Pokémon Violet

released on Nov 18, 2022

The Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, the newest chapters in the Pokémon series, are coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. With these new titles, the Pokémon series takes a new evolutionary step, allowing you to explore freely in a richly expressed open world.

Various towns blend seamlessly into the wilderness with no borders. You’ll be able to see the Pokémon of this region in the skies, in the seas, in the forests, on the streets—all over! You’ll be able to experience the true joy of the Pokémon series—battling against wild Pokémon in order to catch them—now in an open-world game that players of any age can enjoy.​

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i enjoyed this game a lot but i really can't say its good, this shit is fucking BROKEN broken. the gameplay changes were really good but the next game really needs to function more.

Hot take but why does EA and Bethesda get flank when they release buggy unfinished games but when Game Freak does it. It's just
"Guys don't worry. This game will be good. It's UwU Game Freak more please"

This game is honestly one of my favorites in the series, but god I cant give it a high score purely because of the shit state its in right now. If gamefreak ever fixes the performance and multitude of bugs, then this would easily be in my top 3 pokemon games.

After finishing this game, I'm of the mind that this game is good (by Pokemon standards) and fun! I really enjoyed the new Pokemon designs this generation and the characters and world-building was pretty cool too.
It's just extremely disappointing that these games are held back by a literal mountain of technical and performance issues, a lot of which could've been easily ironed out if these games were given more than a year's worth of development time, especially since these games are coming off of PLA, which released just 10 months prior.
tl;dr: a good 7/10 can change your life

A really great Pokemon game buried under jank and questionable design decisions. Please bring in a proper new guard to the staff.

This game has issues, everyone and their grandmother knows it does at this point. So all I’ll say is that they didn’t negatively impact my experience. And if you don’t feel the same way as me, that’s totally fine.
Anyways, my verdict: This is one of the best games in the entire series and some of the most fun I’ve ever had playing Pokémon.
Everything that this game is is a giant amalgamation of everything I’ve always loved about Pokémon. Friendship has always been a major theme of but never in the way that this game does it and I super love that about it. The dex is fantastic, I love a lot of the new additions.
The difficulty curve, especially considering the open-world nature of this game is really really good, and the new additions to the gameplay are things that I pray they’ll keep going forward.
Pokémon has been on a mean streak with its character writing and I think this game could be the best the series has ever had. Team Star blew my expectations out of the water, Nemona is such a fun rival, and I was super invested in Arven’s story as well.
So if you’re even slightly interested, give the game a shot. I was skeptical going in because of what I’d heard, but I can’t recommend the experience enough, especially if you like everything that I do about these games.