I have played a ton of Pokémon hacks for the Game Boy Advance, but Pokémon Glazed is one of the most memorable. This is a hack of Diamond and Pearl which just so happens to be one of my favorite generations of Pokémon. Any game that lets me have Piplup is always cool in my book.
So Many To Catch!
The story of this game is truly massive. Actually, the whole game is. Pokémon games are already long, but this is one of the longest Pokémon journeys I have ever been on. The game starts off the same way all Pokémon games do and that is by you getting your starter Pokémon. One thing that is cool in Pokémon Glazed is that you have a choice of five starter Pokémon. Piplup, Chimchar, Turtwig, Shinx, and Riolu.
The game starts you off in a brand-new region called Tunod (donut backwards) where you will try to catch them all, face gym leaders, and so on. What I liked was that you actually travel to other regions in Johto and the new Rankor. There are legendries to capture and a storyline that is well written and very interesting.
The visuals of Pokémon Glazed have not really seen any kind of upgrade over Diamond or Pearl. Instead what is going to impress you with Pokémon Glazed is just how many Pokémon have been crammed in here. This game features Pokémon from the Sinnoh, Unova, and Kalos regions for you to capture!
Why You Gotta Do Me Like That?
One of the things I was not expecting when I started my journey in this game was just how hard it would be. Seriously, the difficulty in the early part of this game is brutal with a capital B and I can see some people getting turned off by this. It is a strange game in that it actually gets easier the more you play it rather than getting more difficult as the game reaches its end.
The overall gameplay of Pokémon Glazed is exactly what you would expect from a Pokémon game. You go from area to area, moving the story along and trying to capture all the Pokémon you can. It is a very fun (all be it frustrating in places) Pokémon experience that fans will love. I do like some of the new mini-games that have been added with my personal favorite being the skiing one which is a ton of fun and very addictive.
There are a ton of hacks for Pokémon games out there and I have played a ton of them. I do feel that what has been done with this one though is rather special and makes it stand out from many of the others. Pokémon Glazed is a very well-made game and a very long and interesting Pokémon journey. If you can get past the difficulty in the early part of the game, you will probably want to stick with this all the way until the very end!
- Tons of Pokémon to capture
- The game is very long
- I found the story interesting
- The new region that was created is pretty awesome
- The skiing mini-game is a lot of fun
- This game is way too hard in the opening few hours
- It may be a tad long for some people
Download Pokemon Glazed
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP