Excerpt: Pokemon Colosseum is a fun game from developer Genius Sonority. While it could have included a better story and graphics, this game shows that sometimes having fun is all that really matters. As I played through the game I enjoyed the admirable attempt the developer went into creating this Pokemon game with a slightly more mature and darker tone to it than in past Pokemon games that have been released.
Excerpt: Lets just say this if Pokmon wasnt around either would be Nintendo, Sad but True. However since it is Nintendo’s most popular franchises (well depends who you talk to) and the Pokmon RPG’s are pretty good games. It when you come to the Cash-in’s on the Pokmon Games that it gets sketchy, there has been some good ones (Pokmon Stadium 2) and some very average (Pokmon Snap) and the Shockingly Boring (Pokmon Channel).
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: This game is a great addition to a Pokemon fan's collection, but if you've never played Pokemon before, then I strongly suggest you buy yourself one of the GBA versions before you buy this game.
Excerpt: Though its popularity isn't quite at the same fevered pitch it was back in the late '90s, Nintendo's Pokémon franchise still seems to have some spark left in it. The perennial pairs of Pokémon games that show up on the Game Boy platform have maintained a level of quality that, despite an aesthetic that some find too saccharine, has kept the franchise fresh and accessible.