Was on a No More Heroes kick a few weeks ago. Fantastic series with an equally amazing soundtrack. I can't recommend it enough.
Now I'm playing Pokemon Sword. Everyone shat on it so hard that I came in expecting the worst experience possible but I'm having a swell time. It's on the easy side but the great thing about pokemon is if it's too easy you can just rotate your team. The wild area also means you have great early game variety, which is great for someone who's been whining about crappy early game wild pokemon variety for years on various forums. The fishing encounters are still 90% Magikarp but I actually caught a Chinchou which was something I've always wanted to try out using. Aesthetically I like Chinchou over evolution but Lanturn is a pretty decent HP tank to make up for the downgrade in appearance.
Overall I'm having a great time experimenting with Pokemon I never get the chance to use in other games and I can't say I'm really upset about losing ~290 Pokemon when I still have ~600 left to use. Everyone's free to still be outraged but don't pretend that the game is worse than it really is simply because you can't catch the crappy normal/flying common bird mon of Hoenn and have to settle for the crappy normal/flying common bird mon of Johto. I always hated importing several boxes worth of pokemon onto the latest gen. I'll fill up the region dex but I don't give a shit about having a living dex. It's "Gotta Catch 'em All" not "Gotta Catch A Few Hundred Then Migrate Or Trade For The Rest"
Here's a word of advice: Catch a Mudbray/Mudsdale and teach it Iron Defense & Body Press. Mudbray has an ability that boosts defense whenever it gets hit. Iron defense boosts defense by two stages. Body Press deals more damage based on how high your defense is. A max defense Body Press is guaranteed to wreck pokemon that resist the move. He's too strong for his own good and I'm struggling to find a reason to use anything else. I've got Heavy Slam for the ghost types and High Horsepower for the ghost types that don't have levitate.