Excerpt: In it’s relatively short history Nintendo’s Pocket Monster franchise has spawned a whole host of spin-offs, from the hardcore Pokemon Stadium and Card Battle games, to the innovative Pokemon Snap and the just plain bonkers “Hey You, Pikachu!” on the Nintendo 64. This last title was actually more of a virtual pet than a game in any meaningful sense of the word.
Summary: I spent two straight hours straight of my life watching a Psyduck wearing a tie read the news. Then I spent an hour and a half watching Wobbuffet read out quiz results. This game is hypnotic.
Pros: e-Reader support, though minor, is still pretty cool., Meowth and Psyduck are the new Abbot and Costello., The awesome Party Panic animé, available in both English and Japanese.
Cons: I don't care what age group it's for - a Pokémon's arm doesn't go through ITS FACE., Older gamers will burn through this if they fiddle with the internal clock, but they shouldn't., Splitting up Pokémon Party mini into separate cartridges was really cheap., Why aren't there subtitles for the Japanese version of Party Panic?
Conclusion: Même s'il se veut clairement destiné aux très jeunes fans de Pokémon, Pokémon Channel touche le fond en matière d'intérêt ludique à proprement parler. Le concept a le mérite d'être original, mais le jeu est creux, ennuyeux et incite à la passivité.