Nintendo Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (Nintendo Switch) - Switch
- Meet countless characters from the beloved series
- High-end visuals, modern resolutions and carefully polished gameplay
- Brand new horde mode multiplayer for up to two players, online and splitscreen
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Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu
Partner up with Pikachu to catch and collect Pokemon on a rich and vibrant adventure in the Pokemon. Catch Pokemon in the wild using a gentle throwing motion with either a Joy-Con controller or a Poke Ball. You can also use button controls in Handheld Mode. Share your adventure with family or friends using a second Joy-Con or Poke Ball Plus.
Throughout the story, your bond with your partner Pokemon grows stronger as you care for it and travel together. See the world in style by customizing Pikachu and your Trainer with a selection of outfits.
Pokemon: Let's go, Pikachu! (Nintendo Switch)
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It is not that the game itself does anything wrong per say, it’s what it lacks that makes it lackluster. Elements of gameplay that advanced over the previous games were similar removed. You could say due to the fact this game is a pseudo-remake of the original Red/Blue/Yellow it’s understandable to not have breeding for example, because the originals didn’t have breeding.
I started with Pokémon Yellow and have had each main series game since, although it was hard buying Ultra Sun and Moon due to various reasons but not least of which the series feeling worn.
What I can say about this game to summarize the feeling it gave it. It’s a hold over game. It feels incomplete by not including staples from the past.
Lastly, I don’t understand why there are two games over then than the fact it’s a money grab. When Pokémon started on Gameboy I could respect them putting one game on two carts due to size limitations. Now with these two Let’s Go games we are served less game over two carts and for more money. Making money is essential however beyond that there is absolutely no reason this game should be on two carts. Yes the same goes for recent 3DS variants but that’s for another debate. Thank you.
1) they completely did away with the computer system that had been in the pokemon games since day 1 in the red/blue games. Instead you are supposed to cart over your Pokemon from Pokemon Go instead. Which leads me to my next point.
2) they did away with the safari zone completely. replacing it with a "Go Park" where you can import your pokemon from the Go mobile game.
3) all the HM techniques are gone and they are all replaced with special moves your Pikachu/Eevee can learn instead. Moves like Surf and Fly are now normal moves only used in battle. You CAN fly around with a pokemon knowing fly on ONE SINGLE stretch of road yipee
4) pokemon in the wild (tall grass) are not battled anymore. instead you throw pokeballs and berries at them like in Pokemon Go. forget trying to catch the tougher ones like Jinx and Mr. Mime without a master ball either
Overall I am really dissapointed with this game and wish they had simply made the Pokermon Yellow remake instead of this hybrid nonsense.
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I won't argue that it's too easy. Because it is very easy. But that's ok. This games aim is to introduce new players in.
If you are looking for a Traditional Pokemon game with deep mechanics and more difficulty then you'll have to wait until next year.
I've been playing Pokemon since the very beginning and to me this game is enough of a nostalgia trip to keep me occupied until the next main line Pokemon game comes.
Things removed from this game:
•Battling wild Pokemon.
•Truly random encounters.