Excerpt: Imagine a Pokémon game interpreted for a demographic of Wii owners and you get PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. It's the family-friendly, mini-game-riddled interpretation of the Pokémon franchise: a game that takes the cuteness of Pikachu and the numbing simplicity of befriending Pokémon...
Kid-friendly Pokemon theme park game emphasizes friendship.
Common Sense Media
18 January 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure is the latest entry in Nintendo's popular Pokemon franchise. Kids will explore a Pokemon theme park, running errands for the Pokemon and playing games with them to become their friends.
Excerpt: A nice pika-place to visit. Oh, PokéPark , would that the real world were more like you. PokéPark , with your beautifully landscaped gardens, your pristine beaches and manicured slopes, I envy your vistas.
Pros: Good introductory RPG, Play can be tailored to ability, Fun for kids, good enough for adults, Password feature, Repetitive minigames, Requires a lot of reading
Conclusion: Poképark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure was clearly meant for a very small audience of young gamers. Unlike many games in the Pokémon series, this game is not likely to appeal to any older gamers due to its repetitive and easy gameplay, the lack of extras and multiplayer, and the lack of any reward for...
Summary: UK REVIEW--PokePark Wii is a world apart from the role-playing games at the core of the Pokemon megafranchise. There are no humans and no pokeballs. In place of Pokemon battles, there are infrequent, sporty minigames.
Pros: Adorable Pokemon, Simple but attractive environments
Excerpt: The beauty of the Pokémon RPGs is that anyone can enjoy them, with older fans getting stuck into strategic online battles while the younger ones coo at Pickachu. PokéPark is clearly aimed at the really young ones who think that Pikachu is the cutest of 'em all.