Game Pokemon first For Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee finally released last November 16th. Like a new game Pokemon in general, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee highly anticipated by Nintendo Switch owners or fans Pokemon.
The question is, is this game worth buying? With a fairly expensive price (around Rp. 720,000), will you get a satisfying and commensurate playing experience?
To answer that question, let’s peel what you can find on Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee.
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee is a mix between Pokémon Go in smartphones with game series Pokemon which has been around since the 90’s. Specifically, the game brings back Pokémon Yellow which was released in 1998.
Together partners your favorite, you will explore the Kanto region to collect eight Gym Badges. After that, defeat the Elite Four and become the Pokemon Champion. To be the very best like no one ever was.
Almost everything in Pokémon Yellow It is in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee, starting from the story, maps, to the NPC dialogue. It’s just all aspects gameplay and the stories you know become easier and streamlined.
Separate Random Encounter and Combat
You can still find wild Pokemon in tall grass and areas like caves or the sea. The difference is, no more random encounters JRPG style. You can clearly see every wild Pokemon that appears. That way you can avoid these wild Pokemon if you really don’t want to level up.
When you meet wild Pokemon, you also no longer fight to get experience and level up. You actually catch it immediately with the Pokeball that you have just like when you play Pokémon Go in smartphones.
How to catch Pokemon in this game is also quite simple. Simply throw the Pokeball into the circle area by pressing A or swinging the JoyCon, depending on how you play.
Your chances of success depend on the color of the circle you see, your accuracy and timings throws, as well as the Pokeballs you use. Don’t worry because usually you can try many times until the Pokemon runs away.
Combat or Pokemon battle is still there. It’s just that a new battle occurs when you face another Trainer. Nothing has changed from the fight with these Trainers.
Experience for Everyone!
You don’t like catching too many Pokemon? Wellin Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee you have to learn to love it. If not, you will find it difficult to level up your team.
Every time you catch a Pokemon, you will earn experience, not just for one, but all the Pokemon in the team. Not only that, the amount experience what you get is also quite a lot, let alone added various bonuses. This means that from the start you are encouraged to catch as many Pokemon as you meet.
Every time you win a battle, your team will also get experience even if it doesn’t show up at all. This was in effect from the start and is no longer required items specifically, namely Exp. Share like in the game Pokemon previous version.
Afraid that you don’t have enough space to store your Pokemon? Don’t worry, because you can send the Pokemon you catch to Professor Oak. In return he will then give you candies that make your Pokemon stronger.
The Pokemon you sent to Professor Oak cannot be retrieved. So make sure you don’t make a mistake.
From all the points above, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee much easier and friendlier in terms of grinding.
The loss of the combat system when encountering wild Pokemon is a pretty good change. Players have the freedom when they want to fight and when they want to hunt wild Pokemon. Not only that, the process of catching wild Pokemon which is simpler also makes the process grinding or leveling up Pokemon so much easier.
With process grinding easier, so you have the opportunity to experiment with other Pokemon that you have. In other words, you have the opportunity to explore all the content available in the game.
I think this is a good change especially for casual players. I remember playing Pokemon Fire RedI’m even reluctant to catch and raise Magikarp because of the difficulty grinding in the game.
In Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee, I simply put him in the team. After several battles and catching Pokemon, the Magikarp is ready to transform into Gyarados.
All story elements in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee it’s exactly the same as other Kanto area games. Even all puzzles or dungeons and the position of each enemy is also exactly the same.
There are only a few minor changes to each piece of the story. Interestingly, almost all of these minor changes are aimed at showing players where you need to go.
As an example (spoiler alert), to gain access to a city, you used to have to find a grandmother in a building in another city and get some tea from her. After that, you have to figure out for yourself where to use the tea.
In Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee, you get this tea directly from Brock who intercepted you in front of the same building. Not only that, it also has a dialogue that tells you that you have to give the tea to the guard in the city we mentioned earlier.
An even stranger example was when I was in an old mansion called the Pokemon Mansion. In the deepest part of the house there is a room containing a portal that will lead you out of the house.
Interestingly, in that room there is a child who will tell you about the function of the portal. The goal is clear so you don’t step on the portal and get out of the house before completing your objective. But I also couldn’t fathom how there could be a child in the deepest part of a large empty house.
There are a few more instances where you are shown where to go to get the game’s story moving. In essence, the same as gameplayinside story Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee also made to be easier than its predecessor version.
Presentation (Graphics, music, and sound)
One thing that is 100 percent positive about Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee compared to its predecessors is the presentation.
The newest games that are present on modern platforms obviously have better graphics, especially if their predecessors were born 20 years ago. Although not the best graphics Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee enough to make the Pokemon world and the Kanto region feel alive.
Each Pokemon is given a size according to their Pokedex. Onyx, for example, will appear enormous, while Blastoise is only slightly taller than your character, and smaller than Charizard. Except for Pikachu and Eevee, all Pokemon sound similar to the old school version.
Some of the moments in the game also have cut-scene cool short. My favorite is when I meet the three legendary birds as you can see above.
Do not forget also other features that are quite cute and adorable. For example, you can FINALLY get one Pokemon on your team out and walk after you. Some of them you can even ride. partners You can also be pampered by being petted, fed, and even given clothes.
If simplified, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee is Pokemon Yellow with a much better presentation and gameplay which is easier. This isn’t surprising considering that the game is a mix of things from the start Pokémon Go in smartphones with the actual Pokemon series.
Because it targets more audiences who may not be familiar with the world of Pokemon, of course there must be several elements gameplay which is made easier. But that doesn’t mean old players can’t enjoy this game. Just lower your expectations and don’t expect anything revolutionary.
So, did Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee worth buying? If you are a lay player who wants to know more about the Pokemon game series, you should try this. There are many interesting things that you can find in this game along with partners which is very cute.
If you are fans Pokemon weight, you also deserve to buy this game, but more as a nostalgia for the past. Don’t get your hopes up too much, and play while reminiscing about Kanto, where Alakazam and Gengar are attacker very strong.