Pokemon Black Version 2
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Pokemon Black Version 2 is a sequel to the original Pokémon Black, taking place in the same Unova region but offering a whole new story and gameplay experience to keep things fresh. It’s part of the fifth generation of Pokémon games alongside Pokémon Black and White, as well as Pokémon White 2. All mainline Pokémon games come in pairs where storylines are virtually the same but certain Pokémon and features are only present in one of the two games.
Pokémon Black 2 follows the same kind of structure as other mainline Pokémon games, and is similar in some ways to the Yo-kai Watch series of games. You begin the game with a choice of starter Pokémon before being released into the world to catch Pokémon, train them up, and fight regional gym leaders to earn badges. Once you earn all 8 badges, you’ll be able to take on the Elite Four who are some of the most powerful Pokémon trainers around. Will you be able to defeat them and be crowned the next Pokémon champion? Download Pokémon Black 2 and find out for yourself.
The story continues…
As Pokémon Black 2 is a sequel, the story follows the events from Pokémon Black and White, taking place exactly 2 years after the first games. You'll come across many familiar faces if you played Pokémon Black or White, so we highly recommend checking out those games first to get the full experience here. Following their appearance in the first games, Team Plasma also make a return as the primary antagonists of the game. You’ll be seeing them a lot as they cause havoc in the region, so be on the lookout and prepare yourself for any surprise encounters.
Every mainline Pokémon game features rare legendary Pokémon that players can encounter and catch near the end of the game and Pokémon Black 2 is no different. Much like in Pokémon Black, you’ll come across the legendary Zekrom at some point in the late game and will have the chance to capture it and add it to your party. If you think that’s cool, know that there are actually 9 legendary Pokémon in total that you can encounter in the Unova region, so be on the lookout for more!
Pokémon Black 2 is another fantastic addition to the Pokémon series, expanding upon the success of Pokémon Black and White while offering plenty of new game elements to make it unique. If you enjoy Pokémon RPGs then this is definitely one worth checking out.
- The game offers both an Easy Mode and a Challenge Mode, altering the difficulty of trainer encounters. This feature allows the game to be made less difficult for younger players while offering a challenge for older, more experienced players
- Plenty of new features to distinguish the game from the original Pokémon Black
- Amazing storyline full of excitement and tense moments
- No new Pokémon introduced seeing as the game is set in the same region as a previous game
- Revisiting the same towns and routes as in Pokémon Black may be unexciting for players looking for something new
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I was super surprised and excited when I heard that Pokémon - Black Version 2 was going to be a thing. A Pokémon game getting an actual sequel was really cool, especially when it was a sequel to one of my favorite Pokémon (and games in general) of all time. However, could this live up to the hype of the first game?
Two Years Have Passed!
As the name of the game, Pokémon - Black Version 2 suggests, what we have here is a full-on sequel from the first game. I am pretty sure this is the first time this had happened in the series and the game takes place two years after the events of Pokémon Black (and Pokemon White of course). The story that the game tells is actually really cool.
Now at its core, you are still trying to be the very best and catch them all. However, there is also that dastardly Neo Team Plasma from the first game who were up to no good. The story arc that plays over the game is actually really cool and one of the most interesting in the entire series. On the flip side of this, you do have to have played the first game to really appreciate this.
I will not lie and tell you that Game Freak completely changed the way the game looked. What we have with Pokémon - Black Version 2 is the very last Pokémon game that was released on the Nintendo DS, they had taken the hardware as far as it could go. While the overall game does look similar to its predecessor. It does look a bit sharper and it does have more detail here and there. Plus, each area has its own feel so there is a great deal of variety to the visuals. What I mean by silky-smooth are the fantastic animated sequences that are in the game. These along with the battles really do go along way to making this one of the most cinematic Pokémon games we had ever had up to this point.
Everyone Is Welcome To This Party
The lineup of Pokémon in Pokémon - Black Version 2 is just amazing. While you have the most awesome lineup of Pokémon from generation 5. You also have a ton of really cool classic Pokémon that you can catch and deal with too. I found this to be a bit like a greatest hits’ version of Pokémon games.
The actual gameplay is the same as it has always been and I had a great time. The core game is great, but I really liked the side story of the Pokémon movie being made that you get involved with.
I really cannot say enough nice things about Pokémon - Black Version 2. Would I say it is better than the original Pokémon Black? I do not think I would, but at the same time, I would not say it is any lesser of a game either. I put this along with its predecessor as equals. The best advice I can give here is to play Black and then Play Black 2, trust me you are in for a great time.
Final Score: 9.5/10
- A truly amazing lineup of Pokémon!
- The story is a great follow up from Black
- The extra part of the story with the movie is fun
- The gameplay is fast, exciting and pretty deep
- Each region you visit has its own style
- I do feel that you need to play Black first
- It set the bar really high for future Pokémon games!