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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: 51 out of 61
  2. Negative: 1 out of 61
  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. Oct 4, 2015
    10
    This is the first Pokemon game I've ever played. Probably the second best game of the series, only left behind by the COMPLETELY BADASSThis is the first Pokemon game I've ever played. Probably the second best game of the series, only left behind by the COMPLETELY BADASS POKEMON RED! Wait, what was I- oh, ok. I love the graphics of the game, and the story is probably one of the best Pokemon stories ever. Yeah, some complain about them, but I like the Sinnoh Pokemon too. It makes a very good use of the touch screen, principally on the item finder (man, I love to tap the heck out of that thing, anytime, anywhere, anyhow) and the app that checks if your Pokemon likes you or not. The clock is always there, and that is very useful, because Pokemon Emerald and Crystal had only one screen (duh) and you couldn't check the hours anytime like in this one. Sometimes, the caves can be a little confus-ZUBAT!-ing, and actually kind of borin-ZUBAT!-g. But if you have patience enough to explore it well, everything ends well. The puzzles are actually pretty nice, and the battles too. The legendary Pokemon are very nice and you feel very good after you get each one. Sometimes I kind of think that there are too many Rare Candies along the way, but I think that's okay (I guess. I hope that didn't make the game too easy.). Anyway, even if you prefer the older generations, you should completely check it out. An awesome Pokemon game. Expand
  3. Jan 9, 2014
    10
    This is what i consider to be the perfect Pokemon game. It took everything Diamond and Pearl did right and perfected it in every regard.This is what i consider to be the perfect Pokemon game. It took everything Diamond and Pearl did right and perfected it in every regard. Probably my favorite handheld game ever. Expand
  4. ShawnP
    Jul 31, 2009
    9
    If you liked Pokemon Pearl and Diamond you will like Platinum better with more fourms to Pokemon, a battle zone, a battle frontier, and a new If you liked Pokemon Pearl and Diamond you will like Platinum better with more fourms to Pokemon, a battle zone, a battle frontier, and a new world to travel to. Expand
  5. May 3, 2019
    9
    Music: 5/5
    Game Play: 4/5
    Graphics: 4.5/5
    Story: 4.5/5
    Time-Value: 5/5
    Overall: 4.5/5
  6. Nov 23, 2018
    8
    I'm not the biggest fan of the Sinnoh region but I have to admit this is the best experience you'll get in the region! A huge improvement overI'm not the biggest fan of the Sinnoh region but I have to admit this is the best experience you'll get in the region! A huge improvement over DP, Platinum manages to get the game faster, the story more interesting and is overall a better experience. 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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#4 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
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#8 Most Shared DS Game of 2009