Its been a long time, and I've lost track of the days, but I've done it....
I CAUGHT THAT SLIPPY MOTHERFUCK. THATS RIGHT BOIS THE FEEBAS HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO THE PUFF DADDY ARMY. GET HYPED.
Since then I finished the main story and started the looker missions. I've got a type Null from Gladion as well (in Aether paradise in the post game), and am probably going to go and bag myself a nebby once i've got all the Tapus.
(I may have accidentally killed Tapu Koko but it's fine as I can catch him again once I beat the pokemon league a second time)
Now, to talk about the game. I think I'm in love :)
Pokemon Sun might be my favourite pokemon game. Why that is I'm not entirely sure, as I loved the earlier ones, but I feel they made a real effort on this game all round. The story I found genuinely touching and I connected with it far more than I have with any other pokemon story, although that may be due to where I am in this stage of life. The game looks so beautiful too, with the cutscenes having so much care and attention being put into them. The new region is really original, with the new island structure making a nice change in the way you travel. Its far less linear in the way you travel in my opinion, especially with there being more quests and special trainers to beat on each route. Z crystals as rewards gave been a great addition too, as now beating trials actually gives you something of use, and encourages strategy in a way that perhaps mega evolution didn't.
I haven't played much post game yet, but I'm looking forward to it! Especially the Looker Quests, as in X they were without a doubt my favourite part of that game, especially how you had to explore the complexities of Lumiose city, and the compelling story in this small segment of the game. Obviously there are the legendaries to catch, as well as fight the man himself. There's still a lot more to do! In this game I think there are more post game opportunities than there were in previous ones, giving it more longevity in my opinion.
In short I loved the new story, as well as keeping the old formula and spicing it up with new ideas I thought the alolan forms were a great idea, and kept the franchise recognisable but still new (although Golem's facial hair and Dugtrio's He man locks I'm still undecided on). The island trials are a good new format, and give a longer gameplay experience, and makes it more interesting than simple battles. While I'm cynical of the powers that affection has been given in pokemon refresh it has saved my arse a few times. It does add a new more random angle to the game that some will like and others won't. I'm unsold, but I do like being saved by it....even if I know its a tad unfair.
If you haven't already, absolutely buy it! Great game all round and well worth whatever you pay for it. It's really fun and a good new angle on the pokemon series.
Meanwhile I've now finally perfect SR IV Reelected, and am about to perfect Max the Curse of Brotherhood, which is a fun little platformer/puzzle game I picked up a few years ago. Its good fun and a fairly easy 1000.
Anyway update over from me! See ya people :)
(Also RTX London hype)