This lovely game is highly inspired by the Pokemon games. I had a blast finding and catching all the Nexomons. For the achievements, you have to catch all the Nexomons. It took me 48h to complete this.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: around 45-50 hours
Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: I’ve written a guide for the Nexomons and other enemies, you can find it here
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No
Grinding Achievements: This depends on if you enjoy hunting the rare Nexomon or not. If you don’t enjoy finding new ones, the achievements will feel like a real grind
DLC-Only achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
RNG-achievements: Yes, you need a bit of luck or time to waste to find all the Nexomon including the legendaries
Does difficulty affect achievements: There is no difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
This game is heavily inspired by the Pokemon games. I liked those games a lot and I had a blast playing through this game as well. It was fun to catch them all! This game is a port from a mobile game with microtransactions. I’m so glad they removed those microtransactions and just have 1 price that includes everything.
The story in this game is fine; I love some of the moments in which they break the fourth wall and have a small comment about “what if this was a video game”.
The achievements are very straight forward, beat all the overseers, beat all the wardens, catch all the Nexomons and level up a Nexomon to a certain level. I did grind every area to find all the Nexomon before moving on. That way I didn’t have to grind too much later on. I wouldn’t suggest this method to others, because later on you get an item to find rare Nexomon easier and in new areas, they might be even easier to find. So spend a little bit of time finding some, but don’t wait with moving on till you have all in one area. My other tip is: Only save around 7 or so golden traps and use the rest also on “special” Nexomons. I waited with using them for legendaries, but after the main story you will find loads and loads of golden traps. I ended up having over 60 golden traps in my inventory when I completed the game. It felt like a waste to not have used them.
I hear that this developer team is working on Nexomon 2 and I’m looking forward to playing that since this was such a lovely game!
This review is written on 6 January 2020 based on the Steam version which has 62 achievement when I write this review. The information can be outdated when developers add or remove achievements.