Pokkén Tournament and the question of mind over matter

With fighting games, brawn wins battles. They aren’t usually like RPGs, where someone could harness the power of their mind, the elements or faith to allow for a supernatural show of power. Pokkén Tournament defies people’s expectations. There are about 47 fighting-type Pokémon in the game’s Pokédex as of Pokémon X and Y, but Bandai Namco only chose to put five fighting-types in the game.

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Leveling helps keep every Pokkén Tournament player in the game

Like all fighting games, Pokkén Tournament gets pretty competitive. Even people going through the solo campaign might find some later matches that leave them a little stumped. Meanwhile, the ranked competition is only going to get tougher, now that everyone has a chance to start mastering their preferred characters. There’s a reason Pokkén Tournament was at EVO 2016, after all.

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Pokkén Tournament’s trainer customization is compelling

Having an avatar you created is essential when it comes to helping you connect with games. The character doesn’t even have to look like you. Knowing that you had some choice in the matter does. Pokken Tournament is the kind of game where Bandai Namco and Nintendo didn’t have to offer that extra touch. It’s about the Pokemon fighting, not their trainers. But you can change your avatar to suit your own ends, and it’s that extra feature that helps make the game even more appealing.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X’s Tyrants have the best titles

Achievements and trophies are great. They tell the world that we’re important. We accomplished something! We matter, so take that third grade bully who put a “Kick me” sign on my back! We take pride in the things that make us who we are and so do Xenoblade Chronicles X‘s tyrants. These special monsters are all a little different than their compatriots in-game and make sure we know it.

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Getting lost in Xenoblade Chronicles X

When was the last time you found yourself genuinely and truly lost in a game? You had the maps available,perhaps even some overheard arrow, pointing you in the right direction. Despite these features, you had no idea where you were or what you were doing wrong. For me, Xenoblade Chronicles X is the only game that has ever stumped me in such a way and, rather than being frustrated, I appreciated the experience.

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