Together with Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, this game is the 3rd games in the 4th generation of the Pokémon series. Set in a new region, Sinnoh, it includes 107 new Pokémon, bringing the total up to 493. Pokémon Platinum includes for the first time in the 4th generation, the Battle Frontier which can be played on and off-line, make Poffins on-line. Players can collect badges, challenge the Elite Four, and become the ultimate Pokémon master.
The game continues the basic idea of previous Pokémon games - the player, a new trainer, sets out on a quest to catch every known Pokémon and defeat the Pokémon league. Along the way, the player will attempt to foil the plots of the evil organization, Team Galactic, who seek to use a trio of legendary Pokémon to awaken a sleeping titan with the power to control space. There are many sidequests and other activities along the way, the Battle Frontier, expanded on-line options, downloadable content via Mystery Gift, a brand new GTS with the option to receive notifications of completed traded over the Wii, record battle videos, the option to submit one's Pokémon party data for others to see and the Distortion World, which defies the laws of gravity and contains Platinum's mascot, Giratina.
The core Pokémon series features an RPG turn-based battle system. Each monster can learn up to four attacks. In a single turn, the two opponents select their attacks, and the one with the higher Speed attacks first. The amount of damage is influenced by the Attack and Defense stats. In the past, attacks were automatically classified as Physical or Special based on their elemental type. In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum each attack can be individually categorized, so attacks which use natural elements are Special, and those which use simple force are Physical.
The Pokémon Contests from Ruby and Sapphire return, with many new features. In addition to the attack performance, where the player must try to impress the judge with flashy moves, players will also dress up their Pokémon and dance in time to music. Diamond and Pearl also bring back the real time system from Gold and Silver, where day and night are reflected in your game. Some Pokémon are only catchable during certain times.
In Platinum, players control either a male or female child character, and start off with one of three Pokémon - Chimchar, Turtwig, or Piplup from Professor Rowan. The mascot Pokémon is Giratina, and is one of the central plots of the game. While it only had one form in Diamond and Pearl, it is given a new alternate form alongside a new area called the Distortion World, which features altered physics from the normal land of Sinnoh. The gameplay stays true to traditional Pokémon mechanics. Players explore a large area, which ranges from mountains, bodies of water, grasslands, populated areas, and snowy areas. Similarly to previous titles, players enter battles with other Pokémon, taking turns attacking each other.
Pokémon Platinum has been met with generally positive reception, holding aggregate scores of 84 and 83.14% at Metacritic and Game Rankings respectively. It was praised for the additions and changes made to Diamond and Pearl by publications such as IGN, Nintendo Power, and GamePro, though it has been criticized for being too similar to them. IGN included it as the ninth best Nintendo DS game ever made, as well as nominating it as one of the best DS role-playing games of 2009. It was the fastest-selling game in Japan at the time, selling 7.06 million copies by May 7, 2010.
Written by Skystra on June 09, 2021 @ 10:12 am
Pok?mon Platinum, despite being released over 12 years ago, definitely still stands among one of the greatest Pok?mon titles of all time. Let's start off with the story, which I think is great. It starts off like any ordinary Pok?mon title, where the player obtains a starter Pok?mon, then they...Continue reading...
- Alternative Titles
- Pokémon Platinum, Pocket Monsters Platinum, ポケットモンスタープラチナ
- Nintendo DS
- Game Freak
- The Pokémon Company, Nintendo
- NA Release Date
- March 22, 2009
- JP Release Date
- September 13, 2008
- EUR Release Date
- May 22, 2009
- AUS Release Date
- May 14, 2009
- ESRB Rating
- PEGI Rating
- CERO Rating
- ACB Rating
- MVGL User Score
- 8.2 by 2734 User(s)
- MVGL Difficulty Rating
- Medium by 734 User(s)
- Hitomi Sato, Satoshi Nohara, Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose
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