Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – $48.99
Become a top Pokémon trainer on an adventure with Eevee; Encounter Pokémon in the Kanto region; Play the entire game with a single Joy Con controller or use the Poké Ball Plus accessory, which will light up, vibrate and make sounds to brig your adventure to life; Take your Pokémon for a stroll in...
I bought this game in high hopes to relive my childhood favorite titles Pokemon Red/blue. I thought I must have missed something early but after a bit of googling found that you do not fight wild Pokemon in this game anymore. You can only throw balls like in Pokemon Go! like the phone app. This is not what Pokemon was. the only battles you can have are with trainers, limiting your exp gain and forcing you to catch literal mountains of Pokemon in order to gain a minimal amount of exp. I genuinely think this is the biggest disappointment in Nintendo's archive. I will be giving this product away to a friend who is still on the fence about the game. Its that or this sits on a shelf unused forever.
So, to get this out of the way, if you're expecting an EXACT recreation of Pokemon Yellow, you'll probably be disappointed. If, like me, you're a longtime fan of the franchise, who may have lapsed in playing the main series of games, and have played Pokemon Go, then you'll probably thoruoghly enjoy this game.The difficulty of this title is non-existent. I don't have a problem with that though because this game from the start has been billed as being "more accessible for first time players" and targeted towards a younger audience. I was well aware of this going in as Nintendo has made sure it's no secret. To anyone who wasn't paying attention and are now disappointed by what's been clearly stated numorous times, well that's honestly on you for going in blindly.Exploring the Kanto region 20 years later on my big screen though, is amazing. The updated graphics compared to the 8bit days of when I last played this are nice, and the fact that the map is just the same is also nice. Memories from my time with the originals flood back as I roam and explore. One of the my favorite changes, having to go and confront wild Pokemon in order to catch them, is welcome. Being able to make it five steps in Mt. Moon without battling three random Zubats is great.The catching mechanic does need some work. I'm not upset or angry about the Pokemon Go style of catching, as again, it's exactly what it was stated to be many times before the games release. My issue happens to be with how the system reads/registers a throw. It definitely needs an update to improve the sensitivity and detecting when you're throwing balls anywhere other than head on. Having Pokemon move from side to side but being unable to accurately throw Pokeballs to either side is frustrating to say the least. There are some wild encounters that require you to battle a wild Pokemon before you can catch it. These opportunities are rare however and are really only for rare/mythical Pokemon. UPDATE: Finally got around to trying it in handheld mode. Catching mechanics are much better, or at least, much more accurate, thanks to the Switch's built in gyroscope, as a Pokemon moves, you can move the camera to follow it allowing you a greater degree of control when attempting to catch one.Overall, in my limited time with this game, I really enjoy it, and definitely recommend it for anyone thinking about this for their kids, or who want to experience a modern twist on a childhood classic.I'll be editing and adding more info as I gather more thoughts and finish the game. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Do not buy if you are looking for any sort of challenge. You literally have to try to get a single pokemon on your team to faint. Why they haven't added difficulty levels to this game is beyond me. They targeted this game to some one in the 4-10 age bracket.Really disappointing as pokemon lover!