Excerpt: Digimon World Championship is a different take on the Digimon franchise. If hearing Digimon does not warrant a response then let the WMG give you guys a little background. These digital monsters (Digimon) fight for the characters, digivolve (a form of evolving) into more powerful digital monsters. The players goal in this Nintendo DS video game is to become the world champion by training their Digimon to be the most dominate in the land.
Conclusion: If you haven't figured it out already, I did not have a good time with this game. In fact, part of me doesn't even want to call it a game. It's basically a digital pet simulator with some random other elements tossed in, but even they don't work that well. fans shouldn't bother with this one, as it may embitter you on the game franchise and make you long for older titles.
Summary: By now you might assume that I rather dislike this game, and you'd be right. The story is non-existent. There is no reason given why you are a Digimon Tamer, or why anyone should care. While many great games have no story, this game offers little other motivation to continue training the virtual monsters. The virtual pet aspect is boring and confusing. Half the time, you won't even know what the poor little thing even wants, unless it's near death.
Pros: Sprites are drawn well., True to the Digimon world in that Digimon are accurately represented., Sometimes the hunting minigames can be fun...sometimes.
Cons: Training Digimon is confusing and uninteresting., Music is boring and unmemorable., Slow-down at times is unexcusable., Digivolving process is bizarre., Graphics are only sub-par., Gets repetitive and extremely boring.
Summary: As a new Tamer, players must utilize a variety of hunting gear to explore and hunt over 200 wild Digimon in their natural habitats. Epic battles are only part of the action as players prepare their powerful Digimon to fight for special titles, money, and above all the glory of becoming the ultimate Digimon Champion!
Excerpt: Last year's Digimon World games for the Nintendo DS, Dawn and Dusk, were retreads of Digimon World DS that failed to improve upon the formula. Namco Bandai decided to shake things up with Digimon World Championship by revamping the battle system, introducing more involved Digimon hunting mechanics, and--strangely enough--reaching into the past by including the pet-raising mechanics of the original Digimon World for the PlayStation.
Pros: A nice variety of digimon to train and care for, Does more than rehash last year's formula
Cons: Virtual pet mode is boring, Computer-controlled battling takes away much of the excitement, Evolving your digimon is unintuitive