The folks at IGN have chosen Pokémon Sun and Moon as the 30th best role-playing game (RPG) of all time. Here’s what IGN writer Leif Johnson had to say about their selection:
Pokémon has always been fun, but it’s also clung tenaciously to the over-familiar pattern of venturing into gyms for your battles. That all changed in Pokemon Sun and Moon, and for the better. It’s a game that’s focused on the outdoors, specifically a lovely region named “Alola” modeled on Hawaii, and the hours that follow deliver a satisfying balance of roleplaying and Pokemon battles. It’s not just about fighting, though — you’ll also find quizzes, scavenger hunts, and a heavy dose of local lore that makes Alola feel real in a way no other Pokémon setting has before. And as a treat, Pokémon Sun and Moon also cleans up the clutter the user interface had built up from previous games without sacrificing depth.