Already have the Switch, but so far I'm a little disappointed in Let's Go, but maybe I just don't have all the info yet. It looked like you don't actually battle wild Pokemon anymore, instead you just do the Pokemon Go style of catching and that's it. Then you just level mons though trainer battles and just catching shit. Seems prohibitive unless you can get cheap Pokeballs out the ass or you can turn on wild battling in some way. Has there been any news since E3 on that?
Yea, the catching of pokemon like in go seems like it will be a disappointment but then again seeing them in the overworld and just trying to do stupid throws when I am bored seems more fun than repels, running or 1 shotting like in the old games.
Some more details released today: more special moves for your partner mon (with some really cheesy move names), custom hairstyles for it, secret techniques for traveling (basically more flavorful fly, surf, etc.). Game's starting to look a little too kiddish for me, but who am I kidding, I'm going to buy it anyway.
Also, there's a new Switch bundle coming out with a choice of Let's Go Eevee or Pikachu (download codes) plus a PokeBall Plus (I think these also double as Pokemon Go plus units, too?) and Eevee/Pikachu themed controllers and dock. $400. Pretty cute, but I doubt I'll have the funds for it.
I quit right before raids came out, and from everything I've heard it's still worse than it was at launch. I don't really want to derail this thread but fuck it, it only has a few posts in a month.
Here's the trailer for PoGo, I remember being super pumped for it when it released.
Watch that and tell me whether Niantic delivered on that trailer with today's PoGo (ignoring the notional AR stuff that we just don't have the tech for yet).
At release we really only had the hunting / capturing Pokemon feature in and it was remarkably like the trailer. People were running all over looking for Pokemon. Then a combination of people realizing how effective lures were + niantic destroying the ability to hunt pokemon turned it into a game where people sat on their ass spending $$$ to win.
I didn't get into raiding, but the raid pass mechanic reaffirmed my decision to not play. Niantic had the option of creating a global hit, but instead they seemed to just chase their cash shop.
If I'm wrong and Niantic actually did reform a bit and the game is like that trailer, let me know.
Which is why I think it's up to Nintendo to create Pokemon Go II, since unlike Niantic they actually give a shit about their brand.