat every main series Pokemon game a few times each, and consider myself experienced enough to write this review.
    Pokemon: Let's Go is for children and people who have never touched a Pokemon
    Pokemon: Let's Go was my third most anticipated game for the switch this year, following Smash Ultimate and Civ VI on Switch. I picked it up yesterday at the prerelease event. I have played and beat every main series Pokemon game a few times each, and consider myself experienced enough to write this review.
    Pokemon: Let's Go is for children and people who have never touched a Pokemon game before, not counting Pokemon Go. Nintendo promised a few times that this game would accommodate old fans of the series and still provide a fun experience. I can affirm that that is false. This is the easiest, most watered down game in the series, even if it is supposed to not count as a main series game. The game refuses to respect the intelligence of the player by not permitting you to challenge gyms if you don't have a Pokemon that is strong against the gym on your team. You are given Poke balls after nearly every battle in the overworld for no repercussions, and there are additionally a few NPCS that will refill your balls for free if you run out, like the one in Mount Moon. Your partner Pokemon is likely the most powerful creature on your side, which is odd seeing as Pikachu and Eevee both lack competitive viability. In order to improve this, the game allows you to teach some powerful, exclusive moves of any type to your partner Pokemon ensuring that you will never get stuck once during the entire game. IVs are now completely invalidated as you can pay an NPC 10,000 pokecoins to change the nature of every wild Pokemon you encounter for the next while. After every battle and wild encounter, your Pokemon automatically share experience points, a feature that you CANNOT turn off. This makes the game even easier, ensuring nobody will ever be challenged or underleveled once during their playthrough.
    Breeding, which was my favorite feature in past games, has been removed entirely. Held items and abilities are out, removing nearly every nuance from competitive battling aside from type advantages.
    There are a few things in this game I enjoy, however. The two positive points in this review are for them. The remastered music is very well done and is very immersive. I will also say that this game has the best implementation of the Switch's trademark "HD Rumble" to date. The vibrations that the joycon and the Pokeball Plus make are very convincing and realistic. I usually enjoy capturing Pokemon in the new system for the most part, and I'm sure children will adore it, but it is NOT a replacement for the old one. The gameplay when capturing Pokemon is very unengaging. In practically all of my encounters I just alternated between throwing a Razz Berry and a Poke ball each time until I captured the Pokemon. The nuance is completely gone.
    Do not buy this game. Do not buy this game for your child. Do not buy this game for a friend who likes Pokemon Go. Show these people a good Pokemon game and introduce them to the series properly. If this game sells well, and Nintendo refuses to listen to the community, I truly hate to think of what the next Pokemon game will bring.
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  28. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    Simply ridiculous.
    A literally copy/pasted map from a 20 years old Game Boy game, the same animation as USUM, no day/night cycle, zero difficulty...
    Even the "positive points" are negated by the negative ones (ridable pokemon are cool, but not when the longest route is 10 paces long because they reused a lao from a Game Boy game). Absolutly shameful coming from the highest-grossing
    Simply ridiculous.
    A literally copy/pasted map from a 20 years old Game Boy game, the same animation as USUM, no day/night cycle, zero difficulty...
    Even the "positive points" are negated by the negative ones (ridable pokemon are cool, but not when the longest route is 10 paces long because they reused a lao from a Game Boy game).
    Absolutly shameful coming from the highest-grossing video game franchise.
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  29. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    Not worth the 60$, disgrace of a pokemon game. If this game was priced cheaper and didn't remove content it would be better. but people will defend this game because "i'm not here for the gameplay, i'm here for the nostalgia, because relying on the past is the only way i can bring happiness to my life"
  30. 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
  31. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    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
  32. Nov 16, 2018
    3
    The Pokemon Go catching mechanic was a somewhat nice change from the traditional controls. The flaw is the games removal of content. Much content was removed and not even substituted. For this being a Pokemon game on the switch, it's certainly a step backwards.
  33. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    After 17 years uninterruptedly buying every single Pokémon mainline game and lving every "hype season", excited to see the new features, new designs and new ideas, this is the first time that I'm going to skip it, looking forward to the 2019 games. I can understand Game Freak trying to simplify the things or whatever, but come on, removing over 600 creatures, more than two thirds of theAfter 17 years uninterruptedly buying every single Pokémon mainline game and lving every "hype season", excited to see the new features, new designs and new ideas, this is the first time that I'm going to skip it, looking forward to the 2019 games. I can understand Game Freak trying to simplify the things or whatever, but come on, removing over 600 creatures, more than two thirds of the moves, abilities, held items and making it one of the games with less post game content since GB era, lacking features than a 2004 GBA release had like Sevii Islands, using the same engine from ORAS, not reaching even S/M level and going back to the grid system, when the game has been on developement for years... that's not casualization, that's pure laziness, and as a lifelong fan, I'm sad to see the direction Pokémon is talking and I hope next year's games to have a serious graphic update and a lot of content, because I guess these pair of games have been very dissapointing for many of us. Expand
  34. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is just like the move it introduced, this game is Baddy Badd. Its really just Pokémon Go on the Switch. You're better off just sticking with your iPhone or Android on this one. And the paywall for Mew was tedious and pretty greedy on Gamefreaks part, what if I don't want the PokeBall plus, and I just want a Mew? It really is just a soulless cash grab on nostalgia and the hype that surrounded Pokémon Go a year or two back. Also theres gons of graphical errors especially in the overworld when wild Pokémon basically "clip" through your player character.

    Do yourself a favor and save your money.
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  35. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I really tried to give this game the chance, but it just keep disapointing me.
    Hear me out, this isnt a hate review like most, I really played it.

    I was on board with all the pokemon following you and the fact that they were visible in the overworld, but after playing it and complete it... It doesnt felt like a pokemon game, sure I may not have all the pokedex (because im unwilling to pay 60bucks for another joycon) but Its feels CHEAP.

    Controls: First negative point, what is this?. The controls are worse than the TWEWY remix for switch and thats saying a lot, Was it to much to allow us to disable the movement controls if I play on a train?.

    Content: Its the shorter pokemon game I have played in my life. I dont know the motivation behind removing 7/8 parts of the pokedex from the game but to lock me from getting all without a joycon DLC is crossing the line. Also The postgame content is lackluster, the masters of each pokemon felt really descompensated (some hard some easy as hell) and after beating them you get a quick dialogue and a title( they keep being the masters but they share their title), maybe expecting a TM at least was too much.

    Story: I already was expecting it to be bland or non-existant but for some reason they got out of their way to make unnecesary decisions (like the league champion, that doesnt make any sense).

    Graphics: Well I never demanded good graphics but playing it like it is feels like playing a mobile game, I might not be wrong saying that is on the same level of Dragalia Lost a mobile game distributed by Nintendo (with chibi aesthetics), and I remember you this a 60 bucks game for Switch(an hybrid console) vs a F2P gacha mobile game.

    Attention to details: Feels like a miss, with only 1/8 of the pokedex you expect that game freak may have worked in new animations for games for those 171 pokemons, but you couldnt be more wrong, they reused the assets and animation of 3ds and ported them to HD, even character animations are reused. At least ( and this are the 2 points) they deepened in the following pokemon mechanic giving them special skills like different levels of flight.

    I was prepared for everything while going into this game but not this, this isnt just a short game its a scam. The game itself is worth 20 bucks max. but its sold at x3 that price +DLCs because its pokemon. After BOTW and MarioOdyssey grand start for their franchises in switch pokemon enters the hybrid console gen with a little game that couldnt live up to the expectation.

    I may have lost 60 bucks but if with this review I can prevent others from the same fat so be it.
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  36. Nov 18, 2018
    0
    Pokémon GO: Console Edition. Easier, simpler, tasteless.
    No abilities. No day/night cycle. No weather. No fishing. No breeding. No end-game.
    Nice graphics and such things are not enough.
  37. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    Tries to be a true Pokémon game.
    Tries to be a Pokémon GO game.
    And epic fails at that, losing that makes those games fun.
    Looks like a Frankestein monster of bad mechanics.
    And do we need another Kanto game? Has less content that FireRed/LeafGreen!
  38. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    They could make it great but decided to break it with go capture feature that core series fans hate..
  39. Nov 16, 2018
    3
    Lgpe has received positive reviews, but how is it possible that in 2018 it will be promoted a title that has the same story of yellow pokemon and fire red / green leaf pokemon without any difference, and with a ridiculous postgame also accentuated by the lack of online? I can understand the introduction of the new mechanics of go and in a sense I can also appreciate them, but this title isLgpe has received positive reviews, but how is it possible that in 2018 it will be promoted a title that has the same story of yellow pokemon and fire red / green leaf pokemon without any difference, and with a ridiculous postgame also accentuated by the lack of online? I can understand the introduction of the new mechanics of go and in a sense I can also appreciate them, but this title is a lack of respect for all old fans who have supported that other **** of usum and also for the new ones. they are going to buy a product identical to one of 20 years ago. Expand
  40. 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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  41. 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
  42. Nov 16, 2018
    4
    This isn't a meme/troll review, I actually got the game and have played through until the 7th Gym as of writing this. This is just a mediocre game. It's Pokemon Yellow in HD with the catching from Pokemon Go and that's about it. It's okay if you like Gen 1 and want a timewaster that you can shut off your brain and play for a few hours, but if you're expecting anything deeper then lookThis isn't a meme/troll review, I actually got the game and have played through until the 7th Gym as of writing this. This is just a mediocre game. It's Pokemon Yellow in HD with the catching from Pokemon Go and that's about it. It's okay if you like Gen 1 and want a timewaster that you can shut off your brain and play for a few hours, but if you're expecting anything deeper then look elsewhere. This was clearly made as a quick filler for this year to cash in on the Go players, with the bare minimum effort put in while presumably every one else in Game Freak is working on the 2019 game/s.

    Honestly as a Go player the catching didn't bother me as much, it worked decently with the Joy-Con. Following Pokemon and being able to ride on them as well as not having to use HMs was nice and I wish they keep this feature for future games. Some of the battles in the game can be pretty challenging if you don't excessively catch Pokemon and keep around the same levels as your opponents. I don't really have a problem with the 'chibi' artstyle they went with for this game, but the graphics and animations look flat and unfinished which is frankly horrible for the series' first HD game on a home console especially when put next to other Switch games. The soundtrack is just the same 5 instruments over and over making every song sound exactly the same, they weren't memorable remixes in the slightest. The story is just the same as RBY with the odd new thing here and there, only your new 'Rival' in this game reminds me of the 'friends' from Pokemon XY and not in a good way. And features like online random matches, abilities and held items that were in every previous game were removed for absolutely no good reason, with nothing of note added as an incentive to play the game beyond beating the Champion or catching Mewtwo.

    Definitely don't buy a Switch just for this game, it's not worth it. Only get this if you have literally nothing else to play on your Switch, and even then only buy it if you can find it cheap, because that's what this game is. It's definitely not worth £50/$60.
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  43. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    i used to have unwavering faith in the franchise, went in almost blind expecting great things from this lastest new installation. Not anymore. All that waited me was a washed out experience of a game I already played removing and worsening the mechanics of the games I fell in love with as a child. Do we actually need pokemon go catching, what was wrong with the previous method. This justi used to have unwavering faith in the franchise, went in almost blind expecting great things from this lastest new installation. Not anymore. All that waited me was a washed out experience of a game I already played removing and worsening the mechanics of the games I fell in love with as a child. Do we actually need pokemon go catching, what was wrong with the previous method. This just feels like getting rewarded for minimum effort, which is what masuda and game freak expect this game to do honestly. Bring back traditional pokemon, if anybody wanted mechanics from the mobile game they'd play the mobile game. Please reconsider gamefreak. Expand
  44. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    A dreadful shallow reimagining of Kanto. An embarrassment to Pokémon franchise. Be a better person and stop supporting Gamefreak’s mediocrity.
  45. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    This is the laziest, most disgusting cashgrab in Pokemon history. Tons of features removed, casualised to the limit, treating players as if they're brainless zombies, tedious grind (have fun grinding **** to level 75 for no real reward), 40$ 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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  46. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Worst game ever made, do not buy this **** please!!
    No battle encounter, no ability, no moves, broken stats, bad story, phone game on a great console!
    This game was for phone store
  47. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    As a hard core fan of the pokemon series this was a major disappointment. the fact that they cut so many key features to appeal to a demographic of people that downloaded the app simply because they had a phone. Main stream features that have been in the series since day one have since been scrapped because the kids couldn't understand it. honestly quite sad to see such a series fall.
  48. 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
  49. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Game is too easy and miss like 700+ pokemon and features from older games. Don't buy.
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Horrible, game lacks any sort of soul, effort and content. Do yourself a favor and buy anything else.
  54. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Baby mode difficulty, you can solo the entire game in under 15 hours with your starter pokemon.
    No held items, No abilities, no wild battles.
    New moves for Eevee and Pikachu sound like a toddler came up with them, I mean **** Baddy bad REALLY?

    Literally babies first pokemon game, but with zero depth.

    ALSO LOL AT THESE TEN SCORE REVIEWS, HAHAHAHAHAHA.
  55. Nov 16, 2018
    1
    Take everything that makes Pokemon Pokemon: Random Battles, a difficulty level anywhere between really easy and somewhat hard, breeding, natures, abilities, held items, a thriving competitive scene, GTS, wonder trade, fun, and throw ALL of them out the window. Boom! you get Pokemon Let's Go. It's a game for casuals or genwunners, so people who shouldn't be playing Pokemon nowadays anyways.Take everything that makes Pokemon Pokemon: Random Battles, a difficulty level anywhere between really easy and somewhat hard, breeding, natures, abilities, held items, a thriving competitive scene, GTS, wonder trade, fun, and throw ALL of them out the window. Boom! you get Pokemon Let's Go. It's a game for casuals or genwunners, so people who shouldn't be playing Pokemon nowadays anyways. It's too bare bones to even be considered a Pokemon game, even as a casual RPG it fails because of it's ease of gameplay. The ONLY, and I mean only good thing about these games are the graphics. They look decent, and if we were to get a Gen 8 on Switch or (finally) Sinnoh remakes, I'd love to see this art style return. That's why these games are clearly a 1/10. I hope these games sell poorly and Nintendo notices what fans, true fans, really want. Expand
  56. 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
  57. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This game is horrible.
    Game Freak cut all the enjoyable things,like the safari Zone or the postgame introduced in Fire Red/Leaf Green(14 years ago.)
    Too easy and the 3d models are really bad.
  58. 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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  59. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This is the worst game of pokémon, with only 153 pokémon, without abilities, without battles vs Wild Pokémon
  60. Nov 16, 2018
    4
    This is a very weird entry into the Pokémon series. It feels more like one of the below average spin-off titles that gets released every now and then but since Gamefreak themselves have developed it and are insisting to call it a mainline title, I will do the same. This of course means that will I judge it with the quality of previous mainline titles in mind.
    This is not a good game. It's
    This is a very weird entry into the Pokémon series. It feels more like one of the below average spin-off titles that gets released every now and then but since Gamefreak themselves have developed it and are insisting to call it a mainline title, I will do the same. This of course means that will I judge it with the quality of previous mainline titles in mind.
    This is not a good game. It's neither a good Pokémon game nor a good RPG in general. The Pokémon series has always been a very casual and simple part of the JRPG genre, it's made to appeal first and foremost to kids after all. In recent times Gamefreak have adopted the strategy of simplifying the games even more and that's extremely apparent with Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee. These games ignore a plethora of features that have been a staple of the series for many years in favor of cashing in on the Pokémon Go hype by implementing features from that game. This to me seems like a very weird choice to make. Who would have thought that the very first mainline Pokémon title released on a home console would remove features in sake of implementing game mechanics from a mobile title of all things. It feels honestly very bizarre. Apart from that, the game doesn't look what I would expect a home console Pokémon game to look like. It looks like an upscaled 3DS game. This is especially pathetic when you compare it to other bestseller titles on the Switch, such as Mario Odyssey, which looks and runs magnitudes better than Let's Go. This to me really just indicates a lack of effort on Gamefreak's part. They know that whatever they do, the game will sell well. Thus they'll just put in minimal effort and people will defend them for it.
    Not everything is wrond with these games though. I like the concept of Master Trainers for example. I think it could be expanded upon so that it doesn't just fall down to whoever has the faster Pokémon wins but there's definitely potential for some fun post-game content there.
    To be honest, it is very difficult to think of more positive things to say about Let's Go so I'll just wrap up my review with the next few sentences. I don't know who these games are for. I don't think kids are too stupid to play any of the other mainline games and I don't think if you have nostalgia for gen 1 that you would seriously enjoy these games more than the originals or Firered/Leafgreen. Let's Go feels like the biggest stepback in the history of Pokémon. Now we'll just have to hope that Gamefreak keeps Let's Go seperate from the "real" mainline games and that they'll positively surprise us with next year's entry.
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  61. Nov 17, 2018
    1
    Feels lazy. Incredibly easy and there's a pay wall. Complete trash. My Switch is still gathering dust... :(
  62. Nov 16, 2018
    3
    As a long time fan of the Pokemon Franchise I've come to air my grievances with Pokemon Let's GO. I remember when the games were first announced, it felt like a breath of fresh air and like Gamefreak were taking a brand new exciting perspective on the Pokemon formula. I was really excited to buy and play this game, unfortunately to my dismay as time went on things took a drastic change.As a long time fan of the Pokemon Franchise I've come to air my grievances with Pokemon Let's GO. I remember when the games were first announced, it felt like a breath of fresh air and like Gamefreak were taking a brand new exciting perspective on the Pokemon formula. I was really excited to buy and play this game, unfortunately to my dismay as time went on things took a drastic change. There are many areas where the game suffers and does a spectacular job of alienating long term fans.

    Lets start out with the game itself, which is inherently bad. It's an obvious cash grab aimed at the casual and GO audience. Expecting people to pay $300, then $60, and then maybe another $50 is downright greedy and ludicrous. Also spending that extra $50 on a one dimensional accessory that only works for Lets GO and Pokemon GO is bananas. Not only that, but the pokeball plus already has limited used in Let's GO itself with many people opting to use the joycons instead anyway, and it's the only way to obtain Mew in game!

    This game cost $20 dollars more than usual despite having half the usual content. Next is the gameplay itself. Gameplay aspects such as natures and held items have been stripped out with some moves being cut out from the game as well! This waters the game down removing a layer of variability and cuts out a part of the pokemon formula which makes it all the more interesting. Then there is the severely limited online aspect with the GTS, wonder trade, and battle spot not being included with the online services.

    I'm just going to start listing things now, maybe go in depth for some that need further explaining. Only the first 150 pokemon included, plus meltan. Every other game includes pokemon from other gens, even the fire red/leaf green remakes so there is no reason LG shouldn't include them either. Graphics are not great by any means, even compared to their handheld predecessor US/UM, with some of the models being ripped directly from Pokemon GO. Overall the effort put into graphics and animations is laughable. Removed wild battles, and the hand-holding or ultra casualization is blatantly obnoxious and even enough to turn literal kids away.

    Post game content is nearly non existent and seems almost haphazard, and the game overall leaves one feeling there is much to be desired and that so much more could of been done to make this a good game. Instead we got a half effort, diluted, money grab. Which if they sell well, only serves to further incentivize Gamefreak to continue putting out full priced games that only require half the work. It already happened with pokemon go. Gamefreak and nintendo saw PGO success and now we have the train wreck that is lets go as a result. If the trend continues the lack luster mediocrity that inspired this game could eventually bleed into the main series games.
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  63. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Horrible, casualisation, motion gaming horrible, we lost the fight against pokemon :/
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    horrible game this is a trash for pokemon this game is a jokey for the others game with pokemon
  67. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    BADDY BAD!

    1) Horrible aesthetics: outdated graphics, recycled animations for both pokemon and human NPC's, iconic pokemon didn't get their battle animations fixed (pikachu moving on the z axis, not even hopping, for kicking moves and floaty fall; blastoise shooting water from his forehead instead of using its cannons). 2) Lame OST: Generic orchestral arrangements that don't even reach
    BADDY BAD!

    1) Horrible aesthetics: outdated graphics, recycled animations for both pokemon and human NPC's, iconic pokemon didn't get their battle animations fixed (pikachu moving on the z axis, not even hopping, for kicking moves and floaty fall; blastoise shooting water from his forehead instead of using its cannons).
    2) Lame OST: Generic orchestral arrangements that don't even reach the quality of fan made remixes that can be found on YouTube.
    3) Performance issues: FPS drops when there are too many pokemon in the screen or during co-op despite the subpar visuals.
    4) Boring campaign: The game gives you no reason to use other pokemon than your starter to get through battles, as it can stomp on everything you find. Probably why some parts of the game require you to have caught a number of pokemon to advance or get something extra. You have out of your way to lose in this game. No challenge whatsoever. No gratification.
    5) Assumes kids are stupid: Probably the most terrible aspect of this game. It's aimed at children, but doesn't try to stimulate them in any way. It's thoroughly condescending from the very beginning, from the lack of suitable challenges for them to the constant, over the top hand holding. CHILDREN ARE YOUNG, NOT STUPID. Seriously, giving this game to a child is insulting their intelligence. Pokemon Let's Go is all about instant, fake gratification and the reason it teaches is "You're too stupid to learn and get better at things, but don't worry! Making any sort of effort is bad!" Most likely detrimental for any kid's development.
    6) Full Price game that has less content than remakes of the same games that came out over a decade ago: Kanto is exactly the same. Scarce post game. Scarce online features which require a paid subscription to be accessed.
    7) Confusing design philosophy: Junichi Masuda has stated that these games have been simplified because kids play games on their smartphones now. He has also stated that Let's Go is aimed at kids because they haven't been able to play go, as they don't have smartphones. You also need a smartphone to unlock and evolve Meltan and Melmetal. So what is it, mr. Masuda?
    8) Just straight out disappointing: A lot of long time pokemon fans have dreamed about the day there would be a pokemon game on a home console. GF's debut on a system like that has shown poor graphics, poor gameplay, cut content, and general blatant laziness in development.

    To sum up: Pokemon Let's Go is a $60 console game which believes kids are stupid, has had little effort put on it, and tries to hide its faults behind confusing and contradicting statements. NOT WORTH YOUR MONEY!
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  68. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This game is the apotheosis of Junichi Masuda's lazy design ethos. What we expected from the first HD Pokémon game was nothing short of the standard set by Breath of the Wild. Instead we got this lazy cash grab shovelware title.

    This game is more notable in what features are removed than those added. Namely, 600 Pokémon have been culled, abilities and held items removed, and all
    This game is the apotheosis of Junichi Masuda's lazy design ethos. What we expected from the first HD Pokémon game was nothing short of the standard set by Breath of the Wild. Instead we got this lazy cash grab shovelware title.

    This game is more notable in what features are removed than those added. Namely, 600 Pokémon have been culled, abilities and held items removed, and all pretense of challenge is gone. Even the battle animations are lazy, and look worse than they did in 20 year old Pokémon Stadium from the N64.

    The graphics are inexcusably cheap and ugly, evoking the look of your average mobile game. The return to a blocky isometric overworld and chibi trainer models is jarring in a 2018 Switch game. The same dozen or so assets get copy/pasted ad nauseam. A stroll through Viridian Forest looks much as it did in 1999 on the Gameboy Color, and that's not a good thing!

    Overall, this game is a cheap cash grab that tarnishes the brand and sets low expectations for the 2019 titles. I hope the bad will Gamefreak has sown among its erstwhile biggest fans was worth luring a few suckers into paying for $49.99 Mew DLC. Junichi Masuda and Gamefreak should be ashamed.
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  69. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Terrible game
    I'm a long-time gamer who enjoyed Pokemon, but I'm disappointed
  70. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Can I ask what the **** the people who are rating this a 10 are smoking? And can I have some

    The game has taken major steps back, looks like an upscaled 3DS game, removes many of the mechanics of a Pokémon Game, and simply doesn't know who it's trying to target. The game is 'comfy', but it's sure as hell not worth its price. Oh and Mew is locked behind a 50$ paywall because Gamefreak is
    Can I ask what the **** the people who are rating this a 10 are smoking? And can I have some

    The game has taken major steps back, looks like an upscaled 3DS game, removes many of the mechanics of a Pokémon Game, and simply doesn't know who it's trying to target. The game is 'comfy', but it's sure as hell not worth its price. Oh and Mew is locked behind a 50$ paywall because Gamefreak is being greedy. Cannot even transfer Mew from Go.
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  71. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    They've totally sacrificed the appeal of Pokemon. It's obvious that they pandered to one market while sacrificing another.
  72. 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!! Expand
  73. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    It removes features from a remake that is 14 years old *Fire Red and Leaf Green*, and replaces it with a bad capture system that becomes far more annoying as it goes on. The game made me wish for wild battles once again and the gym road blocks were inexcusable, I mean 50 pokemon caught to battle Koga? That's idiocy. Makes challenge runs like Nuzlockes impossible due to it. BattleIt removes features from a remake that is 14 years old *Fire Red and Leaf Green*, and replaces it with a bad capture system that becomes far more annoying as it goes on. The game made me wish for wild battles once again and the gym road blocks were inexcusable, I mean 50 pokemon caught to battle Koga? That's idiocy. Makes challenge runs like Nuzlockes impossible due to it. Battle animations are pretty bad as well, models look alright but 2 generations behind, I expect more on the switch.
    Slowdown in places like Viridian forest is inexcusable, the Switch can handle Doom just fine so why does Viridian forest of all places slow down. 50 Dollar Paywall to have mew is also horrible, likewise with the crappy method of getting Meltan and especially Melmetal, good luck getting it while the game is relevant outside of cheating. Do not buy, just stick with Fire Red and Leaf Green.
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  74. 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
  75. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    Unica impressão positiva que pude ter foi a "nostalgia", um jogo que tentou mudar o conceito de lutas com pokémons selvagens e treinos incessantes de forma errada. Diversas mudanças, no meu ponto de vista, erradas, ou melhor, arriscadas, a nintendo deveria avaliar um pouco mais "o que os fans querem" e o pouco menos "o que nós achamos que eles querem". Minha nota será 2 pelos diversosUnica impressão positiva que pude ter foi a "nostalgia", um jogo que tentou mudar o conceito de lutas com pokémons selvagens e treinos incessantes de forma errada. Diversas mudanças, no meu ponto de vista, erradas, ou melhor, arriscadas, a nintendo deveria avaliar um pouco mais "o que os fans querem" e o pouco menos "o que nós achamos que eles querem". Minha nota será 2 pelos diversos erros que o jogo cometeu, uma lástima. Expand
  76. 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
  77. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This game is offensive to everyone who plays Pokémon. Game Freak thinks that all japanese children are dumb to cut so many mechanics in favor of casualization. Gross.
  78. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    The game is laughably easy and there is little content. The Kanto remake for the GBA was way better.
  79. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Series that thought it had lost all difficulty loses last additional bit of difficulty it didn't know it still had.
  80. 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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  81. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This is honestly a spit on the face to fans of the franchise. Charging $60usd for literally Pokemon Yellow with HD graphics does not seem like a good business decision on Gamefreak's end. There's less content than FireRed and LeafGreen, take that into consideration.
  82. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This game is boring, lazy, it looks bad. I don't recomment it to anyone. You're better off playing HG/SS or FR/LG.
  83. Nov 17, 2018
    3
    Para finalizar la caída en picado de la saga, llega esta entrega dispuesta a acabar con nuestra paciencia y con nuestras carteras. Las críticas de las revistas no habían sido tan malas, así que decidí darle una oportunidad a esta entrega, pero ahora no siento más que vergüenza. Vergüenza propia por no haber esperado a ver lo que decían los usuarios y vergüenza ajena por el trabajo de unaPara finalizar la caída en picado de la saga, llega esta entrega dispuesta a acabar con nuestra paciencia y con nuestras carteras. Las críticas de las revistas no habían sido tan malas, así que decidí darle una oportunidad a esta entrega, pero ahora no siento más que vergüenza. Vergüenza propia por no haber esperado a ver lo que decían los usuarios y vergüenza ajena por el trabajo de una compañía que se supone que tiene mucho presupuesto y experiencia.

    Para empezar, partamos de lo más obvio: el juego sale a precio completo con un DLC físico camuflado a un precio desorbitado, eso sin contar con la necesidad de este DLC y de Pokémon Go para poder acabar el juego al 100%. Gráficamente, nos encontramos con un entorno increíblemente simple que bien podría haber movido una Wii, y encima se mueve a 30 FPS (la falta de fluidez es más que evidente cuando corres, sobre todo en interiores). En cuanto a la jugabilidad, el uso de los mandos es pésimo, sin dar funciones a todos los botones y sin permitir el uso del mando clásico. Además, ni siquiera tiene una combinación para hacer soft reset. En una especie de mezcla entre la jugabilidad y los gráficos está algo que a mí me irrita especialmente, que no sé si alguien más lo habrá notado, que es que la transición de estar parado a echar a correr es muy abrupta, y eso al rato me cansa la vista. En cuanto a la dificultad, esta es irrisoria, y que nadie me hable de los niños porque la mayoría de los que estamos aquí empezamos a jugar con menos de 10 años y nunca hemos tenido problemas serios con la dificultad.

    En conclusión, agradecería que el personal de cualquier estudio de videojuegos se pasara por Game Freak a enseñarles cómo se trabaja, porque muchos de los fallos de este juego me parecen de novatos.
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  84. Nov 17, 2018
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    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.
  85. Nov 17, 2018
    0
    What a shame... Took out the awesome fighting system to level up Pokemons and implemented the Pokemon Go level up system. Fight against Pokemons to level up? Nope. Catch 1236 Caterpie with the Pokemon Go catching engine to level up? Yes. Not sure why they replaced the good old fighting system with such a crap system. If you are a fan of the old Pokemon Games with fighting: Do not buy thatWhat a shame... Took out the awesome fighting system to level up Pokemons and implemented the Pokemon Go level up system. Fight against Pokemons to level up? Nope. Catch 1236 Caterpie with the Pokemon Go catching engine to level up? Yes. Not sure why they replaced the good old fighting system with such a crap system. If you are a fan of the old Pokemon Games with fighting: Do not buy that game. you will be disappointed. VERY disappointed. Expand
  86. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    My birthday is literally the day after this game was released, and I was given it as an early gift "so I could enjoy it at the same time as everyone else".

    I'm disappointed to say that I didn't. I'd read so many negative things online on Twitter and elsewhere, and I was still determined to enjoy it in spite of the evidence before my eyes "because it's cute", "because it's Kanto",
    My birthday is literally the day after this game was released, and I was given it as an early gift "so I could enjoy it at the same time as everyone else".

    I'm disappointed to say that I didn't.

    I'd read so many negative things online on Twitter and elsewhere, and I was still determined to enjoy it in spite of the evidence before my eyes "because it's cute", "because it's Kanto", "because nostalgia". And I did, at first. Meeting Pikachu for the 'first' time, Pikachu meeting MC's Mom, was all very cute, but then it dwindled.

    After the first half dozen or so Pokemon encounters, the process felt repetitive. A half dozen later, it felt like a chore. I figured I could get by with just catching what I intended to use, but no. The game enforces capture quotas for you to continue past certain points.I would honestly prefer mindless fetch-quests over this.

    I stopped playing. No amount of willpower to enjoy it made me enjoy it. Pokemon has been part of my life since childhood, and the loyalty that roots in you still wasn't enough to make me enjoy this insulting cash-grab of a game.

    I am genuinely disappointed that someone else wasted their money on this in my name.

    One can only wonder how much was paid to those 37 critics for "generally favorable reviews", because my experience left me with barely anything positive to say.
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  87. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Terrible game, lazy, barebones and braindead easy. Gamefreak are hacks and killing pokemon.
  88. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    easy game for casual and go player, i expected nothing and i'm still disappointed
  89. 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 preffer 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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  90. Nov 16, 2018
    4
    While it is nice to finally have a Gen 1 game with the Physical / Special Split, the game removed more features than it added. The only thing I hope that carried over to future games is the overworld Pokemon. The art style change is not my cup of tea, but that is pure opinion. Everything else about this is worse than other main Pokemon game. So many features were removed that I hopeWhile it is nice to finally have a Gen 1 game with the Physical / Special Split, the game removed more features than it added. The only thing I hope that carried over to future games is the overworld Pokemon. The art style change is not my cup of tea, but that is pure opinion. Everything else about this is worse than other main Pokemon game. So many features were removed that I hope Gamefreak doesn't make future games like this.

    Also, they kept IVs what the heck.
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  91. Nov 17, 2018
    1
    This game had so much promise. I would have given this game 8 out of 10 if it weren't for one thing. That one thing is the utter lack of Pokemon battles in the wild. They took out one of the most enjoyable features of the Pokemon games and replaced it with an obnoxious feature from the mobile games. This killed the entire experience, and as such does not deserve the title of remake.This game had so much promise. I would have given this game 8 out of 10 if it weren't for one thing. That one thing is the utter lack of Pokemon battles in the wild. They took out one of the most enjoyable features of the Pokemon games and replaced it with an obnoxious feature from the mobile games. This killed the entire experience, and as such does not deserve the title of remake.

    Additionally, anyone who is capable of waking up and putting on pants can beat this game. It's more of a theme park ride than an interactive gaming experience.

    Save your money, don't buy this. As far as I'm concerned, unless something dramatically changes, I'm never giving Nintendo any of my money again.
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  92. Nov 17, 2018
    0
    The game is stupidly easy and there is little content. The Kanto remake for the GBA was much better.
  93. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This is a spit in the face for long term fans. I'm afraid for the future of this franchise.
  94. 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
  95. Nov 16, 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 right 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 has 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 right 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 has 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 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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  96. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Such a lazy, shallow attempt to pander to nostalgia it should be illegal
    gamefreak is a million dollar company and this is what they **** out? This is your brain on mobile.
  97. Nov 16, 2018
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Pretty much the same typical pokemon game you ever expect from Game Freak. Nothing screams challenging single player content. For a JRPG it's pretty low in standards. I'm just going to cut to the chase and give you what exactly what you want.

    Is there single player post game content and is there any good replay value?

    Yes there is post game content such as the master trainer battles, and SPOILERS! You get to fight trainer Blue, Red, and Green. As for replay value, no. Most modernize pokemon games from the 3DS era onto the Switch STILL weak in the replay value department.

    There! That's pretty much what there is to it. If you want to buy the game because it's "Pokemon" then by all means go ahead, but if you pretty much play every single game in the generation. Expecting more of a hardcore single player challenge, more post game content, higher replay value for single player content. I'm terribly sorry but you're sadly mistaken if you think you'll be getting those.

    Funny enough, the story is just as bland as X and Y. Despite it being a remake and all. Then again, Red, Blue, Yellow, Fire Red, and Leaf Green always had terrible stories. Don't expect that to change.

    Overall, it's just another cheap cash grab, lack of replay value and most of all. Another babies' first JRPG. It's not worth playing and I suggest everyone to turn away from it and hold off until gen 8 comes around. Though let's be real honest. Gen 8 will be **** too so long as Junichi Masuda, Shigeru Ohmori is at the helm of directing these games. Nothing will ever change.
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  98. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    A disaster of a game. GameFreak's laziness masquerades as "a game aimed at beginners": these games are lacking elements that would have made the experience more broadly enjoyable without actually hurting the beginners (no Sevii Isles? No difficulty option?). It's one thing to make a game for new fans - it's another thing entirely to just be lazy during the development and then act as ifA disaster of a game. GameFreak's laziness masquerades as "a game aimed at beginners": these games are lacking elements that would have made the experience more broadly enjoyable without actually hurting the beginners (no Sevii Isles? No difficulty option?). It's one thing to make a game for new fans - it's another thing entirely to just be lazy during the development and then act as if everything is simplified because of that. Common excuse? The lower budget then. Which makes no sense for a $60 game. This should have cost $25, and instead what we got is a full priced release that better not be a preview of what's to come in the next year.
    To top it all off, this is using a basically upscaled port of the engine used on the 3DS, as this does not offer graphics worthy of a home console game (even for a Pokémon game, this could have a much more interesting, detailed overworld), and yet it STILL manages to have its framerate dip at times.

    Truly, a disaster that better not set a precedent for the upcoming titles, sold at more than twice the price it's actually worth. Keep that in mind when reading reviews from the press, who didn't have to pay for this title.
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  99. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I bought this game to get a confrmation of everything. (This game is a joke).
    First of all it's a 3ds/mobile game with chibi models ported on a Gaming Console, we are in 2018.. why?
    The 3ds games are graphically better (Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun/Moon, even Omega Ruby/Sapphire)
    Every important moves, abilities are removed (really important on a mainline game, this looks like a spinoff), other gens pokemons also the evolutions are removed, egg system is removed.
    No battle encounter, the stats of every pokemon are broke, the catch system is clean by the way.
    A level 19 Drowzee can beat a level 70 Drowzee master trainer.. When i tested i was like, what the hell is this... ( You can literally sweep the entire super 4 with a lvl 19 pokemon)
    During a battle my eevee got frozen, but when i changed him he walked back to me without any problem (wtf? you can't come back you should be frozen).
    In 2018 a Blastoise keep using hydro pump with its head instead the cannons(I'm comfused).
    During a legendary battle, if you soft reser to get it shiny, in the overworld wil still look normal.
    The normal mons in the overworld can be found shiny, but not the legendary (only during the battle).
    You can't ride a ninetales and a pidgeot, but you can ride a starmie and a haunter.
    The protagonists are kids (the 90% of the community is over 20)
    The rival should be a real rival, but it's a little friendly kid that fight you in name of love..
    The npcs are more rivals than your rival.
    The battle theme of Giovanni, the boss of team rocket, is now the same as every team rocket npc.
    Walking around the street, you can notice that there is shadow over houses but not on you.
    No sevii island, no Johto region (You can tell me, yeah it's a remake) but what's the excuse about megas? They are not part of pokemon yellow, also some johto npc are inside of this game.
    Day and night cycle is removed, if you want some night vibes you must go to Sabrina gym.
    Frame rate drops on viridian forest, come on...

    This game is unofficially a bad made spinoff (They are telling us that this is a mainline game).
    The next year Mondial league luckily will be in Ultra Sun and Moon and not on this spinoff game.
    If they are telling that this is a mainline game, then future games will be like this.

    Even the kids of my city are disappointed and laughed at this game, we are in 2018 and a 10 years old kid know everything and also expect nice games.
    This game doesn't deserve to be on a gaming console, it should be on a phone store.
    Who buy gaming consoles want a gaming console game and not a phone game, otherwise what would be the purpose to buy a gaming console?
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  100. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Unbelievably bad game. This game has no content. Thoroughly disappointed...
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 84 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 84
  2. Negative: 0 out of 84
  1. Mar 5, 2019
    85
    A simple, nostalgic return to the Kanto region, offers little if you are a series veteran eager for complexity and challenge. But if that's not your main interest, Pokemon Let's Go has it all! It's a simple, cute and fun game that will keep you hooked for hours. An excellent starting point for newcomers, and a great nostalgia trip for those in a search for one.
  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]