I love this game and it is definately one of the best ds games out there so all the good things i can say about this game have been said before. I was addicted just like everyone else. However, there have been sooooo many evolved pokemons -pokemon blue, pokemon yellow, pokemon emerald, pokemon diamond etc etc etc, that i cant understand why the makers have not changed such a simple element that drives me nuts and disappoints me everytime i play a 'revised' version of this game. The battle scene is static. In battle the pokemons are just images which flash a tad accompanied by awful simplistic sound effects. Why can we still not see the pokemon actually performing the moves and watching the effect on the other pokemon? They have managed that in dinosaur king which just makes the whole battle scene much more interesting and thrilling. I don't get why why why when technology has advanced why the makers of these pokemon chain games will not tackle this. To be honest, its just laziness and taking advantage. Pokemon will never get 5 stars from me until it can tackle this, and from the looks of things pokemon platinum has not changed the simplistic battle scenes that have not been revised since the very first game. I don't doubt the huge attractiveness and addictiveness of this game and the wide variety of pokemon, mini games etc but the battle scene issue really is an issue to me. Also to add...i gave up on this game when i had to find some pink thing and everytime i managed to somehow get near it it ran away again! Which got me hugely frustrated. So if anyone knows what im talking about and can tell me how to get out of that dilemma then maybe i will pick up the game again.
In all an addictive and fun game , attractive to children, teenagers and young adults alike ! X