Welcome back to another TGON Plays! Now, I know what you’re thinking…”Of all the games in the world, why would you choose THIS game to review?” I get it. It’s goofy and childish. But it uses technology that, for it’s day, was incredibly advanced. I won’t say it paved the way for things like Xbox Live communication and Virtual Reality headsets, but it definitely had a helping hand. So let’s jump into it and see what this classic game is all about!
I won’t lie, there’s not a lot to the story line. Essentially, you meet and befriend a Pikachu. The two of you communicate, play together, and even have picnics with other Pokemon. What’s interesting is, in order to communicate with your Pikachu, you have to have the accessory that comes with the game – A Microphone. You use this microphone to engage with Pikachu and give it commands. which furthers your friendship and takes you on new adventures. From Picnicking with Bulbasaur to playing catch with a beach ball, you two become extremely attached.
The technology used to make this Nintendo 64 classic utilizes voice recognition to give the commands to Pikachu, and I can only imagine what it helped lead to; Virtual Reality headsets, parties among friends via the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, and so on. It’s a cute game to play, and one that brought back a lot of memories for me. Up to this point, I’ve talked the game up quite a bit. But I can’t let you guys get this game without also letting you know its flaws. It’s got horrible graphics. They’re honestly probably the worst graphics I’ve ever seen. Just as well, it didn’t seem to hold my attention as much as it did when I was a kid. Perhaps I’ve grown up a little ( Gross ) or perhaps I’ve developed new tastes and interests, and the things that interested me when I was 8 don’t give me as much enjoyment. Aside from my unconventionally deep moment, I did have fun playing it, and would recommend “Hey You! Pikachu” to any parent wanting to get their kid into gaming. I’m rating this game at a solid 3 out of 5 glasses. Thanks for reading!