Systems: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox & Mobile.
Overall Rating: 🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹
AN EPIC STORY... RETOLD.
Hundreds of years before the events of Nexomon: Extinction, there was another story... one that should never be forgotten.
Choose from seven unique starter Nexomon to begin your journey. Build a formidable team to take on powerful foes and save the world from the Nexomon King! Take part in thrilling 2D animated turn-based battles against wild Nexomon, fellow Tamers and legendary champions! You’ll need to master the seven elemental types to have the advantage in battle. Weaken wild Nexomon to capture them and add them to your team. With over 300 Nexomon out in the world, there are plenty of options to customise your team to your liking. From thick forests to dangerous volcanoes and beautiful snowscapes, the NexoWorld is teeming with powerful foes! Train and evolve your Nexomon as you travel across ten different regions with your companions. The NexoWorld is inhabited by a raft of unique characters - each with their own story to tell. Some will be loyal allies, others will try to stop you in your tracks...
Nexomon is back! A retelling of the original story that first sprung into our lives in the forms of a mobile game. That was how I had my first experience with this game. I was in love from the off. The game was exactly what all monster catching fans were crying out for!
Now, Nexomon has returned again after the critically acclaimed Nexomon: Extinction. Nexomon Extinction was the first time a lot of people were introduced to the Nexoverse. At the time of playing extinction i remember thinking “I wish more people knew about the original”. Now they do!
I am lucky enough to be reviewing Nexomon for PQube games and I have been playing on my Nintendo Switch. The game for me is designed more for portable players, this may be due to previous experiences with games like Pokémon traditionally being played on portable systems. I’m sure PlayStation and Xbox players will have fun with this too.
I will tackle the elephant in the room now. Yes, you could call this a Pokémon clone but Nexomon does so much to stand out alone from Pokémon that I believe you can adore both universes, kind of like how people can like both Marvel and DC Comics movies, whilst they are inherently similar, they both have their own unique charms.
Nexomon is a charming fun filled world of bright colours, fantastically scripted humour and unforgettable monsters! The story is brilliantly written and in all honesty is one of the better stories from any monster catcher game or any of that ilk. If you have played extinction and not this then you are in for a treat, the whole extinction story is based on that of this original game, you will have plenty of “oooh, that’s where that came from” and “that’s how that person comes into the story”. The games tie in so amazingly with each other. The stories compliment each other but each is equally playable without the other.
Honestly it’s hard to fault this game, the art is gorgeous, the story superb, the gameplay spot on and the controls simple. You will not find a more complete rival to the genre titan that is Pokémon. I for one think that in terms of the top down, traditional style monster catcher, Nexomon and it’s sequel are the superior games. The only points dropped for Nexomon are on the visuals and audio. Visually the screen can appear a little blurry and could be sharper. This isn’t at all distracting from the story and gameplay but I feel it lacked that sharpness that extinction has. The other point drop is from the audio, it is a very basic soundtrack reminiscent of old school game boy games. Again, I generally play games without full voice acting and simple soundtracks silently so it didn’t really bother me personally. These are only very minor issues and offer no serious distraction from the enjoyment of the game as a whole.
If you loved Nexomon: Extinction then you need to play this game. Pick it up on the console of your choice or even on mobile. Become the tamer you were born to be!