Pokémon: Let's Go Game Freak

Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee caused quite a stir when Game Freak first revealed them. How can you have Pokémon without wild battles? Do we really need another trip to Kanto? Despite these concerns, the twin Switch games went on to be quite successful. They sold over 10 million copies and along the way they even converted some doubters into fans.  It was an interesting experiment, to say the least. Now that the dust has settled and Game Freak has received plenty of feedback, should they make more games in the Let’s Go style?

Personally, I’d like to see them return to the style and improve on it. I was a bit skeptical at first, but I quickly fell in love after going hands-on with the games at E3 2018. After they launched, I don’t think I touched any other games until Smash Bros. came out a month later. Even after, I kept coming back to my Eevee edition to hunt Shiny Pokémon and take on Master Trainers.

That said, Game Freak needs to take some of the criticisms to heart and build on their foundation. Most importantly, they really need to make the motion controls optional. They were frustrating at times, and they made the game downright unplayable for many people with physical limitations. Let’s Go is also, unfortunately, light on post-credits content, outside of Master Trainers. Of course, revisiting the second generation would fix this. You can’t beat an entire second region for post-credits content! Should Game Freak return to the Pokémon: Let’s Go style? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.

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