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Parent reviews for Pokemon Black 2/Pokemon White 2

Common Sense says

Great installment in strategy and monster collection series.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 14 reviews
Adult Written byDix O. August 12, 2016

Memorable.

A rather generous move by Game Freak was to put the expansive games Pokémon Black Version 2 and White Version 2 on the DS, which pretty much used up all the data a DS could handle. The game isn't laggy, it looks polished, and the story is engaging. It takes the elements of the story of Version 1 and molds it into something new, with added effort to not just make it another Pokémon Game. All characters now move at the beginning of a battle, and even all 500+ Pokémon are well animated. Violence is present, but it is in no way depicted graphically. A character tries to 'freeze' the player using the move Glaciate, but players may know that the move does not freeze, but in fact causes damage, and this can be interpreted as trying to impale and kill the player. There are many good role models in the game, and former bad guys try to put things right.

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Adult Written byquincy12 April 7, 2019

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 are mostly okay for young children

Parents need to know that the sequel to Pokémon Black and White may have some cutscenes that may frighten young gamers. After the player has obtained the Legend Badge, Opelucid City is blasted with ice by Team Plasma. Also, Kyurem's transformation may be disturbing to some Pokémon fans.

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Parent of a 1 year old Written byHolly R. November 6, 2018

One of the best games in the series and my second favorite

I love these games. I played both Black 2 and White 2 and absolutely loved them. They are the first true sequel games and are the sequels to my all time favorite games be Black and White. They are excellent titles that are appropriate for all ages but I only put the higher age because you have to read and some words are difficult for the littlest kids. Only complaint is there is no way to get a Pikachu unless you have two DS's/3DS's and a copy of Diamond, Pearl, Platnum, Heart Gold, or Soul Silver and have beaten the game.

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Adult Written byCandyCookieable December 4, 2012

Unova old and new at the same time

As always, is school with its Nintendo titles ( modeled my PKMN childhood). The Trainer is also the hero, the positive model. It has to restore peace and normalcy in the Region as to emphasize that you have to use your efforts to become strong, but always in the service of good. The Pokémon games in the long run leave a beneficial imprint, I experienced myself: love for nature, friendship, music, creativity (the themes are fantastic). The only known Violence here is how the villain receives the hero. He wants to kill it. As always, the Wi-Fi Connection is ready to plunge you into a myriad of trade, fights and Worldwide meetings. What can I say? Unova in this chapter smells new, but also nostalgic.

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Positive Messages
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Privacy & Safety