Pokémon! We all love them, we all love getting irate about them and the franchise is about as huge as its ever been in its decades long lifetime. But if you take a step back and look at the series, you might realise that almost all of the enthusiasm around the series is directed in so many other places other than the mainline series these days. To the point where older, more basic fans like myself start to wonder how important those main games are to Nintendo these days.Continue reading “Should Nintendo Fire Game Freak from Pokémon?”
Tis that season again, the one some people wait all year for. Which I find kind of bizarre personally. Halloween just doesn’t have the same gravity here in the U.K. as I think it does in the U.S. It all seems a relatively toothless affair meant for kids yet to arrive in their teenage years. Normally, I’d ignore the event like the big grump that I am.
But in video games, Halloween is one of those unifying events that seems to take everything that is great about the holiday and throw a party for all of their players to enjoy: The seasonal event.
Up until last week, I’d been really resistant to picking up Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, the latest spinoff title from Nintendo and Game Freak. I call it a spinoff, because as much as the game is masquerading as a mainline entry into the series, it is one. Taking equal parts inspiration from the main series and the mobile game; Pokemon Go.
Despite the aggressively dismissive stand I had taken towards the game, after putting some time into it, I can fully understand why the game as as much positive word of mouth surround it as it does.