Why Pokémon Sword and Shield is a bit of a disappointment

November 14, 2019
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There’s a lot of anticipation around this year’s Pokémon game, Sword and Shield – it introduces the eighth generation of creatures, a new region based on the UK and is the first original Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, the end result is a bit of a disappointment.

Guides editor Matthew Reynolds, guides writer Lottie Lynn and USGamer’s Hirun Cryer join Chris Tapsell (who wrote our Pokémon Sword and Shield review) who explains why, despite taking one step forward in some areas – such as an excellent new roster and the introduction of the franchise’s first open area – it takes two steps back almost everywhere else.

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