While the cute creatures and whimsical art are enough to make it somewhat enjoyable, Alekon falls short of its direct inspiration Pokemon Snap on every single note.
While there are obvious similarities with Pokemon Snap, Alekon distinguishes itself with more freedom and plenty of odd mini games
Alekon was a surprising game for me. I didn’t know what the game would be like playing a photography game, as it’s my first one. Exploring Alekon is lovely. I enjoyed finding new Fictions, or new poses for Fictions I already had in Dream’s Doorstep. The mini-games are imaginative and fun if you are into them. The quests often made me smile. For example, who thinks of a quest for you to translate an application to join Captain’s crew in pirate speak? Alekon is a fresh uptake on a photography game, with great text writing and lots of humour.
Alekon is a stunning photography game with a ton of variety. Whether it's exploring the beautiful and vast locations or playing through the myriad of minigames, Alekon always has something for you to do. Everything in this game is packed full of charm and personality, and we cannot recommend it enough.
Alekon is an easy sell — if you like Pokemon Snap but want more freedom to roam around and take pictures without a care in the world, this is your game. With over 50 mini-games and literally hundreds of pictures to snap, Alekon took an immensely enjoyable mechanic and added a uniquely fun flair to the mix. If N64 games were your bread and butter growing up and you want a taste of that retro goodness with all the fixings of updated UI and smooth controls, you’re pretty much obligated to add Alekon to your plate.