Pokemon Unite hits Nintendo Switch today, and any self-respecting Switch owner should be jumping on the game right now. This game is a MOBA, which means that it’s probably going to have a certain level of popularity based on the genre alone. The biggest games in the world have MOBAs among them. All I need to say is Dota 2 or League of Legends and you’ll know what I’m talking about. However, these games also have a huge problem, and it’s one that Pokemon Unite is eventually going to face as well. If you don’t start playing the game from today onwards, you may as well not bother with it at all.
What I mean by this is that Pokemon Unite will quickly foster a community of players who grow in skill and start to dominate the scene. They’ll be the ones who are deciding who is good and who is bad. They’ll also probably generate a toxic community around them that shuns newcomers, which isn’t what Pokemon is about. Still, this is what I expect is going to happen purely because this is a MOBA, but getting into the game from day one is a good way to avoid that happening to you.
If you’re playing from today, you’re among the first players to get into the game. Push through and keep playing until September, when the game will have been updated a few times and finally be available on mobile devices, and you’ll be considered a pro. This is something that all MOBA players aspire to eventually be, but it’s impossible to do unless you’re extremely good or have been playing since launch. It just doesn’t happen otherwise.
I’m intrigued to see what happens to Pokemon Unite that’s different to other MOBAs. I’m so used to seeing toxicity in the communities around these games that I’ve been brainwashed to expect it. However, I could be very wrong. After all, the gameplay for this title is pretty different to what League of Legends and Dota 2 offer. There’s less reliance on others and more on yourself, so it’ll be totally different in that respect. Hopefully, things go well, but play from day one anyway just in case they don’t.