Just a month ago, on July 27th when PokÃ©mon Diamond and Pearl were released in Europe, I noticed that the version that I bought was the American version. I was a bit frustrated about, as I was expecting to get the European version. Back in 2000 I had an American version of PokÃ©mon Yellow, but when PokÃ©mon Stadium for the Nintendo 64 came out, and I hooked Yellow up to it, it refused to function because of region locks. This resulted in me having to spend another 400 DKK on a European version of the same game. I didn’t want to risk the same scenario again when PokÃ©mon Battle Revolution came out, so I called up the store, and told them about it. I made a deal where the guy would get a European game for me, meanwhile I could just play the one I had. Before I erased my savegame data on the US version, I had about 25 hours of gameplay on it. I started playing my new European version on Friday evening, around 7 PM. Right now it’s Wednesday 12:21 PM, and I have 35 hours of gameplay! Yeah! I did a PokÃ©mon marathon over the weekend! 😀
I’m the sort of person that might have pretty big breaks between gameplay, but once I sit down and play something, I can sit there for hours and hours and hours! Especially with games like Zelda and PokÃ©mon.
Having played PokÃ©mon Diamond a lot for the last couple of days, I can honestly say that this is a great game. For all those losers who claim that PokÃ©mon is only something, that six year old children wants to play ought to just shut the fuck up! There is no way that a six year old could efficiently complete this game! Especially not English speaking (Reading?) children. Another cool thing is that like with the previous PokÃ©mon games, it can be extremely simple, and you can also go extremely crazy and extremely advanced gameplay.
Excellent job Satoshi-san! Yet another generation of excellent games.