Pokemon Sword and Shield is the next installment in the franchise. The games will be available on the regular Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite as well. Nintendo had a demo set at San Diego Comic-Con and I have to say that Pokemon Sword and Shield is headed in the right direction.
The demo was around 20 minutes long. You could only play around with a few Pokemon and players were limited to a gym. The game felt and looked familiar. The game can be said about the gameplay.
Pokemon Sword and Shield looks great on the big screen and in handheld mode. I would say that it runs smoother than previous titles and that could be because of the new hardware. I am sure that the real test is when the character goes out into the wild. That is something that I am interested in checking out and I am sure that other fans are interested in that as well.
In the Pokemon Sword and Shield demo, players were not able to catch Pokemon but they could take part in different battles. The main goal was to beat Gym Leader Nessa. In order to do that, you need to beat some lower-level characters as well. If you have played the previous titles then you know exactly what I am talking about. This is nothing new.
I have played the previous games but I think that the demo was made a bit easier on purpose so that people who have not played previous titles can get a feel for the game. It will be interesting to see if the difficulty is increased in the final version.
From the demo, I can tell you that the devs put a lot of work into creating the new characters. The new Dynamaxing feature is not really a gimmick. It is rather important when it comes to forming a strategy. I am not going to spoil it for you, so be sure to check it out when the game comes out in the upcoming few weeks.
All things considered, the Pokemon Sword and Shield demo was a bit limiting but it was a lot of fun. I got a taste of what the game is going to be like and I like it. I for one am interested in getting the game at launch. You can also learn about the difference between the two versions of the game.
Let us know what you think about Pokemon Sword and Shield and whether or not you are interested in playing the game.