A promising new direction for Pokémon.
The new stealth-action Pokémon catching system is a breath of fresh air, in what is one of the most sluggish turn-based game series I can think of.
I want to be clear: I love Pokémon dearly, but I think the games have grown stale.
The boss battles are a little weird, but otherwise I love the various zones you can wander around in.
The game is like a bunch of mini open worlds, in the style of Mario Odyssey. Being able to see Pokémon on the map, and even get into 1v2 or 1v3 battles is incredibly exciting.
This game does a lot to shake up the formula, and most of it lands.
I don't really care for the feudal Japan isekai setting, but it's mostly ignorable.
The fashion is still pretty good in this game, and collecting monsters is better than ever.