Switch On Podcast: Pokémon Sword and Shield feel like a promising beta

Switch On Podcast Pokemon Sword and Shield promising beta

Welcome back to the Switch On Podcast! We took a little time off recently, but we’re excited to be back. We’ve given some thoughts on Pokémon Sword and Shield in the past, but now the games are finally out, so it’s time for a deep dive. These games have been surrounded by a lot of controversies, but they still managed solid reviews and record-breaking sales numbers. Are they good, bad, or somewhere in between? Join Ben, Steven, and Will as they outline the pros and cons and explain what makes these games feel like a promising beta. You can check out the YouTube version below, or listen to the audio-only version on SoundCloud.

Pokémon Sword and Shield feel like a promising beta

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Thanks for tuning in to another episode of Switch On! We hope you enjoyed it, and we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new Pokémon games in the comments below. We’re planning to be back in a couple of weeks with an end of the year episode that looks back on all the great Nintendo Switch games of 2019. In the meantime, you can learn more about how we think Sword and Shield could be improved by checking out the editorial mentioned in this podcast.


Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.