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Pokemon Platinum

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GF Rating
8.4

2839 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Best Pokemon game since yellow

posted by mario1981 (GRAND ISLAND, NY) May 24, 2009

Member since Apr 2008

24 out of 31 gamers (77%) found this review helpful

This game should be just a remake of Diamond and Pearl right?
WRONG.
This game comes packed with exclusive pokemon like Giratina and his Origin Forme, Shaymin (new pokemon) and it's sky forme. Here's a cool easter egg: To get a level 100 shaymin, do the process to get Spiritomb in d/p, except meet 50 people in the Underground. Go to the hallowed tower and you will encounter a lvl. 100 shaymin.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

a better pokemon game

posted by wiifan2009 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI) Apr 24, 2009

Member since Apr 2006

5 out of 9 gamers (56%) found this review helpful

this pokemon game is the best in the series so far. the wireless, the mini games and etc. and some pokemon to catch like ralts, lickitung, duskull and some others. you havta trade misdreavious and murkrow from diamond and pearl and to get shaymin you can only get shaymin from an event so good luck. i give pokemon platnium 5 chatots out of 5

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GF Rating
7

Good

Good. but it just feels watered down.

posted by funndgames (CUMMING, GA) Mar 21, 2009

Member since Jul 2005

17 out of 40 gamers (42%) found this review helpful

If your a die hard Pokemon fan, i don't think you need to read this, you've probably already bought the game and digested its repetitive goodness. Pokemon Platinum is the latest in the Pokemon franchise. And as such, to keep people interested, it needs to bring new things to its gameplay. But the whole thing feels like the same thing as the last three times we went through this. They release two games, the fans gobble them up, then they release the better one, and the skeptics begin to move in. Unless that is, the fans have already gotten to it. You can just hear the "so i herd u like mudkips?" from your computer, can't you? 8 gym leaders, the elite 4, a champ, and a large number of new Pokemon to catch are here. But it still feels repetitive. For any gamer twitchy or easily bored enough, battles become a chore. And you don't really need to catch em all, you just need to have a Pokemon with a type advantage over each gym. There are some new things, like additional story parts, that make it easier to follow, and improved online activities, but most people aren't here for that. Plus, like most games in the series, it treats you like your completely new, so you can guarantee there is a tutorial or at least 10 text boxes for everything. Come on, i think we all know how to use a pokeball by now. And some of the new Pokemon aren't that original. A lot of them feel like clones of older ones. And how many times are we going to have to see geodude and zubat? But if your new, this is a good plae to start. T bad it doesn't appeal to those of us who have seen it all before.
(And seriously, game freak, contests?)

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