Textures are ugly and repetitive, grass and trees are excessively simple and obvious, and the water effects are utterly bizarre, especially when Pokémon are swimming.
But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher Christian Bale , who seeks the extinction of the gods.
Rather than the usual plucky young pre-teen setting out on a gym challenge, you play as a modern-day teenager flung through time and space to a past version of the Sinnoh region from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, known in its own time as Hisui.
It's a testament to the quality of the game that those issues only slightly detracted from my enjoyment.
You can also bait them using their favorite foods to distract them as you're creeping up behind them.
At first, I found myself obsessively checking my Pokedex tasks and steering myself toward min-maxing completion, flipping through Pokedex pages looking for the ones I needed.