Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings
Oct 17, 2012Outstanding. This sequel fixed all of the problems Colosseum had while keeping the fun elements of Pokémon that we all know and love. Sure, you can't catch any Pokémon you want, but I honestly like the Shadow Pokémon system. For those who don't know, the plot revolves around and evil organization called Cipher returning from the events of the first console game and using Shadow Pokémon to accomplish their goals. Shadow Pokémon are simply Pokémon whose hearts have been sealed off allowing them to become more powerful than they were before(but with a few usage drawbacks). It's the job of the silent protagonist, Michael, to capture and purify all of the Shadow Pokémon he can and destroy the revived Cipher organization. I do believe this game is worth giving a shot: Pokémon XD, it's a different Pokémon adventure, but a damn fun one.… Full Review »
Jul 1, 2013XD is a great game. It does things that a sequel to a game should do; improves mechanics, beefs up the soundtrack, adds some new variety and looks much better. The only real gripe I have is that it's much easier than Colosseum. Not to mention the fact that you still don't have too much variety in the Pokemon you can catch. But needless to say, XD is one of the Gamecube's finest titles and shouldn't be treated like the black sheep of the Pokemon family.… Full Review »
May 12, 2013One of my favorite Pokemon games!
This is the only console game of Pokemon I have ever played. I was very impressed with it, the models of the Pokemon were true to their design, the graphics were very good (especially considering the time this game was released.)
I honestly don't even remember many details of the plot and whether it was good or bad, but is that really why people play Pokemon? The fighting is nearly identical to handheld Pokemon games, it does not disappoint.… Full Review »