Following Pokemon let’s go (no not that let’s go) Page 4

  • ghearoid 10 Dec 2018 10:39:43 3,187 posts
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    Yeah, this game is my pleasant surprise of the year. I saw the trailer with kids waggling their arms at the screen and thought it looked so stupid and dumbed down.

    It turns out that it's a lot of fun and really a classic Pokémon game with just a few QoL additions. I don't know if I could go back to random encounters, wild battles and Pokémon boxes again.
  • nickthegun 10 Dec 2018 10:51:16 76,820 posts
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    Not quite enough QOL additions.

    Open menu->open bag->choose map->explanation of what a map is->click->Do you want to use map?->YES I WANT TO USE THE FUCKING MAP

    See also: Do you want to use sea skim? YES I WANT TO USE SEA SKIM, THE SAME AS EVERY OTHER TIME IVE COME TO WATER AND PRESSED A *animation plays for the 100th time*
  • Matt36 23 Dec 2018 14:28:22 2,242 posts
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    I don't suppose anyone has a Melmetal for trade?

    Thanks.
  • THFourteen 28 Dec 2018 08:18:44 51,186 posts
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    How the fuck are you supposed to catch pokemon that move side to side using the motion controller?!!

    Am about 20 hours in and still haven’t worked it out.
  • nickthegun 28 Dec 2018 08:28:26 76,820 posts
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    You can still use the stick to orient yourself
  • ghearoid 28 Dec 2018 09:40:57 3,187 posts
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    @THFourteen

    You flick it left or right like a frisbee.
  • THFourteen 28 Dec 2018 09:46:03 51,186 posts
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    Stick doesn’t work as far as I can tell.

    The flicking is bloody innacurate and no idea where it’s going to go.
  • ghearoid 28 Dec 2018 10:00:55 3,187 posts
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    Straighten your arm, point the controller at the centre of the telly, press A for a new ball, flick left or right.
  • the_milkybar_kid 28 Dec 2018 10:01:58 7,919 posts
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    Really enjoying this, but the only slight bit of challenge was Misty's gym because she her second Pokemon was 1 level higher than mine and I didn't take mine back to the Centre after battling the first 3 people in the gym. Does it get any harder? Only ever played Red, Yellow and Gold so saving time by not grinding leveling up is very nice.

    And catching with the joycon goes way off sometimes.

    Edited by the_milkybar_kid at 10:30:15 28-12-2018
  • JoelStinty 28 Dec 2018 10:08:36 7,451 posts
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    I haven't found the game too difficult, I got one main gym left to do. A few times I have had to revive pokemon as i haven't had the right pokemon for the battle (new to the game and still trying to remember what trumps what).

    I think that if you are new to the series the challenge is that, if you aren't i think you'll breeze through it.

    I found the docked catching a bit weird too, in handheld it works fine though.
  • Graxlar_v3 28 Dec 2018 10:20:56 5,496 posts
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    @the_milkybar_kid as long as you pay attention to type strengths and weaknesses and level appropriately, there is no real difficulty in this game.

    There is the team rocket hideout which is a battle of attrition (if you cant be bothered to go back to the pokemon centre) but with the removal of the random battle encounters you lose the 'do i have enough items to get through this dungeon' feeling, and when gary appears it isnt a 'fuck, half of my pokemon have no moves left and this prick is blocking my path to the pokemon centre' anymore.
  • THFourteen 28 Dec 2018 10:53:13 51,186 posts
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    I have 5 gym badges now and it’s been pretty easy so far tbh.
  • THFourteen 28 Dec 2018 10:53:23 51,186 posts
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    Apart from catching fucking moving Pokemon.
  • THFourteen 1 Jan 2019 13:32:20 51,186 posts
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    35 hours and completed the Elite 4. It was very easy, i was horribly overlevelled, and my Raichu and Golduck and Rhydon pretty much made mincemeat of the whole thing.

    Wondering how they'll make the core game more difficult beyond making XP slower to gain.

    Only got 80 out of 153 pokemon caught, so there's that to do at some point, but not in a hurry.
  • DangerousDave_87 1 Jan 2019 13:45:16 5,641 posts
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    I came very close to purchasing this today, hashing sold Crash Trilogy. Think I'll hold out for Civ 6, though.
  • Graxlar_v3 1 Jan 2019 13:48:24 5,496 posts
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    @THFourteen don’t forget that this is the first game in the franchise and slot of the difficulty of the main games is getting between areas.

    Lastly, the game gets easier if you know the strengths/weaknesses of the Pokemon and as with any RPG, the amount you grind will effect your difficultly.
  • THFourteen 1 Jan 2019 13:48:34 51,186 posts
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    DangerousDave_87 wrote:
    I came very close to purchasing this today, hashing sold Crash Trilogy. Think I'll hold out for Civ 6, though.
    Its very enjoyable IMO, whereas Civ 6 is just more of the same if you've played the PC version.

    Plus its resellable if you go physical
  • DangerousDave_87 1 Jan 2019 17:45:36 5,641 posts
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    I've never played a Civ game before. I just like what I've seen of it. I think buying Pokemon is an inevitability, but Civ 6 is the game I'm craving more at the moment.
  • THFourteen 1 Jan 2019 17:46:23 51,186 posts
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    @DangerousDave_87

    Ł28 on the Russian eshop for Civ
  • DangerousDave_87 1 Jan 2019 19:19:12 5,641 posts
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    I want to go physical for that one. The other half would quite like to play it on their own Switch, so a physical copy would be easier to share. Otherwise I'd have been all over that deal!
  • THFourteen 1 Jan 2019 19:27:01 51,186 posts
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    @DangerousDave_87

    Might as well get two digital copies then because its never leaving their switch once its in :-)
  • The_Goon 8 Jan 2019 15:53:36 1,197 posts
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    My son is playing this through on his own and I'm quite surprised at how well he's doing actually. He's skipping a bit of the reading when I've not been around which is frustrating because, well, it's an RPG but has managed to get by in any case. It's a solid little entry for a 5 year old and I'm really happy I grabbed it.

    I need to download Mew for him and realise that I'll need to get him a Nintendo account now. Has anyone dealt with child accounts? This all feels like a right faff and I'm afraid if I do it incorrectly I'll screw us on future DLC somehow.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 8 Jan 2019 16:03:03 8,449 posts
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    @The_Goon I had a similar experience with my 6 year old. Didn't really want him to have an account but set one up for Mew as a child account under me. It was fairly painless, didn't require an email or anything as I thought it might, just an account nickname.
  • nickthegun 8 Jan 2019 16:14:01 76,820 posts
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    The child account is actually pretty good and gives you reasonable control over what he does and stops him loading mature games.

    If nothing else, it's worth doing as it's another save slot. My daughter and I have got a game going under each profile on quite a few games.

    That said, I still find my Mario Odyssey save rinsed of coins occasionally as I've unlocked more stuff and therefore my game is more interesting.
  • the_milkybar_kid 17 Jan 2019 10:09:34 7,919 posts
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    Sooooo the Charmander north of Cerulean city, do you have to have caught 50 different types of Pokemon, or 50 in total, regardless of their type?
  • ghearoid 17 Jan 2019 10:21:51 3,187 posts
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    If I recall correctly, it's 50 total pokémon, not species.
  • The_Goon 17 Jan 2019 10:25:24 1,197 posts
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    It was 30 total pokemon for the Bulbasaur in one of the houses in Cerulean City so presume it's the same.
  • the_milkybar_kid 17 Jan 2019 11:04:12 7,919 posts
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    Thanks guys. Got some work to do in that case.
  • The_Goon 17 Jan 2019 11:08:07 1,197 posts
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    I wish I'd encouraged my son to catch all the useless pokemon he accidentally ran into earlier on in the game because he'd already caught one of them; it's a bit of a grind to catch however many you need to grab the NPC held pokemons (although you may well be able to get them in the wild too - not that far advanced).
  • GuybrushFreepwood 17 Jan 2019 11:27:30 585 posts
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    ghearoid wrote:
    If I recall correctly, it's 50 total pokémon, not species.
    This is correct. You need 50 different pokemon for the guy on Route 12.
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