Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Isle of Armor Review Roundup

The Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass is now available for purchase on Nintendo Switch. Read on below to see what some critics had to say about the first batch of DLC, The Isle of Armor:

GameSkinny – 80/100
The Pokemon Sword and Shield Isle of Armor DLC is a worthy add-on to the base game, despite being somewhat light on content.

Nintenderos – 80/100
Although it still remains to be discovered what is included in The Tundra Crown, The Island of Armor offers us an interesting growth path that encourages us to discover all the details of the story, as well as an immense environment to explore with Pokémon returning from previous games, different activities to do and a great sound section.

Nintendo Life – 80/100
The Isle of Armor is a lovely addition to the base Pokémon Sword & Shield games, bringing in far more new features to tickle hardcore fans than we initially expected. On the downside, it’s a little shy on narrative-driven content and is really all about the isle and its Pokémon inhabitants. Still, while we would certainly have liked to have seen more story-based gameplay, what’s on offer is still excellent, and offers dedicated fans of the series an awful lot to explore and do. If you loved the Wild Area in Sword and Shield and want more of that, we can safely say you’ll get a real kick out of this.

IGN Spain – 76/100
Despite not being the primary DLC for the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, The Isle of Armor has enough quality content to bring us back to the eighth generation. Even if its history is short and shallow.

GAMINGbible – 70/100
The Isle of Armor DLC feels like a glimpse into the future of what Pokémon is going to be. It’s just a shame that elements from the base release hold it back. Let’s hope the next half of the DLC, The Tundra Crown pushes the gameplay to even greater heights.

Destructoid – 70/100
You’re getting a very small narrative and another big interconnected Wild Area: that’s pretty much of the gist of it.

Hobby Consolas – 65/100
Isle of Armor is a good small step for Pokémon, but we can only recommend it to players who want to continue capturing and fighting.

Jeuxvideo.com – 55/100
As sympathetic as it is, Isolarmure is therefore the theater of a first dispensable DLC which certainly does not lack content, but above all of inspiration.

Source: Metacritic.com

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