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[Nintendo Switch] Pokemon Sword + Steelbook - £41.85 Delivered @ SimplyGames
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[Nintendo Switch] Pokemon Sword + Steelbook - £41.85 Delivered @ SimplyGames

£41.85£42.852%Simply Games Deals
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Posted 12th Nov

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Decent price here for the game in steelbook. Alternatively£42.85 at ShopTo with immediate dispatch and you also get the Tracksuit Digital DLC as well with it.

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Huge thanks to @jco83

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A whole new Pokémon RPG adventure awaits in Pokémon Sword. In this all new adventure, you’ll encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade Pokémon while exploring new areas and uncovering an all-new story.

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Meet your first partner Pokémon Your adventure in Pokémon Sword begins when you choose one of three new Pokémon: Grookey- A mischievous Grass type Chimp Pokémon that is full of boundless curiosity. Scorbunny - A Fire type Rabbit Pokémon that is always running about, bursting with energy. and Sobble- A somewhat timid Water type Lizard Pokémon that shoots out attacks as it hides itself in the water.

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Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game.
diHobbes12/11/2019 22:22

Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game. …Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game.


...why is this the top comment? The things people are complaining about are important to a small minority of Pokemon fans. Can't see it being bad, especially as it's the first proper Pokemon game on the Switch. Great graphics, set in a UK-inspired region, good enough for me.
wakkaday12/11/2019 22:00

What is the premise of the game if you don’t know Pokémon can you play it


You set off as a rookie pokemon trainer, to explore the land, battle and catch pokemon, and battle against other pokemon trainers, and the gym leaders of the towns. Also can battle other players locally and over the internet. Pokemon games have good stories running through them, and provide a lot of fun gameplay
I received one of the £5 Argos codes and I still can't bring myself to buy Sword/Shield... even as a long time Pokemon fan there are just too many disappointing things to overlook.

RIP Chikorita
Edited by: "chikorita" 12th Nov
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jco8312/11/2019 21:44

Sword + Steelbook is available for £1 cheaper from …Sword + Steelbook is available for £1 cheaper from simplygames.com/p/pokemon-sword-nintendo-switch Shield + Steelbook not currently available


Ouch how did I miss that Thanks for pointing mate - will update now.
Anyone know the difference between Sword and Shield games?
matwalaboy12/11/2019 21:45

Ouch how did I miss that Thanks for pointing mate - will update now.


You don't get the tracksuit dlc though
DazLFC12/11/2019 21:49

Anyone know the difference between Sword and Shield games?


Not much. Each games has a few pokemon specific to it. And I understand from YouTube that there is a segment of the game where the gym and trainer you encounter is different depending on which game it is.

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Edited by: "Regprentice" 12th Nov
I managed to get it in Argos for £39.99 because they emailed loads of codes for £5 off with steal book case
jco8312/11/2019 21:50

You don't get the tracksuit dlc though


Amended accordingly - clearly I was too keen to just get it in before it went out of stock again
Rhydian_Bevan12/11/2019 21:49

I managed to get it in Argos for £39.99 because they emailed loads of …I managed to get it in Argos for £39.99 because they emailed loads of codes for £5 off with steal book case


Wow you did really well there
Rhydian_Bevan12/11/2019 21:49

I managed to get it in Argos for £39.99 because they emailed loads of …I managed to get it in Argos for £39.99 because they emailed loads of codes for £5 off with steal book case


Me too!
What is the premise of the game if you don’t know Pokémon can you play it
matwalaboy12/11/2019 21:59

Wow you did really well there


Was £37.95 in the Game Collection a month ago, forgot to purchase it then, annoyingly.
wakkaday12/11/2019 22:00

What is the premise of the game if you don’t know Pokémon can you play it


You set off as a rookie pokemon trainer, to explore the land, battle and catch pokemon, and battle against other pokemon trainers, and the gym leaders of the towns. Also can battle other players locally and over the internet. Pokemon games have good stories running through them, and provide a lot of fun gameplay
Rhydian_Bevan12/11/2019 21:49

I managed to get it in Argos for £39.99 because they emailed loads of …I managed to get it in Argos for £39.99 because they emailed loads of codes for £5 off with steal book case


When was that?
Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game.
jco8312/11/2019 22:06

You set off as a rookie pokemon trainer, to explore the land, battle and …You set off as a rookie pokemon trainer, to explore the land, battle and catch pokemon, and battle against other pokemon trainers, and the gym leaders of the towns. Also can battle other players locally and over the internet. Pokemon games have good stories running through them, and provide a lot of fun gameplay


Thank you
Been playing this. It is great!! Beat my first battle
Rhydian_Bevan12/11/2019 21:49

I managed to get it in Argos for £39.99 because they emailed loads of …I managed to get it in Argos for £39.99 because they emailed loads of codes for £5 off with steal book case

Steel not steal sorry
herrbz12/11/2019 22:08

When was that?


Today it's 10% off in Argos so £44.99 then me and other people I know got £5 off emailed to us from Argos (obviously you need to use your email when reserving or purchasing something from there before) so it made the game £39.99 with steel book. The £5 off only works if you spend over £40 but it does cause the game is £44.99 before you have £5 off
diHobbes12/11/2019 22:22

Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game. …Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game.


Well I think it looks good anyway idc about reviews
matwalaboy12/11/2019 21:59

Wow you did really well there



I got 2 x argos codes. Think someone said I can stack them so possibly £34.99.


Also 500 nectar pts for spending over £25 or 1000pts for spending over £50.


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diHobbes12/11/2019 22:22

Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game. …Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game.


This, looks mediocre af. It'll get 8/10 metacritic I bet, owing to pokemon effect, but I'm expecting a 7/10 game from the trailers, you never know though!
Been hammering this since yesterday, bit boring gone back to completing Layton.
I received one of the £5 Argos codes and I still can't bring myself to buy Sword/Shield... even as a long time Pokemon fan there are just too many disappointing things to overlook.

RIP Chikorita
Edited by: "chikorita" 12th Nov
diHobbes12/11/2019 22:22

Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game. …Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game.


...why is this the top comment? The things people are complaining about are important to a small minority of Pokemon fans. Can't see it being bad, especially as it's the first proper Pokemon game on the Switch. Great graphics, set in a UK-inspired region, good enough for me.
jco8312/11/2019 22:15

They were sending out £5 off £40 spend codes around a week or so ago. If y …They were sending out £5 off £40 spend codes around a week or so ago. If you've ever bought from Argos online before, check your emails! *Original post - hotukdeals.com/discussions/5-voucher-when-spending-40-at-argos-3322364 And a more recent post - https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussions/free-5-off-40-voucher-from-argos-check-your-email-3326982


Nothing for me unfortunately. Thanks anyway though!
diHobbes12/11/2019 22:22

Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game. …Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game.


Come on you know it'll get a free pass.
diHobbes12/11/2019 22:22

Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game. …Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game.


Waaaa waaaa waaaa! The trees don't look HD and they haven't included every Pokémon from all the previous games (which they eventually had to stop doing!)
Give it's a go, as I bet it's still (as most Pokémon game's) the F'in Business!!!!
herrbz13/11/2019 00:16

...why is this the top comment? The things people are complaining about … ...why is this the top comment? The things people are complaining about are important to a small minority of Pokemon fans. Can't see it being bad, especially as it's the first proper Pokemon game on the Switch. Great graphics, set in a UK-inspired region, good enough for me.


This^
Mr-Bayram13/11/2019 00:46

Come on you know it'll get a free pass.


Or, more likely, it will be a solid game that isn't hampered by the complaints of the more hardcore fans, who's main criticism is that not all 1000 Pokemon have been included this time.

Expect to see a lot of "they've been paid off!" comments when the review embargo lifts later today.
diHobbes12/11/2019 22:22

Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game. …Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game.


Sorry but when it comes to my favorite games my opinion matters way more than a group of rabid gamers
Rhydian_Bevan12/11/2019 22:11

Today it's 10% off in Argos so £44.99 then me and other people I know got …Today it's 10% off in Argos so £44.99 then me and other people I know got £5 off emailed to us from Argos (obviously you need to use your email when reserving or purchasing something from there before) so it made the game £39.99 with steel book. The £5 off only works if you spend over £40 but it does cause the game is £44.99 before you have £5 off


Missed that I had a £5 off Argos code emailed to me in late Oct. Just used that plus the wife’s 7.5% discount through her work to get it for £37. Thanks
diHobbes12/11/2019 22:22

Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game. …Wait for the reviews, it seems it's going to be a REALLY bad Pokemon game.


Yup, based on everything we've seen so far, it's not looking great - definitely expected more from the first PROPER home console Pokemon game.

Best bet is to wait until the NEXT Switch Pokemon game, so that they can go back and rectify all the mistakes of this one and put out a truly quality Pokemon game.
herrbz13/11/2019 00:16

...why is this the top comment? The things people are complaining about …...why is this the top comment? The things people are complaining about are important to a small minority of Pokemon fans. Can't see it being bad, especially as it's the first proper Pokemon game on the Switch. Great graphics, set in a UK-inspired region, good enough for me.


"Great graphics." Hahaha
Just looked into this.

Lots of drawbacks of the new game:

Poor graphics - low draw distance with lots of pop-in, disappearing animations, same assets as 3DS
Short game play time - streamers completing game in 14 hours - so full experience could be around 20 hours
Limited post-story experience - seems like once you complete the story there is no replay value left in the game

Not played pokemon since GameBoy days, but others say missing pokemon and also missing moves is a huge drawback.

Will wait for reviews for sure. No pre-order from me.
diHobbes13/11/2019 11:10

"Great graphics." Hahaha


Obviously they're not the 4k 120fps of a new COD game or whatever, but for Pokemon every new console-step means better graphics and a richer world.
herrbz13/11/2019 12:39

Obviously they're not the 4k 120fps of a new COD game or whatever, but for …Obviously they're not the 4k 120fps of a new COD game or whatever, but for Pokemon every new console-step means better graphics and a richer world.


And that's why fans are complaining. The models and animations are the ones used in 3DS games, and some textures are so bad that they look from a Nintendo 64 game.

The biggest franchise in the world deserves better than this. I don't know if they've been cheap, lazy or they've had some major problem during development. I'd love to see a documentary about what happened.
That's the reviews coming in now. Looking good.

Gamespot awards the game 9/10, describing it as an incredibly strong showing. IGN awards Sword and Shield 9.3/10, calling them the best games in the series

Currently 80 on metacriticmetacritic.com/gam…ews
Edited by: "Regprentice" 13th Nov
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