Another month has come and gone.
We’re getting closer to the release date of Pokemon Sun and Moon as we wrap up the Sinnoh region.
Title: Pokemon Platinum
Console: Nintendo DS
How I got the game: I bought it
After Diamond and Pearl, this game was the first Pokemon game to be released on the Nintendo DS. So, at the time, I was amazed at how well done the graphics were. Sure, your character was still a tiny pixelated sprite, but the backgrounds and colors were still an improvement compared to the games before it.
Platinum gets a one up from the other Pokemon games mainly because the DS became a thing. Now that the touch screen was invented and used for the game, Pokemon battles became a little faster with just one touch. They used the touch screen in a great way for the battles and chose a unique way to use it when you’re not battling, by giving your character the Poketch, a Pokemon watch with various apps on it.
The story is more or less the same as the other Pokemon games. The only difference is that you’re up against a different group of bad guys and you’re in a different setting battling with different Pokemon. But, the story is what makes Pokemon Pokemon.
Pokemon Pearl was the first Pokemon game that I completed all the way through. So playing Platinum, despite the minor differences between the two games, was like taking a stroll down memory lane. I absolutely love using the touch screen as a means for battle and I don’t know about any of you, but the step counter was always my favorite app on the Poketch. I don’t know why, but I just loved watching the numbers go up; especially when you’re on the bike trying to hatch an egg.