Pokémon Pearl User Reviews

4.0

Beating a dead horse

Summary:

I never seem to understand why all these Pokemon games play exactly the same as Pokemon Red and Blue...Well, outside of being an elaborate money making scheme by Game Freak and Nintendo. See, the scheme goes like this - make 2 versions of the exact same game, then make a more complete version the next year or 2, then repeat with every new generation of games. Don't forget to make maps different and alter the poses of all the Pokemon for the next generation of handheld games! God forbid they try something...different...What is different? But honestly, why is it that Diamond, Pearl and Platin...

9.6

A New World of Pokemon

The good:

-Good Graphics for a DS
-Tons of New Pokemon
-Over 470 Pokemon now
-Wi-fi Battling and Trading
-Many in game events such as Pokemon Contests, Cooking Poffins, etc.
-New Evolutions of some Pokemon
-PokeNav (an Updated Pokedex with all your tools and gadgets
-Good Music
-Touch Screen Controls are well done
-Great Replay Value
-Chat via Wi-fi
-Deep Strategy for more intense players
-Hours of entertainment
-Migrate Pokemon from your Older Games
-Underground World (Complete with Secret Bases and Silly Items)
-Day and Night has returned

The bad:

-For Serious Players looking to train EV's and such, it becomes a little tedious. But of course you know this already.
-Once you migrate your Pokemon from previous games, they are stuck there.
-The Story isn't really different from the rest of the series. There's bad guys, you stop them, the world is saved, etc.

Summary:

Oh jeesh. Where to begin. The Pokemon Franchise has been around since the late 1990's, starting with Pokemon Blue and Red. The graphics were horrible compared to what we have now, but we played them like maniacs anyways, because well, they were fun. Later, Yellow was released, and for the first time, we started seeing Pokemon in Color, instead of just in Red or Blue pixels (Depending on which game you had). Then there was Crystal, Gold, and Silver, which introduced the Jhoto region. This was quite different from Kanto and had several new Pokemon as well. Of course the Poke'fans picked this ...

7.6

Hey Palkia, why not weaken yourself for ME this time around?

The good:

Tons of new Pokemon to catch, improved battle mechanics, online play

The bad:

Repititive sequences i.e. battle animations, a lot more text-based story-telling than usual

Summary:

Yes, it's Pokemon alright. Its the same as the others. Catch pokemon, get a much larger collection, then show them off. The newest and most note-worthy feature added is the wi-fi connectivity. With this, you can easily connect with a friend and battle or trade them.

Graphics/Presentation - 4.1/5.0 - It's a DS game, so you expect the graphics to be cartoony bit-sized nuggets (as that is what I initially thought the DS was capable of), but when you start playing, you'll realize that the graphics are breathtaking in comparison to any other DS game out there to date.

Gameplay - 3.7/5.0 - Pokemon...

8.4

Pokémon Pearl Version

The good:

+ Great 2D-3D visuals
+ More than 100 cool new Pokémon
+ Good soundtrack
+ A lot of replay value
+ Wi-Fi!
+ Nice touch screen controls...

The bad:

- ...however the touch screen isn't used enough
- Too easy
- Ninty have to change the Pokémon storyline a bit

Summary:

Finally, a PROPER Pokémon game on the DS. After all the first DS Pokégames, this is the real deal. So can Pokémon Pearl earn the Poképrize of being just as good as the previous GB and GBA installments? Lets take a look...

GRAPHICS

Pearl Version has a clever crossover of 2D and 3D visuals.

Pokémon Pearl, thanks to the DS graphics system, produces a lovley 3D cartoony style of graphics. These visuals are a major improvement of the previous flat versions (no offense to them) and everything looks spot on. One thing I do have about the visuals though is they go a bit, how would I say it, weird when...

9.0

Next Generation of Pokemon

The good:

Great graphics for a DS game
Plenty of replay value
The only Pokemon game to feature over 400 Pokemon that can be captured.
Wi-Fi is now available so that you can chat, trade, and battle with other trainers from around the world

The bad:

The game isn't that difficult to finish, which can be a letdown in some cases.

Summary:

As the next new installment in the Pokemon series, Pokemon Pearl introduces all the classic aspects of all the previous games, as well as entirely new ones. This time around, you explore the Sinnoh region, which is home to a variety of Pokemon that are only native to this particular region. And speaking of Pokemon, there are 100+ new Pokemon that are waiting to be captured so that they can be studied to learn more about the mysteries that surround them.

Like in the previous series, you can choose the gender (it doesn't matter which one you choose, the storyline will be the same regardless) a...

9.0

Pokemon Pearl- A Spacial Tear

Summary:

The entire world is on your shoulders. Using creatures with Mystical like Powers, you must befriend and defeat the syndicate calling themselves Team Galactic. You begin by your rival telling you that your going to go look for a Red Gyarados at your local lake. You then meet Professor Rowan, although you didn't yet know that. Him and his helper, Dawn or Lucas will accidentally forget their breifcase. This case holds the three Pokemon, the Water Type Piplup, who is a small Penguin, the short Fire Monkey Chimchar, or the Grass Turtle Turtwig.The Pokemon you choose will accompany you through yo...

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