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Volkner
January 3rd, 2008, 03:38 PM
This is my first topic so be a bit gentle, cool?

Anywayz, I've asked a few people and got really differing answers, so I'm just wondering. Is Pokemon Revolution worth it to buy? I'm debating on getting it along with my Wii, but I'm not entitrely sure if it's totally worth it or not. What do you fine folks think?

Shadowthinker
January 3rd, 2008, 04:49 PM
It is okay but i expected it to be a bit harder.

Persona
January 3rd, 2008, 06:13 PM
It appears as a strange game graphically. A couple of parts, such as the surroundings and the human characters, are actually probably the best aspect seen on Wii. The pokémon themselves though are mixed; some actually look like they were created in a few minutes, others seem fantastic. However, there's just no drama to the action. What is probably disappointing about Pokémon Battle Revolution is its half-hearted job of devising the battles and making them appear exciting. There are a number of plain-looking attacks, and those are usually the ones you seem to view repeatedly. The way the trainers interact to their pokémon in the ring look rather stiff, as if they're just going through the motions. It's also worth noting that there's that announcer who goes from accidentally amusing, to then repetitive and grating within the first hour. Fortunately, he can be muted. <<;

This one is definitely not for everyone. Some people spend a lot of their time collecting and training the pokémon. They want to level them up and experience them evolve. The other type of players do whatever it takes to power level them, that means getting pokémon bred with no less than decent IVs, eventually EV training them to the point of where they can begin to shuffle their team around, while choosing the proper movesets to ensure they work best with a certain pokémon. These are the kind of people that will find something here. The random online play will act as a great proving ground for all of those team ideas. When you get to the point, the action itself is rather straight-forward and single-minded to a fault. This isn't a certain disappointment though, that is if the very idea of seeing the pokémon you've spent hours and effort training in D/P is enough to get you excited, otherwise, it's even less appealing than a real pokémon game. Generally, it depends what you're going to do with the game, however, $50 at retail just doesn't make any sense to me and didn't seem worth the price.

spike6958
January 3rd, 2008, 06:13 PM
You should have just read the other topics here saying how bad it is
1) It uses graphics which aren't much better than the N64 games.
2) Has no mini games
3) Is way too easy to bet
4) It's almost impossible to find an online match where your rival doesn't have hacked pokemon.
5) The pal version doesn't have the event pokemon(only relevant if you live in the UK/Europe).
6) Way too expensive considering it's just an expansion pack for D/P
I could go on but i think those are the main points.

Volkner
January 3rd, 2008, 07:17 PM
Thanks for the help guys. I now have a much clearer idea of whether I want to buy it or not. It seems maybe like something to rent every now and then and keep save data for rather than buying.

Waker of Chaos
January 3rd, 2008, 09:48 PM
You should have just read the other topics here saying how bad it is
1) It uses graphics which aren't much better than the N64 games.
They're a lot better than the N64 games. The N64 version of Arcanine looked like two blocks with legs.
2) Has no mini games
This is a good thing. The one and only thing that was good about the mini games in Pokémon Stadium 2 was using your own Pokémon to make them like you more. But now we have the Soothe Bell, massages in Veilstone City, the spa treatment in the Resort Area's Ribbon Syndicate, and far more complex Berries, doing this in Pokémon Battle Revolution is redundant.
3) Is way too easy to bet
So? Look at the Mystery Gift area in the Shop menu. It may be easy to beat, but with all the Poké Coupons you're getting, one-per-game items become "hey let's give you 10 more for beating this game" items.
4) It's almost impossible to find an online match where your rival doesn't have hacked pokemon.
Actually, Pokémon Battle Revolution is sensitive to truly hacked Pokémon. Sure, Shaymin and Arceus aren't yet legal, but this is the one and only case in which Pokémon Battle Revolution doesn't see the hack, assuming that only the item (Oak's Letter for Shaymin and the Azure Flute for Arceus) was hacked for, and the Pokémon was captured legitimately. Otherwise, it'll show as a Bad Egg.
5) The pal version doesn't have the event pokemon(only relevant if you live in the UK/Europe).
Who cares about the UK and Europe anyway?
6) Way too expensive considering it's just an expansion pack for D/P
I'll give you this one, but since I got mine for US$20... :P
I could go on but i think those are the main points.

And now your main points are countered.

Keeping the save data and renting the game when you feel like it isn't as good as owning the game. Diamond and Pearl can't detect hacks, but Revolution can. That and the Shop are its strongest points.

And the graphics are a LOT better than people give them credit for. Flipping amateurs...

Volkner
January 3rd, 2008, 11:24 PM
Well thats a good counterpoint Walker of Chaos. You've talked me into giving it a real shot. If it's good, I'm definitely buying it. Thanks for the help. =D

Candice
January 3rd, 2008, 11:25 PM
I might give it a shot too! Always wanted to when I buy a wii!

joshkall
January 4th, 2008, 12:56 AM
$50 where ever you live?
In Australia it cost $100 !!

Waker of Chaos
January 4th, 2008, 01:14 AM
Well thats a good counterpoint Walker of Chaos. You've talked me into giving it a real shot. If it's good, I'm definitely buying it. Thanks for the help. =D

Sure, just don't misspell my name ever again. That's all I ask.

WaluigiRedclaw91
January 4th, 2008, 01:23 AM
I really love the graphics. Its just disappointing that theres no deep story to it.

Simplicity
January 4th, 2008, 02:35 AM
I really love the graphics. Its just disappointing that theres no deep story to it.
Agreed. If it had a story line like "Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness" it would be better.

The game is alright if you have Pokemon Diamond or Pearl on DS because you may "copy" your Pokemon onto there. ^_^ Otherwise you will have to use the Rental Passes that they have there- where you will not be able to choose your Pokemon.

st.jimmy
January 4th, 2008, 10:41 AM
yes.the rental passes are shockingly bad.buy it if you want to see battles with better graphics and more action than the back of a moving head[likeD/P] you should get it!

sorry to go off topic but volkner and candice are you brother and sister?

Nuke
January 4th, 2008, 10:48 AM
Graphics:

They are really cool on most pokemon but some appear chunky or just plain weird [Like my fave Pokemon Typhlosion :(] The scenery is terrific in most colleseums though.

Skii's Graphic Rating: 8/10

Gameplay:

Hate to say it but this game is way too easy. If you have an in-game team that is past six badges you rpobably wont lose one battle except the select and wheel battles.

Skii's Gameplay Rating: 3/10

Rewards:

Well at least you get to dress your character up in a cool way then show him to the world in wi-fi. Magmortar and Electivire are great [If you are in certain regions] but surfing Pikachu is just a novelty so that really depends on where you live.
Oh yeah and the Dusk stones, Shiny stones and Dawn stones are good considering they are hard to find in D/P.

Skii's Rewards Rating: 9/10

Despite the horrible gameplay, I just cant stop playing this game and if you have wi-fi then you will really love it.

Skii's overall rating: 8.5/10

Why was I rating the whole game just to tell you if it is good or not? I dont have a clue.

Olz.
January 4th, 2008, 10:49 AM
I rate it 7.5/10

Would be alot better if people leveled...

Fox♠
January 4th, 2008, 10:56 AM
And the graphics are a LOT better than people give them credit for. Flipping amateurs...

Oh I dunno the like 6million odd people living in England, then Scotland, Wales, all of the E.U. Yeah i can't anyone caring about a collective population larger than the U.S.A either.

So you're saying the graphics are good? The PS2, hell the PSP top those graphics. Look at MP3, SSBB and TP, all smash PBR into atoms.


Buddy, getting hit in the balls with a hammer is probably a more fun and worthwhile activity than PBR.

Rogue Shadow
January 4th, 2008, 11:05 AM
it really depends how loyal u r. if u like anything pokemon you'll like it but sadly if its worth the money then i dont think so, i didnt get it though that was just my opinion.

Volkner
January 4th, 2008, 12:21 PM
yes.the rental passes are shockingly bad.buy it if you want to see battles with better graphics and more action than the back of a moving head[likeD/P] you should get it!

sorry to go off topic but volkner and candice are you brother and sister?

We're boyfriend and girlfriend. What would make you think we're brother and sister? o_O; We have first posts in the introduction thing stating we're dating. And hey, I just rhymed. =D

As for the rest, you guys have definitely made me on the fence about the game, but I do believe I'll be trying it out and deciding after. And Waker of Chaos, sorry 'bout the mis-spelling. Dunno where that L came from.

Nuke
January 4th, 2008, 12:26 PM
We're boyfriend and girlfriend. What would make you think we're brother and sister? o_O; We have first posts in the introduction thing stating we're dating. And hey, I just rhymed. =D

As for the rest, you guys have definitely made me on the fence about the game, but I do believe I'll be trying it out and deciding after. And Waker of Chaos, sorry 'bout the mis-spelling. Dunno where that L came from.

Oh and you can always watch some youtube videos to see what you like about it.

Volkner
January 4th, 2008, 12:27 PM
Oh and you can always watch some youtube videos to see what you like about it.

Very good idea. I think I'll do that right now. Thanks, Skii.

Fox♠
January 4th, 2008, 12:38 PM
The youtube videos are often bad quality, it's probably best you rent the game, but avoid buying.

Rhykasho
January 4th, 2008, 05:13 PM
depends if you wanna see your pokemon in 3d or not XD
also the only good reason to buy it is for the online mode yet....thats what d/p are for D:

supersyther
January 5th, 2008, 04:31 AM
Hey i live in england!!!!! What am i missing out on!?

.Vaporeon
January 5th, 2008, 05:17 AM
I think the wii and the pkmn Battle Rev are not worth it

spike6958
January 5th, 2008, 08:54 AM
I think the wii and the pkmn Battle Rev are not worth it

The Wii itself IS worth it, but PBR isn't when i first got it i couldn't stop playing it for about 3 days, but with each battle the game became more and more tiresome and extremely repetitive and since then i haven't touched it, and don't plan to.

sims796
January 5th, 2008, 11:19 AM
The Wii itself IS worth it, but PBR isn't when i first got it i couldn't stop playing it for about 3 days, but with each battle the game became more and more tiresome and extremely repetitive and since then i haven't touched it, and don't plan to.

I rented it. Wanted my omney back right away.

These are a few views seen here: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=3208057#post3208057

The graphics in the game are not nearly as bad as everyone is giving them credit for. Sure, some of the 1st gen Pokemon look kinda ugly, but really, people hardly ever use the ugly Pokemon hidden deep within the game. Who the hell uses Weepinbell or Likitung and their low-poly gloriness? They're both blocky as hell, but who cares, you're hardly ever going to see them, only in single player mode, and if you're busy playing that, kill yourself, because I'll be the first to admit, I wanted to rip my hair out due to boredom while gaining access to all the colosseums. (Which don't look THAT bad by the way.) But really, the Pokemon you're going to be facing online almost every time you battle (Ex. Salamance, Garchomp, Electrivire, Gengar, etc.) look perfectly fine. The game adds a shine to them that actually makes them look rather impressive. Hell, even first gen Pokemon like Arcanine have been given a MASSIVE makeover.

To make things simple...

The game is NOT ugly.

The game is NOT pretty.

The game is overall unimpressive.

It's completely average and mediocre at everything it does. The online's meh, the graphics are passable (but NOT ugly), and the overall package has "Wait 'till I'm 20 bucks!" written all over it.

I have to disagree with the graphics comment. Maybe I have been a bit too harsh, howver, I cannot call them passable. Despite the fact that no one will use those pokes, it doesn't excuse the fact that they look like that. Saying "They got the majority right" isn't good enough. Arcanine's paws looks more squared than Richard Nixon at Marti Gras. What if a casul player comes along, & decides to play with Likintung, with Weepingbell? You're a pokefan, so its understandable that it doesn't phase you much. However, unlike Stadium, this doesn't cater to others comming along to play. It BARELY caters to Pokefans.

My thoughts Exactly.
SOME pokemon fans see "Pokemon" stapled on the front and instantly say, "I want it!"
Thank goodness I'm not that gullible.

Anyway, PBR ,in my opinion, is very lacking. I think I would have more fun completing a storyline and getting "special" pokemon than pure battling. I think its only saving grace(and originality) was the 3 gifts and character cuztomization; and even with that, it is barely worth $20.
I wouldn't get it, as I rather spend my cash on better titles(Twilight Princess, Brawl, etc...)
Its sure to be a parent's-money-plucker, but that's it.

To other posters: Some of you are a little too harsh. After all, what can you possibly expect out of a sole battling game?

You sir have just earned my upmost respect, I couldn't agree more.
The GCN could manage PBRs graphics. As far as I can tell, some of the first Gens still use the N64 graphics, though I am not certain of this.

"They even whinge about the graphics and the fact that the Pokemon don't have fur shading, texturing and all that crap."
What's wrong with wanting semi decent graphics from a console that can easily do it? Especially since it's such a poor stand alone game in general, it could of at least looked nice.

this makes me laugh about what people say about the graphics been acceptable(even though im usually not someone who cares about graphics)
http://www.freewebs.com/shinyraichupokemon/Pokemon_Trainer.bmp
If they can make Pokemon look like this for a None Pokemon game then the SHOULD make them look like that for Pokemon games

You see? This is what I mean. If it can otain THAT quality graphics, why not PBR?
No, it's not THAT bad. If you just HAVE to have a Pokemon game to play on the Wii, then this is really your only option as of yet. It's like I said, the game isn't ALL bad (let's put it this way, it's no Deadly Towers, or -insert worst game ever in your opinion here-). In other words, there are plenty of games that are worse than this one.

But you have to look at it from a gamer's perspective. If you ask me, it just seems like they really shafted that general audience with this one. The thing is, they could've put so much more in it than they did (while still retaining the things that are already present in the game, lord knows they have enough disc space to do so), brought Pokemon more into the mainstream, and they just didn't. It's like they didn't care or something. They just said, 'Alright we've got a bunch of battles and gimmicks. Here's our game.'. It just seems like Nintendo could've put more effort into this one. I mean, they did with Zelda and Mario.


And the post to beat all post:

So you're voting on a game you've never played? This backs up my theory that polls are too heavily depended on.

Wonderful.

Jessie
January 5th, 2008, 03:52 PM
$50 where ever you live?
In Australia it cost $100 !!
What?! Geez. I'm glad I don't live in Australia, I'd go broke off of games!
I got mine for $45.

I just bought the game and I already love it. Right now I'm just using the rental Pokemon until I get a DS for my birthday and I still like playing it. Plus I dominate my brother in 2 player mode. xD

Avolition
January 6th, 2008, 02:25 AM
I got a used one at Gamestop for 44 dollars. But PBR isn't really that special. It's not that great if you don't have Wi-Fi to go with it. >_>

.Vaporeon
January 6th, 2008, 02:33 AM
The Wii itself IS worth it, but PBR isn't when i first got it i couldn't stop playing it for about 3 days, but with each battle the game became more and more tiresome and extremely repetitive and since then i haven't touched it, and don't plan to.
I played on my friends wii and i think its not good
but everyone has a different oppinion

Avolition
January 6th, 2008, 02:35 AM
It was cool for a little while. But now it gets boring. =\ I better still have the receipt from Gamestop.

bbgun_2006
January 11th, 2008, 11:39 PM
You should have just read the other topics here saying how bad it is
1) It uses graphics which aren't much better than the N64 games.
2) Has no mini games
3) Is way too easy to bet
4) It's almost impossible to find an online match where your rival doesn't have hacked pokemon.
5) The pal version doesn't have the event pokemon(only relevant if you live in the UK/Europe).
6) Way too expensive considering it's just an expansion pack for D/P
I could go on but i think those are the main points.

Waker of Chaos
January 11th, 2008, 11:57 PM
Oh I dunno the like 6million odd people living in England, then Scotland, Wales, all of the E.U. Yeah i can't anyone caring about a collective population larger than the U.S.A either.

So you're saying the graphics are good? The PS2, hell the PSP top those graphics. Look at MP3, SSBB and TP, all smash PBR into atoms.

I said they were good. I didn't say they were awesomely incredible or whatever. OF COURSE games like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will smash it into atoms, but that doesn't make it bad on graphics.

Buddy, getting hit in the balls with a hammer is probably a more fun and worthwhile activity than PBR.

First, I'm not your buddy. Second, go ahead and smash your balls with the hammer, then tell me if it was more fun than playing Pokémon Battle Revolution. I bet my entire video game collection that the truth is on my side.

Marksman
January 12th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Pokémon Battle Revolution is a well-balanced game myself. I would give it a 8.5/10 rating in my opinion. Sure the announcer may drone and the graphics (In some people's opinions) may look like Crap, but where else am I going to make a living K.O.ing enemies?

Col~
January 12th, 2008, 05:19 PM
In my opinion, the coloseum battles aren't that great since the Pokemon are really easy if you have a well rounded team. But the good part is the 3-D Wi-fi. It's fun to see your favourite (<-- Yes I am Canadian) Pokemon fighting in 3-D against some foriegn person. I have the game (got it for Christmas) and I enjoy playing it because of my Charizard's 3-D Blast Burn.
(Lol, a little flare goes out then incinerates the foe.) Anyways, I vote that you buy it. You wont regret it.

Avolition
January 13th, 2008, 10:26 AM
This games graphics remind me of Colosseum. Square shadows anyone?

lostprophetsown
January 14th, 2008, 12:33 PM
i would say its worth it if you like the battling part of pokemon colluseum and the part where you earn points to buy things to dress yourself up with and i think its a pretty nifty game with good charecter graphics and pokemon animations such as arcanines bite; he runs up to the opposing pokemon and bites him which is pretty gud

SBaby
January 17th, 2008, 04:35 PM
If you think you'd be willing to spend hours on end battling online (which is really the whole point of the game), then it's worth it. Otherwise, I'd recommend renting it first.

darkrai_of_darkness2
January 21st, 2008, 08:31 AM
WORTH IT
definitly worth its money the graphics and stuf f are good

umbreonrules123
January 21st, 2008, 06:04 PM
I say that its worth it if you like Pokemon like i do it is somewhat challenging (DON'T USE YOUR BEST POKEMON ON NEON COLLOSEUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

GamerFreak
January 26th, 2008, 12:15 PM
Hello.:)

Now that you can acquire two more special Pokémon in Pokémon Battle Revolution it is much more worth it. I won't spoil anything, but they can be transferred to the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions DS games. Then you can collect and keep them, or trade them for other Pokémon.

The game is overall very good itself as well. Great 3D animations, and I am sure as a fellow Pokémon trainer, you'll enjoy the adventure.:)

Kayke™
January 26th, 2008, 09:21 PM
Simply put...

Graphics are passable. Great 4th gen character models, craptastic 1st-2nd gen models.
Audio is somewhat annoying, repetitive, and uninspired.
Online is bland, but insanely fun, and great for trying out new Pokemon you just finished EV training. =P
Lasting appeal is surprisingly good, I frequently feel the need to come back for more online fights...
Single player mode = roflwaffle, if you don't have WiFi, DON'T GET THE GAME.

Worth 50 bucks? NO.
Worth 20-30 bucks? Yes, wait for the price to get lowered. =P

Arrmegedden
January 31st, 2008, 05:54 PM
it is a good game to rent thats what i did.

Le_Avatar
January 31st, 2008, 07:40 PM
It really depends on people... Some like it and some don't...
It's true that it's not graphically amazing, but the job's done...

And yep, an RPG mode would have added a lot of replayability...

But that's not a bad game at all. Wi-Fi battle are nice (even better if you had someone you know in your register) and using your own pokes to battle is great, no matter what.

Could have been better, but I like it however.

wakachamo
February 1st, 2008, 01:37 PM
Definitely not worth it. You'll be disappointed after 10 minutes IMO, and the D/P transferring is so slow it feels more like a task than a proper feature.

peter5566
August 17th, 2009, 08:06 PM
I think it's ok... Can be easily beaten with your own pokemon transfered from D/P..

MiniEggs
August 18th, 2009, 02:59 AM
Bought it a while ago, waiting for the *****es from asda to deliver it. It looks like its piss easy to be killed.

Aegis
August 18th, 2009, 12:24 PM
I think it's ok... Can be easily beaten with your own pokemon transfered from D/P..

Wow... this thread hadn't been posted in since February 2008... how on earth did you even find it? XD But regardless, please just start topics over if they haven't been posted in for over a month, thanks :]

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