I finished Pokémon Legends: Arceus today. My (spoiler-free) thoughts + AMA (no spoilers but putting spoiler tag anyway in-case someone considers *any info* a spoiler)

2022.01.25 16:44 MultiCallum I finished Pokémon Legends: Arceus today. My (spoiler-free) thoughts + AMA (no spoilers but putting spoiler tag anyway in-case someone considers *any info* a spoiler)

Hey all, I hope you're all well and excited for Legends Arceus this weekend!
I'll get a couple things out the way first.
- I'm not playing on an emulator (I think my PC would explode if I tried to emulate such a modern console) or anything like that. Support developers and purchase your games!
- There are no spoilers here on any unanounced mons or story stuff. I will be talking about things that have been shown in trailers, and I will also be talking about changes to mechanics, so if you consider that a spoiler, skip the mechanics section.
Now onto my non-spoilery thoughts:
Mechanics So as you'll know from trailers, they have changed up some of the mechanics in battling. Of course there's Strong Style that will increase the power and accuracy of a move but potentially sacrifice a turn, and there's Agile Style which will decrease the power (and sometimes) accuracy of a move but potentially increase your speed and give you an extra turn before the opponent has theirs. You can also choose to attack regularly, of course.
Some changes to status, too. For example, they no longer persist outside of battle; once the battle ends, statuses are cleared. Some statuses such as Sleep have been drastically changed too, but I don't want this post to just be a list of changes so I'll leave that there. I'm a big fan of these changes personally, they add a new layer to strategy and really makes you think not only about which moves to use, but how you want to use said move. This game does not feature PvP multiplayer though so there's nothing to worry about right now for you competitive players.
"Open World" Big fan of this. The "Breath of the Wild" comparisons are very deliberate on Game Freak's part I believe, not only from a visual design standpoint (BOTW looks much, much better, but it's hard to deny that PLA is trying to replicate it's visual design), but also from an audio design standpoint. The simple piano tunes and chimes are (much like BOTW) the same classic tunes but much more simplistic. It's very nice.
Now of course as we all know by now, it's not one huge open world, it's a Monster Hunter-style map with 5 different open areas. I actually don't mind this detail, once you're deep in the game it barely matters, it's still one map, there's just a loading screen between areas, which let's face it, you have in open world games too because we end up Fast Travelling most of the time.
However my big issue is that you need to go back to Jubilife Village every single time you want to go from one area to the other. You get used to it, but it's certainly tedious. Besides that, the world feels rich enough with Pokémon to not feel barren (due to the existence of wild Pokémon, it actually feels way less barren that BOTW), but not so populated that it feels like you can't move without being seen/attacked by a Pokémon. The areas feel distinct, fun to explore and have many nice nods to modern Sinnoh for existing Sinnoh fans.
Difficulty Easily the most difficult Pokémon game in a while, in all the best ways. Wild Pokémon are bizarrely tough a lot of the time, even regular (non-aplha) ones. On the subject of Alpha Pokémon, I like the concept. Extra strong Pokémon that (in the early game) are hard to defeat and harder to catch. Also a nicer way to fill the Dex if you don't want to worry about evolution methods, as many Alpha Pokémon are evolved forms.
The Noble Pokémon (such as Kleavor, the only announced one I think) feature a fun new type of boss battle, and by giving you as the trainer the ability to move and dodge both in these boss battles and in ANY battle, it really adds to the feeling that Pokémon are these big scary creatures that are actually quite dangerous.
The two final battles (post-game), one with a trainer, one with a Pokémon, are brutally hard if you don't grind for a bit. I lost many times during both of them. For the final trainer battle, I had to go away and grind for a good few hours before I finally bested them. It felt very rewarding when I finally won.
Story No spoilers of course so I'll keep this brief. I really enjoyed the story, in many ways, it provides the things we were looking for when we imagined a "home console Sinnoh remake", and then some! Worth noting that the best story stuff actually occurs after the credits, so don't stop playing when the credits roll! The best is yet to come! I am honestly giddy at the thought of more Pokémon Legends games.
Legendaries/Mythicals Again no spoilers on the specific Pokémon or anything like that, but let it be known that Legendaries and (in particular) Mythicals are finally given the treatment they deserve. They all have their own quests which, while short, are fun, engaging and memorable.
Post-Game As noted earlier, there is actually a solid chunk of story stuff post-game. Sort of in the same way as Sword and Shield with the Zacian/Zamazenta, Swordward/Shieldbert stuff. Besides that, as with every Pokémon game, you can complete the Pokédex, which is finally doable on just 1 copy of the game! And nets you a VERY worthwhile award/quest, unlike any previous Pokémon game. Besides this, there are many side-quests, but little in the way of more battles. Personally I'm okay with this though, as competitive is staying in Sword and Sheild.
Graphics I'll keep this short. Yes the game looks visually bad. Some areas looks kind of nice (particularly at certain times of day), some look inexplicably atrocious (inside caves) and most areas are just alright. Personally (with the exception of caves), this didn't bother me after the first couple of hours, and the gameplay is great fun, which is more important.
Shinies This game is great for Shiny Pokémon, they appear in the overworld and a little audio jingle plays when they spawn, making it hard to not-notice them. They will feel much more common (I've had 6 in my 55 hour playthrough) than previous games but I do not believe the chances have gotten any better, it's more than due to the overworld nature of the game, you simply encounter so many Pokémon that you are by nature more likely to encounter a shiny.
Overall I could not put this game down. It's barely 3 days since I started and I've played 55 hours and blasted through it, and I'm still pumped to dive back in and explore the many untouched side quests. I was very sceptical for a while, particularly after BDSP which was... fine. But I adored this game, I think it's exactly what Pokémon needed, and it really is the game we all hoped it would be when it was announced only 11 months ago!
Now, AMA! I will not discuss spoilers, and I will not disclose the distributor who sent me the game early. But anything regarding the game in a non-spoilery way, ask away!
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I absolutely love the Supernote ceramic nib above all, but I hate the pen body - it's heavy and awkward and my hand gets tired so fast. My grip is very high, so I can't write with it for long or I get an extremely painful indent on my top knuckle. It also makes my hand sweaty, making it even more uncomfortable to hold. I thought about getting the HOM, but people with high grips report a similar issue.
The most comfortable pens for me have been Boox triangle pen and the Staedtler noris JUMBO, but I haven't found good nibs for those.
The mobi scribe concrete pen has a permanent nib and looks like it might be comfortable for me, but I've seen almost no discussion on it and it's $100. I have already spent way too much trying to find a comfortable pen for me. I wish I could just try pens out before spending so much money...
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