This game is okay. I don't really have anything overwhelmingly positive to say nor anything negative. This game was fun for what it was but the performance issues can really bog down your experience.
In regards to the story though, there are three different quest lines and while I felt that each individual quest line wasn't all too great, the finale chapter was surprisingly pretty good. Most of the characters felt forgettable but there were a few which did stick out. OST was largely okay. Paldea was alright, I do wish the devs made more memorable locations to explore seeing as this is an "open world" experience because once again, a large portion of this world is just forgettable. The only location which felt even remotely inspired was the final dungeon which is unsurprising given how good the finale was. Pokemon selection in this game was amazing though, you can make pretty much any team you want right out the gate and I appreciate that a lot. The new Pokemon in this region are also alright. Pokemon starters, save for Quaxly, are really good. Sprigatito and Fuecoco both have really good evolution lines. Charcadet absolutely stole my heart this generation and is by far my favorite Pokemon in such a long time. Additionally, while the Pokemon designs are appreciable, the character designs are just horrid this generation. I am not a fan of 99% of the character designs in this game, they're all just.. not good at all.
That's about it though, I don't think I've felt this neutral about a game in so long.
Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022