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Pokemon Black & White (DS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the action and single player gameplay are generally positive. The graphics and story also get good feedback, but many are negative about the usability and gameplay.

story, graphics, single player, action

gameplay, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Pokemon Black & White (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Pokemon Black & White

 

New Pokémon, cool!

A rejuvenation for the series and the best since Red and Blue

Pokémon are lacking creative thought, hopefully last generation of Pokémon

I am always sceptical when it comes to new Generations of Pokémon being announced. But as soon as I entered the wild and caught my first couple of Pokémon, I was won over by the new Pokémon available to catch. This is also the first time in the series...

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Pokemon Black/White Review

 

Pokemon Black/White does a terrific job of blending the old, tried-and-true gameplay systems of yesteryear with updated graphics, a mature story, and new features that bring Pokemon into 2011. If you're a Pokemaniac at all, experience Black and White

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Pokémon Black and White

 

Zach and Neal want to be the very best, like no one ever was.

Genuinely unique Pokémon makes for a new experience ; Streamlined story and leveling progression ; Interesting story ; So pretty

Menu system still needs to be rebuilt ; Core gameplay no different from previous games ; Simipour, Simisear, and Simisage

To be fair, you can game the system to get rare held items. First, have a pokemon with the Compound Eyes ability at the head of your party (this increases the chances of wild Pokemon having a held item in the first place). Let it faint deliberately,...

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Pokémon Black & White Playtest: It’s A Whole New World We Live In

 

A look at Pokémon Black & White through the eyes of a lapsed Pokémon fan.

The strength of the new Pokémon also helps give the Unova region its own unique identity. These are a far cry from the more laid back monsters you’d find in Kanto, Johto or Hoenn. Black/White’s equivalent of Pidgey will kick your butt if you give it...

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Pokémon Black/White Review

 

The refined battling is great, but returning fans will likely find the experience a little too familiar.

There're a hundred different ways to look at Pokémon Black/White. A large segment of the gaming population will undoubtedly view it as just a retread; a much smaller segment will view it strictly in terms of the new mechanics, and plenty more will be...

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Pokémon Black & White Review

 

Do you have the Pokéballs to catch them all?

Many new features; A whole lot of new Pokémon; New multiplayer variants; More diversity

Overall, just another Pokémon

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Review: Pokemon Black and White for DS

 

I suppose in one way I'm exactly the audience Nintendo wants for a new Pokemon game: I'm completely new to the franchise. I've never played a previous Pokemon game, I've never watched a movie, and I've never held a card. I'm not entirely sure how the...

Over 150 new Pokémon, new battle methods, improved multiplayer, changing seasons, deep adventure, improved graphics

Core gameplay hasn’t changed much

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Pokemon Black & White Release Date Details

 

Pokemon Black & White has been set release dates of September 18th for Japan and 2011 for North America (EU date is assumed to be 2011 as well)

As with past Pokemon titles the box are will consist of the legendary Pokemon of that version, when new details emerge we'll be sure to post them

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Pokemon Black & White review

 

Pokemon Black & White really need no introduction. The fifth generation of the Pokemon series kicked off in America on March 6 and has sold like hotcakes ever since. Chances are if you are reading this review, you or someone you know has already...

If you have not picked up a copy of Pokemon Black & White, I highly suggest that you remove yourself from your sitting position and do so. Pokemon is back and better than ever. Catching the monsters has absolutely never been so much fun, and exploring...

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Pokemon Black and White- NDS

 

Fifteen years has gone by and Pokemon has evolved much like many of its Pokemon counterparts, into the best Pokemon version to date. With a whole new region to explore and 150 new Pokemon to discover between the two versions and the ability to play...