this is my first experience with a core pokémon game.
charming, addictive, funny and epic in scale. also kind of broken, clearly unbalanced and ugly at times. so, a hot mess. and i really love it.
it's now 23 year old design is not for the faint of heart, but if you are willing to endure (or enjoy playing with) the game design staples of the late nineties you are in for an amazing adventure.
best enjoyed with the n64 + stadium + transfer pack combo. it's magical to see the pokémons you spent hours with in glorious low-poly colorful 3d.