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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Gather your Pokémon and Miis and watch them interact on your ranch. Take pictures to send to friends! The Pokémon phenomenon debuts on WiiWare with My Pokémon Ranch, a game that lets you watch as Pokémon and Miis interact with each other for the first time. Enjoy the relaxing[WiiWare] Gather your Pokémon and Miis and watch them interact on your ranch. Take pictures to send to friends! The Pokémon phenomenon debuts on WiiWare with My Pokémon Ranch, a game that lets you watch as Pokémon and Miis interact with each other for the first time. Enjoy the relaxing Ranch life by viewing your Ranch and its Pokémon, taking pictures, and sending those pictures to your friends. The more Pokémon and Miis that you bring to your Ranch, the more fun it becomes. My Pokémon Ranch can be linked with the Nintendo DS Pokémon Diamond version and Pokémon Pearl version Game Cards to deposit the Pokémon you've caught in these games to your Ranch. You can deposit a maximum of 1,000 Pokémon from up to eight different Game Cards. Make your Ranch more lively by playing with your friends and family. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. It makes a nice Wii Channel. Could have done with something more substantial. [June 2008, p.67]
  2. 70
    The almost total lack of interaction makes the title difficult to recommend to many audiences, but if you need to fill out your Pokédex and enjoy watching cute creatures fart on each other, My Pokémon Ranch might be worth a look.
  3. If you are playing Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and have not completed your Pokédex, then this game will help you and will probably be a lot of fun. However, if you have completed your Pokédex or do not own Diamond or Pearl, then this game is a complete waste.
  4. 40
    The best way to describe My Pokemon Ranch is to say that it’s just a built-in Mii Channel, but now you can watch Pokemon wander around the screen. But that’s just not any where near enough of a draw to plunk down ten bucks.
  5. As long as these audiences keep their expectations in check they may find themselves charmed by this goofy WiiWare title, but everyone else need only look at the screenshots and their gut reaction should let them know where they stand.
  6. Not really a game, but even as an application this is pretty flaky stuff. [Sept 2008, p.78]
  7. Had this been offered as a free (or at least dirt-cheap) bonus download for Pokémon DS owners, the sweet graphics and empty-headed concept might have been charming. At the same price point charged for the sublime "LostWinds" it's a brazen insult, and marks a new low in the exploitation of the Pokémon brand.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. MarianPetit
    Aug 6, 2008
    10
    I love this game. It's low maintenance and not really a game you play with an enthusiasm. However, I like the idea of growing aI love this game. It's low maintenance and not really a game you play with an enthusiasm. However, I like the idea of growing a 'ranch' and seeing the Mii version of my family and myself relaxing with super cute pokemons in the middle of nowhere - so peaceful! A little bit like Big Brother and you keep going back to see them in the screen again and again. But unlike BB, it's an embarassement free pastime. Highly recommended. Expand
  2. Adam
    Jul 1, 2008
    9
    This game is good and all the Pokemon look cute it is kind of fun.
  3. Snax
    Feb 2, 2009
    9
    THIS IS NOT A GAME. IT IS ALSO NOT A SCREENSAVER.

    It's a freaking storage box for your freaking pokemon. The gamecube version (called,
    THIS IS NOT A GAME. IT IS ALSO NOT A SCREENSAVER.

    It's a freaking storage box for your freaking pokemon. The gamecube version (called, more appropriately, Pokemon Box) just looked like your PC storage interface in the main Pokemon games. It's there just to let you store pokemon, and it does an awesome job at that.
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  4. Mecandes
    Jun 24, 2008
    2
    It's not a game, it's a Pokemon screen saver... and not a very interesting one. Even the most diehard young Pokemon fanatic will It's not a game, it's a Pokemon screen saver... and not a very interesting one. Even the most diehard young Pokemon fanatic will tire of this within half an hour. Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2013
    1
    Not so much a game as a home console day-care for your prized Pokémon. Serving as basically a very weak PC system for Pokémon Diamond andNot so much a game as a home console day-care for your prized Pokémon. Serving as basically a very weak PC system for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, with minimal inter-activity, and very crude graphics (N64 quality on the Wii, really?) Expand
  6. Jul 29, 2011
    0
    From the beginning of the game, I was bored, while to the end of the game, I would be probably sleeping, and in between, I would wonder why IFrom the beginning of the game, I was bored, while to the end of the game, I would be probably sleeping, and in between, I would wonder why I spent twenty dollars on the most poorly made and useless game in the whole Pokemon series. Expand
  7. Dec 29, 2012
    0
    This is a black sheep to the Pokemon franchise: its neither what we expect or what we deserve. Its a poor, misguided attempt at an expansionThis is a black sheep to the Pokemon franchise: its neither what we expect or what we deserve. Its a poor, misguided attempt at an expansion or tool to the franchise and it does nothing for people without a DS. Expand

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