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Old November 25th, 2018 (10:37 PM).
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    No spoilers, but is there anything I should know before starting the game? Now that I finally have the game, I want to make sure that my run is good, because when I was playing SM, I missed the Lucky Egg, and had to wait until the post-game to get it. Also, is it recommended that I try to hunt for a shiny starter? Because I don't want to sit through a hundred cutscenes. Thanks in advance
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    Old November 26th, 2018 (6:40 PM). Edited November 26th, 2018 by colours.
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    if you don't want to sit through cutscene after cutscene, then don't bother starter shiny hunting until you're able to do the masuda method aka shiny breed for it.

    other than that, im not really sure what to say here. usum being the third game is largely going to be the more "polished" version, although your mileage may vary with that.
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      if you don't want to sit through cutscene after cutscene, then don't bother starter shiny hunting until you're able to do the masuda method aka shiny breed for it.

      other than that, im not really sure what to say here. usum being the third game is largely going to be the more "polished" version, although your mileage may vary with that.
      Are there a million cutscenes before getting to look at your starter? ***dammit. Well, there's always Gen 8. :)
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      Old November 27th, 2018 (4:14 PM). Edited November 27th, 2018 by Radboy.
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        Actually no. There are still cutscenes before you go to the festival that last about the same time, but you get your starter about five minutes in, if not less, with multiple battles to do within.

        Yeah, it's long, and still a little boring, but they did make it more bearable, even if just by a little bit.

        Put this next part in a spoiler, isn't story based but has some information on level changes.
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        There is also a level spike when the Ula'ula starts compared to S/M, which becomes really noticeable after the 6th totem.
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          Actually no. There are still cutscenes before you go to the festival that last about the same time, but you get your starter about five minutes in, if not less, with multiple battles to do within.

          Yeah, it's long, and still a little boring, but they did make it more bearable, even if just by a little bit.

          Put this next part in a spoiler, isn't story based but has some information on level changes.
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          There is also a level spike when the Ula'ula starts compared to S/M, which becomes really noticeable after the 6th totem.
          "Level spike" in foes?
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            As a general rule, it's easiest for me to recommend the USUM games to someone who never played the originals. I do think they're genuinely worth playing, but if you played the original and you're in absolutely no mood for a revisit, you might wanna keep this one in the backlog for a bit.

            If you wanna have a clean playthrough, then you should probably follow the advice, but again, I do recommend also being in the mood for a revisit to Aloloa's story in general.
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              As a general rule, it's easiest for me to recommend the USUM games to someone who never played the originals. I do think they're genuinely worth playing, but if you played the original and you're in absolutely no mood for a revisit, you might wanna keep this one in the backlog for a bit.

              If you wanna have a clean playthrough, then you should probably follow the advice, but again, I do recommend also being in the mood for a revisit to Aloloa's story in general.
              Been some time since i visited Alola, so I'm cool replaying the story.
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