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.
posted by masteryoda (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Dec 4, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
I was hoping this game would be similar to the Pokémon Blue/Red/etc Original Game Boy games - it is not. Like other reviews say, there isn't much to it. It's fun for a little bit, but then gets boring. I should've read the reviews/watched videos before deciding whether or not to rent it.
Ok, PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure was fun at the beginning with the cute little pokemon with good graphics it started to get very repetitive, because this is all you do run around make friends, use them in minigames called attractions and do skill games like battles which is normally what pokemon is all about and that to me is the most interesting part and the chase and then the hide and seek.
(Which is very stupid and hard.)
But you cant use the pokemon you become friends with in the in the skill games, only in the attractions. which is the only fun part about the game. Every time you complete an attraction you get a prism piece and there is only 14 which is used for the main games reason. And the game is only 1 player, the minigames which look like party minigames that you can only play with the computer, thats outrageous.
Overall PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adeventure was very repetitive seemingly endless with bore with just making friends and running around like an idiot asking for everyone to be your friend. Pretty crazy controls for instance the jumping button in unbalanced and not smooth. This is not a game you want to go out and buy its not worth it, if youre an adult and you have a kid that likes pokemon, they might like it for the first couple of days but its not worth buying, Maybe just renting for a day to try, you might agree with me.