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January 26, 2022By Origin Ten LTD15 Minutes

Pok̩mon Legends: Arceus Nintendo Switch Review РIs It Worth It? By Nintendo Life

they were everybody busy over here from Nintendo life and today were finally able to share with you our review of Pokemon Legends Arceus on the Nintendo switch now this review was originally written by Jordan Midler for Nintendo but was reworked into this video by me

a century before it became the land of Sinnoh the Hisui region was a dangerous place where humans and Pokemon didn’t share the close Bond they have today in fact Pokemon were treated like dangerous creatures to be avoided and in Pokemon Legends Arceus it’s up to you and the Galaxy Expedition team to document and of course catch em all for the first-ever Pokedex Pokemon Legends Arceus offers the first real open-world experience in the series technically a spin off from the main line games Legends Arceus takes place in a year old version of the Gen 4 region would be first visited in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl on Nintendo DS and more recently in the Sinnoh remakes Pokemon brilliant diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo switch the wind of his Suey is split up into regions Each of which is filled with Pokemon native to that habitat in order to document them for your Pokedex you’ll have to catch them but instead of yours

option being simply battling them and weakening them and then picking a Pokeball from a menu you have the chance to aim and throw a Pokeball yourself before a battle even begins this right here is the best part of the game by far the catching the canex actually feel skill-based rather than luck-based although luck still does play some Factor certain Pokemon will require stealth when pursuing them if they catch you looking at them the wrong way though either battle you or run away completely there’s nothing more heartbreaking than slowly creeping up to a rare Pokemon only first to spot you in Sprint away as you launch pokeballs over under into the side of it as a result actually catching rare Pokemon feels like a great achievement and the team you build feels much more realized as you may be more inclined to remember exactly how you caught them this also makes the experience of going into a new area and noticing all the different species you’ve yet to encounter feel so much more exciting than the akwa

when in the main line games tell the story in Legends Arceus delves into Pokemon lure in a compelling way that’s usually been reserved for books found in small Corners around the Pokemon world there is unfortunately no voice acting which feels like it would be the next logical step in the series but the text dialogue is all well written and the new shades added to the lure of legendary Pokemon you’ve met before are welcome additions as well the overall roster of Pokemon is strong here too with no generation getting too much attention except for Generation 4 for obvious reasons it seals balance but also is if all of these Pokemon could naturally live in these habitats some of the emissions from the Hisui and Pokedex are genuinely quite shocking but we found that every type had an abundance of representation and that there are plenty of ultra rare creatures to go after once the credits have rolled Pokemon Legends RCS feels like the truest realization of the Pokemon fantasy they wonderful

surprise considering this is technically a spin-off title it’s a game about actually going out to catch them all and document the world not just to go out and earn thousands of dollars as a ten-year-old destroying every professional Pokemon trainer in the world in quick succession and speaking of earning badges there actually no gyms in Pokemon Legends Arceus instead early on and you’ll find your progress gated by the likes of noble Pokemon Cleaver this essentially serves as a boss fight for the region and an introduction to the after mentioned never-before-seen Pokemon mechanically the fight is somewhat clunky especially when it becomes a bit of a third person shooter for a few minutes but Cleaver certainly looks great on screen jubilees Village serves as your home base and it’s also where you can change outfits your hairstyle or visit several shops you need to go back here a bit too much for our liking especially in the endgame but it’s handy having everything in one place

not randomly spread across the world there are several rideable Pokemon that help you travel the world that has Suey as well where do your a new Evolution of generation 2 Stantler will essentially serve as your bike along you two speed across terrain basket Legion a super-sized basculin Evolution Naples you to fly and more which we won’t spoil here making traversing Hisui a very easy pleasurable experience however there is a part of us that almost preferred the early game when none of the rideable Pokemon are accessible and we had to make sure we were outfitted with the right items and we’re properly prepared for the on foot journey across the opening area it felt like those episodes of the Pokemon anime where a ship and crew will just walk for hours on Expeditions between towns having their Bible Pokemon is a great option especially in later areas that are much larger than the initial zones but we recommend taking it slowly through your first journey in Hisui there’s a lot to discover here and

I want to savor the exploration as much as you can now the battle system in Legends receives a refresh in the form of agile style and strong style moves these options are unlocked with the move has Mastered by a Pokemon in battle this manifests as giving the player the option for the move to hit harder at the expense of skipping a turn or it may give the player the opportunity to attack twice before their opponent this is a refreshing change and gives you an extra layer of strategy to think about battles generally are much harder than the altar easy recent Pokemon games with several late-game encounter is reminding us of the ultra necrozma fight from Pokemon Ultra sun and moon this means building a team that covers all your bases is essential and encourages players to go after Alpha Pokemon in the early game at least which are super sized and much stronger variations of Pokemon it’s thrilling stuff if you’re a Pokemon veteran these Alpha Pokemon are fairly common and they’ll often be 20 to 30 levels

then your best Pokemon in the early stages blacking out is a genuine threat to as you can lose extremely rare items when this happens in a nice touch as well you can either select to run away from battles or actually just run away exp is shared across your party and you’ll also receive XP for catching Pokemon without battling the game does a good job of scaling against this by the time we reach the final battle our levels were fairly similar to the last boss although players who triple down on catching them will likely be higher and while players can trade Pokemon there are unfortunately no multiplayer battles in Pokemon Legends Arceus we wonder if this is due to having to balance all the moves in the game against the new agile strong Styles but it will feel like a bit of a mess for hardcore players of the mainline series incidentally Shiny Pokemon are in the game and appear in the Overworld we even managed to NAB a few ourselves already the only real downside to Pokemon Legends

what are the technical stumbles that are hard to ignore the frame rate is prone to stuttering when a character is too far away from you and there’s a blurry fuzz around character models despite having a certain style the series has never been a Texaco Wonder at least be on the phenomenal compression Wizardry that squeeze Kanto into Pokemon Gold and Silver we can’t forget that this time around textures trees and other elements to all look very dated by modern standards on the other hand the Pokemon models themselves look great there are new animations for not only some of the Pokemon but for a lot of classic moves to the semiaccurate sizing a Pokemon in the new camera angles for battles also make you feel a lot more like you’re actually in the world rather than warping to and from segmented battle arenas every time you have an encounter as well that would be remiss to not mention the common joke that was going around when the game was first shown off that Legends Arceus was going to be the breath of the wild of Pokemon

mostly due to the fact that the trailer is open on a shot of an impressive Mountain punctuated with piano keys that sound like the Prelude to an open explorative Adventure you know the Zelda kind and the reality is well Pokemon Legends Arceus is in fact the breath of the wild of Pokemon games but not because of any of that it’s because the developers have managed to take care of yours and mechanics that are exceptionally familiar to millions of players and rehouse them in a game that’s so much more than what has come before it’s the most important release in the series since 1996 and fills us with hope for a franchise that we were worried was somehow drifting away from us sure the game has technical problems here and there but it’s telling how insignificant they feel when you finally catch that rare Pokemon you’ve been hunting for an hour

Pokemon Legends Arceus feels like the results of Game Freak learning lessons for 25 years refining the formula and finally taking the franchise in a new incredibly exciting Direction with its emphasis on extremely rewarding exploration addictive catching mechanics of fine roster of Pokemon and a generous sense of scale that’s unlike anything in the series Pokemon Legends Arceus is quite simply one of the greatest Pokemon games ever made

we here at Nintendo life give Pokemon Legends Arceus on the Nintendo switch a 9 out of 10

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