Japanese media sometimes call Pokémon Legends: Arceus ‘surprisingly difficult’

The Japanese media had their hands on previous copies of Pokémon Legend: Arceus and it looks like the game is a roller coaster full of ups and downs, according to early reviews.

There’s just over a week left before the game launches and early impressions suggest that it’s a Pokémon game like no other. In an article published by Famitsu and translated by Chronicles of video games, reviewers say the biggest immediate impact is the ability to move about the world freely.

“The first thing that struck me when I started playing was the excitement of being able to move freely across the open field,” the review said.

Because the game is open world and Pokémon can now see and attack the player, this creates a new sense of tension in the game. Pokémouniverse n that the player is not very familiar with. In mainstream games, players will feel pressure from other trainers looking to go to war. But now, there’s a direct threat from roaming Pokémon. If the player encounters a particularly hardcore Pokémon, they can be intimidated by it, especially since they may not be able to avoid an interaction by simply walking around it like in the main game.

On the other hand, reviewers commented that it feels fun to ride on Pokémon, especially Flying types.

“It feels great to be able to fly freely in the sky, but it’s especially exciting to find small-looking Pokémon underneath you,” the article reads.

Each region has its own species, which can be affected by weather or time of day. This, in reviews, makes traveling through the world more enjoyable, and it gives the areas a breath of fresh air when returning at a different time of day, knowing that Pokémon species different may appear.

More information about the game is slowly being revealed as reviewers are starting to give their first impressions, aside from the leaked versions of the game that have joined Twitch streams. For those who are worried about the official release of the game, the wait won’t be too long. Pokémon Legend: Arceus will be released on January 28th.

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Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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