I Think I'm Actually Enjoying Pokémon Unite

 


Pokémon Unite dropped this week and I had decided to download it simply because it was free. When the news for this mobile game dropped, I was not super interested. I knew of multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs), but I haven't been interested in playing them. I'm admittedly not much of a mobile or PC gamer, so I just never tried them. I also play a lot of games for their story, primarily meaning I invest WAY more time in the single player aspects than multiplayer. If the game doesn't have multiplayer, it doesn't turn me away. If a game doesn't have a single player mode, then I am less interested. Now that I have played Pokémon Unite, I feel that perhaps I didn't get MOBAs a fair shake, because I'm really enjoying the game. I even streamed playing Unite on Twitch last night.

Look at all these darn menu tiles.

The game does suffer in some areas for me. Primarily, I think the things that turn me off a little related to it being a mobile game in build. Sure, I'm playing it on my Nintendo Switch and would be VERY unlikely to try to play it on my tiny phone screen. However, the issue I have is how it's very much built as a free-to-play game in that there are so many different menus and currencies to keep track of. It's a minor gripe, but it's one I have with all mobile games, for the most part. You need coins, and gems, and tickets, and Arceus knows what else to unlock various things. 

Am I actually good at this game? Probably not, but a man can dream.

Either way, if you like Pokémon and want to try a game that is essentially "my first MOBA," then there's no harm in downloading this free game. I think the only real bad thing about this game is that is has convinced me that I might be good at it. We'll see how that actually holds up once I unlocked Ranked play.

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