Pokémon Shield 

Nov 15, 2019
Pokémon Shield

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Pokémon Shield 

Nov 15, 2019

Unsheathe your sword and take up your shield! The world of Pokémon expands to include the Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield!


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This is a gorgeous addition to the Pokemon franchise. I don't have the history a lot of people do with this series, but the updated graphics really improved the experience for me over the few Pokemon titles I've played. I love the open world elements combined with the story. Alas, the story grows a little stagnant and I grew to almost dread the repetition. Still super fun, but I don't know if I'll ever finish it.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020


The game version of good enough? I don't think I really hated it, but for my most anticipated game of the year, i can't say i had too many stand out moments. I will probably always love Pokemon, but i may have finally outgrown the games.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020


It's just so bad. I really don't know how anyone could think this game is good, or even decent. The story is non-existent but still stops you every two seconds to shove exposition down your throat, even when the story is largely happening off-screen with other characters. The story that is here is insultingly incomprehensible, paper-thin characters with no motivations or personalities. Not that any of that is needed for a Pokémon game, but it's still bad.
The gameplay is bad, too. Difficulty has hit an all-time low. Bosses often use like, two Pokémon at most, that are often 5-10 levels below your team. There's no dungeons, and routes are straight lines with nothing to explore.

Reviewed on May 07, 2020


Gee I love boring and poorly told stories, tons and tons of cut content from previous games and awful post-games, removal of the exp share (taking away an option we've always had for no reason) and making the concept of raising pokemon up yourself meaningless and taking away the fun of it giving you high level pokemon for nothing making it so you don't have to send them out to raise them you just send it out if it's strong against something, ripping assets from pokemon x and y for like the 5th game in a row despite being on a much more powerful console, stupidly narrow and boring routes and empty towns, pathetically easy and shallow as all get out as an rpg.

What has this series become sure it's not awful (the visuals outside of pokemon animations and the wild area are alright, the music's pretty good and the gameplay loop's still kind of intact) but there are much better pokemon games on the ds and rpgs on the switch so don't bother.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020


I thought I would hate this one for the lack of the national dex, but it's not too bad, there's plenty of new content that makes it more fun. I really like the wild area, and dynamax is an interesting compromise between mega Pokemon and Z moves. I mean, I don't think Z moves have a place in Pokemon to begin with, and would much rather have had megas come back, but oh well. Max raids get old, but I appreciate them for making good IVs and hidden abilities easier to get, even if you have to use exploits. I'm excited for what the expansions will bring.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020


Mais do mesmo impera nessa franquia que pouco inova e muito mantém a máxima de "time que está ganhando não se mexe", para o bem ou para o mal.

Destaque paras as novidades que conseguem trazer algo interessante e fresco pro gameplay, como a wild area, raid battles e move tutor em todas os pokémon centers. Faz com que o título se destaque positivamente, enquanto os elementos já batidos tragam a experiência pra baixo.

Reviewed on Apr 07, 2020