To say that these games are the same story wrapped in different skin is true for most games these days - for example Mario and Zelda. Pokemon is a formula that has worked for years, and will continue to work. Why mend something that isn't broken? The games are lovely to look at (though why can we not walk wherever which way we like yet?), play well with little to no glitches, and the Pokemon designs, though considered the weakest of the series, aren't all that bad, and in Platinum a lot of old favourites become available sooner, leading to happier retro fan boys and girls. Platinum is, yes, a copy of Diamond and Pearl, but with added features and the Pokemon swapped around here and there. Other than saying if you like Pokemon, or have a lot of spare time, you'll love Platinum, there's little else to say. Anyone who is sick of the series should just not buy the games really.