Pokemon Diamond Review

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Pokemon Diamond Review :

What a game

by ckjkj Dec 13, 2010

Gotta catch 'em all, huh? Nintendo understands this, and that's why they've unleashed two more pocket monster packages into stores. The first thing you need to know is that "Diamond" and "Pearl" are the same game, they just offer different Pokemon to collect and train. Want to catch them all? Buy both. But both games aren't required unless you want to play with other people. All told there are over 150

brand new beasties to seek, train, and engage in combat. For those who somehow missed the phenomenon the idea is that Pokemon are small monsters who can be kept in a red and white ball. When attacked, the "Pokemaster" throws the ball to bring forth a creature to defend him or her. The trick is training your creatures well (you don't control them directly in combat, so you have to improve their attack power, defenses, etc., and then hope for the best). The trick is countering with the ideal Pokemon (attacked by a fire-spewing Poke-monster? Counter with a something water based).
The plot is simple enough. An absent-minded professor uncovers a new land brimming with never before seen Pokemon. Then you're off to capture them, train them, and use them in battle to continue the story line or take them with you into battle against others. The game uses the DS' "Friend Code" system, so your kids will have to find and then manually input the code in order to play using the wireless connection between two DS hand helds or even over the Internet. You can fight or just trade Pokemon to create the ultimate team.
Pokemon is a sensation for a very good reason. The game is compelling, there's always something to do or look forward to, and a new challenge to face before bedtime. The only problem is that it's pretty much the same game as the original Pokemon Red/Blue from close to a decade ago. Anyone who has played these games, however, know that isn't a real problem. When a game is this well crafted, it doesn't need an update or redesign.
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Game freak

Platform: Nintendo DS · Genre: RPG
Release Date: 04/22/07

  CheatsGuru rating and opinion
8Story line
In the game you get to choose your starter, battle gyms, battle your rival, verse the pokemon league, battler the frontier and many more! You can even catch cool legends like azelf, uxie, mespirit, dialgs, heatran etc. And if you use wi-fi, you can unlock special items to unlock legendarys!
Pokemon features a really nice soundtrack of good music. They have kept some of the old battle tunes but they have made some new ones as well. The composer of the score, obviously went to alot of trouble and put alot of time and effort in to composing the songs. The musis is great quality.
The sound is mostly the run-of-the-mill Pokemon music, except with a catch: now in stereo. Since the game is on the DS, it utilizes the DS's stereo sound, making much better quality music. Some actually sounds like real music, and not just some computer-generated techno.
One of the things I love about this game is the graphics. While the Pokemon still do not actually move in battle, the moves are more for detailed and the Pokemon look so much better. I have played and watched over 50 ds games and this one so far has the best graphics.
10Lasting Appeal
Pokemon is a sensation for a very good reason.The game is Apealing and there is always something to look forward to. Whether your trying to complete your pokedex, beat the Pokemon league or just training your pokemon. Pokemon Diamond is and addictive that every gamer should love.
(Out of 10)


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skyp    wrote on mar 17, 2011 8:02 pm

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