Completed pokémon Sword! (some days ago)Pretty fun game. Although there are some things i kind of didn't like that much. First I'd like there to be more places to explore. Like sure there were some areas that were big, which was the thing I liked the most about the game. But it felt a bit linear, which was a bit dissapointing when you have big areas, but then very linear map. So y, not the best. Other things that were kind not preferable about the game was - while I think the difficulty was ok. I have played some games recently which was a bit hard/annoying, Pokémon Sword/Shield was a bit to easy at times. First the exp.share thing, made things way to easy, instead of having 1 strong pokémon, you had you're entire team being strong, which obviously made things pretty easy. The second thing I find a bit overly easy is the fact that you see if a move is supereffective or not. The first time you meet a pokémon it doesn't say how effective a move is, but later on when you have it in your pokédex it always shows how effective a move is. Which makes battles Waaay easier than normally. You don't even have to think or guess what type it is, it's just to look and scroll through your party and search for a pokémon which is super effective and beat the pokémon. They made it too easy and beginner-friendly imo. And the types felt like one of the difficulties of the game, as some gym leaders had some pokémon with tricky types. Another thing was how easy your rival is. In the first generations your rival can be somewhat of a challenge as he choses the pokémon your weak against. But in Sword and Shield, you're rival "Hop" choses the pokémon you're strong against, which makes te battles against him pretty easy...
But that got to be my main critique of the game. Otherwise it was pretty good. I really like the new pokémon as well as the graphics of the game (although I sadly found the music somewhat mundane :/, but the graphics were very well). Having played only up till gen 4, gen 3 being the highest exept this game, I found most pokémon somewhat "new" even though they might have appeared earlier in gen 4, 5 or some other. Which was nice. I also like the bigger areas, was really cool.
So overall, a pretty good game! :)