I finished Ultra Sun’s postgame stuff just a bit ago. Finished the maingame a couple days ago.
Man, this is the first time I feel like an enhanced version has an outright net negative effect on the story of a Pokemon game. Not gonna detail every complaint I had, but it really feels like they gutted most of the cool themes and character moments the originals had in order to make room for the grander-scale big-bad-monster-of-the-week stuff, which… ends up feeling sort of weirdly jarring because for all the story beats they cut from the originals, it feels like they left too many smaller things in for the changed character motives to work? Additionally, the fight against Ultra Necrozma is some of the most fangamey bullshit I’ve seen in an official Pokemon game ever, and in the worst way possible. Rainbow Rocket felt pretty fangamey too, but in a good-fun cheesy way like I expected, so that was fine for the most part.
USUM aren’t strictly bad, but I think if I ever want to revisit Alola it’ll be through the originals because that story means so much more to me there, and I don’t think the gameplay changes are that significant.
Other than that, I’m just playing Puyo Puyo either on the DS version of 20th Anniversary, or Puyo Tetris online. Puyo is good and fun.