A Fun Pokemon Game For Everyone to Enjoy
Pokemon Platinum is a game almost anyone can enjoy. Just be wary, some sensitive 7 yr. olds may be frightened by a scene or two.
The Good Stuff- The good group is clearly discernable from the antagonists. The game requires quite a bit of reading, as it's a text-heavy JRPG. It's somewhat piquant vocabulary will be a good challenge for the under 5 ageset.
The Bad Stuff-
The Message- The messge is somewhat guilty. The main villan (Cyrus) is trying to commit genocide by wiping out the whole world of the "imperfect" humans the inhabit it. There, a new world will begin under his own rule.
Violence- Pokemon battles consist of the player selecting one of four moves to use. This requires an elemnet of strategy. Some attacks have violent names (Slash, Flamethrower, Hydro Cannon, etc.), but the animations are fairly clean themselves, so that the game is basically violece free.
There is one scene at a location called Spear Pillar. Cyrus summons Dialga and Palkia (to celestail Pokemon that rule time and space respectively) to create his new world. Suddenly, a haunting grating sound thrums throughout the enviroment. Black dots slowly spread to create a giant hole, in which a pair of red gleaming eyes appear. An enormous bat-like being emerges from the hole, all black with black smudges spattering across the floor. Purple waves of energy knocke pillars over. Cyrus continues to ramble on about how this creature will not stand in his way. The creature faintly glows, revealing its true colors. Suddenly, it lunges at the screen. The eyes and black mass zoom closer untill the screen turns black.
Other than that ine violent, intense scene, Pokemon Platinum is a game for all ages, and a very fun one at that!
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness