We had the opportunity to play one of the new Pokémon games, Pokémon Sun! Game Freak (the publisher of all the Gameboy Pokémon games) really out done themselves with this game, with new ways to play the game, new ways to interact with your Pokémon and lots of variations on classic Pokémon from other regions in the Pokémon Universe! First off, you get to play in the Island (4 Natural and one artificial island) region called Alola. Here you meet Professor Kukui, a Professor that reallllllly likes to Surf and learn new battle moves of Pokémon (looks like a stoner but is way smart, also he never knocks when he comes into places just barges in). Any case moving along swiftly, you start the game out by actually getting a call from Professor Kukui as he wants to get your trainer passport ready for you when you get to the Island(you the player is moving from the Kanto region, this is the original Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow region). You have more of a 3d look in this game compared to 2014’s Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. For some or other reason I couldn’t get the 3d button to activate the game (might be just mine that has this problem), it’s not a big problem as the game still looks awesome. Along with the Island graphics vibe that you get, the soundtrack also fits in. From battling Pokémon and trainers to the Pokémon centre, everything has a nice laidback feel to it. The one feature that I miss from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is the sneak feature (you sneak up to Pokémon in the long grass). There is also a lot of new features in this game that makes it even more fun to play (also makes you want to use the communications/Wi-Fi/internet more in the game). The first of these features is Festival Plaza, here you can link up with friends and other online players where you can Battle them, trade Pokémon and get general requests from them. As you progress in Festival Plaza you get to upgrade the Castle and what you can do at the stores in the plaza itself. Speaking of battles, you can also have Battle Royals! Another new feature in Pokémon Sun is Poke Pelago, this is basically a sort of day-care/training Pc Box for your Pokémon that gets stored. What’s also cool about Pokémon Sun is that each of the two games (Pokémon Moon) is linked to the time on your Nintendo 3ds! If it’s day time when you playing in the real world, it’s also then Day time in the game! The difference between the two games also is that Pokémon Moon is set then 12hour ahead in the daytime so that it’s night time when you play. You can also see the transition in the game from day to night (this for me gives it a nice feel to the game). The last feature (and there is lots more in the game) that is cool, is the fact that you can (with the help of the Pokémon Bank) transfer Pokémon from your other Pokémon games to Pokémon Sun/Moon! Overall I’m in love this new game and would firstly recommend it to any Pokémon player and to anybody new to the game also. It has a good story line, awesome new Pokémon (regular/Legendary/Mystical) and an awesome soundtrack. This is your local Mad Scientist signing out….What I would give to get Pokémon Moon for Xmas!
Reviewed on: Nintendo 3ds
Available on: Nintendo 3ds/2ds
Publisher/Developer: Nintendo/Game Freak
Estimated RRP: R539(on the Nintendo Store)
Release Date: 23-11-2016
- Love the Surfer vibe in the game
- New Pokemon!!!
- I do miss the sneaking up to Pokemon,,,,,
- It’s Pokemon! What’s there to dislike!?