Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu/Eevee was something of a surprise announcement this year – and not one that fans looked too kindly on.
From what little was shown at the time, it was all a bit gimmicky. There’s the Poke Ball Plus controller, for one, and the Pokemon GO mechanics which have been transplanted over.
But we can chalk all the misgivings up to a poor representation of the full product, which is in effect more like a remake of Pokemon Red/Blue. We’ve played Pokemon Let’s Go! at Nintendo’s UK VS event, and we can safely say there’s a lot more going on than we first assumed.
I choose you!
First of all, yes, there is Pokemon GO style catching. You wander around the in-game world, rummaging through the tall grass to find new creatures to add to your collection, as has been the case in all the main entries so far.