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New Pokémon Snap

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Total Reviews: 95
VSG Recommendation: Play It
Critics Consensus: Because of what it is, it inevitably ends up becoming repetitive, but New Pokémon Snap successfully recreates the magic of Pokémon Snap and strange joy of nabbing the perfect shot.
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Critic Reviews: 95
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 95

Because of what it is, it inevitably ends up becoming repetitive, but New Pokémon Snap successfully recreates the magic of Pokémon Snap and strange joy of nabbing the perfect shot.

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54% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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Ollie Barder (Forbes)

Overall, New Pokémon Snap is a relaxing but still a quite involved game There’s a lot to do in the Lental Region and the game definitely turned out better than I ever expected it to. While it can get a bit repetitive, there are enough surprises to keep you engaged.

April 30, 2021 |

New Pokémon Snap is pretty magical as well. It takes the unique formula of the 1999 original and expands on it just enough to feel like a completely new adventure, without diluting the simple joy of riding and snapping photos of impossible creatures.

April 28, 2021 |
Recommended
Mike Fahey (Kotaku)
Recommended
Michael McWhertor (Polygon)

New Pokémon Snap is video gaming’s equivalent of visiting Jurassic Park — without the whole eating-the-tourists thing — or landing a gig as a Planet Earth photographer. And you can make the trip from the comfort of your Switch.

April 28, 2021 |

Ollie Barder (Forbes)

8/10 - (Read Review)

Overall, New Pokémon Snap is a relaxing but still a quite involved game There’s a lot to do in the Lental Region and the game definitely turned out better than I ever expected it to. While it can get a bit repetitive, there are enough surprises to keep you engaged.

Mike Fahey (Kotaku)

Recommended - (Read Review)

New Pokémon Snap is pretty magical as well. It takes the unique formula of the 1999 original and expands on it just enough to feel like a completely new adventure, without diluting the simple joy of riding and snapping photos of impossible creatures.

Michael McWhertor (Polygon)

Recommended - (Read Review)

New Pokémon Snap is video gaming’s equivalent of visiting Jurassic Park — without the whole eating-the-tourists thing — or landing a gig as a Planet Earth photographer. And you can make the trip from the comfort of your Switch.

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Seek out and take in-game pictures of Pokémon in their native environments in the New Pokémon™ Snap game, only for the Nintendo Switch™ system! You’ll even discover behaviors and expressions you’ve never seen before when you encounter and research lively wild Pokémon.

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