I don’t know about you guys but the weeks leading up to the release of Pokémon Let’s Go I was so excited. It is sometimes dangerous to let yourself get overexcited for a game because it might turn out to be not as fantastic as you thought it was going to be. Luckily though, this time the game fully lived up to my excitement! Here is my honest review about the Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee Edition.
There are so many things to love about this game. For the purpose of this review I have narrowed it down to the things I liked the very most about Pokémon Let’s Go: Eevee.
The Art Style, Character Design & Animations
The graphics in this game are beautiful! I love the bright colours and vibrant textures present in the world and all the characters and Pokémon. Even the battle animations are well executed, Vine Whip has got to be my ultimate favourite out of all the ones I have seen in battle so far.
In addition, I also really like the character customization options included in this game. Although it does not quite match the options we received for previous Generations, I like that we still have some options to make your character your own. With each version of the game you can get an exclusive outfit based on which Pokémon you chose as your starter.
Exploration & Catching Pokémon
Perhaps my favourite thing about Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee is how they made wild Pokémon visible to the player. I really hated how previously, you had to anxiously run through the grass hoping to not encounter wild
Pokémon. On the way to the Pokémon center for example, you would have to try and escape from so many wild encounters before you could get there!
I also like that wild battles were removed. The came actively encourages you to go out and catch Pokémon to level up like Pokémon Go which brings me to my next point.
Pokémon Go Integration & The Pokéball Plus
Although I am yet to purchase the Pokéball Plus, I could not be more excited to try it out. With it you can store Pokémon from your Let’s Go game and take them for a walk in the real world! You can transfer your Pokémon from Pokémon Go directly into your Nintendo Switch game too. To do this though you must reach the Go Park in Fuchsia City.
There are exclusive Pokémon to each version of the game. Pokémon Go allows you to go out and find the Pokémon you cannot catch in your Switch game and transfer them from the mobile game. This way you can complete your Pokédex!
Things I did not like so much…
The constant battling on the routes can become repetitive towards the end. A lot of your challengers have the same Pokémon. It feels like there is a serious lack of variety in the Pokémon that you come across during battles.
I also do not like that the different versions have exclusive Pokémon. This is nothing new, but I feel like this is not made clear enough in the marketing of the game. People chose their version based on the starter and have little to no information about the other differences between versions. I just wish it was made more clear.
Pokémon: Lets Go Eevee is a fantastic game I have and still thoroughly enjoy playing. I have completed the story and I am currently working towards completing my Pokédex.
What are your thoughts about Pokemon: Let’s Go so far?
Don’t worry if you have not got the game yet, you can still pick it up from Amazon for yourself or a loved one for Christmas!