Pokémon Colosseum User Reviews
I remember reading reviews for Pokemon Colosseum, stating that it started the downfall for the Pokemon series. Even back in 2004, I was laughing my ass off at how absurd the concept of Pokemon getting worse was - if anything, the Pokemon series has only been getting better. Not just back then but even now, the Pokemon series continues to improve its style of play by introducing new features and/or expanding on their older concepts. Having said that, there was one mechanic introduced to Ruby and Sapphire that was underappreciated, underused and generally left to sit in the c...
This game has amazing 3D effects for attacks and the Pokemon look cool. I like how the storyline is different in Colosseum and XD than in most other Pokemon RPG games. There are also play options so if you don't feel like playing Story Mode, you can do Battle Mode and just do random battling.
The option to trade Pokemon from your GBA to Colosseum and back blows me away. Now you can import your Pokemon from Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed or LeafGreen to battle with in Story Mode OR Battle Mode!
The only bad things about Colosseum to me is the amount of Pokemon available to you in Story Mode and the Purification process. Most of these problems are solved by reading manuals or plain intelligence, however there are a few items of note.
First, you can catch Raikou, Suicune and Entei as the only Legendaries in-game (with Ho-Oh as the exception). The only other way to obtain the other Legends is by trading from your GBA. This includes Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Celebi, Latios, Latias, Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi and Deoxys.
Second, Purifying the Shadow Pokemon can take varying amounts of time, depending on the Pokemon. If you compare the time it takes to Purify a Murkrow versus that of a Tyranitar, it'll usually come down to the Tyranitar taking more time (simply because it takes quite a bit of experience to level up a larger Pokemon like that than a Murkrow). In addition, 48 Shadow Pokemon all with varying amounts of time to Purify, and along with the limited battling in-game can often lead to playing for even months trying to Purify every Pokemon.
. Awesome use of effects on the moves used by Pokemon. Some examples are Flamethrower, Hydro Pump, Surf and Dragonbreath.
. 3D Pokemon rock the arena in Colosseum. The way that the Pokemon use attacks, and the way they're just plain seen on the field are cool. Examples are Espeon, Slaking and Manectric.
. The ability to trade Pokemon from your GBA to Colosseum greatly expands your access to the many Pokemon in the game. Trade from Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed or LeafGreen to see for yourself how cool it is to have your very own GBA Pokemon on the 3D Battlefield!
. Have fun Snaggi...
Don't need the handheld games to build a custom team
2on2 battles are the focus
Catching Shadow Pokémon is far more irritating than catching regular Pokémon
Limited Pokémon available
Nobody can deny just how important the Pokémon series has been to Nintendo. They started life on the humble Gameboy and helped secure their foothold in the handheld market. So it's no surprise that the idea of a 3D game in the same vein is enough to send fans crazy. The N64 Stadium games didn't deliver this, but Collosseum hopes to rectify that with an actual 3D Pokémon RPG. Why then, does the game flop so terribly?
The signs are already showing merely by looking at the game. The character models aren't particularly bad, especially if you consider how many there has to be, but at the ...
-Unlimited pokéball glitch
-No Mini Games
-No rental Pokémon or 2P challenge without a GBA link
-Pokémon you can catch are very limited
As Nintendo's first venture for a 3D story mode, Colosseum was decent. The storyline however was dull and left players wanting more. You begin with Umbreon and Espeon, and battle low level, unevolved Pokémon for the entire first half of the game. The Shadow Pokémon take a ridiculous amount of time to purify. This had nothing that the game series had. No gym leaders, no mini-games, no casino, no breeding. HMs had no point in this game either. The characters you're forced to move around with are hideous. A lot of Pokémon (Zangoose, Salamence, Anorinth, Shiftry, and several more) look disturbi...
It took some time (too much time, really), but the Gamecube got a 3D Pokemon adventure. The pity was, that it was underhyped and really underdeveloped in the adventure department, as it was attempted to balance the adventure-mode and the separate Colosseum-mode, which was essentially the same as the Pokemon Stadiums from the N64 days. A mistake, as the Pokemon Stadium games, though entertaining and good-looking, never were what most Pokemon fans really wanted. If only the sole focus had been placed on the adventure-mode, making it as long and engrossing as the GB adventures, this really cou...
The Good Is Well Its A Pokemon Game For Anything but the GBC, GBA or N64.It is a good graphic game (Well OK they could be a bit better,but!!!)The bad:
Its Not long enough ill tell u that 4 free. Loads of n00bs to the pokemon series complete it within a few days.There is no speech wotsoever it is all words just like the game boy which is a big let down.Summary:
Its a Pokemon game, straight and true, it has a good value thanks to the connectivity between it and the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire games.It also gives u a chance to trade some pokemon to Ruby and Sapphire that u cant get on it like Entei,Suicune and Raikou.I Need to rant about the shape of the people however they are huge,lanky and skinny. Somehow they remind me of Gorillas maybe chimps. It is a decent pokemon game if u have a Gamecube i would say get it but if u have Pokemon Stadium 1 or 2 then dont not much changes.
- A Gonzap Question 48
- Remoraid evolves to Octillery 4
- Can you really catch Celebi??? 22
- How do you get Ho-Oh? 9
- Pokemon Colosseum/XD gale of darkness game 0
- Rare Candy Trick (what else would it work with) 37
- Deoxys Questions 13
- Drinking game 0
- Killed a shadow pokemon :( 29
- Trading between emulators 0
- Are there Shiny Pokemon on Colosseum? 13
- Question on game 0