Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee Review Thread

Galava

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Release date: 16th November 2018


OpenCritic - 82

Metacritic - 81


Eurogamer - Recommended
Pokémon's Switch debut deftly toes the line between returning fans and all-new ones, with a few small wobbles along the way.
Kotaku
There is very little new or novel about Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee and Pikachu. Even the divisive new mechanics are cribbed from Pokémon Go. In the end, I don’t feel like that matters. It’s still Pokémon. It’s still a story about learning who you are and what you’re capable of, still a chance to become emotionally connected to the creatures who help you on that journey.

NintendoLife 8/10
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are beautiful reimaginings of a video game classic, updating a 20-year-old game in ways which make it infinitely more accessible and user-friendly for a modern audience, while keeping the magic first discovered all those years ago.

GamesSpot - 8
[...]Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee are delightful reimaginings of the series' origins and a deep RPG in their own right. It makes a lot of smart improvements on the original Red, Blue and Yellow while holding on to what made them so special in the first place. Fans of the series might be let down by the lack of features they've come to expect, but Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee take the Pokemon formula in some exciting new directions.

Nintendo Insider - 8
[...]Game Freak’s understandable pursuit of accessibility means that this journey doesn’t have everything that veteran fans have come to expect, with that lack of longevity and depth to become a sticking point. But, what counts above all else is that it is a fun and memorable experience for all.

Gamecentral - 8
In Short: The perfect introduction to ‘proper’ Pokémon games for GO players but also an enjoyably nostalgic remake for existing pokéfans.
Pros: A carefully balanced mix of old and new features, in terms of both gameplay and accessibility. As addictive as ever and the depth of combat and customisation remains impressive.
Cons: Very low-tech graphics and generally cheap-looking presentation. Limited online options. The series’ traditional lack of any artificial intelligence is still a problem.
IGN - 8.3

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Charlie0108

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Decent reviews so far, a bit better than I was expecting. Looking forward to getting stuck in on Friday.
 
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These reviews are shockingly good, I was fully expecting it to be swimming in sixes after all the impressions I had heard from the hardcore pokepro's.
 

Charamiwa

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Huh, pretty good. Was expecting low 70's but everyone seems to agree that it's cute and fun. Even Gamekult has gone soft for it.
 

giancarlo123x

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I haven't seen shit about this besides the original trailer and have it preordered but is coop playable from the very beginning?
 

Sandfox

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So far the reviews seem to be positive. The Kotaku reviewer was brought to tears at the end lol.
 

IzzyRX

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No surprise here, the nostalgia is strong in this one!
Let's see how that's translate into sales.
 

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Seeing a lot of reviewers dismissing the huge lack of content and saying "it has nostalgia, so it's fine".

Makes these reviews completely worthless. Seems like most reviewers don't care about gameplay for the Pokémon series as usual -- that explains the low scores for the Mystery Dungeon series, while stuff like this gets a pass.

Nostalgia isn't mark of quality. This just looks alienating for anyone who actually follows the series.
 
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Pokémon reviews just like Pokémon did for 20 years, how surprising. Yet era was so sure this was the one that would fail.
 

Mario_Bones

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The extent to which the reviews prioritise nostalgia and aesthetics over any kind of substance is astonishing, but I don't know what I expected. Hopefully next year's games are good.
 

Danzflor

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Solid 8 out of 10 everywhere. Nice. Eager to see what the most "hardcore" fanbase have to say about it.
 

Synohan

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Is anyone surprised?
It's Pokemon, it'll review and play out just fine.
Expecting anything else is laughable.
 

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I like that at least some aren't 100% positive about the catching mechanics, the lack of things like GTS and how much the game doesn't show any kind of challenge. Also post game.
 

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Pokémon reviews just like Pokémon did for 20 years, how surprising. Yet era was so sure this was the one that would fail.
It's a worse game than the GBA remake of these same titles, so yes. We expect people to have higher standards and not just give scores because they saw characters from their childhood in a screen.
 

Pepin

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Daily Star Online has it at 4/5

Pokemon Let's Go is a good game. It's endlessly playable, deliciously nostalgic and the best-looking Pokemon game to date.

Iterations to the catching system and the overworld are changes we deeply hope to see continue in the series as we press into new territory, and the dedication and care in the world is nothing short of inspiring. This is clearly a game made by Pokemon fans - and you can feel that in every detail in the world.

The battle system is actually simpler than previous games thanks to the removal of features, but that's offset by the fun, engaging capture mechanics that the title uses from Pokemon GO.

Pokemon Let's Go is a crucial addition for any RPG fan on Switch. Its simple and straightforward setup is all part of the charm - the most beautiful Pokemon experience yet is going to be appealing to you if you're a total newcomer to the series, or if you've been playing for the better part of 20 years like this reviewer.

There's beauty in simplicity, and even though Pokemon might have some major strides in its generation-spanning history, Pokemon Let's Go takes the franchise back to basics... and in doing so, actually shows off just how decent the original games were.
 

jaksek

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Performance issues. Fucking GameFreak. I know hate is a strong word, but I just can't phantom how this abysmal company can make a game, which looks LIKE THAT, and still have it drop framerate.

Mothefuckers. As much as I love pokemon, I hate them.
 

Strat

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Seeing a lot of reviewers dismissing the huge lack of content and saying "it has nostalgia, so it's fine".

Makes these reviews completely worthless. Seems like most reviewers don't care about gameplay for the Pokémon series as usual -- that explains the low scores for the Mystery Dungeon series, while stuff like this gets a pass.

Nostalgia isn't mark of quality. This just looks alienating for anyone who actually follows the series.
Pssssst all reviews
 

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for context, omega ruby is 83 on meta and ultra sun is 84

seems right in line with other games in the series