Arceus Pokémon Legends is officially available and in the past few hours we have been able to give the first glimpses of the reactions of the press and the public regarding this new interesting experiment Pokémon. Although the general evaluation of the game is positive, there are some voices out of the chorus that have completely rejected the new Game Freak game: let’s try to understand what is happening.
Pokémon Legends Arceus is available but opinions are mixed
If we take a look at the metascore of Pokémon Arceus Legends on Metacritic we find that the votes assigned by the press are almost all positive, given that the game currently has an average of the86/100. The new adventure packaged by Game Freak therefore seems to have convinced industry critics, even if we find some voices out of the chorus particularly vocal.
In fact, some particularly low ratings stand out, most likely influenced by the graphic / technical sector of Legends Arceus, dated to say the least and which leaves room for more than one criticism, given the way it was built.
The game world certainly cannot be defined as beautiful to look at, even if the playful sector of the title could lead us to turn a blind eye to the just sketched textures.
The game at the moment can also be considered a success from the point of view of the vendite, as Pokemon Legends Arceus has reached the top of the most booked video game in North America, Japan, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Australia and Canada, and that’s before the reviews even came out. However, the public still seems to be quite divided.
A divided user
To be particularly divided on the validity of the playful offer of Pokémon Arceus Legends is above all the user, including historical fans of the saga. A situation that was not difficult to predict, given that the Game Freak game lends its side to easy criticism from this point of view, despite the attempt to renew the franchise by offering something never seen before.
There are many who in the past two days have expressed themselves on the work in a positive or ferociously negative way with few middle ground. There are those who are convinced that the disappointing technical sector is not excusable in any way, also given the importance of the Pokémon brand, and those who on the contrary are willing to reward the creative effort implemented by Game Freak to rejuvenate the saga.
The truth, as often happens in these cases, lies at the center of the two poles and the whole question can be framed in two ways: the first is to admit that the game is structured on game design ideas that have been outdated for some time, although they may seem revolutionary for the Pokémon brand.
The second is summed up in taking note of this feature and deciding to see Arceus Legends as the first timid step of a Game Freak looking to the future, a far more interesting perspective.
What is Arceus Pokémon Legends?
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the new video game in the series Pokémon per Nintendo Switch. Set in the fictional region of Hisui, during a remote era when the well-known pocket monsters did not yet live in harmony with humans, is an adventure with a whole new direction that tells the dawn and origins of the entire series, in which players will have the task to create and complete the first Pokédex of the region of Hisui, capturing, examining and studying i Wild Pokémon.
The story of Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set in the Sinnoh of the past, theater of the events recounted in the most recent Pokémon Shining Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, which will give fans the opportunity to return to familiar places, but presented in a guise never seen before.
Precisely for this reason, fans will find themselves faced with totally new situations, to which they are not yet accustomed, in a world in which the very familiar Pokémon they are considered unknown and frightening creatures. At the start of their adventure, Trainers will be able to choose between Rowlet, Cyndaquil The Oshawott, three Pokémon arrived together with a Pokémon Professor who met them during his research trips to various regions.
As members of the Team Galaxy, players will visit the Giubilo Village, an animated settlement that serves as a base of operations. Upon receiving an assignment or request, they will depart the village to explore one of the various areas that make up the region of Hisui: At the end of each research expedition, which could lead them to encounter unique creatures such as alpha Pokémon and royal Pokémon, they will return to base to prepare for the next assignment.