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I want to play it but got so turned off by the sluggish dialogue.
August 23, 2018
I keep reading reviews about how amazing this game is to the franchise, and I've played at least one version from each new set release for this game going back to Red and Blue. Problem was, I kept finding myself picking it up for 20 minutes and then getting annoyed at all the dialogue I had to click through and then putting it down. I read that this is a common complaint and that the first part is really front-loaded with dialogue but that it gets better, and I suspect that I may be just at that threshold where it would get better. However, I still can't/haven't brought myself back to cracking it open again. I figure I will at some point and I'm sure that I'll be delighted by much of the game-play, but I was so very much annoyed and disenchanted by this boatloads of sluggish dialogue in the first hour or so that it really, really took all the steam out of my excitement to play.
Just be prepared to find yourself button mashing to get through it. I really wish there were an instant load, fast forward, and even skip option. This feature alone would remove the sense of being forced through it, making the game play feel less like tedious homework, and I'm certain that given this feature I would still opt to use it sparingly because simply knowing I have it changes the mentality around enduring it.
I even want to give it 3 stars for this but I won't go that far because I haven't played it enough and I believe it gets better once you're past the hand-holding intro. The first introductory hour is definitely a 2-3 star experience, however.