Story - 89%
Graphics - 84%
Audio - 80%
Gameplay - 90%
Replayability - 80%
The first Pokémon game to be released on the Nintendo Switch system and also the first one on a home console even though the Switch is a hybrid. Pokémon Let’s Go created a lot of craze with fans of the franchise and even some new ones.
The game is basically a remake of the 1998 Pokémon Yellow game with some added features like being able to connect to your mobile Pokémon Go profile and importing your Pokémons. The game was released with two different versions, Pikachu and Eevee; with the main differences being that you get the respective Pokémon as your main companion.
The game was very well re-done, and the developers did a great job of taking advantage of the more powerful Switch console. The game looks great and fits in very well with the franchise and brings the Pokémon series into the modern era.
With the release of the game, they also released a Pokéball controller that can be used to play the game instead of other controller options. The main difference here is that you can make a throw movement with the Pokéball to catch Pokémon. You can also use the Joy-Con controllers separately or on the console to play the game which will change your gameplay slightly.
You do not have to venture the world of Pokémon Let’s Go alone, you can have a friend join in the fun with a second Joy-Con controller to join your adventure. In Co-Op play, trainer battle become two against one and catching wild Pokémon can increase your chances to catch the Pokémon by both players throwing a Pokéball at the Pokémon.
There are some minor online options in Pokémon Let’s Go. Basically you can battle other players and trade with them, you need a Nintendo Switch Online Subscription service to be able to play online. Users can also transfer gifts between Pokémon Let’s Go and Pokémon Go.
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! And Let’s Go Eevee! Is a great game to introduce as the first game for the Switch and it is also a great installment to introduce new players. At the same time there is enough in the game for veterans to also enjoy it. Pokémon Let’s Go will be a great Christmas present for anyone that you know who owns a Switch or it is even a great idea to get the limited edition Nintendo Switch Pokémon Let’s Go console bundle.
Reviewed on: Switch
Available on: Switch
Age Rating: PG
Publisher/Developer: Pokémon Company Nintendo / Game Freak
Estimated RRP: R939
Release Date: 16 November 2018
- It’s Pokémon!
- Some cool new improvements
- Some things feel really repetitive