The newest entry in the Pokémon series, Pokken is a fighting game using pokemon with added mechanics like phase shifting to stances in duel mode and a special fighting triangle this game will let you have fun whether you are a fighting game Veteran or completely new to the genre.
Story: unfortunately this is where the game is lacking, the main story revolves around a shadow mewtwo but there’s not much depth to it so the story is almost a throw-away which is odd for a Pokémon spinoff. However the gameplay in singleplayer mode more then makes up for the lack of story.
Gameplay: as stated earlier there are a few modes that makes this game standout from the usual fighting games. First there is phase changes which activate when a combo is done or certain moves are used on the opponent. This causes the area to switch from Field Mode (3D) to Duel Mode (2D) which makes you continuously have to alter your fighting style. Next is the fighting triangle, where Counter moves beat Attacks, Attacks beat Grabs and Grabs beat Counters, this triangle is important to learn because if done right you can deal out bonus damage to the enemy. Now, while this does seem like a lot to take in Pokken has a great tutorial to help you learn so no need to worry about it
In Conclusion: Pokken, despite having a lackluster story is a great game to have and a welcome addition to the pokemon series and I hope we get to see more from it in the futures. I would recommend anyone to try it if you love fighting games or are just a long time pokemon fan.
HAPPY GAMING 😀