Pokémon Legends Arceus achieves something that the main saga has not achieved since 2017: a positive evaluation of the users


It’s been almost 10 years since a mainline Pokémon game got a positive rating on Metecratic from users. Pokémon Legends Arceus has broken that losing streak.

Legends Pokémon Arceus has left a very good taste in the mouth after its successful launch last January. The new installment of the saga has changed many concepts and has managed to renew the franchise.

Despite the controversy related to its graphic quality, fans have been pleased with fun and addictive gameplay. Pokémon Legends Arceus has earned good ratings and that is something that has already been noticed on websites like metacritic.

Legends Pokémon Arceus has an average score of 8.3 in the user ratings section on the notes and reviews collection page. This is a milestone for the saga, which has traditionally garnered very low marks.

In fact, Pokémon Legends Arceus has broken with a custom that had been taking place since 2017 and it is that no main installment of the saga had achieved a positive note (green) by users.

Pokémon Sword and Shield register an average score of 4.3, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Gleaming Pearl a 5.5, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee a 6.3… You have to go back to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in 2017 to find a positive note in this category.

While it is true that New Pokémon Snap has been viewed favorably, this installment is a spin off, so it does not fall into the category of main games. Do you agree with the users?

It is also necessary to clarify that Metacritic user notes do not usually reflect a very clear opinion and it is that review bombing is the order of the day and many users simply alter the results by putting 0 or 10 in little elaborate ways.

Even with everything, it seems that Pokémon Legends Arceus does reflect the general opinion of the players. Given the critical and sales success… Will we see a DLC later? There are already a few theories about this.

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One of the most talked about rumors arose from the discovery of a modern secret room in Pokémon Legends Arceus that could lead to new content. What would you like to see in the future?

Game Freak’s affection for the most curious fans has been seen, for example, in this amazing Pokémon Legends Arceus easter egg that connects the game with Fire Red and Sword/Shield. A number of tributes have been discovered in the game.


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