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POSTED 18/11/13


POKÉMON Y

Nintendo
3DS

Don’t read this.

Well, not if you’re already a Pokéaddict, for you know more about this stuff than we do. Besides, you’re probably too busy playing it, or its sister (no sexism there, chromosomically it almost certainly has to be), Pokémon X.

You see, normally when Pokéanything crosses our desks, we freak out and call in one of the Gamesblip Brat Army (or ‘GBA’ – we must update that) to cover it. We then blurt out two slices of word bread to enclose it and send it interwebzwards.

This time, however, we braved up and decided to tackle this puppy/birdie/insectoid/cuddly/bunny/broccoli beastie thingy ourselves. It’s a kids’ game, yeah? How deep could it be?

Well, luckily we can swim. Basically of the genus Turnedus-Basedus RPGus or, if you’re not into Roadrunner cartoons, a turn-based RPG, the depth here is astonishing.

Simply put, you’re a girl or boy who moves to a new town and is given a Poképet by a professor, to go about collecting more so as to fill his Poké(in)dex. He must be a lonely chap. You find them in long grass, take them out with any of your own arsenal and their abilities, or add them to it if you haven’t previously adopted that species. Plus you’ll encounter other collectors, fight their charges and (hopefully) strengthen yours.

You also play various games with your Pokéthingummies, strengthen them, upgrade their abilities and more as you trundle about the expansive world – now in 3D for the first time. Apparently. You’ll gyrate at the gym, lurk in libraries, swindle swapsies and much more than we can squeeze in here.

Imagine all the steroids that you suspect Arnie, Sly, JCVD and such may have necked in their lifetimes. Then imagine them fed to a ’net-enabled Tamagotchi . That’s Pokémon Y, and it’s fluffily addictive.

Can’t type. Gotta catch ’em all!

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