I’ve got a big confession to make… I don’t really like Pokemon games. I’ve always liked the concept of “catching them all”, I used to watch the cartoon series with Ash, Misty and Brock, and I love Pokemon Go (even though Mewtwo continues to elude me). But as for the mainline Pokemon games, I’ve always found them a bit boring. Whereas long-running franchises like Zelda, Mario and Metroid continue to evolve, improve and in some cases, completely transform, Pokemon games have pretty much stayed the same. That’s why I’ve been looking forward to Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which promises to shake off the sense of stagnation and give the franchise a much-needed facelift.
The good news is that Pokemon Legends Arceus is, for the most part, the breath of fresh air the Pokemon series needed.
Whereas mainline Pokemon games feature traditional turn-based battles and RPG gameplay mechanics, Arceus feels much more like an action-adventure game.
It still has turn-based battles, levelling up and all that other good stuff, only on a much larger scale and with a lot more variety.
This variety can…