POKEMON LEGENDS ARCEUS REVIEW: WHAT IF WE COULD TAKE OUR TIMES BACK?
Pokemon Legends Arceus was announced in February 2021. It has been one of the most anticipated releases by the brand. Players have waited almost a year to find out what Hisui is up to and what secrets are hidden in the life before Sinnoh.
This title follows closely after the release of the Brilliant and Shining Pearl favourites. It gives players the chance to continue their adventure. Pokemon Legends – Arceus is more than meets your eye. There is a lot to see and many exciting places to explore. It’s also possible to encounter wild Pokemon naturally.
What is it that makes Arceus such a memorable title? It is just riding on the highs of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Is it worth getting out your Pokedex to go back in time and see where all began?
STORY: BACK TO THE OLD GOOD DAYS
You will find yourself in a new world when a rift between time and space suddenly opens up. There is no guide, only you. Pokemon Legends Explores the land and times before Pokemon. It feels like the title fits in perfectly with the timeline, releasing just a few months after the fourth-gen remake. Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl have all experienced this game picking up right where you left off. In the modern world, people and Pokemon are friends. You suddenly meet people who are terrified of them.
While exploring the causes of this rift is essential, the goal of the game is to build friendship between people with Pokemon. Players will learn about the history behind evolution and adaptations. Legends focus on historical elements that have been lost in translation. We know new things about our beloved companions even though we travel back in history. It’s so much fun and interactive to learn about the history and people of the area. Completing Pokedex entries expands your knowledge about the species – something you should not hesitate to tell the village folks.
This is a strange assortment of starters, but it’s adorable.
CLASH OF CLANS
It’s not always easy. Hisui is plagued with the rivalry between two clans, Diamond and Pearl. Do you sound familiar? Both are trying to serve a higher power, which they call ‘Sinnoh. You will develop trust with both clan leaders along the way. They will help you discover the land and push you to your limits. There are many Easter eggs and small references to past Pokemon titles. Any previous player will immediately recognize the critters in these characters’ clothing, even down to how they dress. This title is a clever representation of Pokemon’s history and invites new and old players alike to fall in love.
GAMEPLAY: GET STARTED AT THE VERY BEGINNING
Once again, the only purpose of a Pokemon title doesn’t include fighting and becoming the best. It instead goes back to catch all the Pokemon. After years of training and frustration, it finally realizes that the only purpose of a Pokemon title is not to battle the best. Legends make a turn. This title takes what used to feel like a tedious and repetitive aspect of Pokemon games and makes it fun. It’s not necessary to catch multiple Pokemon at once. Players feel the desire to catch as many Pokemon as possible just because they are able. It’s a bonus not to have to see the exact sequence and animation every time you accidentally bump into something.
A new approach has brought new mechanics to the franchise. Many players are curious about this new mechanic. Instead of carrying a bag containing Pokeballs that can only be used for combat, players now have the freedom to try to catch Pokemon in the wild. No more wandering through tall grass, hoping to find something. The only thing that lurks in tall grass now is you, hoping that a Psyduck does not wander in and find your hidden hiding place. This is a refreshing change in the gameplay style, and it’s undeniably refreshing after feeling like all aspects of the Pokemon game have changed since its original release.
HAVE GOT TO CRAFT A BALB
A pouch has replaced your bag. This bag is packed with many throwable items that encourage this new approach to adventure. The introduction of crafting has finally removed the hassle of spending every coin on Pokeballs. Crafting your tools is essential, as the game encourages you to catch Pokemon instead of fighting them. Materials are easy to find, and you can learn more recipes as you go. This will help you to encourage your success.
A POKEMON’S DAY IN THE LIFE
Wild encounters can be less unexpected, but much more exciting with this type of gameplay. Yes, there is no surprise element. It is fantastic to see Pokemon in their natural habitat. We saw Pokemon above ground in Let’s Go: Eevee, as well as Let’s Go: Pikachu. They were not born. They wandered around the designated area, which was the Wild Area in Shield and Wild Area in. The Grand Underground in BD & SP is also the same. Pokemon Legends gives us a glimpse into how Pokemon might act. Eevee is slumbering under a tree while Eippopotas and Hippopotas bathe in mud. Monsters are playing together and jumping around. It’s precious. It also gives players a glimpse into the future, something they have long desired since the 90’s.
NOBLE AND ALPHA
Some of our favorite Pokemon that you will encounter on your adventure are not exactly what you remember. Alpha Pokemon, which are side effects of the rift and can be found in every region, are called “Alpha Pokemon”. These angry enemies can be difficult to capture and fight. They are often larger than regular enemies and have a higher level. It is always a fun sight to see them in comparison to your group, if you are fortunate enough to be able to catch one. They are taller than their regular companions. If you’re faced with an aggressive alpha, they can be a great companion.
The ‘boss fights’ in the game are the Noble Pokemon versions. The game offers balms that can be used to calm them down, rather than fighting them. You don’t have to sacrifice your party. Instead, you can relax and trust your dodge techniques. These intense encounters can last a lifetime if you’re consistently throwing balms. You will receive a stamp on your player cards upon completion, to show that you are best.