Pokémon Sword for Nintendo Switch
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Pokémon Sword

Nov 15, 2019
8.83
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Good
58th of 8761

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Game Freak
Content Rating: Everyone

Summary

Become a Pokémon Trainer and embark on a new journey in the new Galar region! Choose from one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. In this all new adventure, you'll encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade Pokémon while exploring new areas and uncovering an all-new story. Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games.

Gamer Reviews

22906 Reviews
9.60
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Jan 10, 2022
WARNING
This review contains spoilers.

All in all, a pretty good game. For both long time fans and new ones alike, exploring this world is good fun. While the graphics are greatly improved, and a fair amount to the game is 3D, lots of the game refers to classic gameplay, such as the cooking of meals and the semi- birds eye view while inside some buildings.


I guess my only concern is the story itself. For fans of the older games, this games' story is a tad uninventive. While all the Pokémon games follow the same rough plot, this game seems to only send you from one gym to the next, with not much else to do apart from catch and train Pokémon. However, this is made up for by the vast world with many different environments, and the gameplay itself.


Despite this, definitely a game I would recommend for old and new fans alike.



Jan 9, 2022

All in all, a pretty good game. For both long time fans and new ones alike, exploring this world is good fun. While the graphics are greatly improved, and a fair amount to the game is 3D, lots of the game refers to classic gameplay, such as the cooking of meals and the semi- birds eye view while inside some buildings.

I guess my only concern is the story itself. For fans of the older games, this games' story is a tad uninventive. While all the Pokémon games follow the same rough plot, this game seems to only send you from one gym to the next, with not much else to do apart from catch and train Pokémon. However, this is made up for by the vast world with many different environments, and the gameplay itself.

Despite this, definitely a game I would recommend for old and new fans alike.

Nov 20, 2021

I love so much this game

Critic Reviews

66 Reviews
8.06
Alexander ThomasNov 25, 2019
Pokemon Sword and Shield present a revitalizing and refreshing perspective on the series, taking steps back to the series’ roots to remind players what it means to try and become the Pokemon Champion. Several of the new streamlined mechanics make this an easy experience to jump into while focusing more on strategic gameplay in the wild, yet remaining kid-friendly. The new Wild Area is a great feature, and seeing the Pokemon before you encounter them makes for incredible immersion.
Imogen DonovanNov 26, 2019
Pokémon Sword and Shield is a bold move into a new generation. There are technical hiccups, but those pale in comparison to the bustling Wild Area and the charming Gen 8 additions.
Donovan ErskineNov 23, 2019
Pokemon Sword and Shield are a great first step for the mainline titles on Nintendo Switch. Game Freak follows the tried and true formula of the series while ushering in inventive new ideas to elevate the player experience. Quality of life improvements make these entries the most accessible and palatable in the saga. The Wild Area is home to countless hours of ways to explore and interact with the Pokemon world like never before. Performance issues and lazy tropes hold them back from being excellent, but Pokemon Sword and Shield are a strong step in the right direction for franchises latest generation.

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