posted by Tikmana (NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH) Apr 18, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
Though this game was extreamly cute, I found the fact that I could only play as Pikachu, even AFTER I beat the game, was horrible. Pikachu is overused in Pokemon games and, hello, there are 500+ other Pokemon that want a turn!
But this isn't a rant, it's a review. So here: The graphics were cute and the story line, though meant for younger kids, was also good. As a teenager I found it a bit annoying and slow paced and expected a lot more from a highly rated game. This was not the best Pokemon game.
It was also annoying hearing "Pika?" "Bulba- bulbasaur!" every few minutes when I walked by someone or tried to start a minigame. Yeah- TV show voices.
The lack of trainers was great but I wish there was more to this game. I gave it such a low rating because the negative really beat out the positive for me.
The game isn't really what I was hoping for. I was hoping for more interactive fighting and skill to it. The game play is really simple, not complex at all and repetitious. Most of the game is filled with a few wimpy battles without much options, and running around playing games like "hide and seek", simple quizzes, and "chase" with other Pokemon in which you just run at them and head butt them. Maybe shock them.
The controls aren't that great either, for some reason they decided not to use a nunchuck when playing this game which makes it harder to control how pikachu is moving. Kind of frustrating at times actually. The fun parts are that the mini-games which are mostly fun although some are pretty boring and just involve shaking your wii mote as fast as you can. You can level up pikachu's powers by collecting berries which I thought was a nice feature. It's nice to have something to work for.
Overall its an ok game. Just don't expect it to be very difficult or mind stimulating.