Splader Member Feb 12, 2018 2,416 Nov 30, 2019 #1 Ignoring the aggressive title for a second, I really, really had a great time with this game. I didn't think I was going to like it at all, but a few hours in and I was loving it. The world, the camera angles, the customization, the new pokemon, the music, the gym battles, all of it was so damn well done. The Wild Area as well felt like an entirely new game (kinda) that I mostly avoided early on not to overlevel my pokemon. The gym battles were also very well done and memorable. My only initial complaints were with exp share (which ended up working out well actually) and hop interupting me ever 3 seconds. And then I hit the last leg of the game. I was already irritated over the whole "hey you do your kid stuff we'll do the important stuff" crap the game kept feeding you, but whatever, the gym challenge was fun so I didn't really mind. This started to get worse and worse though as more interesting things were happening off screen, and then you had that weird as hell completely out of place moment trying to find a key? And the entire chase is literally useless (and why not just take it from him after we beat him?) when you make it to the top and they go "oh, just joking, go back to sleep." It was one of the most jarring things I've seen. Complete tonal shift and for no reason I can see. At this point I'm already losing my fire and passion to keep playing but I enjoyed doing the gym trainers again (though how the heck does someone just walk into the stadium without anyone stopping them lol?), and then of course the conclusion of the story starts when literally all I want to do is fight Leon (something they've been building since 10 seconds into the game). And... It's completely out of the left field. This "Eternatus" has zero backstory/buildup, the adults are all of a sudden completely useless, your character is incapable of having any kind of self thought (and don't even get me started on the less than useless "options" you get in game). The chairman is made out to be some kind of tragic character (or they try to anyway) when all I want to do is screw all of these guys and just leave ("oh, save the chairman!" "Yeah, no I'm good.") At this point I still have no idea how this comes into play into saving the world (a thousand years in the future?!!) and for some incomprehensible reason the chairman can't afford to wait one day lol? After waiting who knows how many weeks the entire challenge took? Like seriously, just evacuate the town, bring the strongest trainers, and then summon the pokemon. This isn't rocket science. One day in 1000 years is goddamn negligible. The fight itself was well animated, though I once again felt like a complete side character as the legendary pokemon did the entire battle on their own. There was no suspense in catching Eternatus and at this point I cared so little about the game that I just went and put it on my team for my duel against Leon. Okay, sorry for the long post and yes there is some nitpicking here, but it was a sum of all of the above (and more I didn't mention) that really soured me on the game. It went from an 8 -8.5 straight to a 7.5-8. I would still recommend the game though. Barring the terrible story, the game is a lot of fun to play through, especially if you haven't played Pokemon in a while.