Pokémon Sword and Shields wild area keeps me coming back
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As soon as Im crowned league champion in a Pokémon game, thats usually it for me. Once the main campaign is over, the games quickly lose their appeal; Ive never been one to go back just to fill out my pokédex or hunt down rare, legendary creatures. But thats changed with Pokémon Sword and Shield, the latest titles for the Nintendo Switch. And its all because of the brand-new wild area: a vast, open plain thats the perfect place to revisit.
Whats most interesting about the wild area is how its different from traditional spaces in a Pokémon game. These games are all structured in a very specific way: a series of linear routes, with a few branching paths that connect the various towns, mines, and other important locations. Its all…