Let’s Go Pikachu Review

Today we will discus Let’s Go Pikachu Review as new game from nintendo. As one of the owners of many profitable giant franchises, Nintendo actually has many ways to make Switch success even higher.

As an example? They actually just need to release a Pokemon series to reach the impossible target. Something that Nintendo has actually announced since last year.

Let's Go Pikachu Review

Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu!

The announcement finally opened as a game called Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! And Let’s Go: Eevee is introduced through trailers and first screenshots.

But both of these series feel like an “extension” of Pokemon Go’s hands for mobile some time ago. The “real” Pokemon series, which gamers want, is confirmed to arrive in mid-2019.

Pokemon Let’s Go indeed feels like a series that wants to take advantage of the success of Pokemon GO itself. The system is similar, where you have to capture Pokemon by throwing your Poke Ball to the screen, either with Joy-Con or with a new controller product – Poke Ball Plus which also opens new and different features.

Nintendo also ensures that you will not fight with wild Pokemon here like Pokemon games in general and will only fight the trainers there. Can be connected with Pokemon Go itself, you can catch Pokemon from the game and make the transfer to Pokemon: Let’s Go.

Broadly speaking, the sensation is indeed different from what we expect from a classic Pokemon game. But not to worry, Nintendo asserted that they are also developing a major series that takes the concept of RPG should be for the second half of 2019. This game will not be associated with Pokemon Go or Pokemon Let’s Go at all. He will offer the same sensation with Pokemon games on handhelds so far. Nintendo even mentioned that the process of developing this series had already begun and even Nintendo Switch was released to the market.

Let’s Go Pikachu Gameplay Review

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! located in the Kanto region. There are 151 species of first Pokémon and pokémon species from later generations along with their mega evolutionary forms and allolic forms.

Let's Go Pikachu Gameplay Review

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! has a groove similar to other main series. Players can fight with non-player characters, gym leaders, and Pokémon League champions. But the mechanism of capturing wild pokémon in this series has more in common with Pokémon Go than with other main series. Trainer is required to throw the ball without fighting with wild pokémon using Joy-Con controller.

This game can be played cooperatively multiplayer. Each player only needs one Joy-Con per. If other players shake the second Joy-Con, they join the main players and can fight together against other Pokémon trainers and help capture wild Pokémon. When both players throw pokémon balls simultaneously there is a possibility of doubling the chance of catching pokémon.

Players start the game with pokémon starter Pikachu (Let’s Go, Pikachu!) Or Eevee (Let’s Go, Eevee!). Starting Pokémon can perch on the player’s shoulder, similar to “walking Pokémon” in Pokémon Yellow and Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver.  Players can also choose other Pokémon to walk with them, and some larger Pokémon can also be ridden, such as in the X and Y series and then refined in Sun and Moon. The eight gym leaders and Elite Four members of the original game as well as the Rocket criminal syndicate, including Jessie, James and Meowth from the anime series also appeared.

One of the different features in Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! is a wild Pokémon appearing in the outside world. This feature is different from the other main series in which the player cannot see pokemon that appears in the outside world and must travel through grass, water, or cave to meet wild pokémon, similar to Pokémon Go. The system of catching wild pokémon is also similar to Pokémon Go, which is catching pokémon with pokémon balls which can be helped by giving berries.

Let's Go Pikachu Gameplay Review

Players can also evolve pokémon, but, as in Pokémon Yellow, Pikachu or Eevee’s starter pokémon players cannot evolve. Only other Pokémon captured by players can evolve. Some features, such as breeding Pokemon and Hidden Machines (HM), are not present in the game.

Since Pokémon X and Y, experience points (EXP) are awarded for Pokémon not only by defeating opposing Pokémon but also by capturing wild Pokemon. However, in both of these games, experience points are gained only by capturing wild Pokémon and can be multiplied by the influence of various multiplier bonuses depending on the time of throwing and the technique used to throw a Poké Ball. As with Pokémon Go, this game also has “candy,” items that are used to strengthen Pokemon stats, such as HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed. Various types of candy are given to players who transfer their Pokémon to Professor Oak through the storage box. This game also applies the “Combat Power” (CP) feature as in Pokémon Go.

Players can also exchange Pokémon (trade) and fight with other players both locally and online, with different online features from the previous series. Some features including the Global Trade System (GTS), Wonder Trade, and Battle Spot are not in Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee !. Players are connected by entering a code made of 3 pokémon names to exchange Pokémon with or fight with each other.  Players can also transfer the first generation Pokemon original form and Alola form from Pokémon Go to Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Let’s Go, Eevee !. They then appear in Go Park; a location in the game where players can interact or capture Pokemon that are running around it.

This game can be played using an optional controller, Poké Ball Plus. The shape is similar to Poké Ball. In the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 presentation on 12 June 2018, it was announced that Poké Ball Plus will be launched together with Mew which can be transferred to the game.

Closing

This is a Pokémon game that blends old and new, designed to be played across generations and together by families, shared perhaps between the grown-up original Pokémon trainers of the 90s and their own kids. Shake a second Switch controller and another trainer drops on to the screen, letting you guide a younger child through Kanto or work together with an older one to obliterate trainer rivals and catch ’em all. It does everything it can to welcome any player, no matter how young or inexperienced. The bones of Pokémon: Let’s Go might be 20 years old, but in 2018 it is refreshing to play something so heartfelt, wholesome and charming.

 

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