The announcement of the first Pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch, Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee, disappointed a lot of hardcore fans of the franchise.
Adopting some of the less-skilful Pokemon battling and capturing seen in the likes of the mobile game, Pokemon GO!, fans were left wondering why the most fun and challenging aspects of a console Poke-game were left out.
We’re still a month away from the games’ launch, but before you boycott the titles in favour of something with a little more meat, you might want to hear about the post-game content.
In an interview with Kotaku, Junichi Masuda, director of the games stated: “A good portion of the more difficult stuff is in the post-game.
“There’s ways to strengthen your Pokémon, and the reason you wanna do that is, you take on these master trainers, these really powerful trainers that you encounter after the main story.”
Now, before you rush out to pre-order your copy of the game(s), it’s important to note that the rest of the game might definitely be a little easier than previous titles…especially if you play in co-op mode.
Masuda added: “There’s no getting around it.
“It is going to be an easier experience if you are playing with another person cooperatively.”
He went on to say: “There are some difficult trainer battles in the game, so [kids] may have trouble in the game.
“So they wanna ask for help. There are a lot of benefits that [co-operative play adds] to the difficulty factor.
“We used support play to get around players encountering barriers.”
At least co-op play is completely optional if you don’t fancy it.
What do you think about Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee? Are you adding one to your collection, or are you waiting for a more…conventional Pokemon Switch game?