Starting to write about the new Pokemon game feels starting to chip away at an iceberg. Especially this one, with so much drama surrounding the game… with varying degrees of justification. It’s kind of daunting to write something about the game without it being contextualised by that drama.
I’ve just seen the credits roll after “finishing” Pokemon Shield. So based on that time with the game, I actually feel qualified to comment on some of it’s strengths and shortcomings now. I’m not sure how many more posts I’m going to write about the game in the coming weeks, but for now I want to dig into an aspect of the game I felt was a great change I wish they’d invested more time into.
Continue reading “Sword & Shield’s Pokemon League is a big missed opportunity”
If you want to catch up on this list from the beginning: here’s the link to part 1. Within which I get into my personal favourite things about the first three generations of Pokemon games. Going back and looking at these more recent four Pokemon games helped me double down on my feeling that the Pokemon games were never actually on a slow decline.
Recently, there’s a lot of negativity online surrounding the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield. But looking at these games, they’ve mostly been on an upward trajectory to me, with Sun/Moon being the only real misstep. But I don’t mean to tip my hand too early. I’ll get into this list now and hopefully get across how I feel.
Continue reading “Best and Worst thing about each Pokemon Generation – Part 2”
There’s a very vocal group of dissidents badgering the Pokemon company right now every time they announce anything regarding the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield. Personally, I am not remotely bothered about the limitations surrounding the upcoming games, rather I am just looking forward to playing a new Pokemon game, regardless of what is or isn’t in it.
Waiting to play a game and judging it on its own merits after the fact might seem like a bizarre concept, but it’s a hill I’ll chose to die on. Because let’s be real, every Pokemon game has its faults. Like every Pokemon game also has its strengths. So, I thought I’d spend a little time looking back at pointing out what I thought were the best and worst things about each Pokemon generation since the beginning.
This, is going to end up being in two part by the time I finish, I can already tell:
Continue reading “Best and Worst thing about each Pokemon Generation – Part 1”