Hello, hello! Happy Isle of Armor day! As of today, Pokemon trainers are a little over half a year into their Galar journey. Pokemon Sword and Shield debuted on November 15, and - despite all the hubbub about it - dominated the opening weekend sales of the year with six million copies sold worldwide and two million copies sold within the first few days. Even with all the positive reviews, this generation seems to still be a sore spot for some.
It has gotten to the point where you can't really go towards an official Pokemon post without hearing someone whine about it. We even had a fan bother Masuda on his birthday, for goodness sake! It's quite a hot topic.
If you came to see if I feel the same as these contentious fans, then prepare to be disappointed. I fell in love with Galar, and it rekindled my want to play Pokemon again. This isn't to say I don't have my own personal critiques on the game, but some of them are fairly minor and don't impact my enjoyment in any sense. There is one big one, but I don't think I'll get into it too much today because it's revolves around the game industry as a whole.
So, as much as I want to talk about how much I love this game: this isn't the piece for me to do it in. Because some of my friends are buying Nintendo Switches and are now in the market for games, I felt like I should address the big question I receive a lot:
"I haven't bought Pokemon Sword/Shield, yet. Should I do it?"
In short: yes, you should! If you're looking for reasons as to why, you might wanna continue reading!