Pokemon Sword/Shield - Before You Buy

  • Published on Nov 18, 2019
  • Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (Nintendo Switch) marks a big jump in the series as the first mainline new Pokemon title on Switch. How is it? Let's talk.
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  • Ben W
    Ben W 9 hours ago

    It's the weakest installment in the series.

  • Cody Koh
    Cody Koh 13 hours ago

    The world is too small, the pokedex was watered down to only 400ish pokemon (this is a 2019 switch game, Skyrim of 2012 still is my gold standard), the graphics were no better than Naruto Ninja Storm, and I feel this game was rushed and I got bored easily. Whats the point of raiding and Gigantamax when you can do it by yourself. Trying to connect to other friendly switch consoles is really disappointing as sometimes it fails to detect them.

  • luna 🌙
    luna 🌙 21 hour ago +1

    yeah not getting this if im not getting my national dex im not givin my national money

  • Chon H Tailor
    Chon H Tailor Day ago

    Everyone :
    Every human being:
    Every single soul in this universe:

    • Ben W
      Ben W 8 hours ago

      Some of us have class. Some of us use 420.

  • dbzmaster1213
    dbzmaster1213 2 days ago

    I liked it, but it definitely could have been better.

  • Hailen Ace
    Hailen Ace 2 days ago +1

    some modder took 1 hour to replace all the wild area trees with proper high res trees.
    This is how lazy gamefreak was lmao.....1 freaking hour.

    • M Dwi Kurnia Lubis
      M Dwi Kurnia Lubis 12 hours ago

      @Hailen Ace Ikr? I curious how Gamefreak which is funded by Nintendo themselves have those low quality textures that looks like from ocarina of times.
      As for performance I think it had to do with their engine. There's alot of FPS hike despite not playing online or place with lots of grass. Something had to do with engine limitation and how it doesn't properly optimized to render only what camera see.
      Gonna wait in 2020 to see if they're going to announce Ultra/Omega version of it though. Maybe they'll also announce Gen 4 remake as well.

    • Hailen Ace
      Hailen Ace 21 hour ago +1

      @M Dwi Kurnia Lubis Oh yes, I'm a game design student so I know. Even if performance was an issue, low quality textures can still look good if you know what you're doing.

    • M Dwi Kurnia Lubis
      M Dwi Kurnia Lubis 22 hours ago

      Well considering how an amateurs could make those textures with a few hour shows how they don't have Quality standard.

  • Wisgarus
    Wisgarus 3 days ago

    This isn't a huge deal, but please don't tell me the male character *has* to wear that clunky wooden backpack.

  • kronicali24
    kronicali24 3 days ago

    We need a Pokemon game for the fans that made pokemon what it is today. I am now much older i need a pokemon title that grows with me. Take tye best of all previous gens mostly 1-4, do voices acting a more mature character, a deeper story, bring in true co op or something that uses the internet connectivity in a much better way. Playing with friends hasnt really been done too well for pokemon. Maybe friends can chrime into the same world and pokemons are limited in the number of same types for some rare ones and you would have to breed ones with the trainiers that have as it is way too rare to catch in the wild. Bring some sexy/class to it aswell characters makes us feel like pedos. I could go on an on.

  • Astraia Rune ASMR
    Astraia Rune ASMR 3 days ago

    I completely agree looks better than sun and moon by far but has a similar vibe? But I like the new features so I plan to get this (don't download it can corrupt all ur data FYI) and the bigger thing for the Pokemon reminds me of the huge bosses you verse in Pokemon Go (I'm a pretty big fan of the updated PG app game) and as for story and the new feeding Pokemon area and the graphics yay overall but it's sad they couldn't have a larger amount of Pokemon (gens I mean) with better attack graphics as promised? Not sure but overall could definitely be better. Still, I want to try this as a big Pokemon fan.

  • Sam Lewis
    Sam Lewis 4 days ago

    I’d like to get into Pokémon, I’ve got a 3ds and a switch - I was thinking of getting crystal for the 3ds but honestly think this looks kinda cool

    • Brightear
      Brightear 11 hours ago

      I think that for people new to pokemon, this is a good game, the problem for pokemon fans is that it has less features that previous games, the main reasons for long time fans is easier competitive pokemon training and shiny hunting.

  • Arkzy-Jorge
    Arkzy-Jorge 4 days ago

    I still don’t understand why people get so mad over the bad graphics and cuts in the game and the less amount of Pokémon, Bruh it’s a Pokémon game u can battle it’s 3D u can get legendaries, There that’s all u need now please be quiet and play the game

  • Floyddog22
    Floyddog22 4 days ago

    I’m sad about Dragonite

  • Weeble Bob
    Weeble Bob 4 days ago

    i would be very keen to buy a new 16bit pokemon game over these half assed 3d playschool simulators

  • Claire Futrell
    Claire Futrell 4 days ago

    The only thing I disagree with you on is the voice actors. I think it would destroy the replay value unless you could skip it.

  • Mario Trujillo
    Mario Trujillo 4 days ago +1

    This might be the first pokemon with DLC for the rest of the roster..... hopefully it is free.

  • Yourfavoritechoi
    Yourfavoritechoi 5 days ago +2

    When has pokemon games ever have voice acting tho? I guess I'm old school cause I just remember from the gameboy versions and none of them had voice acting, just a bunch of reading

  • Night Stand
    Night Stand 5 days ago

    nintendo and voice acting ?????????? HAHAHAHAHA name five nintendo Original titles with english voice acting in the whole game for every character

  • Pedro Antônio Marin Pereira

    I think i'll like the game. You said it's really good, but the biggest downside is the repetitiveness, and i never played a pokemon game.

  • Dead City Rebel
    Dead City Rebel 5 days ago +4

    I feel like a guy like me, who's played pokemon casually here and there throughout the years, can appreciate this game and not be too bothered. By the sounds of it, I think big pokemon fans who've played every game ever since are ending up disappointed by the expectations they set up for it.

    LAZ ZİYA 6 days ago

    I wish pokemon changes into something like zelda twilight princess style

  • Elon Musk
    Elon Musk 7 days ago

    The graphics look like the game hasn't rendered yet

  • SilvxX
    SilvxX 8 days ago

    I think it would be cool to have the game start off with your mother telling you to go back to bed, you go outside nobody is in town so you go to sleep and find yourself in a nightmare based area. Some other cool ideas would be involving Banette as a plush in your room, and when you left it it comes to life and chases you down becoming some boss to beat. And Giratina coming out of a portal staring down at you in your face with those beady red eyes. This game would mostly be for survival not training. You walk through experiencing all the dark lore of Pokemon and eventually see Darkrai, you beat him you are set free is not you get pulled back from the Pokemon and then become a yamask? Idk rated for adults yes not kids but just a thought!

  • David Garner
    David Garner 8 days ago

    Anyone buy this who can tell me wether or not they regretted it?

  • Lonk
    Lonk 8 days ago

    The graphics are no better than Ultra Sun on a 3DS emulator at 2K+ resolution. What a shame.

  • Kevin P
    Kevin P 8 days ago +9

    Can you imagine being immersed in a world like breath of the wild and encountering pokemon? That should would end careers and relationships, people would sell their children to play it.

  • Catch
    Catch 9 days ago +1

    The real problem in this game is that is just Way to simple . All gymleaders Were always underleveled and i Didnt really train my Pokémon that much. Second of all : HOP JUST WONT FUCKIN LEAVE YOU ALONE. This game is basically 8 hours of talking to Hop When he stops you under your journey to say something that no one really cares about, And 8 hours of true gameplay.

  • bruhlicious V2
    bruhlicious V2 9 days ago

    Already bought it when it came out but ok

  • CB97
    CB97 9 days ago

    if i’ve never played any pokémon games before, should i buy this?

  • MastaSplaash 5
    MastaSplaash 5 9 days ago

    Games so disappointing... dynamax is so stupid

  • Josh Heinink
    Josh Heinink 9 days ago

    They should be adding on features not removing them

  • Izzy
    Izzy 9 days ago

    Really really wish he wouldn’t pronounce pokemon like that. Very frustrating

    • Posty Chan
      Posty Chan 7 days ago

      That's the correct way to say it. Poke-aye-mon

  • Elle r
    Elle r 10 days ago

    Exactly my feelings towards the game!

  • Towards The Sunset
    Towards The Sunset 10 days ago

    This game is an embarrassment. It looks awful. They are just riding the Pokemon name and put absolutely nothing into developing this. It looks like a DS game from 2005.

    M3PTIRAH 10 days ago

    Well dude I dont know about breathtaking world... This is not like breath of the wild or anything like that, looks like ps1 game to me XD

  • you canadian eh
    you canadian eh 10 days ago

    In my opinion I love this game and it’s amazing, I don’t have big standards for it as we’re lucky to have these video games where other people don’t have access to these games and so no matter what i will love this game no matter the cons.

  • EatBulletsNerd
    EatBulletsNerd 10 days ago

    I’m waiting for a Heartgold or Platinum remake :(

  • kill myself
    kill myself 11 days ago +1

    Im just waiting on the diamond and pearl remake if we ever get one.

  • Musharraf Hamza
    Musharraf Hamza 12 days ago

    I want a Pokemon game with multiplayer where you can battle with other players around the world in real time.

  • tensa Zangetsu
    tensa Zangetsu 12 days ago

    This game is the second foot in the door for a full Pokemon experience game on switch (after let's go / first foot)

  • Zachary Bold
    Zachary Bold 12 days ago

    Bruh u sound like you’re saying “pogaymon”

  • Tanisha Marsh
    Tanisha Marsh 12 days ago +5

    They could’ve added voice acting in the cutscenes while still keeping the regular text dialogue in other scenes.

  • Chiki Lucario
    Chiki Lucario 12 days ago

    Are we watching the same footage? You say the world looks breathtaking but you walk past the oot tree lmfao jeez

  • Excarituds
    Excarituds 12 days ago

    Its close to being 2020 and there is no voice acting. Definitely would love some voice acting. Pokemon ideas are getting lazy now. We got pokemon that look like ice cream and a penguin with a ice cube on its head. Gigamaxing? I mean really? The game is fun but definitely needs some improvement for future pokemon games.

  • Vital 6
    Vital 6 12 days ago

    Just curious, will the Pokémon that literally are letters be in this game??? I stopped playing like in 2010 lol

  • Cassidy Johnson
    Cassidy Johnson 13 days ago

    Ah wish you hada went off the rails wit it tbh let us mod it 🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️ this is garbage coming from a 90’s player the graphics are amazing poke jobs all that amazing but outta 700+ pokemon we only get the gen that’s current is corny completely

  • Noah Henderson
    Noah Henderson 13 days ago

    So it's a switch game that costs 60 dollars. It does less than EVERY main installment has in the past. It adds less and takes more than ever before.
    But oh yes. This is a spectacular game. I'm tired of this shit. The facts of how shallow this game is and how much is missing is there and you're all blindfolding yourselves.

  • Noah Henderson
    Noah Henderson 13 days ago

    What step did they take forward? Lol. It's only backward

  • Noah Henderson
    Noah Henderson 13 days ago

    Sees 90% of the Nintendo 64 graphics - IT'S BREATHTAKING
    Y'all fake XD
    Also "the characters look so damn good" he says as the opponent literally disappears from the screen 2:00
    Y'all praising trash
    What did u mean explore? There's nothing to explore. Several true non fake asses have pointed this out.

  • Lorenzo Von Matterhorn

    Millkkk iiiittt

  • David Martins
    David Martins 14 days ago +1

    Sure and what the conclusion? Whats your personal opinion? The question is buy or not? Would you ?

  • Juan hernandez
    Juan hernandez 14 days ago

    The graphics are a mixed bag. I know all the Pokémon games don’t have the best graphics but the game looks like wii game from 2010 even the original Super Mario Galaxy looks better than this game, and I wouldn’t mind this if wasn’t for game freak saying that this will be best looking Pokémon game and that’s the reason they needed cut the most of the Pokémon.

  • SavageRush012
    SavageRush012 14 days ago

    "The look of the world is nothing short of breathtaking!" Game doesn;t even look as good as Breath of the Wild.

  • Stoney Ervin
    Stoney Ervin 15 days ago

    Omg I chose 69 too 😂

  • That One Guy
    That One Guy 15 days ago

    To be honest, I really want to buy this game because I have never touched a Pokemon game in my time playing video games. I might just give it a try.

  • Lücky Chärm
    Lücky Chärm 15 days ago

    Why is this game $60?

  • Griffin Bailey
    Griffin Bailey 15 days ago

    7:35 nice

  • not a raccoon
    not a raccoon 16 days ago


  • Yooran
    Yooran 16 days ago

    Before You Buy:It Sucks. (The End)

  • L Hirsch
    L Hirsch 16 days ago

    5:29 Yeah I two tapped the entire final arena and champion fight without really even trying.

  • Gladius RX
    Gladius RX 16 days ago

    I love pokemon but i think these games need to stay on the 3ds ( i’m not the biggest fan of the switch i think its not that good as the 3ds but love you Can connectie it to your screen but i think its A big let down)