anyway, i guess i beat the game i repeatedly said i (probably) would not play any time soon, and for some reason am posting SLIGHTLY LONG OPINIONS? dangerous
no real spoilers, but here's a big block of stupid for your disappointment, it smells but is not cheese, eating not recommended
this is a bad and dumb way to put it, but it's a pretty good half of a pokemon game
or maybe 5/8 of a game
or maybe 1/3
(i am not referring to the dex)
the little "go here next" thing now says i can freely explore the region, which might be cool if that imaginary fraction of the game existed, but it does not.
and no, the wild area does not make up for the distinct and tragic lack of terrible block pushing puzzles
raids are cool and all, but the wild area to me just serves as proof that a fully "open world" pokemon game is a terrible idea. it's nice as a secondary feature, though, just needs more to do (like the rest of the game...)
i keep wondering if i somehow missed some part of the game, but no. there's two caves in the entire game and they're both just corridors that are 2 feet long, much like most of the routes. the flavor text for the escape rope refers to "dungeons" and i have to wonder what game that item was for, cause it's not this one. probably a game that didn't get rushed out the door for the holidays.
it's still a pretty damn good game despite all that, and i had a good time.
i liked the sportsy presentation, which i didn't expect. it works.
fashion: good. there's never enough clothes though. more. MORE.
trainer card posing is also really good (maybe i'll post pics later, but lazy), but it kind of bums me out that you can't pose with a pokemon. i get why though.
as for the new pokes, as i said before i don't care for most of them, and... i think this is the first time i have ever boxed a starter. holy shit, what terrible evos. and fucking IMPIDIMP that UGLY MOTHERFUCKER. and don't even get me started on the hanna barbera looking bitch that is greedent. i get so fucking mad every time i shake a berry tree one too many times and have to see that fucker's stupid face. get the FUCK out of my sight.
this part is not in the not-cheese block because it is important:
alcremie rating: 🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰/🍰
game rating: 🍰/6.9