games can be formulaic, which can make it difficult to enjoy them as much when you’re already played a bunch of them.
Take the gym experience. This is where you have to solve a puzzle, battle some weaker trainers, and then take on the gym leader in order to win a badge that proves your mastery. The whole ordeal has gotten a bit predictable, but Sword and Shield makes gym battles cool again.
Pokémon Sword and Shield are coming out for Switch on November 15. They represent the eight generation in the main series of role-playing games. The franchise has sold over 300 million copies since its debut in 1996, and Sword and Shield will likely be Nintendo’s top sellers for the holidays.