It has now been just over a month since Pokémon Unite has released to the public via Nintendo Switch, and what an experience it has been! On the Switch, you can expect to see some beautiful colors and graphics, as always from the creators of Pokémon. The game introduces itself with a very adorable and warming video of Pokémon Unite and some of the cool things you can do once inside.
The game Pokémon Unite plays very similar to former MOBA’s like League of Legends and Smite even. You’ve got your towers where you’ll score points and destroy as you get closer to the home base, you’ve got your top and bottom lanes with some fun jungle lanes added in. There are also small events that happen throughout the game as you progress to the end. You can fight Rotum or Drednaw for a boost in your battle, allowing for your team to be gifted with shields or added strength to destroy the goals. Fight your way to the end goal and claim your spot as a Unite Champion.
But let’s back up a second here, let’s talk about the Pokémon. Right now there is a limited amount of Pokémon available for purchase, and yes you read that right, purchase. For a monetary fee of between 4,000-10,000 Poke-Coins you can buy yourself a Unite license that allows you to use the Pokémon featured. There is such a random assortment of Pokémon currently available that you might find yourself confused on who does what. On that note there is a quick menu that shows the Pokémon’s stats and what their skills are, you’ll even see tags like ‘Attacker’, ‘Defender’ and ‘Speedster’. These will help guide your way to becoming a Master Ranked Trainer.
Overall though, this game is loads of fun. You can play it casually with the Quick Matches or the Regular Matches. Or you can test the strength of you and your Pokémon in the Ranked Challenge! The one thing that is immediately different from other MOBA’s is the lack of supreme toxicity. The moment you jump into some of these other games, you’re automatically losing, especially if you’re a new player figuring out your play style. So far in Pokémon Unite, I have no seen that issue, if anything it’s been quite the opposite. I’ve seen tanks go and help supports learn their roles, I’ve seen DPS team up with each other to show them the best combinations.
For a starter MOBA, Pokémon Unite might just be for you.
30 Review Evaluation – 8/10 –
It’s an ever-growing and evolving game, but we have high hopes for this off-shoot of Pokémon games!
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