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Pokemon Sword and Shield Review Embargo Details

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You won't have to wait much longer for Pokemon Sword and Shield reviews to start coming into OpenCritic, as we've got the details on when the Pokemon Sword and Shield embargo drops. Set your clocks to check out the game page at 6 AM pacific time on November 13th for all of the latest reviews as they come in. Take a moment to predict the score you think the game will have here, as well!

Pokemon Sword and Shield is the first mainline Pokemon game to make it to the current Nintendo console. In it, players can check out a whole new area of the Pokemon world and of course find and catch new pokemon. There's been some controversy, and leaks, but we'll have to wait to see what the reviews have to say (then play ourselves) to see what's true and what's not.

If you're curious about what sites have said about Pokemon Sword and Shield so far, check out the previews below:

GamesRadar+ had good feelings about the game, saying: "After my 90 minutes was up I was eager to play more. Pokemon Sword and Shield feels instantly familiar: it’s the charm of the old games combined with the flashy visuals of Pokemon Let’s Go, with a hint of quaint, rural Britain thrown in."

Likewise, Eurogamer was also positive, saying: "It's also odd, seemingly challenging, and hopefully holding out on showing me more - in other words, it feels like Pokémon."

TechRadar's a little more cautious: "Everything is bigger (and more British) than before, but the amplified game feels a bit lacklustre."

Pokemon Sword and Shield will be released on 11-15-19 for the Nintendo Switch. Currently, users are predicting that the score for Pokemon Sword and Shield will land around an 82, which on OpenCritic's Review Scale makes it Strong! Get your prediction in before the Pokemon Sword and Shield embargo drops!

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I've been writing about games and learning about how the industry works, talking to developers, and doing reviews since 2014. There's no genre I hate, but there are many that need standout games to catch my attention. If my scores seem higher than most, it's because I largely review games I figure will be worth letting our readers know about.