Pokémon Unite is a great beginners’ MOBA
Pokémon Unite is so simple it doesn’t even need to hold your hand.
This isn’t a dig — quite the opposite, actually. The new free-to-play MOBA from The Pokémon Company and Tencent Games distills the genre formula into an incredibly approachable package. The initial tutorial, which takes around two minutes to complete, is plenty to get a handle on the game and learn how to slam dunk as your Pokémon of choice.
The overall premise is straightforward. You’ll play on one of two teams of five and collect points by defeating wild Pokémon scattered throughout the area, or by beating members of the opposing team. Once you collect points, you go to designated zones in the opposing team's side of the course to add points to your team’s overall score. You score by collecting up the points into a glowing ball of energy and then slam-dunking into a basketball hoop-like goal.
I was surprised to find myself enjoying the game since MOBAs have always intimidated me. In League of Legends, there are over 150 champions, reams of lore, and an …
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