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- New characters add to the story
- Players can explore the new Wi-Fi Plaza
- Post battle videos
- New Battle Frontier
- Never-before-seen forms of powerful Pokémon
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Team Galactic is up to its old tricks. This time, they've set their sights on the three Legendary titans of Sinnoh: Dialga, Palkia and Giratina. In this thrilling new Pokémon adventure, you'll encounter new characters, new schemes and new locations. Prepare yourself for an exciting excursion into the Pokémon world as you do your best to thwart Team Galactic's sinister plot. Key Game Features:
- Put a stop to Team Galactic's plan involving the three Legendary titans of Sinnoh
- Leap from a piece of land suspended in midair and walk sideways or upside-down in the new Distortion World, where the powerful Giratina resides
- Challenge yourself in new ways in the Battle Frontier's five new Battle Facilities, each with its own rules and each run by one of five new "Frontier Brains," similar to Gym Leaders
- Meet new Team Galactic Commander Charon and the undercover detective Looker, who's pursuing Team Galactic
- Gather up to 20 players from around the world in the new amusement park-style Wi-Fi Plaza, and compete with up to three other players in a variety of new mini games
- For 1 player, or for up to 20 players via the Wi-Fi Plaza feature
Pokémon Platinum Version comes bursting with new locations to explore and new characters to encounter, adding to the overall excitement of this fun-filled world. The game's enhanced storyline introduces you to Charon, a new Commander of Team Galactic, and an undercover detective nicknamed "Looker" who's investigating Team Galactic. Discover fascinating new locations, such as Distortion World, in which the normal rules of time and space don't apply, allowing you to walk sideways or even upside-down, as well as the Battle Frontier, containing five new Battle Facilities in which you can encounter thrilling new challenges. Connect with friends from around the world in the amusement park-style fun of the new Wi-Fi Plaza, where you can play games, take part in parades and even watch fireworks.
Top Customer Reviews
Yes, it is. And everybody should have known that before blowing $40 on it, simply by reading the product description. The third installations of all 4 Pokemon series of games have always been remakes of the previous 2. Yellow was an enhanced version of Red and Blue; Crystal was an enhanced version of Gold and Silver; Emerald was an enhanced version of Ruby and Sapphire; and now, Platinum is an enhanced version of Diamond and Pearl.
This is how the Pokemon games have always worked, so it is beyond me why so many people are now complaining about it. Pokemon games typically get 4 1/2 star ratings on Amazon, and Platinum is now poised to have the worst rating out of any Pokemon RPG game, when in reality, it is the best.
Now that that's out of the way...
I partially gave Platinum a 5 star review to counteract some of these 2 and 3-star reviews we're seeing, but I truly think it is a great game. If you have a DS, Platinum will give you as much fun as any other DS game you have. Very casual Pokemon fans who already own Diamond and/or Pearl might not feel the need to buy this game. More serious Pokemon fans, and newcomers to the series, on the other hand, will love this game. I have played through all 13 previous Pokemon RPG games, as well as the Gamecube games, several times each, and Platinum still captivated me enough to get me playing for 5 straight hours without a break! (Not exactly the healthiest thing to do on a regular basis, but parents, think about the possibilities of getting your kids to sit quietly for a few moments...Read more ›
-New and Improved Graphics: Some locations have new graphics(i.e. Twinleaf Town has snow, Stark Mountain has lava). Some areas are different in other ways as well.
-Improved Story Line: Rather than revolving around Dialga/Palkia, the plot centers around Giratina
-Sinnoh Pokedex includes more Pokemon
-Wi-Fi Plaza: Allows users to play minigames with players around the world
-Distortion World: A world in which time and Space are bent. Giratina lives in this world.
-Elite Four becomes stronger after each run-through
-Ability to catch Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos after obtaining the National Pokedex
-Battle Zone includes Battle Frontier, which has five different battling facilities as opposed to Diamond/Pearl's one.
-Ability to re-battle Riley, Leader Wake, Leader Candice, and Leader Volkner
+Simple, yet addictive gameplay
+Deep, strategic combat system
+Touch screen controls make battling easier
+Being able to battle trainers all across the globe and being able to trade with them is fantastic
+Game can keep you busy for hours with all there is to do, easily over 80 hours worth of gameplay
+Some new additions for those who mastered Diamond and Pearl
-You can still only save one file
-Graphics and sound were outdated even in 2007, and they're still outdated
-The formula works, but there are bound to be gamers out there who are sick of the same old storyline
-If you mastered Diamond and Pearl you probably won't have much incentive to play through Platinum. This will change from one gamer to the next
When Pokemon Red and Blue came out, Pokemon Yellow followed just a year later to expand on the games. When Pokemon Gold and Silver debuted, Crystal followed shortly thereafter. When Ruby and Sapphire came out, it wasn't long until Emerald followed. It was only a matter of time before Pokemon Diamond and Pearl also got a third version into the mix. Pokemon Platinum. Just like the previous "third" versions of the games, Platinum adds in a few new things, though it's hard to say you'll ultimately want it if you've already got Diamond and/or Pearl and you've already worked your way through them. Then again, you might find some of the extras worthwhile.
Pokemon has been doing the same thing since it came about ten years ago. The formula is so familiar to gamers that there's a "been there, done that" kind of feel all over.Read more ›
I have played this game for over 100 hours and own the guide, so you can trust me on everything that is typed in this paragraph.
First of all, if you have ever played any Pokemon games before, you probably know how spectacular these games are. Especially if you have played ones such as, Pokemon Sapphire, Pokemon, Crystal Version, Pokemon - Diamond Version, or any other Pokemon catch-and-train games. Even if you have only played some of the spin-off games, you still probably had an enjoyable experience. If not... how about giving Pokemon another try?
Now I have to admit, some Pokemon have things such as psychic powers, but they do not go into this evil practice. Only, saying that some of the things in the story are related to this. They are born with these powers and do not obtain them from some other source. I just rename psychic with a far less evil name and be done with it.
If you are not allowed to go to chat rooms, you will probably find one major disappointment in this game. There is now a Wi-Fi Plaza, which includes parades, fireworks, minigames, and much, much more. The only thing about this place that stinks is that you, and other players from around the world, can chat.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sold my kids Nintendo ds to buy him this game. The price range of $150 is a bargain! I would recommend 10/10Published 15 days ago by luke
perfect! I do wish I came with a case as the picture has, but the cartridge works perfectly and isn't counterfeit AND the sticker is still on it (BIG DEAL FOR ME)Published 2 months ago by jaemz
Every pokemon game is basically the same but I can never get enough of it. If you like Pokemon, you'll love this one too.Published 2 months ago by Lyncati