Pokken Tournament Day One Impressions

Pokken Tournament released today and I’ve played enough to share my thoughts on whether Nintendo deserves your money or not. 

The Good

  • Looks amazing in action
  • Simple to learn  and easy for newcomers to the genre
  • Fun
  • Great sound effects
  • Charizard

charizard vs lucario

The Bad

  • Small roster consisting of 16 characters
  • No planned DLC
  • The lack of Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee
  • Lack of a story line
  • Multiplayer forces first player to use the gamepad as a screen while second player uses the television


The Ugly

  •  Nia, the lady constantly speaking during gameplay never shuts up if you don’t turn off the voices in the audio options

shadow mewtwo

Should you buy it?

Pokken tournament is a difficult game to recommend to others to buy due to the lack of content within the disc; however, it is a fun game to whip out from time to time as their is much fun to be had with it. If you have access to a Wii U and want a fun fighting game without the difficulty curve of a Street Fighter or a Tekken game I would recommend Pokken as it extremely simple to pick up and play. Just don’t expect to sit down for hours at a time wasting away with this bare bones fighter.

Braulio Ortiz

Founder and creator of Cynosure Gaming. Has roughly 24 years of gaming experience and began gaming on the NES. After playing countless hours of Ninja Gaiden and The Legend of Zelda a new hobby was born. Since then I've owned every major console and handheld and have beaten nearly every game that is relevant to the industry. Now I continue my passion through this website and see no end to this awesome world of entertainment. PSN & NID: happydude633

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