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This is a really good pokemon game, that will definitly give you hours of fun!
If you already have Pokemon Pearle this is not a game I would recommend. It is basically the same as Pearl but has a slight twist to the story line, some different pokemon but has the same map.
To complete this game you have to defeat all the gym leaders. After that, there are a few tings you can do such as explore hidden lands and catch new rare pokemon. This game doesnt actually take long to complete but still worth playing. Also if you have Pokemon Emerald for Gameboy SP or anyy of the other ones for SP you will find that at the end of th game you can trade in your pokemon to Diamond. It would be more helpful if you could do that throughtout the whole game, but it would make it easier to complete!
This game has o.k graphics considering its the DS. If you have played the pokemon games on Emerald, this game is basically one big step up from that. Better controls, gameplay etc.
The bad thing about this game is that the storyline is so boring! All you do is battle gym leaders! They should create a whole new storyline to make it interesting.
Would I recommend this game?
This is a great game, and if you are a pokemon fan, I would go for this game. You are sure to like it!
The latest in the Pokemon series is the best yet!! In essence, the gameplay is the same as in all the previous versions. You start with a choice between three pokemon, and then have to travel through a region, capturing new pokemon and training your existing ones in order to defeat 8 gym leaders and then the elite four. This part of the game is relatively straightforward to complete: even if you are unsure of what you are supposed to be doing next, if you wander around talking to everyone you encounter you will eventually find out what to do next.
What sets this game apart is the amount of other things there are to do after you have "completed" the game. Firstly, there are 493 pokemon to obtain, although you will have to trade with previous versions to obtain them all. There are also battle competitions and pokemon contests, which will take a long time to master. This is before you even consider the Wi-Fi connetivity, which means you can battle and trade with people from across the world.
The graphics are fairly simple but are bright and attractive but I cannot comment on the audio quality as I do not have the sound on when I play. In summary, it is a well-rounded game with endless hours of gameplay.
One of the greatest Nintendo DS games ever, and the game is called Pokemon Diamond. As you can already see from the title its about pokemon based on the diamond series. I loved pokemon growing up from a kid to a young adult and still love them now, especially the games. At first you will need to name your name on the game, pick your gender and then pick what your friends name is. Super! Just like the cartoons. You start by Professor Oak giving you the rules of the game etc. You then go to your friends house and go to the lake where you bump into pokemon. You see a case with Pokemon in it, Chimchar, Piplup and Turtwig! It gives you the choice to pick one of them and battle. I cant say no more because it will spoil the game to you altogether. The game is a real challenge, and I'm sure you will love it all the way to the end!
And so I would totally recommend this game to anyone that owns a DS!
The 4th generation of Pokémon. How does it measure up?
In terms of story, its as predictable as ever and I didn't find the game as satisfying because I had played it so many times before. There were no surprises. Sure, the graphics and art have been stepped up significantly but outside of battles, the newer features and updates aren't that appealing. Its got the traditional 8 gym leaders and the Elite 4. So with training and the main story you'll probably be playing anywhere from 30-40 hours plus it offers some bonus things like hunting for legendary Pokémon, some of which are randomly encountered in the wild, entering contests, or competing in Battle Park which is basically a way to really put your skills to the test outside of playing other people.
What is up with the villains in Pokémon? They get weirder each generation. Now you're up against Team Galactic run by Cyrus who needs the power of Dialga or Palkia to create his own universe. Total nutcase, man. Its more like he's ranting gibberish if you ask me. Team Rocket was awesome back in the first 2 generations - they were a crime syndicate.. these new groups are like asylum escapees who managed to gather some sad people to help them out.
There is over 100 new monsters bringing the grand total to 493. In terms of many of their looks, they don't seem visually stunning. It seems like as the generations go on, the creativity fall short.
There's an underground world where you can run around digging in caves for precious metals or rare items. You can also make your secret base down there.
There are also more liesurely activities in this game like taking a stroll with a Pokémon through a park.
You have a built in watch, calendar, calculator, coin to flip, and other cool little features that make use of the touch screen since generally this game is all about the basic controls.
You can migrate Pokémon from the GBA games like Emerald and FireRed onto your DS, so that helps if you had a strong team that you want to upgrade with new 4th generation moves and so on and get right into battling or just to help speed up completing your pokédex.
The battle system experienced another big shakeup in this generation. Physical and special moves have changed - for instance, before a move like Fire Punch was considered a Fire attack and fire attacks were special attacks, but now its considered a fire-elemental physical attack. So it really changes up strategies and how Pokémon can be used because older strategies may no longer apply.
Through WiFi access which most people have through their home internet connection, you can go online for free. Going online allows you to do many things in these games - trade, battle or even chat. Yes, chat! With the DS' microphone you can speak to anyone around the world absolutely free. You must exchange friend codes with someone to be able to communicate with them specifically. There is also a feature called GTS which is a massive trading server Nintendo built. People can request and offer Pokémon and trade all over the world. In Battle Park, there's a WiFi feature where you can download teams of random other players and test your skills against them (but they're controlled by the AI, not another player). Through WiFi you can also download Nintendo Events to unlock rare Pokémon, however Nintendo hasn't released any for Diamond or Pearl. Seems like one of their gimmicks to make people buy more games just to try to catch them all.
Diamond and Pearl has stirred up a new era of Pokémaniacs however Nintendo keeps releasing a new version every couple of years while the old ones barely drop in price. At this point, you're better off waiting to see what the next game coming out is before you buy this because you could find yourself having very limited access as the newer games offer much more bang for your buck. Diamond and Pearl seem more like the teaser game to the real new experience.
Pokémon Diamond is part of the famous Pokémon series which has been very successful and included those trading cards everyone used to collect, a rubbish TV show, movies and video games. I have only ever collected the cards for a while and played a couple of the games but I really like this game!
Pokémon Diamond is almost identical to Pokémon Pearl apart from that certain Pokémon are only available on one or the other. These are the first Pokémon games on the Nintendo DS. Pokémon games are role playing games. (RPGS)
In Pokémon Diamond you start in a whole new region called Sinnoh and begin your journey as a Pokémon trainer once you choose your starter Pokémon. After this you explore the land of Pokémon and go about getting gym badges and eventually beat the league.
Trying to see and catch every Pokémon is another important thing to do and in Diamond and Pearl there are over 100 new Pokémon to get bringing the total to over 500 to catch! New features also include real time features like it turns dark at night and you can only catch a certain Pokémon at night time or only on Tuesdays which means you will have to be playing even more! (Unless you change the DS clock!) There are also Pokémon contests to win and many other things to do and the replay value of the game is amazing with their always being something to do!
The game is similar to all previous Pokémon games so it will feel a little repetitive if you are a massive fan of the series but it is also quite good as it just expands on all the previous games so far and newer games will continue to!
The battles are the same as before where you take it in turns to do moves and each Pokémon can learn four moves. There are now animations that go with the moves (which I can't remember from before but they are not particularly great anyway!)
You can also play over Wi-Fi with your friends and battle or you can trade your Pokemon when you want a new one which makes the experience even better! For the first time you can also go Underground where you make a den, dig for spheres, find fossils and other treasures , can steal your friends flags and much more fun things.
Overall, Pokémon Diamond is a great game and has tonnes of replay value because there is so much to do - whether beating the League, exploring Sinnoh, catching all the Pokémon, doing contests or battling with your friends. The game is similar to older games though and just adds some minor new additions and lots of new Pokémon! I really like this game and recommend that you try it if you have a DS!
4/5 An excellent game but very similar to older Pokémon games!
You can buy this game for £24.99 from Play.com at the moment which is a good price for the amount of replay value you get from this game!
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Pokemon Diamond is a role playing game for the Nintendo DS.
Pokemon Diamond brings you to a whole new region, the land of Sinnoh you begin as a new Pokemon Trainer who is given a Pokemon after saving Professor Rowan. Your Pokemon journey then begins and you can journey all around the land collecting the Sinnoh Gym badges and eventually battle the legendary Elite Four trainers. The game also introduces new villains to the series Team Galactic who have a unique evil plot of their own which I won't spoil as it's the only new bit of story in the game!
If you have played a Pokemon game in the past, be it the original Red or Blue to the later Ruby and Sapphire for the Gameboy Advance this story will be pretty familiar to you!
The region of Sinnoh has 100 more Pokemon for you to find and capture for yourself which brings the total number of Pokemon now available to almost 500! They have also brought back the day and night features of Gold and Silver but expanded upon it with more times of day available, each time of day brings out new Pokemon so you will need to be playing all day to catch 'em all! The Pokemon contests have also been expanded upon with an extra stage where you use the touchscreen to perform moves with your Pokemon and place items on them to make them look nice and wow the judges!
You are also given a Poketch which is basically a mini computer type thing that takes up the lower screen when you are wondering around which you can use to do things like a coin toss, use a calculator, view your clock and so on.
Pokemon battles are the same as usual you can participate in standard battles which are one on one Pokemon brawls to double battles which is two versus two. Each Pokemon you have can learn up to four different moves at any time. You can now also select attacks with the stylus though you may want to just use the buttons as they work just fine too.As you train your Pokemon they will gain levels and may evolve to powerful new forms!
Graphics have been slightly improved with buildings and some objects now being rendered in 3D, Pokemon battles and characters are still all 2D however. The music is all new and very catchy.
If you are a Pokemon fan with a DS then grab this game and go on another Pokemon journey!
Pokemon has eaten more hours of my life than I can possibly remember. I have owned one of the versions for every game that has come out all the way back to pokemon blue (the only game where i did catch 'em all). I have spent over 170 hours playing diamond. So, let me tell you how it's kept me occupied for so long
Pokemon is a role playing game. You goal is to become the pokemon league champion & collect every single one of the 483 pokemon that there are to collect in this game. You do this by travelling the game world. Fighting rival trainers, fighting & catching wild pokemon & trading pokemon.
The one player game is massive & virtually unending. You can always decide what you want to do. Fed up fighting. Catch Pokemon. Fed up of catching & fighting. Take part in the pokemon contests. You will never be stuck for something to do. It took me 20 hours to become league champion.
The graphics are slightly better than the previous games but are still very simple. The fight system is Identical. Pokemon are split into types like water fire or grass. A rock paper scissors battle insues. Water beats Fire, Fire beats Grass beats Water. You hold up to 6 pokemon in your team. The more variety, the better chance of victory. Each Pokemon has 4 moves it can use it battle & the key to success is pitting the right pokemon against your opponent. There is no such thing as a perfect team. The catch system is identical too. Simple to understand & a child could do it.
There are great multiplayer options. You can battle or trade with friends in person or over the internet. You can trade with people you don't even know. Also, added protection for children. You can't talk to people unless they are in your friend index & have your friend code, this can only be obtained in the real world.
My only issue is the number of Pokemon. 483 is way too many. Especially when there are many that can only be obtained by owning Game Boy Advance versions of the game & sending them to your DS. There are also many other pit-falls preventing you catching them all. Some don't appear on Diamond & have to be swapped with Pearl. Some can only be bred from two Pokemon. Some (namely UMBREON) even have to be happy, attain a certain level & attain that level at night time! I'm not kidding! Catching all 483 will be beyond 90% of people who buy the game. I'm still over 200 short, but to be fair, it isn't my main concern.
Over all this is a really good game. I would recommend it to all the family. Male / Female even Mum & Dad. If you put in the hours you'll be champion & have 6 pokemon at level 100 in no time. Good luck catching them all, you'll need it!
When i first bought this game i hadn't played pokemon in SO long so it was like reliving my childhood. Ilove the new edge on this and the way Nintendo keep the basics the same yet add new extras each time. I like the more connection with other players in this game via WiFi and i have noticed as the games have gone on there is still enough content to keep children happy yet adults, particularly if they do research, can find challenging and riveting tasks within the visually simple game-such as transporting pokemon from the old games to the new one. Pokemon league wasn't as good as normal but there is lots to do after finishing pokemon league than in other times. My problem with it being on DS is that you don't get to use the touch screen facilitymuch or use the mircophone which have given it that extra OOMPPHH when being brought out on the DS. In that way they have kept it pretty similar to the Gameboy advance versions although the bonus of making Poffins is fun. Altogether a good game for most ages and i'm now more likely to buy the new game that has just come out.
Two Pokemon games were released at the same time on the DS, this and Pearl. The only difference is the legendary pokemon that you can catch.
You start off in your home and go and visit a pokemon professor (Rowan) with your friend. You find out that there are many different species to capture and will require you to learn different skills to do it.
The gaming world is huge once you have explored it all and the range of different pokemon is just as varied as the locations you visit. My only downside with the game is that the gyms leaders aren't very hard to beat once you have levelled your pokemon to a high standard. It is also a shame that some pokemon don't evolve at all and only stay as what you caught them at. Others you need another DS to evolve them by trading.
The game is fun to play though and very addictive, you find yourself levelling up your favourite pokemon even though they might not be the most powerful. You can give them different items to level up their moves as well as levelling themselves up quicker too.
I really enjoyed starting the game and learning about it, the only downside was that I learned you can never catch all of the 493 pokemon by yourself and need another DS to do it. It got a little boring towards the end because there was no real challenge. It didn't really end once you beat the final gym, I guess you are supposed to catch the remaining Pokemon.
The graphics are decent enough for the DS, better than previous versions and the battle scenes are nicely done. The music was OK.
The game is very slowly paced and you pretty much decide on where to go yourself. You can't access other areas until you have completed a specific task which can get frustrating.
I would only recommend this for pokemon fans as it does get boring pretty fast.
This is the first proper pokemon DS game where you challenge the league on the DS and it doesn't disappoint, the other being Pokemon Pearl.
The gameplay keeps to the original formula and is very much nostalgic and brings you back to the old days of yellow, red and blue, yet advances through this new console platform and excels to so much more. You start off as a rookie pokemon trainer, and have to get your first pokemon, choosing from a set of three. The game requires you to level your compainion up, beat the gym leaders, get stronger, and be a champion towards the end, whilst completing the pokedex on the way.
The controls are easy, focussing on the buttons, but it can also be used by the stylus in the battle menus.
Sound is very much typical pokemon tracks, some upbeat, but not much variation.
The wifi, multiplayer wireless functions are fantastic, allowing tou to battle and trade over wi-fi, and wireless, and is the most comprehensive multiplayer system in all the series.
There is a whole range of new pokemon to catch and new areas to explore. This is super addictive and is a must for all pokemon fans. Even if you are new, you can quickly get addicted and join in the craze!! I have spent over 150 hours on this game, and you can too! It is worth every penny because of its long game time and there are also some minigames.
It is alot of reading and text, but the gameplay and overall enjoyment is unmissable. Rated one of the top games on gamespot, and the pokemon franchise is top five biggest for video games.
The replay value is excellent as you can battle to your heart's content!
I got this for £24.99 on release, and have not regretted it because it is so good! Try it now!
Pokemon Diamond. A good choice for pokemon fans and those who just got into the pokemon series. The diamond version puts you in the newest region of the pokemon world. It has a lot of the characters we know from the hit television show but it leaves out a few characters. It leaves out Paul and Brock but adds a new person in. He is your rival. He basically has blonde hair and lives next door to you. Also it is because of him that your adventure starts. He basically tells you to go to the lake where Dawn and the pokemon professor is. Dawn accidently leaves the case with three pokemon in it and you and your rival/friend find it. Then suddenly you are attacked by 2 starly's. You have to use the pokemon and the pokemon professor lets you keep the one you chose. Anyway overall this game was great but it needed a little more to do and should have made more pokemon available without trading or using the action replay.
Pokemon is a massive franchise which is popular all over the world,
consisting of a tv series, series of films, collectible trading cards,
collectible figurines and toys and a series of computer games. Although not
as popular over here as it was some 8 or so years ago, the computer games are still very popular and I still enjoy playing them despite growing out of my pokemon phase!
The format of the game is very similar to previous pokemon games, if you
have played any of the previous versions it will all seem very familiar to
you. The majority of the game involves battling your pokemon against
various challengers, using various battle attack and defence moves. The
experience of this will make your pokemon stronger throughout the game. Each pokemon has a 'type', for example, grass, and it's type will be strong
against certain moves but weak against others. Grass pokemon are weak
against fire pokemon, but strong against rock and water pokemon.
You are given a choice of three pokemon at the start of the game, the
choices available to you are either a fire type, a water type or a grass
type. You are then introduced to your 'rival' who also picks his pokemon
which is always the dominant type over yours. You are then ready to set out
on your adventure, you visit towns and cities, explore them and play little
minigames. Routes connect these towns and you are able to find, battle and catch more pokemon and also battle against other trainers that you encounter. In order to progress through the game you also need to defeat
gym leaders at the cities to gain gym badges. There are 8 gym badges to
collect in total and once you have collected them you are able to battle
against the 'Elite Four' to become Pokemon Master and ultimately complete
the game. However, even after completing the game there is still more to
There are a few drawbacks to the game. The pokemon you are able to catch before the end of the game has finished is not a great selection and a lot of them available are very weak. Some of the most common ones available to catch seem to be geodude, gastly, machop, zubat and ponyta. This means you have to try and complete the game with a limited choice of strong pokemon. Geodude learns some reasonably good moves once it levels up and evolves but rock type pokemon are weak to two of the most common pokemon types, grass and water. A lot of the trainers you encounter on your journey also seem to have the same pokemon over and over again, you can find yourself battling an endless stream of zubats and magikarps at times which is quite boring!
There are only 150 pokemon which you will see up until you have defeated
the Elite Four. Once you have seen all of these and defeated the Elite
Four, over 400 different pokemon will become available! Previously, I have played other Pokemon games. The ones I've played are Red, Blue and Silver. Although there is a lot more depth to Diamond, I actually prefer the earlier games in some ways, in terms of the storylines and the range of pokemon you are able to capture from the start. You are able to build a better 'squad' right from the beginning whereas in this game it seems to take time. A lot of the storylines seem reused in this game, although you can't really change the format of the game a lot as it wouldn't really be Pokemon then.
There is a lot of new stuff in the Diamond and Ruby games though compared to the first Blue and Red games. The most obvious one is that now the game
has progressed to the DS, there are two screens and the touchscreen has
been made use of. Most of the time, the touchscreen is occupied by a new
feature called the Poketch. The Poketch is meant to be a watch and has
different applications you can collect for it as you progress in the game.
These applications include a calculator, coin flipper and a map showing
There are now berries scattered across the land which you can pick and feed to your Pokemon. The berries do various different things depending which ones you pick, some recover lost HP, others cure status changes such as burns and paralysis, others do more interesting things. These berries can also be used to make Poffins, poffins are fed to your Pokemon to help them in Pokemon contests, another new feature to the game, but not one necessary to complete it.
The best thing about the Diamond and Pearl games is that once you have
completed the game, there is still a lot more to do. You can try trading with friends or with people around the world to find new pokemon and train these up. There is also the option of importing pokemon you have caught
from previous Gameboy Advance games. Battle Tower to visit, a place where
you can battle against the strongest players across the world, and you can
go back through the game and replay a lot of the trainers you have fought
already, including the Elite Four, again and again as many times as you like. I have clocked up over 88 hours gameplay so far and have still not explored every single area! I would definitely recommend this game to people who are fans of the previous pokemon games.
Pokemon Diamond is another installment from the popular series Pokemon on the television. This game doesn't disappoint in anyways possible, the gameplay is set out into a map just lilke the other old games out there. Gamers could find themselves playing hours and hours and still not losing interest in the game, while people from all ages can gain huge amounts of enjoyments from this game, it looks to be a big hit with all ages. While the touch screen is very limted towards this game most people find this a great feature as it still keeps the old school features in tack. With graphics have improved to a high quality this shows that the Pokemon produces are looking to improve this game alll the time, while you can find yourself wandering around different towns you still looking for the gym leader. This is just like the other old school games out there with a few differences. A must buy for any Pokemon lover. Thanks for reading people
As a kid i did the lot, i watched the TV show, collected the cards and played Pokemon Blue on the Gameboy Colour. Now, at the age of 21, i picked up Pokemon Diamond purely out of curiosity, would it be as good as the Blue and Red games? The answer was a resounding YES! Sure there are bad things about it, but there were also bad things about the old Gameboy Colour ones. My main dislike of the new game is the fact that it is full of unfamiliar pokemon from the new TV series, but i suppose that is my fault for being out of touch. Yet that makes it all the more satisfying when you find a familiar pokemon and manage to catch it.
In terms of game play everything pretty much remains the same, i suppose the phrase "if its not broke don't fix it" comes to mind. The one exception is of course the touch screen on the DS, however even so the basic controls are still there. The only time the touch screen is used to full effect is when you are underground and caught in a trap, to escape the traps you perform various acts on the touch screen (such as blowing it or draging you finger accross it) which will free you from the trap.
This game is one of the most adictive games i have ever played, so i warn you, do not pick up this game if you have anything important to do (last year of uni in my case), it will almost certinly result in you not doing it!
Im a 21 year old boy who got this for christmas. Ive never played pokemon before and didnt even collect the cards. Now i find myself constantly playing this game and just connot put it down, i even play it on my lunch break at work.
I have no other pokemon games to compare it too, although i know there are others out there. This game has it all for me. You go around trying to catch and defeat all the different types of pokemon and despite never playing this before i managed to pick up what i am supposed to be doing and all of the different features in this fictional world.
It is very easy to use and you are left to your own devices to explore, fight and play as you wish, there is no set thing to do. I find that there are lots of smaller features in the large game which break up the constant fighting such as pokemon contests and a games room, im sure there are others, i havent got to the end yet.
Overall this game is very fun and addictive, even if youve never played it before.
You might not see the supporting merchandise so much nowadays but Pokemon is still the most successful games franchise in history. Diamond and Pearl sold 5 million copies in Japan in under three months and 1 million in America in just one month, breaking all records for the year and the series. At first sight though this looks disappointingly similar to the existing games, with only a subtle 3D effect for the game world and largely static 2D battles. However the gameplay has undergone a complete overhaul, adding numerous new features and reintroducing others from Gold/Silver/Crystal, that had previously been removed.