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Pokémon: five games that revolutionized the license before Pokémon Legends Arceus


Pokemon Legends: Arceus just released and fans are currently either sanding the game, or crying while waiting for this one to ship. This Game who wants to be reinvigorate the Pokémon formula by directing the gameplay on something else is not the first to have taken the plunge. nintendo, to do grow the franchise that sells the most goodies in the world, has managed to offer a large number of titles with a very different gameplay games Pokémon official and canon. Canon means each game presenting a new generation and a new region since the versions Red and Blue western until the eighth generation of titles Sword and Shield. So while some discover Hisui in every nook and cranny, let’s rediscover some Pokémon titles that deserve your full attention.

#1 pokemon mystery dungeon

Obviously it was us impossible to start without talking about the best of all, in this case ofa secondary game Pokemon having rocked many players. Maybe even for some of you, one of the episodes Mystery Dungeon was the very first game Pokemon which you played. Simply put, you play as a human-turned-Pokémon in a world ruled by Pokémon. The title remains a top-down RPG, but orients itself more in the dungeon crawler and can even represent quite a challenge in certain areas, yes, we think of you Cresselia in Explorers of Time and Shadow. To date, there are six different games Pokemon tagged Mystery Dungeon, whose last opus released in 2020 is unfortunately quite dispensable…

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#2 pokemon snap

Pokemon Snap is also a title that has seen a port in 2021 on Nintendo Switch. And unlike Mystery Dungeon, the Switch version is excellent and faithful to the original version on nintendo64. In this rail shooter (yes yes, a rail shooter in 2021) you are a photographer busy taking the most beautiful shots of your favorite creatures. If the game ends quickly, we can only have a good time exploring all the areas of the title and discovering all the interactions that can be performed with each of the creatures populating this marvelous world.

#3 Pokemon Colosseum

And as we planned to reveal to you an album Pokemon different by support, the Gamecube had to be honored with Pokemon Colosseum. First title with a little more adult and mature themes of the license. This game features a whole new region, Rhodes, to discover. Over there, two criminal organizations are at war to steal Pokemon from humans. Although the hero you play is a repentant, his dark past as a former criminal makes him directly more endearing than the usual 10-year-old children leaving to explore the world of classic opuses. Its graphics and the 3D during the fights also played a lot in the appreciation of the title.

#4 Pokken tournament

Fighting is your thing, and Pokémon’s is too soft for your liking ? No worries, like many titles, Pokemon has an official fighting game ! The game edited by bandai namco was first released on arcade machines in 2015 and on Wii U in 2016, before finally being available on Nintendo Switch as Pokken Tournament DX in 2017. In this game based on tekken, you embody between 16 and 20 different Pokémon (platform dependent) in 3D battles more action-based than technical for several hours of fun hitting each other with friends on this intriguing title.

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#5 Pokemon Pinball

It exists hundreds, maybe easily a thousand different pinball games. Corn the one based on the universe of Pokemon is among the best and it is very easy to handle. Available on Game Boy Color, we find there all the sensations of a classic pinball machine but also many interactions with different Pokémon that you will have to catch to fill the Pokédex by performing several actions such as hitting different elements of the scenery or performing different loops. The game is extremely complete and will promise good hours of occupation, either the original version based on the first generation, or the one that appeared with the versions Ruby and Sapphire.

Waiting for, Pokemon Legends: Arceus offers an experience Pokemon unique for the first time in Open World. The title is heavy with many promises for the evolution of the franchise, and if it already innovates in the background with a new double type unique to the saga, he must succeed in pleasing the fans technically and creatively. And that is not won yet.

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