For many Pokémon fans, Pokémon Generations is a fan game that many have been excited about for a very long time. The dude (or dudes) that have been working hard on this game are always tinkering with it and making changes, but I wanted to share my thoughts on this massive 3D open-world Pokémon adventure.
Bridging The Gap
While the game is not as story-driven as I had hoped. It is my understanding that eventually the goal of the story is going to be to bridge the gap between the original games, Red, Blue and Yellow and then Gold, Silver, and Crystal. I could be wrong with this, but looking at the different Pokémon that are in the game. That certainly appears like the time frame that Pokémon Generations is trying to capture and I am cool with that.
For a fan game, I think the visuals of Pokémon Generations are very nice. The game I feel has a kind of “GameCube” era kind of feel to the overall visual presentation. The character that you play as is rather generic, but I am cool with that. The environments are quite nice and effects like water look far better than I imagined they would be.
Of course, what you really want to know about is how do the actual Pokémon look? Well, I can tell you that they look fantastic. I would say that the best comparison for the way the Pokémon look in the game is the two Pokepark games that were released for the Nintendo Wii many years ago. Some Pokémon, Squirtle pops to mind, look awesome and I found my self gravitating to the Pokémon that I liked the look of best.
Catch Them All
The game plays like an open-world 3D Pokémon adventure which is something that many fans have been wanting for years. The gameplay is very easy to get to grips with and walking around and getting into battles is a lot of fun. I really like the way you actually control the Pokémon and it makes you get way more invested into fights. A really nice touch is the way you can capture Pokémon when they have fainted just like what happens in the TV show.
I would not say that the gameplay is super deep or anything like that, but if you like Pokémon I am sure you are going to have a lot of fun with this. As this is a fan game, I have noticed a few technical hiccups, usually resulting in my game crashing. However, it is not frequent enough that it becomes a major issue.
I was very impressed with Pokémon Generations and I hoped that the folks behind the game keep at it. They are always adding in new Pokémon and making announcements for future updates so I am very excited to see what comes of this. I just hope that they keep things grounded and do not try to do too much as I think that could actually hurt the game in the long run. If you love Pokémon, you really need to check this out.
- Lots of early generation Pokémon to play with
- Capturing Pokémon is fun
- The battles are very enjoyable
- Controlling the different Pokémon is cool
- The world is quite large
- No end in sight
- A few technical issues here and there
Download Pokemon Generations
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP