DeNA Co., Ltd.
Pokémon Masters review
Pokémon Masters will appeal to everyone who loves to be nostalgic. The main gameplay is to travel around Pasio Island and collect everything you find. The main focus in Pokémon Masters is not on finding Pokémon, but on finding Trainers with their Pokémon.
Each game session begins in a hub location: here, you can chat with the characters, and from here, the player will have to go on missions. The story here is something averaged between all parts of Pokémon: a group of heroes is trying to become the best on the island, along the way, getting rid of the local evil organization. A separate item is the personal mission of trainers. You can communicate with every master you recruit. The developers tried to give the search for new coaches an additional meaning and made it possible to spend time with them - this is furnished in the spirit of visual novels. With someone you go out to practice, and with someone, for example, you go to the store: along the way, sometimes they allow you to choose replicas, but they almost do not affect anything. The main idea of the game is that each character is paired with a Pokemon. Brock, for example, has Onyx, and Misty has Stormi. Pokémon Masters is designed primarily for fans of the series - beginners will not understand who all these people are, and in the game itself, the context is almost not explained.
All trainers in the game have excellent 3D models and animations - DeNA, the developers of the Masters, have achieved a level of quality worthy of the main parts of Pokémon. Trainers are simply pleasant to look at, and this is not without reason - it is on collecting characters that the monetization of the game is tied. Pokémon characters are mostly one-dimensional.
The developers have developed classic mechanics, adapting them to smartphones. As a result, it will be easier for beginners to figure it out, and fans will be able to take a fresh look at the standard Pokémon formula. Upon entering the game, chat with Blue, an old acquaintance from the original games. He will help you prepare your character. When done, enter your nickname and click "OK". The user controls a squad of three trainers, switches between them, strikes at targets, pressing the basic and special attacks' keys.