Best Switch games 2022: Mario, Metroid, Pokémon, Zelda and more
15. Pokémon Legends: Arceus – Best Pokémon Game
Pokémon Legends: Arceus ushers the Pokémon franchise into a whole new era with a semi-open world, smooth game mechanics, a detailed plot, and a focus on building the Pokédex and exploring the region, rather than classic gym battles.
Each part of the Hisui region serves as its own open-world section, from rolling hills and lush fields to marshy swamps and volcanic islands, there’s plenty of variety. However, the graphics could use some more finishing. The presentation looks unrefined and pixelated at times, and some textures and Pokémon look janky.
Still, the graphics don’t take away from the fact that this is the most refreshing take on a Pokemon story we’ve seen in years, with plenty of adventure and challenging battles that make it one. fascinating experience.
It has the edge over the latest mainline installment, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. While this game works with a truly open world with three distinct stories to follow and more traditional gameplay than Arceus, it’s full of bugs and generally feels unfinished.
It’s a shame, because the gameplay of the Gen 9 series is incredibly fun – and if more time and care had gone into the development process, this would surely have been one of the best titles to date.