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Legends Arceus First Impressions and General Reviews Thread

Do you like the game?

  • Yes!

    Votes: 45 86.5%
  • I'm not entirely convinced.

    Votes: 4 7.7%
  • No.

    Votes: 3 5.8%

  • Total voters
    52

Aulos

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Just got the game yesterday. My first impressions are pretty good. They definitely took a lot of influence from BOTW here, sadly not in terms of making a fully open world game, but it is a massive improvement from anything we've seen from Pokemon, and it feels amazing.

One of the things that I really love is how they have made the gameplay more seamless and less clunky. The game no longer "pauses" when you obtain items and Pokemon battles go by much faster because status updates and the like are handled much better than they ever have been. This definitely feels like Pokemon finally modernized. I hope that they implement these QOL features into the next traditional Pokemon game.

That's my take right now. I'm very early on in the game.
 

Neo Blaze

At least let me dream a little
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This is probably going to be controversial, but I am a bit disappointed with this game and I don't think I would rate it higher than a 6.5/10.

Don't get me wrong, it's definitely not a bad game, I just personally have found it to be just okay, when I wanted to like it much more. My feelings on this game have certainly been a rollercoaster; when the first trailer came out, I was beyond excited for this game and hoped it would become the Pokémon game I had so desperately wanted for such a long time. Then that excitement started to fade bit by bit as more information and trailers came out and I started to worry about certain things. But then the leaks happened and the first reactions came out and that excitement skyrocketed again.

But now I've played the game for over a week and I finished the main story a couple of days ago and I just feel... numb. After finishing the main story I still have a lot of the post-game left, but I honestly haven't felt like playing the game for days now, which is ironic as I was so excited to play it and was really disappointed my pre-order was delayed for almost a week.

My main problems lie with the story, the gameplay loop, the areas, the catching mechanics, the battles, the graphics, and a few other minor things, such as there being so many sidequests but many of them not having any worthwile rewards. I do really like most of the characters however. I acknowledge that I may have set my ultimate expectations for this game a bit too high, but to be positive: I do think Legends: Arceus is ultimately a step in the right direction and I do hope they build on this game going forward.
 

Bolt Strike

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Just diffeculty wise, they were relatively easy. I get they’re early bosses but they didn’t feel that threatening imo.

Could just be how I approached it tho

That much definitely changes with the 4th and 5th nobles. Those almost feel bullet hell-esque because they're constantly attacking you and you need fairly quick reflexes to dodge their attacks. They're not impossible, but they are quite difficult and you may die multiple times against them.
 

R1ke

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That much definitely changes with the 4th and 5th nobles. Those almost feel bullet hell-esque because they're constantly attacking you and you need fairly quick reflexes to dodge their attacks. They're not impossible, but they are quite difficult and you may die multiple times against them.
Yeah I beat the 4th one the other day, can confirm lol
 
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