Pokkén Tournament DX
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Inc.
Nintendo Game Review - Pokken Tournament DX
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If you are a fan of the Pokémon franchise and action-filled video games, then you will like Pokken Tournament DX. Here is more about the 2017 version released for Nintendo Switch.
Pokken Tournament DX features expert 3D designs that genuinely bring the background to life. One of the best things about the graphics is how detailed the characters are. You will be able to spot everything down to the skin creases on your big muscular opponents. The game’s framerate is also very impressive at 60 frames per second, which you will appreciate during the intense and high-speed combat scenes.
Pokken Tournament DX is a fighting game. It is a major improvement on previous releases mainly due to the addition of new characters. There is a total of 21 Pokémon, each with their own unique skill set and special powers. You will have a lot of fun unlocking them and exploring all that they have to offer.
The game offers a multiplayer rival mode that is arguably a lot more fun than the single-player. You could play on the same console, in which case you have the option of either split-screen or whole-screen settings. There is also the choice of playing on different consoles, but this requires that both players download the game separately.
The multiplayer mode has a variety of gameplay alternatives. In one, participants choose a Pokémon and battle to see who has the best skills. There is also the Team Mode where each player selects 3 Pokémon. Whoever has the last Pokémon standing wins the game.
Pokken Tournament DX offers a lot of control options that you will get to explore during the combat sessions. The best part is mastering all the different combinations to produce the most exciting and effective fight sequences, whether in single-player mode or multiplayer. Playing on the Nintendo Switch controller makes these battles a lot more fun by allowing fast and efficient manipulation of the characters.
Replay value: 4.5
Pokken Tournament DX has high replay value mainly because the outcome is never fixed. It is all about how you play that particular match. The numerous playable characters also contribute a lot to this highly impressive replayability. With up to 21 different options to try out, you will be playing this game for a while. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t exactly have a perfect replay score, primarily as a result of the generic single-player fight scenes.
The best way to truly enjoy this game is by playing with a friend. The legit competition will allow you to make the most out of each Pokémon’s unique skill set. You could also enjoy it alone, although your computer-controlled opponents might not be as enthusiastic. All in all, Pokken Tournament DX lives up to the high expectations of Pokémon franchise fans everywhere with its impressive graphics and numerous new gameplay options.
Pokken Tournament DX is a fantastic game with its numerous playable characters and action-packed gameplay.
Pros : Amazing graphics.
It supports multiplayer.
High replay value.
Cons : No storyline.
Generic singleplayer fight sequences.
Replay Value 4.5