Pokemon Quest, a video game review

A video game review written by: Lee Sonogan

(2018) Nintendo Switch/Action, adventure

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What is Pokemon Quest? It is a free to play action-adventure game developed by the same people who make Pokemon, Gamefreak. Pokemon Quest has its own blocky, voxel-style design that has been compared to Minecraft. Pokemon released in this game are from the original video games, Red and Blue. Released May 2018 on the Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS was released in June. It has already seen over a million downloads worldwide. This video game appeals to older fans and new fans of Pokemon.

Gameplay includes exploring an island and battling various Pokemon in waves. Each Pokemon only has two moves while you use three Pokemon at the same time. Moves have a meter and you have to wait until you can use a good move again. Automatically your Pokemon will attack anyway. The game has a similar rpg system that to the real Pokemon games use. It is easy to learn how to play this game with Glen Fox of Nintendo Life noting it was “casual,”. You start the game choosing your first Pokemon with choices of Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Eevee or Pikachu.

Overall, I have played a lot of this more than I thought I would. It is very frustrating with the limits it has but, it also is ok for a free Pokemon game. You have to do a lot of training to progress in the game. Then you have to manage all your items and Pokemon to get your Pokemon to a high level. That part is very repetitive but easy because of an automatic button. Then beating boss Pokemon on the island is rewarding enough to keep playing. I recommend the video game to Pokemon fans who want a new Pokemon game to get addicted to.


PS – Guess how many hours I have played this video game?

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