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Pokémon Shield Free Download GAMESPACK.NET Very few things in life can make me as happy as a great Pokemon RPG, and Sword and Shield repeatedly left me in a state of pure, child-like joy. The elated surprise of not knowing what’s coming is something this series does extremely well if you can manage to play it relatively unspoiled (fear not, this review won’t deprive you of that), and I’m glad that sense of wonder is still alive and kicking in Sword and Shield. With every new game in this 23-year-old series, changes big and small are always made, but I’ve never been willing to declare the latest entry the new gold standard for Pokemon because they’ve consistently been a balance of better and worse. But the first mainline game on the Switch has changed that: though there is still no “perfect Pokemon game,” the 40-plus hours I’ve spent with Sword and Shield have left me comfortable with calling them the best Pokemon games I have ever played – and I’ve played ‘em all. Experiencing the avalanche of improvements made me realize just how complacent I’d become with Pokemon mechanics that were, in hindsight, less than ideal. While this series has always been great about introducing new players with thorough tutorials, it seems crazy that experienced players have never been able to skip them until now.TOP/BEST ADULT VIDEO GAMES IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

Pokémon Shield Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Pokémon Shield Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Just tell the NPC you know what’s up and they’ll get out of the way and let you get down to the business of catching and training – you can even catch Pokemon without being told how, and doing so automatically skips the tutorial. Likewise, travel across the map has been made fast and convenient, and even connecting with other people is as simple as pressing the Y button. And perhaps most overdue of all, Sword and Shield have killed the sacred cow of the traditional random encounters that have all too often made exploring feel like a slog. All throughout, Sword and Shield feels like it respects your time. Sword and Shield manage to fix all of these problems while leaving Pokemon’s signature charm not just intact, but enhanced by the Switch’s huge graphical leap over the 3DS. I never want to go back. Sword and Shield are extremely familiar and comfortable thanks to a pretty traditional setup: you pick one of three starter Pokemon and then head off across the Galar region to capture and train more, defeat eight unique and exciting gym challenges, and become a Pokemon master over the course of about 40 hours.

Cooperative Max Raid Battles.

As always, the deep turn-based combat benefits from the crazy variety of these elemental Pokemon, from their vastly different and shamelessly bizarre appearances to the huge selection of moves they learn to the stats they inherently have. It’s just as wholesome and accessible as ever during the campaign, but hidden stat mechanics and a “secret” end-game of breeding and battling perfect Pokemon give those of us who want to get hardcore with it nearly limitless depth to explore. That’s a difficult balancing act Pokemon has been largely great at handling.All of this is the same old song and dance we’ve seen for the past 23 years, but Sword and Shield roll out some immediate, noticeable changes that make the whole thing just… better. It starts with basic stuff; you can finally skip tutorials if you know what’s up. And you can even start catching Pokemon before being taught how. While previous generations already made the excellent decision to remove HMs, the systems that replaced them have been improved even more here. I thought I’d miss Sun and Moon’s rideable Pokemon when it came to getting around the map, but Sword and Shield’s Rotom Bike and Corviknight Taxi service are so quick, easy, and seamless that they leave the old system in their dust.Pokemon Brilliant Diamond

Pokémon Shield Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Pokémon Shield Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

The Rotom Bike works across both land and water automatically, and the fast-travel system (a giant, scary bird taxi) is unlocked right after the first gym. Using it is as easy as checking the map and choosing a point to go to, with no drawn-out animation involved – your destination is just a brief loading screen away. Plus, there are many more travel points to choose from than usual, as there are multiple Pokemon Centers in larger towns and spots to travel to, both in the middle of routes and the new open-world-ish Wild Area. Backtracking is a breeze. All of these quality-of-life improvements, though fantastic, barely hold a candle to the game-changing new approach to wild Pokemon encounters. Traditional random encounters are gone, replaced by Pokemon who are actually visible and inhabiting the overworld as they do in Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee – something I’ve wanted in a major Pokemon game for what feels like a decade. (Oh, wait, it has been a decade.) If you don’t touch them, you don’t fight them; simple as that. No longer is every walk across the map like putting on a blindfold and taking a stroll through a minefield. When it comes to charm, Pokémon Sword and Shield have it in spades.

Bond In The Pokemon Camp.

Whether you’re cooking a curry for your Pokémon around a campfire or being cheered outside Gyms by complete strangers who recognize you off the “telly”, these games go out of their way to warm you up, welcome you into their world and make you want to stay there. Sword and Shield introduce players to the new Galar region. Inspired by the UK, this region is characterful and utterly full of personality. It has a cohesive identity that affectionately caricatures British pop culture and speech, while each town and city that make it up still manages to have its own utterly distinct look, resulting in a region that’s a playful mix of modernity and mythology. We had a niggling feeling as we wandered around the suspiciously clean cities and green rolling hills that this is potentially what some have convinced themselves the pre-EU UK once looked like. Galar is idyllic bordering on fantastical. Drawing on British culture and folklore in a similarly successful manner are the new Pokémon native to this region. These regional variants and completely new creations are some of the best Pokémon designs we’ve seen in a long time, not only because they’re so creative and likeable but because they actually introduce some exciting new type combinations. DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme Venus Vacation

Pokémon Shield Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

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Adding a greater capacity for variety and balance when building your team. Game Freak was fairly tight-lipped when it came to revealing the new Pokémon that would feature in Sword and Shield. It was the right decision— this was the first game in a few generations that we felt a real sense of discovery when venturing into the long grass from the very start because we couldn’t predict exactly what we were going to see. We would be remiss in talking about the game’s Pokémon if we didn’t mention the cut to the National Pokédex. Some of the furore around the cut of the National Dex from Sword and Shield has been understandable. For those who haven’t heard, where players could once catch the several hundred Pokémon on a game’s Regional Pokédex and then import the hundreds of others from across the series to complete a National Pokédex, this is no longer possible. For long-standing fans who have been committed to bringing their team from the earliest games forward through successive generations, this is upsetting. This isn’t an unreasonable feeling—none of us can pretend we haven’t had an emotional attachment to a Pokémon even without years of dedication and attention plugged into them.

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However, it’s important to note that the majority of players aren’t likely to feel the effects of this, so while the loss of the option rankles it doesn’t outright ruin by any means—the game is still chock full of great monsters to catch and you might even discover some new favorites. Now that I got that out of the way, Pokémon Sword and Shield is the most fun I’ve had since Pokémon Crystal. Considering the latter is one of my favorite games of all time, that’s about the highest praise I can give. I honestly thought that in 2019, the year of Gooigi (I’ve made this joke before), I could not feel as strongly as I do about these cute, little creatures, but life is full of surprises. Quite frankly, if you’re able to encounter your first Yamper, an electric corgi Pokémon, and not descend into several hours worth of happy tears, then get out of my house. I didn’t even invite you anyway. Like the many, many games before it, Pokémon Sword and Shield doesn’t drastically mix up the story formula: You play as a small boy or girl in an equally small town that is weirdly okay with 13-year-olds traveling the world without supervision, chasing monsters, and then pitting those monsters against other monsters until one faints from exhaustion.

all in service of acquiring coveted gym badges and becoming “the champion”. There are certain elements that have been added or changed to keep the story spicy, like the underlying arc of the legendary Sword and Shield Pokémon that saved the world from the Darkest Day, and how Pokémon are Dynamxing at random in the world, but the beats are largely the same. The story has never been why I return to these games after all these years: It’s the sense of adventure and the adorable friends I make along the way. This time around, Pokémon Sword and Shield is set in the Galar region, a charming caricature of the United Kingdom, complete with all the “mates” and “mums” and “oi guvnas!” you could hope for. The world is absolutely gushing with cuteness and personality in every corner. As I mentioned above, you play as an aspiring Pokémon master that sets out to compete in gym battles, and eventually challenge the reigning champion for a shot at the title. Alongside with you is your lovingly annoying best friend, Hop, and, per usual, one of three starter Pokémon: Sobble, the emotional water type; Scorbunny, a badass fire rabbit; and Grookey, a grass monkey. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.

Pokémon Shield Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Pokémon Shield Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

While the beginning is front-loaded with tutorials, it doesn’t take long until I was thrust into the Wild Area, one of the new features and selling points for Pokémon Sword and Shield. This is the first time Pokémon has been on a mainline console, and with that opens up the opportunity for possibilities that developer Game Freak did not have before when on handhelds. One of those possibilities is the Wild Area, a sprawling, fully open region brimming with Pokémon to catch and a third-person view that allows you to rotate the camera. Though the Wild Area is only one part of the map and the rest is the usual fixed-camera routes like in previous Pokémon games, it’s a sizable chunk of the map that you can get lost in and ignore the main campaign for hours, which I did. The first time I entered the Wild Area was both amazing and overwhelming. I am so used to moving through isometric screens, stalking Pokémon in tall grass without knowing which one I will find, and constantly being propelled forward to complete gym after gym. The Wild Area is the antithesis of the formula Pokémon fans have come to expect. Not only can you take control of the camera — which is huge — but there are Pokémon roaming around, in the open, everywhere.Pokémon Legends Arceus

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