Pokémon Sword | Mini Review

What is it?

Pokémon Sword is the counterpart to Pokémon Shield, and together they form the eighth generation of the Pokémon series. In this version, you play as a child in the Galarian region of the Pokémon world, where Pokémon can “dynamax” and increase in size during battles.

Platform(s)

Nintendo Switch

Pros
Cons
Good length to the story.
Decent post-game story.
New Pokémon designs are decent.
Removal of HMs – while not new for this – is extremely nice.
Not all Pokémon are available.
Feels a bit easy.

Verdict:

I played Pokémon Sun & Moon and after that I skipped a couple of versions as, while they weren’t bad, I thought the Pokémon series had slightly lost it’s way. With Sword and Shield though, it feels like things are getting back on track, and it is a lot of fun to play through. It’s definitely a bit easier, levelling is significantly faster than it used to be, but it’s a return to form and a game that all Pokémon fans should enjoy.

 

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Rating

5 Stars

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