A tragedy, and a bad game (despite some of its charming qualities and moments/some of the music).
For the record I think it's likely mostly the Pokemon Company's fault - they've turned the game into basically a way to create a new run of merch and seasons of anime every few years.
I think Game Freak knows what's broken with the Pokemon formula but is probably restrained from changing anything about it. That combined with impossible deadlines and restrictions leads to this.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022