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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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Total Reviews: 33
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Scarlet and Violet are good Pokémon games plagued by persistent technical problems and underwhelming visuals.
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# Reviews: 33

Scarlet and Violet are good Pokémon games plagued by persistent technical problems and underwhelming visuals.

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Critic Reviews for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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High Score - 90/100
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Average Score - 76/100
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Low Score - 60/100
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8.3/10
Brian Shea (Game Informer)

Despite technical shortcomings and some filler content, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are chock-full of meaningful additions to one of gaming’s most popular franchises. At worst, these games are steps towards the Pokémon games for which players have clamored, but more often, they serve as effective thesis statements for where the series goes from here. Either way, I can’t wait to see where Game Freak evolves the experience from this point.

November 21, 2022 |

An interesting reworking of the traditional Pokémon gameplay for an open-world setting brought low by its lifeless environments and graphics.

November 17, 2022 |
Not Recommended
Lottie Lynn (Eurogamer)
3/5 stars
Joel Franey (GamesRadar+)

The open world inherently changes so much for the series that it needed a total ground-up rethink of the mechanics.

November 17, 2022 |

Brian Shea (Game Informer)

8.3/10 - (Read Review)

Despite technical shortcomings and some filler content, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are chock-full of meaningful additions to one of gaming’s most popular franchises. At worst, these games are steps towards the Pokémon games for which players have clamored, but more often, they serve as effective thesis statements for where the series goes from here. Either way, I can’t wait to see where Game Freak evolves the experience from this point.

Lottie Lynn (Eurogamer)

Not Recommended - (Read Review)

An interesting reworking of the traditional Pokémon gameplay for an open-world setting brought low by its lifeless environments and graphics.

Joel Franey (GamesRadar+)

3/5 stars - (Read Review)

The open world inherently changes so much for the series that it needed a total ground-up rethink of the mechanics.

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The Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, the newest chapters in the Pokémon series, are coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. With these new titles, the Pokémon series takes a new evolutionary step, allowing you to explore freely in a richly expressed open world. Various towns blend seamlessly into the wilderness with no borders. You’ll be able to see the Pokémon of this region in the skies, in the seas, in the forests, on the streets—all over! You’ll be able to experience the true joy of the Pokémon series—battling against wild Pokémon in order to catch them—now in an open-world game that players of any age can enjoy.​

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