Although the game may not be what everyone was expecting, sword and shield is a solid entry for the Pokemon main series for the Nintendo Switch. The large and diverse wild area makes running into unexpected Pokemon always a pleasant surprise. D-Max mechanic is more balanced than Mega evolutions and the variety of gym leaders is refreshing. I finished the mainline story in under 25 hours with still much more to do and with the promise of extra Pokemon to be added in the future I am sure you will get your moneys worth in entertainment value. You can even skip most of the gyms and loose yourself in Max-Raid battles thus adding a new way to approach your play through. In all I highly recommend the game to any switch owner.