In “Diamond/Pearl” the allure lies more in the game’s features than in the pocket-sized creatures you encounter. Players can navigate menus and select in-battle attacks from their touch-screens.
The multiplayer capabilities far exceed any previous title. An unlockable underground cavern allows players to explore underneath the towns, mine for jewels, establish a secret base and compete in a capture-the-flag game against other players.
Tap into the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to trade and battle Pokemon with other trainers or compete in a 3D-rendered world with the combined use of “Pokemon Battle Revolution” for the Wii.
If you can get past the played out storyline, you’ll find a game that any Nintendo DS owner should pick up.
“Pokemon Diamond/Pearl” is currently available.