Pokémon Legends: Arceus

released on Jan 28, 2022

The Pokémon Legends: Arceus game honors past Pokémon games’ core gameplay while infusing new action and RPG elements.

You’ll need to catch, survey, and research wild Pokémon in a long-gone era of the Sinnoh region to create and complete the region’s first Pokédex.

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El unico motivo por el que sigo jugando pokemon, son, pues eso, los pokemon y crearme equipos con pokemones nuevos o formas alternas, pese a que no compro desde la sexta gen y me e dedicado a piratear mas que nada.
No niego que me entretuvo capturando y evolucionando, pero el juego es lo que es. Un juego malo, mediocre, que pretende mas de lo que es, artisticamente y graficamente horrible, dificultad donde lo unico bueno es el combate del postgame (aparte los pokemon jefes esos, solo el ultimo es medianamente desafiante, los otros dan pena, aunque encima el juego da la opcion de seguir sin penalizacion, dios mio).
Si bien la historia es algo mejor de lo que viene desde X e Y, eso no es un logro, teniendo en cuenta que los personajes son jodidamente inutiles.
Encima el inicio es aburrido y mucho bla bla bla sin nada de sustancia, y muchas veces solo hay barreras entre zona y zona puestos de manera artificial. Almenos las monturas son divertidas, y tienes mucha variedad para hacer teams, incluso con pokemon de intercambio y el postgamen tiene legendarios y el combate contra el ancestro de cynthya y giratina es bueno (el unico memorable).
En fin, yo estoy triste, pero que le voy a hacer, si no se dignan a hacer un juego mejor, yo seguire pirateando y rejugando las gens 2, 4 y 5, mis favoritas.

Was this game flawed? Absolutely! The environments are pretty generic looking and the visuals can be kinda muddy at times. The story, while actually very good for a Pokémon game, still leaves a bit to be desired as far as complexity goes. The endgame is very grindy, which sucks as some of the best content is locked behind that grind.
Still, even with all that in my mind, and knowing that there are probably more issues I could list, this game went too hard in actually making good on the idea of Pokémon that I just have to overlook them. As someone who has played this series for practically my whole life, being actually able to go out in the virtual wilderness and track down Pokemon that are actually roaming around just felt like the realization of what the initial games were going for. The fact that this actually shakes up the gameplay of the series itself (which was getting a bit too stale, hate to admit) is the cherry on top. And it's actually legitimately challenging at points too!
When I think about all that (and the shiny Togekiss, Lucario, and Hisuian Typhlosion I caught in this game lmao), it's hard for me not to give this 5 stars. I see why it isn't on that level for everyone, but for me, it totally is, and I only stopped playing this because I basically ran out of things to do in it.

I did not really like Pokemon Shield so to have this much fun with Legends was surprising. I love the open world mechanics and the way different Pokemon act when the player is next to them.

Great gameplay, a much needed breath of fresh air for the franchise. Easy to play for hours, and the fun lasts a long time. I reached Pokedex rank 10, and cleared everything.
However, once its all over, its over, and feels lighter than it did at first... I didnt find the graphics detrimental and actually liked the strong art direction. Definitely one of the best Pokemon games, even though in hindsight it was lacking in a couple areas.
I believe these ideas will really shine in the next game this team makes (the release after SV)

Shelved @ 65 hours after completing the pokedex. Catching & collecting pokemon was good, 1 battle was challenging, everything else was average at best. Still more than I expected from gamefreak-- basically only playable if you're a kid or a freak masochist like me.

Great gameplay but the post game was lacking, lost interest after completion