Severe lack of content is somewhat made up by the many battles and custom characters.
Blazekick2 wrote this review on .
This game could qualify itself as more of a Pokemon Diamond or Pearl "add-on" than an ordianary Wii game. This is because instead of the other Pokemon games, where you hunt down and catch the many fierce creatures, you have to transfer Pokemon from the DS titles, to here.
It works like this, once you transfer your Pocket Monsters onto the game, you can customize your own trainer specificaly by many ways. You can customize their skin tone and personality, their catchphrases in battle, their name of course, and their clothing. This is the only Pokemon game where you can go into this much detail.
You can purchase and select the clothing articles and assemble them to look like you in the Pokemon world.
All of your Pokemon are stored, even the ones in your PC boxes. Of course, you can only carry six. Altogether the trainer customization is a worthy addition, no real porblems.
The real meat of the game is Coliseum Mode. Here is simply a traditional set up of various arenas to compete in and battle againest many trainers until you come out on top.
The bad news, this has replaced story mode altogether, Coliseum mode does not have a set plot. The good news, there are 8 difficulties to select from, and each of the Coliseums have beautiful enviornments and many engaging trainers to compete againest.
The game like I said also has online multiplayer, but this is nothing special, and can also have a hard time to connect to wifi at times. You can't even use custm catchphrases in wifi. :(
Also there is the DS battle mode, where to friends can battle using their DS as a controller, and can watch their Diamond or Pearl pokemon brawl to the deathes!
However, the game's main problem is that beyond what I said, the game lacks in bonus content. When you get down to it, the game is really focused on the sole factor of battling, and nothing else.
Also going back, another huge problem would be not having Diamond or Pearl would force you to select a rental trainer. The rental Pokemon are weak and will prove frustrating to battle with.
Thankfully, the great trainer customization and engaging coliseum battles save it from getting a bad score.
Once again, here is the scoring portion!
Graphics: 10/10: The graphics are a major strongpoint of the game, mostly the Coliseums. Beautiful!
Plot: 5/10: Probably the worst part of the game is that it is the only Pokemon game that really lacks a plot altogether. :(
Characters: 10/10: This section I give a ten because the main character is well, you. The trainer customization is spelendid, and provided great apparral!
Gamplay: 7/10: Despite the heavy lack of bonus content, the battles are still fun and challenging.
Difficulty: 8/10: A few Coliseums were just too hard, but it was just perfect for the others.
Overall: 40/50 = 8/10 = "Win"
Gotta Catch Em All!
(Note: I reviewed this game based on the factor of owning a copy Diamond or Pearl. If I reviewed this game otherwise, I would have probably gave it a lower score. But it seems I have a hard time giving games low scores. :) )