For every step forward, there is a parallel step taken backwards, leading to a middling experience. I like this game, I enjoyed this game more than not, but only just. If we were still doing third versions, Pokemon Verdant or whatever it would be called would have the potential to be the best Pokemon game of all time-But in terms of the game we actually got, there needed to be a few more months of development time and more thought and consideration for certain design elements if it was ever going to be something approaching great.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023