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Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo DS)

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Nintendo DS
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B001O1OBFY
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 12.6 x 1.5 cm ; 113 g
  • Release Date: 22 May 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 607 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

As the story unfolds, players will 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.

  • Distortion World: As the story unfolds, players will encounter the mysterious new Distortion World, an area unlike any seen in a Pokemon video game before. The normal rules of time and space don't apply to this world, allowing the area to push the limits of the Pokemon game world. Players leap from pieces of land suspended in midair, walk sideways and even upside-down. The Distortion World, where the powerful Giratina resides, is somehow connected to the regular Pokemon world.
  • The Battle Frontier: 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. Each facility is run by one of five new Frontier Brains (characters that are similar to Gym Leaders). The new battle formats in each facility allow players to challenge themselves in new ways.
  • Wi-Fi Plaza: 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. Up to 20 players from around the world can connect together in the Wi-Fi Plaza to experience games, take part in parades and even see a fireworks show.
  • Enhanced Storyline: New characters add to the story, including Charon, a new Commander of the villainous Team Galactic (who is suspicious even by their standards) and an undercover detective, codenamed Looker,

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107 of 114 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth it 27 Mar 2009
By T DAR
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Well I've played through the Japanese version of the game fully. It has many improvements and additions over the earlier Diamond and Pearl versions of the game, although most of them are minor things, so anyone who has played the older game to death needn't feel that Platinum is an essential purchase. If you can't get enough of Pokemon though, this is the best version so far, of course, and anyone who did not play the previous game could not choose a better value game for their DS than this! It is packed full.

The more substantial new additions in Platinum include an extended storyline, new transformations for a few key pokemon (see Giratina on the box cover), new animations for pokemon and trainers in battle, three of the gyms have entirely new interior design and puzzles, enhanced visuals or new design for many locations, more pokemon to catch (the Sinnoh region pokedex has expanded), the option to rematch key characters including gym leaders at a cafe, the massive new Battle Frontier area that provides hours of difficult challenges for advanced players, and the poketch on the lower screen now has two buttons so you can cycle through apps both ways!

Oh, and for those who care, both Dialga and Palkia can be obtained in Platinum, whereas in Diamond and Pearl you could only get one or the other depending on the version. The opportunity to catch both of them comes later in the game, because your first visit to the Spear Pillar atop Mt Coronet now leads to an encounter with Giratina in another world! Also the legendary birds Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres can each be caught after the player has defeated the Elite Four and visited Professor Oak when he goes to Eterna City.

Aside from content changes, gameplay is identical to previous pokemon games, so you know if you like it already. If you've never played a pokemon game, it's worth checking out and this is as good a place to start as any. x
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A quest into a big place with lots going on... 27 April 2009
By @GeekZilla9000 TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After discussing the old RPGs I used to love on the SNES, a friend couldn't believe I'd be turning 30 next year and yet never played a Pokemon game, so with DS in hand I started playing Pokemon Pearl and got quite into it - but then I lost my DS (and the game along with it).
After buying a new DS, I happened on an opportunity to play the Platinum edition in the Pokemon franchise and decided to give it a go....

...Enthusiasts can tell you the differences between this and the Pearl/Diamond edition down to the most minute detail, but for me I couldn't see many differences. In fact, the first few hours seemed practically identical. That didn't bother me though as my previous experience of the game was my 'breaking in' period and so it was nice to start afresh armed with some basic knowledge of how it all worked!

If you aren't familiar with the Pokemon games then this game is the latest in a series of games which involve traveling around a fantasy region called Sinnoh and battling strange monstors called Pokemon. You can capture wild Pokemon and train them up, a big part of the game is seeing how may you can collect and serious gamers try to catch them all. Many of the Pokemon require very specific conditions to appear and capture, so it isn't just a case of wandering round and hoping every type will fall into your lap. Newbies may find it all a bit daunting as the game is massive, but as you advance through and talk to the other characters - they explain things on a very simple level to point you in the right direction.

The genius of the game isn't the epic scope, it's all down to strategy. Your success is determined by your choices when you create your 'team' of Pokemon and decide which one to use in battle and when.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pokemon Platinum 20 May 2009
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is a popular new addition to the Diamond and Pearl games, following on from the Pokemon Teams trend of having a third game which is basically an enhanced version of the previous two. For examples, think of Pokemon Yellow or Crystal or Emerald. Personally I found the newer story mode to be a refreshing new take on the Diamond and Pearl set's in which you start at Twinleaf and you get a pokemon from the local Pokemon Professor. The way it's set this time is different, but you still have the basic, Fire, Water and Grass types to pick from and the other 2 go to the AI characters. Now. You may be thinking, "Why get this game if it's just the same as Diamond and Pearl?" Let me tell you this now. It's similar, but not the same. The main Pokemon this time, as you may remember, is Darkrai. This is explained through the game. There are yet more Pokemon to find and catch, and the return of the ever popular "Battle Fronteer" which I thought was an exelent choice.
All in all, this is a great game even if you have in fact already got both Diamond and Pearl, and it's well worth a go, even if just to see the new graphics and pokemon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Game 17 Nov 2009
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It's great, though sometimes it is a little bit hard (I am 9) but it is realy good fun. I like capturing the Pokemons and you can play it with your friends. It is my favorite DS game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ITS NOT A WASTE OF MONEY I love this game. 2 Jun 2009
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Before someone comments saying "Oh its just like D/P. It's a waste of money". Yes some of the stuff in the game is the same. And Yes I already own both D/P so I know what I'm talking about. There are new features, some of the graphics are better (well to me they are). I would say buy this game. I ALWAYS buy the third game they bring out from nintendo, why? because the third one is always better. Nindento improve on the first games I dont know if they mean to but they do.

I believe this is not a waste of money, I enjoy playing the game again even if some of the things are similar. That's what makes it so good, cause I know what will happen, then suddenly it changes so it wasn't the same.
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