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Nexomon: Extinction

Nexomon: Extinction is a return to classic monster catching games, complete with a brand new story, eccentric characters and over 300 unique Nexomon to trap and tame. The world is on the brink of extinction as mighty Tyrant Nexomon fight for dominion over humans and monsters. Join the Tamer's guild and begin an epic journey to restore balance before all hope is lost… Leave the orphanage you grew up in, choose your first Nexomon and start your life as a Tamer. Trap and tame 381 Nexomon from nine elemental types, with powerful evolutions.
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

I love this game.
This is what I wish Pokemon currently was, and what I feel Pokemon used to be (at least, how Pokemon used to make me feel). I don't like typing out 5000 word reviews, so I'll try to keep this succint:
Combat - Very fun. I think the stamina system is a 100% upgrade to the PP system (I am inevitably going to compare this to the most prolific series of the genre, sorry). There are some interesting abilities that allow for tactical choices in the combat, and not being able to sweep the entire enemy team with one of my Nexomon (assuming they are within ~10 levels of me) makes the play feel more engaging. I wish there were some more unique animations for abilities, but that's a very minor gripe. Typing is also a bit imbalanced, with some types feeling slightly stronger than others and normal type being pretty objectively the worst.
Catching - This is just straight up better in every way than catching Pokemon in the core games. The ability to feed the wild Nexomon different food to increase your catch chance is neat, and the fact I can acquire a LOT of the 100% chance Nexotraps is great as a collector. I also personally enjoy the little typing minigame you do during the catch sequence, but I could see that being a downside for some people.
Story - Honestly, very well put together. During my first 20 - 30 minutes of the game I felt the writing was going to be pretty weak, as it was primarily meta jokes and other sorts of humorous quips (I do enjoy the jokes, to be clear, I just assumed because of the early writing the actual story wouldn't be particularly interesting), but I was wrong. The story has plenty of awesome twists, the characters are all likable or interesting, there are some truly cool moments later on. Kudos to the writers!
Travel - I like the Metroid inspired upgrades you get throughout the game (minor spoiler, sorry). It's fun to go back to places you've been before and explore new parts of them that were inaccessible before. I also like that you can tell exactly what patches of grass will trigger an encounter, so if you're just trying to get somewhere you can avoid all of the wild Nexomon. I was much less frustrated playing this game than I have been historically playing Pokemon.
Items - One of my favorite parts about the game. I like that there are passive items that increase different stats or give much needed QOL features for this genre. One example is there is a stackable item that increases how much XP your Nexomon gain from battle; another is a stackable item that increases your chance of finding a shiny (called Cosmic Nexomon in this game). Story battles have also been difficult enough that I find myself using potions, revives, and elixirs frequently, causing money to have value even towards the end of the game.
This review ended up being pretty wordy anyway, sorry about that!
Overall personal score: 9.8/10 losing a small amount of score only for some balancing issues with typing.

Review from Steam

Let's get right into the good and the bad
GOOD
- 8 starters to pick from and something like 70 more Nexomon to capture nearby RIGHT at the start of the game. This meant I had a stacked team of Nexomon of varying types that I liked right off the bat. Lots of replayability concerning team variety.
- The game is generous with ports. You gain access to this games version of "Fly" early on and it save a lot of time. They also port you back through the ends of caves instead of forcing you to backtrack which is welcomed.
- Personally I like how many Nexomon there are and enjoy lots of their designs. There is something here for everyone.
- The story is a breath of fresh air. It vaguely follows the pokemon tropes here and there but also has you doing stuff other than "Kill X Gym Leaders". Instead you are running all around the map doing quests. I also really enjoyed the side character "Coco" who is sort of the mouth piece for you being the mute protagonist. He acts as comic relief and his little comments often break the fourth wall but in a fun way. I like that he sort of took the piss out of story that doesn't need to take itself seriously.
- Toooooons of post game quests and monster capturing. I have only competed the main story but there are A LOT of legendary esque creatures to capture in the post game if that's your kind of thing.
THE BAD
- Scaling. The game scales trainer and wild encounters with you at specific points when moving the story forward. This means that you aren't actually rewarded for having a balanced team of six compared to blasting through the game with one over power Nexomon. About half way through the game I was able to craft the equivalent of "EXP Share" for my whole party which greatly help mitigate this problem but it was still more of nuisance than a welcomed feature. Much of the community also seems to agree.
- New moves are mostly garbage. It wasn't until late game I started replacing some of my early moves with upgraded attacks. A lot of them are buffs that are trivial or attacks with low chances to apply a debuff. Some of them might be great if Nexomon had an online VS feature.
- Which bring me to the lack of an online battle system. Much of my drive to do post game capturing and training hinges on that feature alone personally. Without online battles there seems to be little point it "Catching them all" when there is no forum to show off your Nexomon.
- Swapping Cores can be a pain. Later on when you do have a ton of EXP related Cores moving them around your team is a bit tiresome. The older less relevant ones also become useless and just sit in your inventory collecting dust. I also didn't end up using any of the stat related cores because simply levelling my Nexomon was just more effective. Another reason Online Battling would be useful

Review from Steam

Just finished the game and have to say it was a nice ride. Artstyle took a bit to get accustomed to and music was alright. Game overall is an interesting take on the "Pokémon" genre so to say, but it has its own way of distinguishing itself.
Story was enjoyable and funny, and pretty centric to the game. Characters were a bit inconsistent sometimes, and some parts of the game felt a bit rushed but nothing too serious. I liked some of the mechanics, like stackable items that would boost your % of catching Nexomon and so on.
Overall I had a good time and plan on finishing up all the achievements, so I would recommend it to anyone wanting to play a Pokémon-like game but with a different style and more RPG themed. It has a lot of 4th wall breaking and jokes, so if you don't like that you might reconsider.

Review from Steam

This game killed Pokemon for me.
Having multiple save slots and being able to use custom mode to go through playthroughs normally only achievable through Pokemon Rom hacks makes it more than worth it's asking price.
The game's a steal.

Review from Steam

Amazing game, beautiful artwork and music.The characters are charming and story is well done,the game also has alot of humour which is well written and often breaks the fourth wall.Buy it if you like creature collecting games in general or grew up on pokemon games(like myself) and wish the newer games would do more of what made them fun in the past.

Review from Steam

I would like to state, first, that I am writing this review not as a kid that grew up with Pokemon, but as a teenager hugging her Pokemon Red to her chest the whole way home before popping new batteries into her gameboy so she could play the game on its green screen. I'm writing this as someone who sat for hours with friends, connected by a little wire, waiting for the transfer to be over to fill her pokedex. I am writing this as someone who has watched her own son learn to read with his very first copy of Pokemon on his DS system. I am writing this as someone who grew... underwhelmed with the Pokemon story as each game was produced and only led to more pokemon to capture but felt as if it were the same old story each game. Go from point A to point B and become the pokemon master. Perhaps there will be extraneous story along the way, but that was the real goal and storyline.
I purchased Nexomon: Extinction on a whim, though, as the art style and music brought me back to being a teenager, when Pokemon felt fresh and had me enamored. Within the first few hours, I could tell this game was a labor of love. It is impossible not to compare it to Pokemon, but it is also impossible not to feel as though this game were created by those who saw Pokemon as a stepping stone but wanted so much more.
At first, I was simply tickled. The music had me humming. The creatures delighted me. The writing was impeccable and made me smile and giggle time and time again.
But then something about this game struck me to the very core. It was the story. It was everything I wanted, everything I needed, and suddenly I was binging the game and holding my breath after each new reveal. Sometimes I could call it, but other times I was simply blown away. Every time I felt I knew what was happening, there was a wrench thrown into the system and I was delighted by each twist and turn. This, in the end, is what had me completely sold on the game.
Other delights that differ from Pokemon in a delightful breath of fresh air are things such as:
- The world is completely open. The Nexomon and trainers all seem to level along with you, so there is no fear in simply traveling the world. You are not shuffled to go from on city to another and are encouraged to explore. Not just explore, but return to areas and re-explore. It seems there is always a little extra content and some special different interactions from characters you can get as you move your way up in the story.
- The ability to see where the Nexomon are. It means you can walk directly towards your prey instead of needing to move back and forth and back and forth.
- Since everything levels along with you, there is never a concern of going back to a lower area and being inundated by tiny level 4 creatures that you look at funny and they squeak out a single xp for you. It also means trainers will not simply constantly have the same level nexomon in their stash every time you fight them. It makes for a much more fair leveling system.
- A database that actually tells you whether a creature evolves, when they evolve, or if it is their final evolution. Good lord, this saves so much time and makes me delighted.
There were very few things that I wasn't fond of, and I felt it more of a knit picky notion than anything else. Such as how I would like for there to be a button you can press that will bring up information on your party members without needing to go to the database, switching back and forth every time. I would also like some kind of search button for the database to save time when you are looking for a certain creature, without needing to scroll all the way through. I am sad there is no manner of creating young Nexomon as often I find myself finding/capturing the mid or final evolution and struggle to find their pre-evolved state.
All in all, the pros sincerely weight out the cons and I am pleased and delighted to have picked up a copy of this game. I anticipate the sequel and look forward to where further stories will lead.

Review from Steam

Interesting story, relaxing background music, and all Nexomons are collectible, these three things have already deserved to own one position in your inventory.
However, there are something i disliked
1. You can't change your nexomon when you are told that they are going to change their nexomon after the last one injured
2. You can't find the location of each nexomon on the pokedex
But overall it is very good , it is my type of game.So, I will give 9/10 and looking forward to the next game