Pokémon Sun and Moon
|a game by||Nintendo|
|Setting||Alola region, inspired by the Hawaiian Islands|
|Gameplay||Turn-based battles, exploration, capturing and training Pokémon|
|Graphics||3D cel-shaded graphics|
|Editor Rating:||8.5/10, based on 2 reviews|
|User Rating:||6.8/10 - 783 votes|
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|See also:||Pokemon Games|
Sun and Moon were the first games of the seventh generation of Pokémon. They were also some of the most anticipated games in the Pokémon series as they made more than a few changes to the formula that we had all gotten used to.
The formula of going from gym to gym was something that we all loved but had been done to death at this point. Pokémon Sun and Moon changes things up by having an “island challenge” here you will take on various other Pokémon trainers, do challenges, quests and so on before fighting an extra tough foe. It feels very similar to what Pokémon games in the past have done, but it feels new enough that it is quite exciting and like you are on a Pokémon adventure for the first time. You will have to complete a number of trails and these include different mini games that you will have to do before you have an actual Pokémon battle.
The Best Region Yet
The Alola Region that you will be exploring is the richest and most fleshed out of any Pokémon game that I have played. This whole region feels like it is alive and there are very few places that are just empty space. The larger world that you have to explore keeps you on your toes and while you will be going out and looking for items and battles so that you can grind. You will also want to explore to see what other secrets this region has.
What About The Pokémon?
Of course, a new Pokémon game is going to bring with it a whole host of new Pokémon, but before I get to that I want to talk about some of the old classics. They have done a great job in giving some of the older Pokémon like Grimer and Exeggutor have been given an Alola makeover to make them fit in with the new setting. Honestly, I got just as much of a kick out of seeing these new versions of classic Pokémon as I did the new ones. The new starter Pokémon are great and while most people seem to love Litten, I must admit that I am a Rowlett man myself. The new Pokémon are great and the way that they fit in with the setting gets you even more invested in the game and makes you really want to catch them all.
Of course, a huge part of Pokémon games is the battles and the battles in Pokémon Sun and Moon feel great. The battles are much easier to do and the way the game gives you more information about what your attacks do is great and welcome addition. There are also these new Z moves that you can use once in a battle. I think as well as the battle, the overall gameplay is much more refined. The wheel may not have been reinvented in Pokémon Sun and Moon, but I feel the better graphics, more streamlined menus, and the tighter battle system make this a much better experience.
No matter which one you get, Pokémon Sun and Moon are both fantastic games. I feel that this is a game that is great if you are a long time hardcore Pokémon fan. If you played Pokémon back in the day and want to get back into it. Also if you are brand new to the series. This is a game that is fun for everyone who plays it no matter what their prior relationship with Pokémon is.
- More realistic looking characters
- New Pokémon are a lot of fun
- Alola versions of classic Pokémon are awesome
- Battles are a lot of fun
- The story is very engaging
- It is still Pokémon
- It will suck up all your free time
Download Pokémon Sun and Moon
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
The 3DS was Nintendo's lifesaver for years after the Wii U completely slopped out. And since it was a really successful console, it's natural that many of the most popular franchises more than a couple games for the portable console. Game Freak released 8 main-series Pokémon games, and today we'll talk about Pokémon Sun and Moon. But keeping in mind they upgraded these titles literally a year after they released, we have to check out what happened, So, let's talk about it.
About the game
Set in the tropical, and very Hawaiian, Alola Region, Pokemon Sun & Moon were a different take for the main Pokémon series. One of the most interesting things about these titles, and what set them apart from all the other Pokémon games is that they changed one key mechanic: there are no longer gyms,
They added different island challenges, legendary creatures that are part of the Alolan folklore, and much more. Not To mention there’s a ton of new cool pokémon in here. But then, why were they upgraded?
A year after the original release, they released upgraded versions called Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Not only these made the pacing of the game faster, but they also changed the main story a little. It also added a lot of new mechanics and legendary pokémon. Unlike what happens in the usual third version, these were two new versions that upgraded the original games.
Pokémon Sun and Moon were great games that aimed to take the series in a different direction. However, it had a slow pace and the story was subpar. Some fans from online communities have actually created hacked rom versions that aim to upgrade these games. These rom hacks change the balance and add a lot to the original experience. We mention this since these are really hard to recommend with the Ultra versions being out there.
- Nice original take on a classic
- Looks good
- Great new region
- Excellent pokémon design
- Slow pacing
- Boring story
- The new mechanics can be disappointing