Pokémon Ultra Sun : Day One Impressions

Okay, so technically it’s Day Six, because the game launched on the 17th. But my copy only arrived last night! And even then I only had like an hour to play after class.

Those little issues aside, things are looking good for Pokémon Ultra Sun. Mostly because it’s Pokémon Sun again, but with a few tweaks here and there. If you don’t recall, I was really into Pokémon Sun.

I think the only real changes to the game in the first hour are how you get your first Pokémon, and that there are some new weirdos (the Ultra Recon Squad) bumbling around and speaking in vague, cryptic terms. So nothing that really makes any difference. I’m not going to lie, I’m fully aware that almost all of the new content is mashed into the post-game.

I have had two issues with the game so far. Firstly, it locked up as soon as I chose my starter. So that was a pain in the butt because I had to go through the intro sequence twice. Blah.

Secondly, you’re locked into certain times of day until you hit a certain plot trigger, regardless of what time of day it actually is (the in-game time reflects real-world time). This was only a pain because I wanted to catch a Spinarak right away, which only appears at night, and the game demanded it be daytime until X event happened. Not actually a problem, but annoying no less.

And that’s about it so far! Probably not even really worth writing about!


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