Pokémon Snap was the Pokémon game that no one wanted, but that “everyone” ended up liking in the end. We wanted a full-blooded Pokémon adventure in 3D, but were instead commissioned to take pictures of Pokémon. It turned out to be an ingenious starting point for a simple, relaxing and very cozy game. A game that many have wanted to see in a new suit, and now Nintendo has delivered.
This time we are going to the Lental region, which consists of a set of islands, which in turn consist of several areas or “courses”, each with its own unique Pokémon fauna. You are a newly arrived photographer who will help Professor Mirror and his assistants document all the monsters that live here. In other words, the starting point is the same as in the original Pokémon Snap, but there are more levels, there are more Pokémon to take pictures of, and there is simply a lot more to experience.
Close and centered!
The criteria by which your photos are judged are somewhat more nuanced this time. You will no longer get your score cut in half if Pikachu or Bulbasaur are not in the middle of the picture. However, it is still size and center position that gives the most points. Fortunately, you can hide your personal favorites in a photo album.
What’s new is that each Pokémon gets its own folder. Here there is always room for four pictures, one for each “star”. The stars do not say anything about the quality of the image – it is the score that does – but each star corresponds to a position, pose or situation in which you should capture the Pokémon. That is, a Pikachu that eats an apple corresponds to a star other than a sleeping Pikachu. This means that you can perfect four picture styles per, Pokémon, and considering that there are over 200 monsters in the game, there will be quite a few photo options.
More and more courses are unlocked . Photo: Øyvind Steinkopf Sund
That’s just it to be able to go back to previous levels to take better pictures that make New Pokémon Snap so addictive. As you improve your score on the various courses, you unlock new “research levels”, which means that the courses change. Then you will suddenly find new Pokémon, or the same Pokémon in new places or in new poses.
Irrigating Pokémon Life