It is quite lovely to see how JRPGs have transitioned to mainstream in the West. JRPGs at the time, were seen as “weird” or even “boring”, especially those with turn-based mechanics. With the immense success of: Persona 5, Dragon Quest XI, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses, it cannot be said to be the case anymore. It's great to see Western gamers becoming ever more interested in the madness of turn-based JRPGs.
Time for some truth; I've never played a Pokémon game until now. Okay, I lie, I played maybe 30 minutes of one of those on Game Boy Color - but that was it. For some reason, I never got into the series, as it never appealed to me as a child; it was also a time when I wasn’t a fan of turn-based games. Luckily, I changed that mindset, enjoyed some turn-based games, and now I am a fan of the genre. But there was still one thing I had to correct. I had to play a Pokémon game. And with the new Pokémon Legends: Arceus I finally had a chance to do it.
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