So what do think or usum so far? is it worth getting if you've played ordinary sun & moon?
eh, I’m not TOO far into it so it’s not T H A T different to sun at the moment, it’s more of a yellow/crystal/emerald/platinum kind of second game i.e. essentially the same plot, with some big changes (pertaining to end game and legendaries), but mostly small and subtle differences - as opposed to a BW2 type of second games, which were distinct sequels with an entirely different story, even down to the starting town. I definitely prefer the latter as a type of second game, it’s so much more exciting and fun, especially seeing as you have usually played the games that came before very recently and they are still fresh in your head, and you get a lot of deja vu as a result. However, I’m still having a good time, Alola is a fun region packed with lots of little side questy things and stuff to find, and I also really like some of the new features like the mantine surfing and pokemon interaction.
One of my major complaints is one that also applied to SUMO, and has been increasing as the generations get on - there is a RIDICULOUS amount of railroading plot wise. There is like pretty much something in every route and town that stops you from exploring somewhere unless you continue with the main plot. This excessive railroading really sticks out to me as I have just been playing through Gold, which as a comparison gives you so much freedom - at a certain point you can visit towns and do gyms and major plot thingies and explore places pretty much in the order you want to, aside from a few blockages (such as rage candy bar man). That freedom to explore and figure and puzzle stuff out - to find out what you need to do next to continue on your own is severely lacking in later gens. There should also be an option to opt out of endless tutorials and stuff too.