The Pokémon Let’s Go games might not be the Pokémon games everyone wanted, but it seems people’s anger and frustration just can’t be contained.
When Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee were first announced, they received mixed reception from fans. People loved the graphics and the return to Pokémon Yellow – but the traditional capturing mechanics have been swapped out for Pokémon GO!-style play – and people weren’t happy.
Despite receiving glowing reviews from critics since its release, the hatred for the Let’s Go games has gotten out of hand, with thousands of people posting negative reviews – even without having played it.
The titles are getting ‘review-bombed,’ something which it unfortunately becoming more and more common. Essential, a ‘review-bomb’ is when people spam websites with negative reviews to bring a game’s score down as low as it can go.
Metacritic allows for reviews to be left from a game’s launch date, which means a lot of these reviews are probably valid. However, the game is being branded “offensive” to Poke-fans, as well as a “lazy cash grab,” which focus more on the creation of the game, and not its playable result.
Nintendo Life is also reporting that the review-bombing has gotten so bad, that Amazon Japan has been forced to remove the star counts for the games. You can still leave a review and give your stars, but the game’s total count of stars has disappeared.
In terms of sales though, the games are doing really well for themselves. Launching at a time where they’re battling the likes of Fallout 76, Red Dead Redemption 2 and the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, the combined sales of both Eevee and Pikachu would have topped the UK sales charts. You know. If they hadn’t been counted as two separate games.
Have you been playing the new Pokémon games?