Pokemon White Version
I would have to say that Pokémon - White Version is part of my favorite generation of Pokémon so I am really excited to get the chance to take a closer look at it today. It is not just the game here (and Black as well of course) but all of the awesome merch and the TV show too, which I consider to be the best of all the Pokémon animated series.
I Am The Very Best!
While this is my favorite generation of Pokémon, I will admit that Pokémon - White Version is not exactly reinventing the wheel when it comes to the story. The aim is the same as it has always been, you want to prove yourself as the greatest Pokémon trainer of all/ You get your starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper and you can pick from Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott. The story does have some cool twists and turns and while it is not groundbreaking. I do feel it is a solid Pokémon story.
The Power Of The Nintendo DS
Ok so the Nintendo DS is not exactly what you would call a technical powerhouse. However, I do feel that the visuals in this game are pretty solid. The game takes place in the Unova region and I really do like this. It is not just the region, but the whole game has a more “cinematic” kind of flair to it. The Pokémon have extra animations here and in general, the whole game at the time felt the most polished a Pokémon game ever had.
Of course, Pokémon - White Version has exciting Pokémon battles, but I do feel that the battles here are better than they had been in any other Pokémon game up to this point. The reason that I say this is that in this game (and Black as well of course) the battles and the game, in general, have a bit more of a quicker pace to them. This along with the four moves Pokémon now have at their disposal makes the battles more intense.
While the battles do move at a quicker pace, they also have added two new ways to fight. The Rotation Battles are cool in that you have a team of three Pokémon, but only one of these is able to do attacks and take damage at a time so you have to manage your team in a strategic manner. There are also standard triple battles that feature the same kind of Pokémon action you like, but triple!
I really am having a hard time saying anything bad at all about Pokémon - White Version. This is a game I have played through multiple times and had a great time each and every time. The starters are great, I enjoyed the story and the game is just a ton of fun to play. If I had to suggest a first Pokémon game for people to play, you better believe that this one and its brother Black would be top of my list or darn near close to it.
Final Score: 9.5/10
- I really do like most of the new Pokémon
- It is a lot of fun to play
- The game moves at a quick pace
- The new ways to battle are really enjoyable
- The Unova region is really cool
- You could argue they did not change things up too much
- Some people have a real problem with Trubbish!
Download Pokemon White Version
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP