[PRETEND THERE IS A CUTE PICTURE OF PIKACHU HERE BECAUSE KINJA WON’T LET ME LINK OR UPLOAD A PHOTO AT THE MOMENT]

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I started playing Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu over the weekend. It’s such a treat! All the nostalgia or Red/Blue, with some casual mechanics to make it feel fresh.

Yeah, the game borrows from the Pokemon Go mobile game for catch mechanics, and eliminates the battle of the random encounter, but it also makes things a lot of faster/easier. As soon as I walked into Mt. Moon, I realized how much I hate the random encounter mechanic sometimes. Every two steps is no longer a freakin’ Zubat! I can see the Zubats on the screen and AVOID THEM. REJOICE!

So my question is: What game are you currently enjoying, even though it makes you a filthy casual?

Though, if you don’t want to talk about this, then feel free to talk amongst yourselves!