Pokemon Stadium 2
◉ ◉ ○ ○ ○(2/5: not super good)
Nintendo 64
Nintendo (2001)
I know very little about Pocket Monsters, alright?

So, when I was working for Nintendo as a tester, I played this game for exactly one shift near the end of development. I had never played a Pokemon game before and I am pretty sure this game made it so I never played a Pokemon game again. It is definitely not the way to be introduced to the Pokemon world. I can remember early in the day wondering what the hell was going on and how the rules even worked. I did learn that Snorlax was my favorite because it was ridiculous to just have a character that fell asleep as a power. Anyways, I didn't log any bugs that day, for sure.

Anyhow, gameplay is sort of your standard JRPG turn-based fighting scenario with the monsters from your collection that you choose to bring? The plot seems to be... that you are in a competition of some kind? The graphics are fine, I guess, and the music is solid Nintendo style but not super memorable unless you play for 9 hours. I just needed something more to get me into this game when I wasn't paid to play it, and this version of Pokemon did not do the trick. It was clearly an add-on peripheral for a game series that you had to like first before you got this game. Maybe a way to get Pokemon fanatics to buy more stuff, I suppose. Well, that tactic was not super-effective on me (see what I did there?).

Last updated: 10/31/2021
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