Simple question really. I’m on the fence about it. I’ve played a few pokemon games in my life - Pokemon Blue, Pokemon Heart Gold, and Pokemon X. The thing is, however, that I could only get into Blue as a kid, and the others felt, honestly, kind of boring and derivative. The games just haven’t changed enough. However, my love for Pokemon Blue was so strong back in the day and it was THE thing that took up most of my attention when it came out.
That said, every time a new generation of Pokemon comes around I want to jump back into it out of nostalgia. And Let’s Go seems aimed directly at a lapsed fan such as myself. The question for me though is: Is this going to be a fun game?
My issues with Pokemon are entirely with the battle system. You’re limited to 4 moves. And all of it seems very one-dimensional during the single player experience. NPCs have stupid, unbalanced parties.
If you DO want to enjoy the complexity I’ve heard about in the multiplayer experience, you need to invest countless hours leveling up and breeding your monsters and balancing them while reading a guide and paying attention to stats (some of which are hidden from what I understand). All of the complexity is unlocked only after doing insanely mundane and repetitive tasks.
To me, this isn’t fun gameplay. That said, Pokemon are iconic and the game is tugging at my nostalgic heart. I just feel like it’s the type of game that appeals either to very casual players, or very serious players - and I tend to fall in the middle of those two groups - and I’m sure most of you on RGB are in the same boat.
So, I’m going to probably buy it, but with some serious reservations… unless a bunch of other people on RGB buy it with me and want to play with me online . Who’s down? If enough people are on board, I’m grabbing it day one. It’s the type of game I’m only willing to play if other people are going to play along with me.