|a game by||TheSuzerain|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
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|See also:||Pokemon Games, JRPG Games|
Pokémon fan games are coming through to the mainstream more and more, and in good standing. Pokémon Insurgence is a new addition to the roster as an outstanding game with a deep plot, set in a new and exciting region that is slowly being overthrown by dangerous cults. Will you be the hero that they need or will the cults take over completely? Only one way to test that, and that’s for you to get into it right now!
As you would expect this game takes a lot of inspiration from existing Pokémon games, everything from Pokémon Blue to other fan games like Pokémon Uranium. As such, they share a great deal of movement and battle mechanics that you see in its progenitors.
Interestingly this also brings a few new features of its own, specifically secret bases and the introduction of Delta Species Pokémon. There is also a litany of online features found throughout, remember the secret bases from a sentence ago, well you can trade and speak with online players and create a team before inviting them over to your secret base for a fun little get together.
This title seems to shy away from a lot of the “childish” themes that you could attribute to a normal Pokémon game. I’m not saying it doesn’t have them but it does swing closer to a “darker” and “Adult” theme with ideas like organised religion, cults of oppression, memory loss and death.
They have also done well to create, what seems to be, an almost entirely different system surrounding who the player is and what they are attempting to achieve. Instead of beating the big four and then the champion, the player is asked to defeat the previous heroes of the region and take their place as its defender against the cults. I won’t go any further into it to avoid spoilers but the concept is really cool.
They have managed to nail the art style here, it looks really great and this game, once again, shows that small development teams can do it too and then release it for free. The creativity, the characterization of the new region’s inhabitants alongside the region itself, is just brilliant. I have been really impressed by it and I’m sure you’ll love it.
This title is another brilliant example of how a small team of dedicated fans can make a game that is easily on par with its inspiration with little more than ingenuity and time. If you are after a new Pokémon adventure in the gaps between official releases, I’d highly recommend giving this one a go.
- A darker and more adult theme.
- Interesting new world
- Great characterisation of the people in the world
- Introduction of new Pokémon
- Looks and feels like an official Pokémon game
- A fair few bugs and glitches come up throughout but the developers are working on fixing them.
- The plot can slip into something derivative of a normal Pokémon game every now and then.
Download Pokemon Insurgence
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP