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  • Summary: Catch Pokémon Like Never Before. The Poké Ball Plus is a Poké Ball-shaped device that can be used to play Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! in place of your Joy-Con. You'll be able to throw Poké Balls in-game with a flick of your wrist! In addition to motion controls,Catch Pokémon Like Never Before. The Poké Ball Plus is a Poké Ball-shaped device that can be used to play Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! in place of your Joy-Con. You'll be able to throw Poké Balls in-game with a flick of your wrist! In addition to motion controls, the device lights up with a variety of colors, vibrates, and plays sounds. With the Poké Ball Plus, you can also take one of your favorite Pokémon from these games for a stroll as you go about your daily life in the real world. The Poké Ball Plus even works as a Pokémon GO Plus when playing Pokémon GO.

    Pikachu or Eevee:
    Which Will You Choose?

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! bring the experience of a classic Pokémon RPG to Nintendo Switch with gameplay that is easily approachable for newcomers to the series, but is also deep enough to keep veteran Trainers on their toes.

    The games also have two-player simultaneous play, so you can take the journey with a friend! And there's a deep connection between Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon GO, so fans of the hit mobile game will find even more to enjoy.
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  1. Positive: 58 out of 71
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  1. Nov 19, 2018
    100
    Whether it's your Pokémon entry point or you're returning to Kanto yet again, Pokémon Let's Go is for everyone. The lame motion controls aside, this is adventure perfection, not once feeling jaded after dozens of hours' play.
  2. 90
    Nintendo and Game Freak have managed something quite special with Pokémon: Let's Go. It's a game that is so clean and streamlined that it is a near-perfect entry-level Pokémon experience for people new to the series. At the same time, it so perfectly taps into nostalgia that the oldest of old fans - people who really should have moved on, but can't because Pokémon is so damn charming - can find new ways to appreciate their hobby all over again.
  3. Nov 25, 2018
    85
    Even with all its changes, Pokemon Let's Go still feels very much like core Pokemon Games. The games are fun, unique and serve as both a good entry point to the series for newcomers and a basis for the next Pokemon games on the Switch.
  4. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Far from a simple 3D "remodelization" for a more powerful, yet still portable home system, Pokémon: Let's Go not only refreshes the series' very first adventure, but also reflects the long journey since then, by wisely integrating evolutions such as Pokemon Go's capture system or partners in order to improve the modernity, accessibility and conviviality of the formula. A fantastic way to (re)start Pokémon, and a glorious conclusion for Junichi Masuda as director.
  5. Nov 21, 2018
    80
    Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee is not a total reboot of Pokémon, nor is it entirely the console experience that many fans have asked for, but it goes a long way to making a very familiar game feel at least momentarily fresh. Most of the mechanical changes are for the better and help make Pokémon a great casual RPG for just about anyone. Most critically, it allows longtime fans a not-too-jarring glimpse into what might be the future of their beloved franchise.
  6. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Pokemon: Let's Go offers a new and exciting adventure while the Poke Ball Plus controller is one of the coolest devices that I've played with in a long time. So, if you're a fan of the franchise or just want some lighthearted fun then this pack is worth a purchase.
  7. 60
    Let’s Go is surprisingly shallow when compared to just about any Pokemon game, despite an appealing presentation that returns players to a popular location.

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  1. Nov 26, 2018
    10
    Pokemon Let's Go was promised as a remake of Pokemon Yellow, and I believe they have fulfilled that promise. It seems like some are upset thisPokemon Let's Go was promised as a remake of Pokemon Yellow, and I believe they have fulfilled that promise. It seems like some are upset this wasn't a remake of Yellow with every other version added as well, but that is not what was advertised.

    I don't know why this game has upset so many people. I don't think people are remembering Blue, Red, and Yellow correctly if they think this game is doing a disservice to them. There have been some changes made to the mechanics, like how you interact with wild Pokemon, but I am thoroughly enjoying the game. It is what finally pushed me to buy a Switch.

    There are many games that rely on plain nostalgia to sell. Most of us who are spending the money are aware of this so no one is being conned. In addition, Yellow is almost 20 years old, so the people who are experiencing the nostalgia are probably between 30 - 40 years old (like myself). At that age, you should be completely competent to decide if $60 is too much to spend on your childhood nostalgia. I believe mine was extremely well spent and this is a great purchase for anyone who wants to relive that nostalgia, or to introduce new people into the Pokemon-verse.
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  2. Dec 6, 2018
    10
    I have played every generation of these games and I was skeptical about Let's Go at first, but I have loved it! I have spent hours shinyI have played every generation of these games and I was skeptical about Let's Go at first, but I have loved it! I have spent hours shiny hunting and completing my pokedex. If people discount this game just because it's a temporary departure from the time tested formula of the mainline games, they are cheating themselves of a great, novel experience. The UI can be a little awkward, but this was a trip down nostalgia lane. Hope to see more in the Let's Go series! Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Mejor juego para empezar.
    El Remake del mejor juego de la historia en Pokemon :)
  4. Dec 5, 2018
    8
    I mean, unpopular opinion here. But I like the new mechanics in Let's Go, mainly cause of the fact random encounters made me want to shootI mean, unpopular opinion here. But I like the new mechanics in Let's Go, mainly cause of the fact random encounters made me want to shoot myself. I like how now you do not have to fight other Pokemon for your Pokemon to level up which i think is a big plus. At the start of every gym they won't allow you in until you have one Pokemon who is above a certain level and counters the type the gym is which i think is severally helpful. Also I think it is really cute when the game pushes you to make an emotional connection with Eevee and I never switched him off. The game is such a cute and enjoyable edition to the franchise which is why i give this an 8. Thank you Nintendo. Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    Obnoxiously easy. Not really meant for the nostalgic audience. This game was made for toddlers and loses all the challenge and excitement fromObnoxiously easy. Not really meant for the nostalgic audience. This game was made for toddlers and loses all the challenge and excitement from the original games. I just want to battle Pokemon, not feed them berries. I beat the first gym using 1 Pokemon (Butterfree...Butterfree really????). I do not care about online Nintendo and I will not pay to play. How do you go from Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey to this? Expand
  6. Dec 7, 2018
    0
    Possible the worst Pokemon game ever made. They could have done so much by re-imagining Kanto on a modern system. But no, they decide to rip aPossible the worst Pokemon game ever made. They could have done so much by re-imagining Kanto on a modern system. But no, they decide to rip a map straight from 1996 and present it back to us with prettier graphics. All non-gen 1 Pokemon have been removed from the game giving us the least diverse roster since the originals. Heck, Fire Red and Leaf Green from 2004 had more content than this game. If you truly want a definitive Pokemon experience, I would suggest any game from the GBA or DS era. Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Don't be fooled, Pokemon Let's Go! is not the love letter written to you by Game Freak in hopes of reigniting your passion for Pokemon as itDon't be fooled, Pokemon Let's Go! is not the love letter written to you by Game Freak in hopes of reigniting your passion for Pokemon as it were back during Poke'mania nor does it introduce Pokemon in a reasonable way to newcomers from the Pokemon Go mobile generation. Quite honestly, it's a game with an identity crisis on what it wants to be and when you boot up the game to choose your language for the first time and you're met with the message "If you're not sure what to do, ask an adult to help you choose a language", then it makes itself quite known that this is a game for actual children. No, not children like you and I were back when Red/Blue/Yellow came out and the game never so much as offered its hand to us, forcing us to trudge our own adventure in the muck and mire - no this game is made for a group much younger than that. This is made for the 4-year olds who play Pokemon Go on their parent's smartphones and that notion quite clearly carries the theme throughout the entire game. The constant tutorials, reminders, hand-holding and over simplification of the game is downright insulting. And to the people who say "Well this game is not for you, it's for the kids!" Well, you're wrong on both accounts. Number one, it's wrong because adults are quite enthusiastic to play this game themselves. I can't tell you how many reddit posts I've read that have 25-40 year old men talking about their excitement and wonder for this game like a pair of shiny keys being jingled in front of their face. Number two, it's wrong because it even fails on a level to be a proper representation of pokemon to children because twenty-something years ago, you and I were kids at the time of pokemon coming out and was it as mindless and over-simplified as Let's Go? Absolutely not. Even if someone were to play through this game in its entirety and somehow like it, the version of the game they played is nothing like the actual pokemon games. Leveling up is way too fast aka there is no grind, pokemon battles are not random encounters, your interaction with your pokemon is near non-existent in the actual games and the list goes on and on. So when someone makes the assumption "I enjoyed Let's Go, maybe I'll enjoy X and Y or Sun and Moon" then they'll find out that the Pokemon experience they thought they were getting was nothing of the sort. It was a fabrication, a casualization of the series and that's really saying something when Pokemon is pretty darn casual to start with.

    In short, this game is really for nobody unless you're 4-5 years old and want to transition from Pokemon Go to another mobile game, just given a fresh coat of paint and the tagline "Hey adult men from 25-40, remember Kanto?". And if you are an adult seriously thinking about getting this game, just get Pokemon Fire Red for the game boy advance if you're really starving for some Gen 1 OG pokemon action.

    And "Baddy Bad"? Seriously Game Freak?
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