Pokemon - Black Version

a game by Game Freak, Inc.
Platform: DS
Editor Rating: 9.5/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 9.3/10 - 3 votes
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Pokemon - Black Version
Pokemon - Black Version
Pokemon - Black Version

We all have a Pokémon game that we just love and for me, it is Pokémon - Black Version. I loved this generation of Pokémon. From the awesome game, we are looking at today to the TV show and all the merch that came along with it. This is a generation of Pokémon I have a lot of nostalgia for and this is probably my favorite on the Nintendo DS!

More Of The Same

While I love Pokémon - Black Version I must admit that the story is not really doing anything drastically new. You once again start out as a young Pokémon trainer who wants to be the very best and you go and get your starter Pokémon. You get this from Professor Juniper who I just love. The three Pokémon you can choose from here are Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott. I have played through this game with all three! The story is actually pretty good and I do like the whole “Plasma” thing that is going on here.

Loads More To Catch

One of the most notable things about Pokémon - Black Version is the game's roster! This adds in over 150 new Pokémon or you to catch. I know it is a personal preference thing, but I really like the Pokémon that this generation introduced. Not only because I think they are cool. I think it is also because this game has some great graphics.

Get More Invested

I do feel that this looks much better than what Diamond and Pearl offered in terms of its visuals. The Unova region is great and looks really cool and I like how the Pokémon have a bit more animation this time around. Just little things like the characters speaking with speech bubbles instead of a text box make the game a more cinematic kind of experience.

Go Faster!

One of the things that I feel really helped me get super invested into Pokémon - Black Version is the battle system. It is really hard to put your finger on it, but the battles just have a much quicker pace to them here than in previous games. Your Pokémon now can have four moves in their arsenal which adds a great deal to the strategy you will use in battle.

There are also two new ways that you can battle. You can now take part in triple battles that are kind of cool, but more interesting than that are the rotation battles. Here you have three Pokémon out in battle, but only one can take damage and attack at a time. You can switch between them as you battle and this does not take up one of your turns. This adds in a ton of strategy to the way you go about the battle.

As you can tell, Pokémon - Black Version is a game that I really do enjoy. This for me is one of the best generations of Pokémon that we have ever had. I liked the story, the region, the tons of new Pokémon and the small changes they made to the gameplay I feel made this a more fun Pokémon experience.

Final Score: 9.5/10

  • Tons of new Pokémon added to the game
  • The storyline is pretty exciting
  • A whole new region for you to explore
  • The gameplay feels faster
  • I like the rotation battle system

Cons:

  • Some do not like the new Pokémon designs
  • The graphics could possibly have been updated a tad more?

Download Pokemon - Black Version

DS

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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