Pokémon Sword – Nintendo Switch
A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. Become a Pokémon Trainer and embark on a new journey in the new Galar region Choose from one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. In this all new adventure, you'll encounter new and familiar Pokémon as...
This is the worst Pokemon game ever. As someone who has played every mainline entry since the original Pokemon Red and Blue, I am particularly disappointed to see the quality of Pokemon games declining for the past few years. First, over 60% of all Pokemon have been cut and do not appear in any playable form in this game. All previous starters except the Charizard line and all previous legendaries, for example, have been removed by Game Freak. I have been training my Blastoise since Pokemon FireRed and transferring him to each new generation. I never thought I would see the day I could not play with Blastoise in a mainline Pokemon game. Game Freak's excuses are also unforgivable. The Pokemon models and animations are the same as those since Pokemon X and Y. The Nintendo 64 game Pokemon Stadium has superior, livelier animations than this Switch game. And they are charging $20 dollars for less Pokemon, costly Internet, and recycled models.Look, instead, go buy Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Dragon Quest XI or The Witcher 3. These masterpieces offer a superior story, engaging battle mechanics, and modern visuals. It's a shame that Pokemon has fallen. Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild set the benchmark of what a Nintendo franchise can offer on the Switch. However, Pokemon Sword and Switch have set a new low for the series. To buy this game is to perpetuate low standards in a multimillion franchise and corporate greed from Game Freak's part. Save Pokemon and boycott Sword and Shield!
In short, this game is awful for advanced players, mediocre for casual player and it's desirable that this is nobody's first Pokémon game, least they get the wrong impression. It is the worst Pokémon main duo ever released and the only positive aspects are derived from the standard Pokémon formula. Being understaffed isn't even remotely enough to explain the unacceptable low quality of these games; GameFreak has serious leadership issues.This trash heap is the result of complacency, and a lack of effort and dedication. If it had been developed with care and the consumer's satisfaction in mind, it would have been a polished title with a lot of content complementing the new features. Sadly, this is not the case.Bugs, no endgame, half pokedex, mediocre graphics, less features than previous games...should I keep talking? Save your money and don't buy this dumpster fire of a game.
Minimal effort from Game Freak. I've waited YEARS for this, and we get a subpar game. Oh well, at least I have Animal Crossing to look forward to. #GameFreakLied