• Pokemon Sword & Shield Review - Go Big Or Go Home

    23 days ago - By GameSpot

    With each new Pokemon game comes a new set of Pokemon, mechanics, and a region to discover, and Sword and Shield are no exception. The vibrant Galar region is a consistent delight to explore, incentivizing and rewarding collecting and battling in equal measure, and grandiose battles add an exciting dimension to the familiar Gym formula to deliver an engaging adventure beginning to end. But most notably, Sword and Shield cut down on the tedious and protracted elements from previous games in favor of amplifying what makes Pokemon great in the first place. This is the most balanced a Pokemon...
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  • Pokemon Sword And Shield Review Roundup

    Pokemon Sword And Shield Review Roundup

    23 days ago - By GameSpot

    Pokemon has appeared on Nintendo Switch with Pokken Tournament and the Let's Go games, but Pokemon Sword and Shield marks the series' big generation-shifting debut on Nintendo's latest hardware. And like each new generation, that means new characters, a new region, and a bunch of new monsters to collect. Reviews for Pokemon Sword and Shield have started to publish ahead of its release on November 15. The critics agree that this edition of the long-running series trims some of its more unwieldy elements but keeps the most important elements well intact and more streamlined. That opinion was...
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  • Pokémon Sword and Shield review roundup - one of the best entries to date?

    Pokémon Sword and Shield review roundup - one of the best entries to date?

    23 days ago - By TechRadar

    The reviews for Pokémon Sword and Shield are in and it's a hit from critics - even if some fans aren't quite as impressed. Out on November 15, Pokémon Sword and Shield sees Nintendo and Game Freak bringing mainline Pokémon games to the Nintendo Switch for the first time. That means a new region, Pokémon and mechanics to try our hand at, although some fans have expressed anger over the new changes - with GameFreakLied trending on Twitter following leaks. However, Pokémon Sword and Shield has been hailed as one of the best entries in the series to date by critics, with reviews praising the...
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  • Pokemon Sword & Shield Review - The Cliffs Of Snover | GameSpot

    23 days ago - By N4G

    Pokemon Sword and Shield scale down the bloated elements of the series while improving what really matters, making for the best new generation in years.
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  • Pokemon Sword and Shield Review - IGN

    23 days ago - By N4G

    Pokemon Sword and Shield are the best games in the series, streamlining its most tedious traditions without losing any of the charm.
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  • Pokemon Sword and Shield review - a shadow of a former great | Eurogamer

    24 days ago - By N4G

    Pokémon Sword and Shield add some brilliant new creatures, but like their gargantuan Dynamax forms, the games feel like a hollow projection.
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  • Pokemon Sword and Shield arrives on Switch not with a bang, but with a Yamper | Daily Star

    24 days ago - By N4G

    Pokémon's first mainline adventure arrives on Nintendo Switch, but does it live up to the stupendous quality of games we've seen released on the platform so far?
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  • Pokémon Sword and Shield review gonna miss em all | Metro

    24 days ago - By N4G

    The most controversial new Pokémon game ever is finally here but whats new, whats wrong, and whats missing in Sword and Shield?
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  • Pokemon Sword and Shield Review

    24 days ago - By IGN

    Very few things in life can make me as happy as a great Pokemon RPG, and Sword and Shield repeatedly left me in a state of pure, child-like joy. The elated surprise of not knowing what's coming is something this series does extremely well if you can manage to play it relatively unspoiled (fear not, this review won't deprive you of that), and I'm glad that sense of wonder is still alive and kicking in Sword and Shield. With every new game in this 23-year-old series, changes big and small are always made, but I've never been willing to declare the latest entry the new gold standard for...
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  • Pokemon Sword and Shield Online and Local Gameplay Explained

    24 days ago - By IGN

    Pokemon Sword and Shield's online and local functionality have been discussed at length , but we're finally getting an idea of how things work in practice. Here are five things you can do locally and online in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
    It's worth noting that while, in theory, online works exactly the same as local play we haven't been able to test it ourselves yet. We'll update this article when Pokemon Sword and Shield is released and the servers are live.
    Trade, Seamlessly, in the Background
    You can easily Link Trade or Surprise Trade with other players locally or over the internet. A...
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  • How Long is Pokemon Sword and Shield?

    24 days ago - By IGN

    Pokemon Sword and Shield are the first mainline Pokemon games to ever appear on a home console, but just how long is this adventure? Ahead of launch Pokemon Sword and Shield developers said the game would have a “comparable amount of content” to previous games but now we can give you the full details from our time in the Galar region. Here are the story completion times of three separate playthroughs.
    Janet Garcia, Guides Editor
    I took my rightful place as champion of the Galar region after 46 hours of playtime. Most of my time was focused on getting all my gym badges and just progressing...
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  • 'Pokémon Sword' and 'Shield' offer an excellent but familiar adventure

    24 days ago - By Engadget

    It would be unfair to suggest that the Pokémon games have stagnated. The last generation, which began with 2016's Sun and Moon, genuinely mixed things up, discarding the gyms and formulaic storytelling for an island-hopping adventure with an a...
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  • Pokémon Sword and Shield are the best Pokémon games in years

    Pokémon Sword and Shield are the best Pokémon games in years

    24 days ago - By The Verge

    The shift to console makes the latest Pokémon bigger and more exciting
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  • Pokémon Fans Furious Over New Datamined Sword And Shield ‘Reused' Character Models

    24 days ago - By Forbes

    Fans are accusing Game Freak of lying about not reusing Sun and Moon models and assets for Pokemon Sword and Shield.
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