posted by chubbychoco (PINON HILLS, CA) Oct 1, 2014
Member since Oct 2014
Normally, I'm a pretty big fan of Pokemon, game quality notwithstanding. I like all of the Ranger games, I'm still drooling for Snap 2, I don't think Conquest was all that bad, and so forth. So, having enjoyed the first PokePark game, I fully expected to enjoy this one.
Turns out, this game is kind of a chore. A boring chore. The story is dull and predictable even by the campy standards the spinoff games are usually held to, the environments didn't feel as fresh as in the first one, and the placement of some of the Pokemon just felt wrong. While they kept a bit of the minigame aspect of the first game, they've cut them down to four - only two of which, in my opinion, were actually enjoyable.
And if you decide to go through all the trouble of befriending every Pokemon in the park (no easy task, given the ridiculous requirements set on you by some of the later ones you'll encounter), you get...nothing. Not even a spiffy notification or a badge in your notebook. You get nothing except the knowledge that every Pokemon in PokePark is now your friend. Wheeee.
This game was very tedious. Not that fun. I returned it in with the day I got it. Now this is a biased review...as I didn't get that far into the game. But based on the last pokepark game...I kinda saw what was coming. The controls are sloppy and hard to use.