When I decided to give the Pokemon franchise another go my expectations weren’t particularly high. I remember the days of playing Pokemon Blue and how much fun that was, nothing would compare to that. So with that in mind I powered on the latest instalment, wary that any of the newer Pokemon games id played had grown old fast.
The first thing that shocked me was just how well the art style has transitioned across into a fully fledged 3D game. We are no longer playing a pixellated sprite game, everything about this looks great. Walking around the house you start up in just feels so much more immersive, it’s actually fun to take a look around and explore the building unlike previous generations where you are in a small boring room.
You set off on your journey and straight away you can run… No slow walking, no having to wait forever to move a little faster. Also the old classic fetch a parcel or egg or something random quest has gone, you just set off on your journey and dive straight into the good stuff.
Theres a massive range of pokemon to catch and collect right at the beginning and almost immediately you pick up an exp share which shares out exp from a battle with your entire squad putting less pressure on you to choose who will be your lead pokemon.
So far the game really feels like something new unlike previous generations which have felt like the original game just with small tweaks. The world is fleshed out and due to the new art style and graphics its just great fun to explore. Theres a whole host of small tweaks but ill touch on those when I give a more detailed impression of the game.
So far ive sunk only a few hours in but for the first time since Blue I really cant wait to power the game back on and waste a good portion of my life playing.
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