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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 86
  2. Negative: 2 out of 86
  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. Feb 13, 2021
    10
    Sinnoh region was a pleasant surprise!! Fourth generation is the last perfect generation IMO. Epic legendaries such as Dialga, Palkia,Sinnoh region was a pleasant surprise!! Fourth generation is the last perfect generation IMO. Epic legendaries such as Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Darkrai, Azelf, Uxie ans Mesprit... sympathetic gym leaders and elite four, nice region, lovely starters such as Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup! Expand
  4. Jul 5, 2015
    9
    Lovely pokemon, lovely 4th generation. Pokemon Platinum does a good job of upgrading itself from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. The music isLovely pokemon, lovely 4th generation. Pokemon Platinum does a good job of upgrading itself from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. The music is solid, near-perfect midi work, and the story is your usual pokemon story. The antagonist party is pretty solid, though not the best (as of 2015). The graphics are your classic pokemon old-school graphics, before GEN6 arrived. I felt that the game slightly dragged at the 15 hour mark, but things picked up quickly afterwards. It's a game worth obtaining if you don't have it, and definitely is worth getting over Diamond AND Pearl (you can get both legendaries + Giratina).

    Gameplay: 8.5/10
    Story: 8/10
    Music: 9/10
    Presentation: 9/10
    Length: 8.5/10
    Overall: 8.5/10
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  5. Jun 1, 2018
    9
    Un pokemon increíble, como es de costumbre nos encontramos con la continuación de dos grandes juegos como lo son Diamante y Perla dando origenUn pokemon increíble, como es de costumbre nos encontramos con la continuación de dos grandes juegos como lo son Diamante y Perla dando origen a Planino donde se puede capturar los 3 Giratina, Palkia y Dialga, y a la vez sumergirnos en ese mundo de tinieblas donde vive Giratina Expand
  6. Feb 2, 2012
    8
    Unnecessary addition to the Poke franchise , with few changes and part lacking. They made this move before with Crystal and Emerald version soUnnecessary addition to the Poke franchise , with few changes and part lacking. They made this move before with Crystal and Emerald version so for me is no surprise that we can see another addition for the White/Black version. While not disappointed in all the senses I'm sure they can do better than this. ( I'm looking at you Game Freak ) Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2021
    0
    I hate this game too slow and it's a pokemon game pokemon games just suck really like wow I hate pokemon

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