Excerpt: The Pokemon franchise has yet another video game out on the market. Is this upgraded version worth the cost? This review discusses the upgrades and its value to players. The Japanese Pokemon craze has obsessed audiences for years with card trading, anime cartoons, comics, and video games.
Conclusion: Concept: Release a Diamond/Pearl director's cut two years later
Graphics: Slightly tweaked graphics and animations
Sound: Mostly unchanged
Playability: We still don't get an eight-way walk or more hotkeys
Entertainment: Not worth playing mostly unchanged content all over again unless you're a...
Excerpt: While Pokémon Platinum is an all new chapter in Pokémon gaming, the simple and ever present gameplay remains untouched. For fans of the series the core game is every bit as engaging as it has been for the last 10 years.
Classic format with new Pokemon and online features.
Common Sense Media
7 August 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this Pokemon game has more robust online features than previous games in the series. Through the DS's built-in WiFi, players who have exchanged Nintendo DS friend codes can trade, play mini-games, and battle with friends.
Summary: Platinum's familiar gameplay combined with improved graphics and sound will undoubtedly make Pok é mon fans feel at home. Still, the minor tweaks and gameplay additions don't add up to a tangible amount of new content.
Summary: It’s been nearly 10,000 years since Pokémon reared its head stateside. Since then it has become one of the biggest phenomena in history spawning a countless number animated television episodes and a smattering of movies each introducing new characters and creatures to the universe.
Conclusion: Pokemon Platinum is the definitive version of Pokemon with the most Pokemon, moves, and strategies to date. Though it doesn't add much to the basic story/gameplay of Diamond & Pearl, it is the best iteration of the three featuring new forms of Pokemon, improved online play, and a few new extras.