Pokemon Diamond/Pearl review

Nintendo just keeps spoiling us…

This game in the Pokémon series brings us to the fourth generation of Pokémon, and unless you have ben living in a cave for more than 20 years, you will have heard of Pokémon.

You start off, as always, in your hometown, this time around, it’s Twinleaf. You are called out for some errand, when you encounter the local professor (who has strangely always been named after a tree) and are called upon to save him, as in Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire. This time, you get the choice of three not-so-original Pokémon to save him with, Piplup (water type), Chimchar (fire type), and Turtwig (grass type). As per usual, you get to keep the Pokémon you chose as your starter, and you acquire the Pokédex. This is where you really take off.

The storyline is basically the same as all the other Pokémon games, but who cares when it’s this good? You fight the regular set of pathetic villains, (this time it’s Team Galactic) and go about generally beating up anything that looks at you funny. When it comes to legendary Pokémon, this game has a whole host. You have the normal three lesser legendaries (in the other games, they were the legendary Birds, Dogs and Regis), which help you get towards the monsters you will have noticed on the front of the game box.

This game really is one of the best Pokémon games in the series, making up for the failures that were the larger console versions, and keeping most of the generations together in one game. With the new GTS system, too, this really is a must-have for Pokémon fans. For said Pokémon fans, this would be an 8.5. If you are starting out with Pokémon, the interface might be a little intimidating so

7

By: Fuguman

4 Responses to Pokemon Diamond/Pearl review

  1. Peett says:

    Nate

    I respect Poke’mon and all that, or at least I did for the first few generations, but this new riencarnation of the classic game really takes the biscuit and shoves it down your throat, the storyline is very similar to all the rest and it seems the boffins at Nintendo have run out of ideas and are trying to relive the glory days of red and blue but the Poke’mon featured in Diamond and Pearl don’t seem entirely original.

    Bleh!

    • truthfulgamereviews says:

      I would give the game a lower rating myself 😀 but i wasn’t the one reviewing, in fact it took my a bit of arguing to make the reviewer make it a 7…

  2. JsaintA says:

    This review is ok, it could have done with a bit of a thicker build (more info on the GTS and other extras in the game) but good none the less. i also would have opted for a lower rating, too repetitive even though it is a good game, my rating would be a 5.5 – 6 maybe 6.5 if i was generous, it’s just not what it used to be.

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