Let’s be real, growing up we all dreamed of being Pokémon masters. We all consumed the anime and then we’d pour hour after hour into draining our Gameboy batteries under torchlight. They were mere pixels on a screen but the bonds we’d seemingly form after catching them all spoke to how big a phenomenon “Pocket Monsters” was for those who grew up with it.
Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu took the series back to basics in its Switch debut, melding its classic formula with elements of Pokémon Go, the mobile mammoth that saw people flooding the streets, crashing their cars and getting more exercise than ever last year. Though it’s likely the next Pokémon will be a role-playing game truer to its roots, Let’s Go was a wonderful stop-gap sure to please fans from all walks of life.
In his review, Shannon said: “Pokémon Let’s Go ushers in a brand new era for the Pokémon brand and I couldn’t think of a better way for the core franchise to makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch. The game’s mechanics perfectly rides the wave of success of the Pokémon Go phenomenon. Some core fans will be disappointed and that’s completely fine, but the direction of Pokémon Let’s Go is clear and it succeeds in its mission to provide a simple, yet addictive Pokémon game that can be enjoyable for all gamers. It’s Pokémon at its addictive best and the only option is to set out and catch ’em all.”