Developer: Lime Turtle
Platforms: PS4 PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Serise X, PC, Mobile
Reviewed On: PS4 Pro
Release Date: 17/09/2021
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
Anyone waiting to play Pokemon Shining? Can’t wait? well NeXomon could fill the gap. Well, maybe let’s find out.
You play as a kid that goes out to catch furry creatures to make them battle. Along with taking on guy leaders to become the best. And getting rid of the less than nice, best NeXomon trainer. It follows what the classic Pokemon games did.
Where is slightly differs is the darker, more mature tone of some of the story points, and of course some hilarious skits that happen.
Yes, this is basically a Pokemon clone and there is no other way to say it. NeXomon wears its influence on its sleeves. And I cannot fault the game for it.
Gotta’ Catch Em’….. Collect The Monsters
As you might have guessed, NeXomon is a monster collecting game, and it is all about collecting every monster you will see, even if you do not use it. How does one catch them, with cubes of course, nothing like the other game out there.
As you travel the towns and face off against gym leaders, people in the streets, and monsters in grass will attack you. How do we defend ourself, by letting our NeXomon’s do the work. The battle system is just as you could imagine, whittle the opponent’s monsters HP to zero, or if it is a wild monster, try to catch it.
I have to be honest here, the battle system is slightly dull, it is just the same as we have played a million times before. There is no deviation, no innovation, just straight up copy paste from the early days. This is more than likely because of NeXomon starting life as a mobile game.
Mobile Game Ports… Sigh
While porting from mobile to Switch, there was a problem that needed some more attention but was glossed over. The menu. God, damn bloody menu, still had the mobile style layout and was clunky and a nightmare to use. There could have been a few tweaks to make it feel better.
Also, with this being a port from a mobile game, the battle system has one flaw that makes it very dull. Is that almost we need no skill to beat most foes, just the opposing element. Effectively making the battles a case of rock, paper, scissors.
It looks lovely
The nest thing by far is the bright anime styled world you will travel in. And the cute animal styled NeXomon. The models for the NeXomon just jump out at you and are very cute.
Overall, NeXomon is Pokemon on a budget. Yes, it has a few flaws, but the story is worth the boring battles, sort of. And the super cute art style. If you want a time waster or are itching for a new collector game, then this might be a winner.
THe game has set out to be something and has successfully achieved it, and for cheap.