Summary: Well, funny enough, this game is a little too nice. My boy has been through it already however, I think, ultimately, it needs a little bit more excitement. As is, it is probably compelling for a talented 6 year old, who can understand how to use the hardware. Otherwise, this game is lacking a little punch. Parents, don't worry about too much "rock 'em/sock 'em" violence with this game. It's tame, tame, tame. The message here is: probably too tame.
Summary: My kids, 10 & 12, got through the game plot quickly - in a matter of days. But, now they are on a quest to find and befriend all of the Pokemon, and that is keeping their interest. They also like to go back to individual games and try to beat their high scores. So overall, they think it's fun and I feel like I got my money's worth since they are still playing it.
Summary: My boys are nearly 12 and 9 years old. They don't view this game as exciting but they do tell me it is alot of fun. They love their Pokemon DS games, going through their cards and playing with Pokemon figures. So, this game is a hit with them because they get to play a video game with all of their favorite Pokemon figures in it. Typically, I would think this game is more for children under 10 years old. My 12 year old just so happens to LOVE Pokemon.
Summary: This is a good choice for a child in 2nd to sixth grade. I think it's actually a bit more suited to girls that game because there is a lot of focus on social interaction that boys might become impatient with. The game is text based and a bit old school in it's layout - this is a hunt and find type of game where Pikachu will be running from one end of PokePark to another looking for pokemon to befriend or battle.
Summary: If you are buying this game for a younger child who is a Pokemon fan, then this is a good game. The gameplay mechanics are simple, being limited to a couple buttons and shaking the wiimote. The mini-games and challenges are limited to only a few types, but there are enough to keep things interesting. There is also some variety added to the games in the form of rotating characters and backgrounds.