Pokémon Johto and Tenderfoot Role-Playing

My gut reaction to Pokémon: Let's Go, Cute Critter! was admittedly on the pessimistic side, and while I stand by what I wrote, it definitely comes from a certain perspective that doesn't represent all - possibly even most - potential players of that game. So I'd like to leverage that same perspective to talk about what has and still does excite me about the Pokémon games, and a huge part of the reason why I'm still willing to come back to the table every single time one of these games comes out.

Monster Hunter and Conquering Barriers

And after iteratively improving itself over the course of the following decade, Monster Hunter has turned out to be the seven-million-players-and-counting hot juggernaut of this year’s first quarter. That’s something that honestly never would have happened if the game’s designers weren’t going back to the drawing board with each release, weeding out the problem points for players, and expanding their scope in include better approaches and new tools. And that, in its way, is amusingly on-brand for the series.