On Christmas I got as a present: the game, Pokemon Shield. Even though I have not finished the game yet, I already have three major opinions about it. The three major opinions are about the design of the Pokemon, how difficult the game is and finally what I think of the story and its characters.
In Pokemon Shield one of the designs I dislike is of the new Pokemon called Alcremie. The reason for my dislike of this Pokemon is that it looks like pudding or some type of tasty cream dessert. I don’t want to have a Pokemon that will make me hungry because it looks like a dessert. In the new Pokemon games, Pokemon that were introduced in other earlier games, like Pokemon Red, appear in Pokemon Shield but with a different form. Meowth gets a different form, and well just look at it! This is such a weird design and I was flabbergasted to see it. I don’t get why they made it look like this. I don’t see the point and in the last game, Pokemon Sun, it already had a form change so why make a new one? It doesn’t make sense. I did like the design of CorviKnight. It looks like a Knight which is cool considering this game is set in the UK which makes people think of King Arthur and Knights.
The game, to me, is a little too easy to beat. I have not lost a Pokemon battle yet. Why this game is a little to easy to beat is because of the Pokemon camp. Pokemon camp allows the player to play and interact with their Pokemon and I love it. However, in Pokemon camp, your Pokemon gets stronger because they get experience points which makes a Pokemon stronger and they level up. Pokemon camp can happen anywhere so gaining experience points is just too easy. I think they should just have a Pokemon gain experience points just for the Pokemon battles, not for just playing with them in Pokemon camp.
So far in the story I haven’t gotten much into it because I still am at the beginning. But, there are already a lot of characters with really cool designs. I really like the designs of characters like Milo and Nessa. Their designs are really original I think they don’t get that much personality right now but I’m sure to see more of it later in the game. One character I love because it inspires me to beat him in battle is called Bede. He acts like a stereotypical high class British snob and I want to destroy him in battle every time. I love that about the character. He is my favorite rival so far. The villains I can’t take seriously. They are just too funny looking with their punk like fashion style. It’s just them carrying trumpets and being fans of my other rival and it is hard for me to take them seriously to be bad guys. At the same time I kinda like them as characters, because I think they are based on UK fans who like soccer and are very into their teams and rivalry with opposing team fans.
So, despite some flaws of the game, I still have been playing it a lot and so far it is a good game just with flaws like all Pokemon games have.