Developer: VEWO Interactive
Platforms: PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 28/08/2020
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
GOTTA CATCH THEM ALL!! Wait wrong franchise. However, this will sum up the experience you will have in Nexomon: Extinction. You start off your journey by picking your starter Nexomon after leaving the orphanage you have grown up. To join the fight, to restore the balance of the world and stop the Tyrant Nexomon from destroying it.
Let’s be clear this is nothing new nor is it anything that’s outside the box when it comes to story.
Nexomon Extinction is a solid clone of Pokemon. And a few differences that make the game slightly different. We all know that a Pokemon game is about you go out and fight monsters, capture them and train them up. There will be other trainers to fight and boss battles. you know the usual. I will however go in to some slight differences.
Let’s start off with Battles
Each of the Nexomon has a stamina bar instead of several attacks. Each of attack will use up stamina and at the start of each round some stamina will regenerate. So players can attack as long as there is stamina.
Capturing on the whole works the same, lower the HP to the Nexomon, then capture. Well, it’s a pyramid, not a ball we throw. Once thrown there is a QTE to complete capturing the Nexomon.
The level scaling here is brutal at times. Be on a nice wee route at your level then boom, there is a monster a good 10 levels above you. The game seems unfair at times, and requires the player to grind.
If we are to compare to Pokemon, then hands down Nexomon Extinction is by far better than Pokemon. With over the top larger-than-life monsters. Eye popping off the screen, monsters.
Ok so Pokemon is never going to get kicked off its catch-em all game. However, Nexomon Extinction makes for a cheaper alterative that will give you plenty to fill your time with.