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Pokemon Diamond/Pearl review

AT A GLANCE
  • Addictive RPG gameplay
  • Online battling and trading
  • Hundreds of potential gameplay hours
  • Confusing stylus implementation
  • Traditionally weak story
  • Movement's a little slow

But not everything's come up Roserades. While the move to 3D is a nice one, your character moves pretty slowly as a result, especially compared to previous games. The DS interface also feels half-done - while movement requires the D-pad and face buttons, battles are best played using the touchscreen, which is an awkward combination.

For those of you that have done this before, you know the drill, and you're probably going to do it again. But those of you that haven't? Well, there isn't a better time to start than now - while marketing's kept the Pokemon machine going, it wouldn't still be around if the games weren't good, and online battle and trading will help you get so much more out of the game. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl are not only the best Pokemon games yet, but some of most enjoyable on the DS.

More Info

Jul 26 2007 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: Nintendo
Developed by: Game Freak
ESRB Rating:
Everyone
PEGI Rating:
3+

Topics

Pokemon

5 comments

  • jscriber100 - September 17, 2010 6:48 p.m.

    this game is awsome!i finally caught about 400 pokemon,but most of the rest can only be recieved through action replay or gamestop events.
  • bsharp - April 3, 2010 12:03 a.m.

    I need Help with my Pokemon Diamond game I have my 4th badge but can't get past a gut to go to the caves.
  • hunter_killer505 - December 22, 2008 7:20 p.m.

    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Demonflare - April 28, 2009 9:07 p.m.

    This game ROXS! :P
  • GAMER9 - February 10, 2009 2:28 a.m.

    pretty good. i liked silver better though

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