Summary: I have previously owned this game, and it is just like I remember it to be. The game is very easy to play, although difficult to complete at times, and I have found it hard for me to put the game down! If you are new to the Pokémon franchise, I think you should try this version out. If you are already a fan, this is a must-have!
Summary: I was originally given Diamond as a birthday gift when it first came out and I loved it! The game play is excellent, however, do not compare it to the GameBoy Advance SP versions. This was the first POKéMON game created for the Nintendo DS. The play is fun and lasted a lot longer than Sapphire and Ruby. The new POKéMON are unique. If not compared to previous POKé's, they are cute and fun looking. If compared to previous POKé's, they are loosing the traditional feel.
Summary: From a just released standpoint, Pokemon Diamond stands strong as another great game in the Pokemon series. Not only the nice graphical jump to DS, but better animations, and a more detailed world make exploring so much more invigorating. Where generation II gave us new Pokemon and "baby pokemon", I feel now we revieved "adult pokemon" like Magmortar or Electivire. New pokeballs and items are always great of course and now there is a method of hunting shiny Pokemon.