This week in Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

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There’s a genre of anime called “Isekai” that some fat nerd told me about while I was porking his mum, in which some regular dweeb from contemporary reality gets transported to a fantasy or video game world where their regular contemporary dweebiness makes them rare and special and a hero to a bunch of polythene big titty anime babes who all want him to accidentally perv on them in the bathhouse episode. And it’s become weirdly popular among anime nerds. Oh sorry, I misread that. And it’s become totally understandably popular among anime nerds in recent years, although the genre goes back all the way to 1889 with A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain. Who I never took for a massive weeb, but there you go. I bring this up because Pokemon Legends: Arceus is basically Pokemon as an Isekai. Just the thing for all you Pokemon fans who were concerned that Pokemon Go had made the franchise marginally less embarrassing to talk about in grown-up conversations. The premise is, you are generic contemporary gender to be determined Pokemon trainer who I guess fell off the stage in Smash Brothers Brawl or something and wakes up in the olden days of the Pokemon world when Pokemon training has only just become a thing.


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