Video Game Review: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!

Details: Played for about twenty hours. More information can be found at https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/pokemon-lets-go-pikachu-switch/

Score: 6/10

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! is a remake of the first generation of Pokemon games. It offers almost nothing new or progressive to the franchise, at least in any meaningful way.

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Video Game Review: Pokemon Black 2

Details: Played for about thirty hours. More information can be found at https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-black-version-2-and-pokemon-white-version-2/

Score: 6.9/10

Pokemon Black and White 2 are essentially slight upgrades or patched version of Pokemon Black. Officially, they are called sequels because the story in these games picks up two years after Pokemon Black and White. However, this game feels as if they simply cut and pasted assets from the previous game while adding just enough to justify a full priced game.

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Video Game Review: Pokemon Black

Details: Spent about twenty-five hours playing through it. More information can be found at https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-black-version-and-pokemon-white-version/

Score: 7/10

Each Pokemon game seeks to move forward and add something new ahead of what was established in the last Pokemon game. Pokemon Black does this primarily with improved visuals and cinematic moments.

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Video Game Review: Pokemon Platinum

The trailer above is from the Russian Nintendo channel. It was the easiest one to find.

Details: I spent about thirty hours playing through the game. More information can be found at https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-platinum-version/

Score: 5.8/10

This is a review of the game from the perspective of someone playing it in 2019. Pokemon Platinum is simply outdated. The recent Pokemon games are so far ahead of this game that this game is just not worth playing.

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Video Game Review: Pokemon Omega Ruby

Details: Beat the game in about twenty-four hours. Spent about three hours going through post game content. More information can be found at https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-omega-ruby-and-pokemon-alpha-sapphire/

Score: 7/10

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are remakes of older games using the graphics and animations from Pokemon X and Y. Strangely enough, the game looks better than X and Y. While I enjoyed Omega Ruby more than I enjoyed X, the many added features do not cover up flaws in the original Ruby and Sapphire that made their way into these remakes as well.

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