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  • Summary: As the story unfolds, players encounter the mysterious new Distortion World, an area unlike any seen in a Pokemon video game before. The Battle Frontier area (first introduced in Pokemon Emerald) has been added to Sinnoh, containing five new Battle Facilities for Trainers to challenge, eachAs the story unfolds, players encounter the mysterious new Distortion World, an area unlike any seen in a Pokemon video game before. The Battle Frontier area (first introduced in Pokemon Emerald) has been added to Sinnoh, containing five new Battle Facilities for Trainers to challenge, each with its own special rules. Players can explore the new Wi-Fi Plaza a virtual Pokemon amusement park filled with activities, including three new mini-games where up to 4 players can compete at once. Expand
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  1. Positive: 42 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. The ultimate Pokemon game, but only because it's a niftier update of Diamond and Pearl. [June 2009, p.72]
  2. As with all the third versions made after the main two, this offers something a little different for you. And this seems to offer the most extras to gamers than previous versions.
  3. Games Master UK
    89
    One of the most rewarding and substantial RPGs around. [June 2009, p.68]
  4. If you’ve never experienced a Pokémon game it’s as good a place to start as any, but if your interest has waned on the series over the years games like Platinum is the reason why.
  5. 80
    While not significantly different from Diamond/Pearl, the expanded initial Pokédex alone makes the nearly sixty-hour game far more enjoyable.
  6. 80
    Though by no means a large step away from Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon Platinum is on its own merits a deep, engrossing and virtually endless game, and a crown jewel for the Nintendo DS.
  7. It's the same game as either Pokemon Diamond or Pearl, but now with a few carnival games, a nice big cooperative adventure area, a battle record option, and cooperative cooking.

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  1. Positive: 48 out of 57
  2. Negative: 1 out of 57
  1. May 7, 2012
    10
    Although it doesn't add much to the sequel, Pokemon Platinum is an upgrade version of Diamond and Pearl. The Gym leaders are beefed up. AAlthough it doesn't add much to the sequel, Pokemon Platinum is an upgrade version of Diamond and Pearl. The Gym leaders are beefed up. A couple a new bonus's are added and a new dark world is unfolded when you go after Giratina. Also the Elite Four is beefed up and stands as the hardest Elite Four in the Pokemon series. This is the last best game of the series so I highly recommend you buy this game. After all, Black and White were disasters and had the worst Elite Four in the franchise. Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2014
    10
    A Classic,The soundtrack and storyline are unforgettable. And you can catch some brilliant pokemon. The new distortion world makes for a funA Classic,The soundtrack and storyline are unforgettable. And you can catch some brilliant pokemon. The new distortion world makes for a fun new part of the game. The updated sprites are cool too. So this game is a must-have even though it's quite old now Expand
  3. May 28, 2013
    10
    Pokemon Platinum is my personal favorite Pokemon game and my personal favorite DS game. This game has the best team, the best region, the bestPokemon Platinum is my personal favorite Pokemon game and my personal favorite DS game. This game has the best team, the best region, the best music, the most original Pokemon and the most hilarious rival EVER. Simply amazing. Expand
  4. KaiK
    Jul 24, 2009
    9
    Platinum version is sure to satisfy any Pokemon fan who missed either diamond or pearl. If your looking for a expansion to the online area, Platinum version is sure to satisfy any Pokemon fan who missed either diamond or pearl. If your looking for a expansion to the online area, or a expanded quest in a dark delusional world with 3-D game play, its sure to satisfy fans who purchased the previous 2 titles. although platinum is generally the same game as diamond or pearl , The new additions to the games include a more polished interface, a expanded quest, a improved battle tower, better online and more legendary Pokemon, which both diamond or pearl doesn't have. If your a more of a casual player who has purchased either diamond or pearl , platinum maybe more of a rehash to you. Over all its a excellent title for the Nintendo DS , and I highly recommend this game over Diamond or Pearl. Note: For those of you who are fans of series or new comers who haven't played the 4 generation games, platinum will tide you over until Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver is released in the U.S. (Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver is a fourth generation iteration of Pokemon Gold and Silver released in 2000 and considered by fans and critics as the best game in the series and classic game on Game Boy Color.) Expand
  5. May 22, 2018
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If you're new to Pokemon DS Games then this is one for you. It's actually an improvement to the already released Pokemon Diamond and Pearl DS Games.

    The game has an amazing music, nice visuals, and interesting characters especially the Galactic Team. The story is formulaic but acceptable anyhow. One of the things I recognized as part of the improvement in the game against the DP Games is the fast pacing of the game. During battles and game story scenes, the pacing is faster than DP and actually if you had played the DP games this will make you realize to the fact of how slow the pacing of the DP really is during the battle and major story scenes in both games.

    I will elaborate the music elements of the game, the music is well-crafted, its engaging and its palpable based to the seriousness of the battle especially during the Elite Four and Champion scenes, you can actually feel the rhythm and seriousness of the battle because of the music. In my opinion, the music background of the game is the best among the previously distributed Pokemon DS and Game Boy Games out there, back from Pokemon Red (the first one ever released).

    The game is not that perfect for my taste but still a very good game and has impacted my childhood that is recommended for kids and even young to old teenagers who wants to indulge themselves in gaming entertainment. This is also one of my childhood video games that I will remember for a very very long time.

    Overall, a highly recommended game for kids, teenagers and even adults.

    Rating: a whooping 9/10 or 4.5/5 stars!
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  6. Jul 6, 2018
    8
    Primer juego de la saga en jugarlo, me encanto el diseño de los pokémon, la historia me gusto bastante, y considero a la campeona como la masPrimer juego de la saga en jugarlo, me encanto el diseño de los pokémon, la historia me gusto bastante, y considero a la campeona como la mas difícil de la saga. Expand
  7. Nov 28, 2018
    4
    I'm a veteran player who played all games with no exception, but this came with a price: when taking my fanboyism behind, this game is BAD.I'm a veteran player who played all games with no exception, but this came with a price: when taking my fanboyism behind, this game is BAD. It's not even due its problems but mostly due it's complete lack of change when compared to diamond pearl. Even the low speed of everything wasn't fixed, almost nothing new to do anywhere, and the pokedex, while slightly changed, is still really bad and with few options. Bored me to death. Tried to give it a second chance really: BORED me to death.
    Games like USUM and B2 did a vastly superior job at having a third version that's actually fresh and worthy of playing, so I say if you don't know the series: play them instead.
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