The reviews are in and they don’t seem too bad!
- IGN.com: 8.3/10—“Powerful friends and new mechanics make for a delightful return to the Kanto region in Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee.” Read review
- Nintendo Life: 8/10—“Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are beautiful reimaginings of a video game classic, updating a 20-year-old game in ways which make it infinitely more accessible and user-friendly for a modern audience, while keeping the magic first discovered all those years ago. On the downside, the newly-introduced motion control mechanic is fun but flawed, forcing us to shift from one play style to another to get the best experience, and while efforts have been made to bring the game up to the standard of more recent entries when it comes to depth and complexity, hardcore fans may consider the whole experience too much of a cakewalk.” Read review
- Trusted Reviews: 4/5—“Game Freak has pulled a Hannah Montana and found the best of both worlds here, solidifiying an experience that embraces newcomers without forgetting the hardcore that will be itching to dive in.” Read review
- PCMag: 4/5—“Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee aren’t quite the all-new home-console gen-eight Pokemon games we’ve been waiting for, but they’re a fun throwback to hold us over until Nintendo inevitably unleashes the next big Pokemon games on Switch.” Read review
- The Telegraph: 4/5—“If experienced hands go in knowing what to expect, there is still a great deal to enjoy here, even if you could lop a star off the score up there. But Let’s Go is more for another generation.” Read review
- Destructoid: 7.5/10—“Mechanical talk aside I think everyone is going to fall in love with Let’s Go’s aesthetics. Kanto is a delightful Arcadia and has never looked this good.” Read review
- VG24/7: [POSITIVE]—“Back when I played a very limited slice of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee at E3, I concluded that it’d likely be pleasing to players who went in knowing and accepting what it is – a simpler, cutesy spin-off and not the next main entry in the series. What’s surprised me most about reviewing it is that I hadn’t fully made peace with that fact and yet I loved this game anyway – something that’s arguably a testament to how well it executes on its vision.” Read review
While many have commented on the simplicity, it is clear that a lot of love was put into the pair of games and will serve as a great entry to the series for younger fans! For those of us who are more experienced it seems like a good way to relax and enjoy an updated Kanto, as well as our first Pokémon RPG on the Nintendo Switch!