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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It's so...uneven to say the least to the point where I both like this game and am disappointed in it at the same time. The Wild Area is cool, and the DLCs help it a lot, and I love the atmosphere of the gym battles being in big stadiums, and the characters were memorable. Beyond that, however, the lack of content and the fact that this game could be a lot better does make this one of the most uneven games in the series.
TL;DR, Fuck Pokemon Sword and Shield, I love it.
This was probably one of the first JRPG's I've played (if you even consider it one) and I was not impressed. The graphics and frame rate is bad on it. The story is kinda cliche, and the combat was unimpressive. Once I beat the game there was no motive for me to "catch them all" or do the post-game stuff, because I just didn't feel engaged to stay. Once I've heard the common criticisms for it I honestly agreed. It wanted me to stick away from JRPG's, but thank god Persona 5R got me back. If you really need to play Pokemon and you've played the originals, I guess you have no other choice, but I've heard Octopath Traveler and Miitopia (yeah I said it) is more impressive.
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Even though I love Marnie and the legendary dogger buddy, the game itself felt really undercooked to me. The whole disaster thing 1000 years into the future was hard to believe and felt as if they had just pulled whatever plot device out of thin air. The gameplay over time became incredibly monotonous, and very few objects could be interacted with, unlike in previous games. It can really be summarized as moving up a long, long hallway, taking a 3-hour wild zone detour, then a quick cutscene with a story crumble sprinkled in, gym fight, repeat. You can tell they focused the most on the wild zones and that's a shame, really, because they could've added so much more to every other town and city.