This is essentially the definitive edition of Pokken Tourament with extra modes, options, and characters. If you do not own the Wii U version it's an excellent buy. For those who already own the Wii U version, the additional changes and content may or may not be worth the upgrade depending on what you are looking for.--List of Changes:1. 5 new characters:Croagunka EmpoleonaDarkraiaDecidueyeScizoraEach play different than each other as well as the old cast bringing total roster to 21. None feel like clones of another character in the roster. These characters are not DLC for the Wii U version and exclusive to Switch. There's also 2 new support pokemon, Litten and Popplio.2. Team battle mode.You and your opponent choose 3 pokemon and battle it out, knock out elimination style3. Local Multiplayer ChangesYou can play local multiplayer in split screen, or over-the-shoulder view on a single cartridgeFor the latter, you have to be in perspective of player one, so the second player is somewhat at a disadvantage in terms of viewing angleFor split screen; the frame rate drops from 60 to 30fpsIf both you and a friends own the game, you can play together on individual switches instead of having to share screens. Plus the frame rate is a constant 60fps4. Daily Challenges.As the name states, you get different challenges daily, when accomplished you receive items for your avatar and profile, or in-game currency5. Online Changes.You can now group to play with friends only instead of just random people6. Graphics.Slight graphical upgrade. May not be able to tell unless you have both games side-by-side or you have sensitive eyes and a good memory. Frame rate is noticeably better as there are fewer frame rate drops especially during times when a lot of things are happening on screen7. Online replayYou can now save online replays. Although you cannot edit, fast forward or rewind what you saved.8. Portability.You can be taken on the go, without being tethered to the a (Wii U) console. You can also wirelessly play pokken Tournament with friends/family who also have the gameIf you spot any changes/new content i missed, please put it in the comments.--My Original Wii U Review:Executions are very easy in this game (don't have to worry about doing quarter circle shoryuken motions the right time) making for a more fun psychological timing battle like a game of rock-paper-scissors, hand slap game or thumb wars as you try to parry, block and attack your opponent at the right time.There are two fighting phases in the game. A 3D phase (field phase) where you focus on your position and shooting projectile attacks from afar while dodging enemy attacks trying to get up close dealing massive damage and a 2D phase (duel phase) where you go through your traditional fighting game troupe of grabs, attacks (low , mid, high), blocks and parries. Each phase has different attacks variants so it switch up strategy a lot.The field phase has you locked onto your opponent at all times so you don't have to worry about any camera issues. Once you get in close or do certain attacks you will switch to a duel phase. Duel phase can switch back to field phase once a lot of damage is dealt. Switching shift can be advantagous also as you switching from one from the other can recover all your chip damage or remove all opponents chip damage depending on who initiates it, making the game more frantic, keeping battles more intense as you're on your feet the entire timeThere are 16 pokemon to choose from each varying in special moves and stats (speed, defense, attack, etc) and no one pokemon is a clone of another. Button executions are similar so you don't have to learn new moves for each character rather know how each character initiate the moves provided to them. There are also support pokemon which you can call in during battle to do stat boosts, de-buff enemy or attack the enemy. Thoughout battle to fill up a bar, when filled you can activate a pokemon's mega evolution (or a power-up state if the pokemon does not have one) where you get power up stats and access to a finishing move.There's training mode which gives a very good tutorial of the game. I recommend going through this mode first as it will give you tips you otherwise don't know if you were just to jump right in and try to learn it yourself. I may be slow at first, but it's worth it go through in my opinion.Verus mode or I would like to call couch gameplay have you and a friend battle each other; one using the game pad while the other a pro controller. This may cause problems if one prefers a controller over the other. You cannot both play on the TV screen as the field phase mode required a fixed camera angle on your character as mentioned before. There is a LAN link option if you are serious into the game.There's avatar customization also which is a nice touch. You have to gain in-game money to purchase new accessories for that character which can be earned by continuous play of the game.Ferrum battle leauge is the game's story mode where you battle varies pokemon trainer tournament style like how a pokemon league works in the anime. As you try to work your way up the tournament ladder trying to be the best there ever was; there's also a side plot about Shadow Mewtwo to switch things up a bit.Online modes include Ranked and friendly (casual mode). Ranked keeps record of your win/lose ratio and friendly mode is your typical jump in and play against anyone or a friend if you have a code. Ranked battles aside from keeping track of your win/loss ratio you always rank up and will battle players of your own rank which is a nice challenge, but if you stop playing after a while and get rusty or if someone else plays your account your win to lose ratio may falter. Online battle is pretty smooth, there are some stutters here and there at times, but most of the time it's stable. If you are not able to connect to another player online within 10secs or so, the game let's you play against a CPU until a player is found which is a nice as you don't have to constantly wait at the search screen.This game is the closest you'll get to a real pokemon battle you see in the anime, and is easily accessible to everyone as you focus on more on timing and twitch gameplay rather than complex executions.
Vincent - September 22, 2017
Awesome game to take on the go. Unlike the Wii U version, this version has a mission panel in each of the Ferrum league ranks and also there are daily challenges each day. I would only get this game if you are planning to play online against randomly skilled players or against friends. If you plan to enjoy a story, well I would purchase something else. There is a pretty good sized roster although one could argue why aren't hitmonchan, hitmonlee, sawk or throh in this game?
microskit - September 25, 2017
If you like fighting games and pokemon, this is a great game. I'm not a competitive player at all, and can't really mention anything to do with that, but playing with family has definitely been fun.
Adam Fogle - January 17, 2018
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