Pokemon Sun & Moon Review Round-Up

I look forward to reviewing Sun & Moon for PSVG myself as soon as I can get my hands on the game and spend some time with it. Are you buying Pokemon Sun or Moon this year? What excites you most about the latest installment to the 20 year old series? Pokemon Sun & Moon releases this Friday (November 18th). Here’s what other bloggers/reviewers who’ve had early access with the game have to say about the big holiday game on 3DS. Be sure to visit these video game bloggers for their full reviews.

100 – Nintendo Life (Alex Olney)

Simply put, Sun and Moon are best Pokémon games that Game Freak has ever produced. Poké Pelago, the side quests, the absolutely stunning nature of the presentation, it’s all a sheer joy from start to finish. Game Freak hasn’t missed a beat and has managed to carefully balance the inclusion of new mechanics without totally ruining things for the most hardcore fans. It’s got content coming out of its ears, a much more interesting story, and rewards exploration in a way no other title in the series has. Whether you’re a Pokémon fan new or old, this is an absolutely essential purchase. SOURCE

80 – Nintendo World Report (Daan Koopman)

While I had a good deal of fun with Pokemon Moon, I couldn’t shake the feeling that not everything was sound about it. The story didn’t keep my attention as much as I would have hoped, the journey was easy to get through and some of the battles had slowdown. Despite that, I just kept pushing forward and wanting to more see of the world that Game Freak has built. There were impressive sights to be seen, lovely Pokemon to meet and plenty of features to make this game worth your time. From the impressive Z Moves to interaction with the characters, the charm is hard to deny and it is why the game will have major staying power. For the Pokemon fan who wants a more experimental take on the things he or she likes, Pokemon Moon is pretty much a no brainer. SOURCE

90 – IGN (Kallie Plagge)

After 20 years of slow but steady evolution, Pokemon gets a bit of a reinvention in Sun and Moon. An engrossing and rich new region makes the Alola journey — along with all the changes Sun and Moon make to the existing formula — enjoyable throughout the main adventure, and small interface and variety of upgrades along the way make a few of the things that stayed the same feel better than before. SOURCE

 90 – The Sixth Axis (Dave Irwin)

Pokémon Sun & Moon are undeniably a superior evolution to previous Pokémon games overall. It’s a little too much to handle for the 3DS at times, and steps away from certain innovative features, but the fact that the series has changed itself some much 20 years after its debut is as refreshing as sipping the water from a freshly opened coconut. If you can avoid any spoilers, difficult as that may be, Pokémon Sun & Moon eclipse all expectations. SOURCE

No Scores – VG247.com (Alex Donaldson)

“For the longest time I haven’t been able to finish a Pokemon game. The series had gotten stale; too samey, not interesting enough. Sun & Moon has changed that. There’s a variety of reasons, some of which I can’t even fully articulate, but as far as I’m concerned this is the best Pokemon game in years.”  SOURCE

5 Comments on “Pokemon Sun & Moon Review Round-Up

  1. I’m excited for those that are excited about Pokemon. I played through Red back in the day, which I enjoyed doing, but I dunno, the series just doesn’t grab me.


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