Pokemon Sword and Shield are an RPG role-playing video game developed by Game Freak for Nintendo Switch and released by The Pokemon Company and Nintendo. It is the spiritual successor of the popular Pokemon red and blue series of games. The story follows the hero, who must protect the world again from the sinister Team Galactic. The hero has taken up the Pokemon role as he must fight and defeat Team Galactic to save the world. There are many new features that this game has compared to previous versions. Let’s take a look.
First, you can now transform into a Pokemon with full powers. When you become a fully evolved Pokemon, you gain the ability to use special attacks and obtain items that greatly increase your capabilities. These special Pokemon moves are exclusive to you and only you can use them. The Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield allow you to unlock these exclusives by finding and fusing special legendary Pokemon, which are also contained in the game.
Another significant feature is the creation of gyms. Unlike previous games where you had to travel to a Pokemon center to battle trainers, here you will have access to a gym anywhere you go. There is no more backtracking when you want to move to a different city. There is also an important Gym where you can battle other trainers and obtain shiny Pokemon for your party. There are also other gyms around the world where you can join and complete missions.
The story surrounds a massive international conspiracy involving dark forces and the legendary Pokemon. You can find clues in the game to help you unravel the mystery. This is part of the reason why the game is not as action-packed as the others. It is more mysterious and suspenseful than action. However, the game does have some good action because you do battle wild Pokemon and obtain rare Pokemon, plus you can catch legendary Pokemon in the wild.
The catching, training, and using of pokes will earn you some money. The typical route is to go to Cinnabar city and battle trainers along the way. However, some players choose to bypass Cinnabar and head directly to Viridian city instead. This is due to the exclusive wild Pokemon found in this area.
Another interesting thing about the game is that you can only catch Pokemon in certain areas. For example, you won’t be able to catch them in the woods in Viridian or anywhere else in the game if you aren’t a trainer. This makes the game much more interesting as each route has its own type of Pokemon and you have to know which ones are wild and which ones are found in the various Pokemon centers. Also, the presence of the gym leaders gives each region a unique feel.
Some fans have expressed disappointment with the fact that the graphics were not enhanced to the high standards that the gaming industry is trying to achieve. However, I feel that this is nitpicking and it is more the developer’s fault than the game itself. I also noticed that there were quite a few bugs in the game which could cause lag and connection problems.
Overall, the game is fun and relaxing to play. It isn’t extremely hard or overly complicated. Plus, the fact that it is an online game makes it even easier to download and play. The storyline, pokemon, and interface are great additions to the gaming world.
The game can be completed in about two to four hours depending on how fast your internet connection is. It also includes an optional challenge mode, which improves your gameplay experience. I also like the extra features that the game provides as pokes returned, trade moves, and even pokes traded to other trainers. You will find out in-depth information on all of these in the review.
Playing this game also gives you the option of customizing your pokes. There are a ton of different styles to select from. I especially like how you can change my pokedex based on my style of clothing. I really like the customization options as it adds to the charm and makes the game come alive. This particular game is definitely worth checking out.
Pokemon Sword and Shield are definitely a game that I recommend for any Pokemon fan. The storyline is interesting and exciting. It is well-made and will keep you on your toes. If you like Pokemon games, then I would definitely recommend this one!