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SkyPioneer
November 9th, 2008, 02:22 AM
Hey all,
I'm a hardcore Pokemon fan. I have most the games, I battle on Shoddy, I come with strategies and the like and I own Diamond.
Very soon, I will be getting a new game and PBR looks like a good choice. However, generally negative reveiws from critics has put me off.

So tell me, as a hardcore Pokemon fan, is PBR worth it? Is it something you can come back to, or is it something you won't bother about after you beat Stargazer?

Leave good answers, not just "yeh pkmn z gud geddit den get on wifi noa"

Pkmn_knight
November 9th, 2008, 03:02 AM
yeh pkmn z gud geddit den get on wifi noa





Well I think if you like pokemon, and like pokemon battles in 3d you should get it.
But remember don't always hold other's opinions higher then your own. If you want it, get it.

SkyPioneer
November 9th, 2008, 03:25 AM
I don't.
I have played the game, but am not sure if it is good after the initial 20+ hours of gameplay.
Therefore, the poll.

Anxiety.
November 9th, 2008, 05:09 AM
It's good, but once you complete it, it's only good with WiFi
And obviously, don't get it if you don't have Diamond or Pearl, because,if you wanna play it properly, you need to trade over your Pokemon.

I say get it, it's still fun without WiFi, but it's a hell of a lot better with.

Also, as Pkmn_kinght said, you'll enjoy it if you like battling in 3d. As there is no storyline, it is just battling. So if your favorite parts of the game are the storyline parts, then this game wont seem as good. But if you like battling, then this is the game for you.

FairyGarland
November 11th, 2008, 11:00 AM
Never played it but it looks like the game could use some more features in it. Gameplay seems rather limited.

Dukey
November 11th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Well, it really depends on what your looking for in it,
If you just want to play around and have some battles every now and then, its a good buy.
But if you want an all out pokemon bonanza then don't expect much from it...

I'll say Yes, as I enjoy playing the game.

Nuke
November 11th, 2008, 11:49 AM
Its good, and there isnt much else to get on wii at the moment.

Its very limited and the 'Story' mode will be over before you know it. (Except Rental *sigh*)

Wi-fi is okay but random battles just give you alot of kid with Uberz.

There is a couple of decent pokemon for you to grab too and it has some good customization.

I'd say get it.

SkyPioneer
November 11th, 2008, 01:00 PM
Heh, I played Wifi at my friends house and we versed some 11 year old using Groudon as a Sunny Beaming sweeper :D
I know what you mean

Chrono
November 11th, 2008, 01:23 PM
It's a ok game, I had some fun with it.

Le_Avatar
November 11th, 2008, 03:13 PM
I personnaly like it a lot. Battling in 3D is nice and doing it online with people is even nicer.

That's it :)

DDD'SSCEPTILE
November 11th, 2008, 04:56 PM
Although a lot more could be added to it, I voted "Yes", for a few reasons.

1. Playing online in 3D is a nice change of pace from DS and such. Sucks you get to see your opponent's team and they get to see yours though....

2. Practice. There's a lot of different modes, it reminds me of the Battle Frontier. (And moreso, the Battle Frontier in Platinum.) It's a tad more refreshing than the Battle Tower, and you get to play in very cool environments.

3. Points. As you battle you get these "Coupons" you can spend on stuff, like TMs and rare berries, just like in Colosseum, which can be helpful. Especially if you need another TM you've used up in your handheld game.

4. Trainer avatars. This is a neat feature, I just wish you could customize it even more...

But then that's it. No big selection of rental Pokemon, minigames, Gym Leader Tower, etc. that made Stadium so great.


Me want Stadium Wii!!!!!!!!!!

bubblewrap
November 12th, 2008, 09:50 PM
If you like games like XD and Colloseum, I don't think its the choice for you. If you like battling, JUST battling, get it. If you really like storyline stuff, don't get it.
I don't really like PBR. I sold it. I say PBR is worth the rent.
Wi-fi is okay, but, as Skii said, you mostly get a lot of kids with ubers.
But hey, thats my opinion.
@ DDD: We all want Stadium for Wii. xD

*Firestar*
November 15th, 2008, 05:04 PM
It's good if you like hardcore battling. Get it I say.

Stormer07
November 21st, 2008, 08:58 AM
I enjoyed it, so yeah, I would say so :)

Zennyo Ryūō
November 22nd, 2008, 08:28 AM
If you don't have Diamond and Pearl, it's not for you. If you have Diamond or Pearl, it's also not for you. There's not much point to it. There are no real added features other than online play and "story" mode.

Spinor
November 26th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Ohhi, I have never played the game, but I'm hardcore too! (not really, I just know alot about consoles)

..... No.

PBR is pretty much worth it if you're up for graphics. However, buy it early because I smell another House console game next year. It's been some time since its release no? The features really do make it worth-while. So I say buy it before it's too late.

Euphoric Magikarp
November 26th, 2008, 01:01 PM
I personally hated it, biggest waste of money for me.

suszika
November 26th, 2008, 02:06 PM
it gets a bit boring after a while once youve done a few battles it feels like its the same because theres no storyline to it like pokemon collessum its just battles

Mōnštȝr¿
November 26th, 2008, 02:19 PM
Yeah It's worth it if you have a ds and a game it makes it a lot funner along with wifi

4th Gen Matt
November 26th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Although I do not own the game, I have played it at my friends house. It becomes incredibly boring after the first half an hour of gameplay. Imo, it is not worth it. You can do pretty much the same thing on DS Wifi.

Chaostorm
November 27th, 2008, 05:19 AM
I Recommend u to Buy it! if u already completed ur diamond. what u will do next? Treat this game as an another Adventure of Pokemon Diamond

i have the game but my Parents took my Wii as a Punishment and i cant play PBR anymore...

but leave that. u just buy the game and play it. its really fun seeing ur Pokemon that are from your Diamond in 3D better than seeing them on ur DS.and its fun to play in lots of modes in the game. not only that.

after u Complete the game. they will give u a Pikachu that learns Volt Tackle and Surf and transfer it to ur Diamond . also u can get Electivire and Magmortar( check on Serebii for more Information about it)

and Thats it.

Master_Z
November 27th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Yes, but only if you plan to battle competitively online with others. The offline campaign itself is horrible. I beat it within like half an hour. :(

NoBel_ToKYo ™
November 27th, 2008, 02:10 PM
PBR is almost essential if you have both wi fi and D/P. it's just-less-than-okay if you just have D/P, cause of the survival matches and PKTOPIA events you get..have neither, just stay away from this game.

however with all the said peripherals, this game OWNS. ^_^

Skaterzpenguin
November 27th, 2008, 02:33 PM
I say yes, buy it because its a fun game, good wi-fi battles, and good prizes in the game. ;]

Mr. Epic
November 27th, 2008, 04:50 PM
This thread was made on the 9th of November I think he has his answer now!
Although, for those who own a Wii and are pokefans like him it is a good game to fight on 3D against others on Wifi aswell but it has no story to it so if you have other consuls and more of a gamer it only just gives you 3D batteling of your portable pokemon so not really worth it.

Lalapizzame
December 1st, 2008, 05:34 PM
Well, this decision most certainly depends on what you want. On one hand, it can give out good rewards and fighting other players is always lovely. Although there are bad things, for it has no story, you just battle on and on.

tl;dr: If you want prizes and the opportunity to fight real players, go ahead and buy it. If you want a game with an actual story and don't care about the prizes if it's not fun, consider buying something else.

Archer
December 2nd, 2008, 01:32 AM
I swear, there's one of these every month. Look, if you've got the cash and you are a completionist, then go for it. It's essentially Random Wifi battles in 3D. Considering the amount of people that have moved to Shoddy and stuck exclusively to DS Wifi, you'll be lucky to find any interesting matches on there.

If you want the items and TMs for competitive play, it's an (unecnomical) option.

FinalFlare
December 2nd, 2008, 12:29 PM
From what I've seen Pokemon Battle Revolution is... lacking. There's nothing to really do besides battle... And the online play doesn't have any options for rules and such, it's barebones.

SkyPioneer
December 4th, 2008, 09:21 PM
I swear, there's one of these every month.
Mind at least posting some links to prove your point?

Ash987
December 16th, 2008, 03:11 PM
It's good for the 3 Bonus Pokemon. And to get the rare berries (53-59), TM's, battle items, the new evolution stones and to test your battle team against Stargazer sets 7 and 8.

carter756978
December 17th, 2008, 01:20 PM
i really like it and u get a PIKACHU WITH SURF:P

Tanooki
December 17th, 2008, 05:27 PM
The reviews on the game were pretty weak. In fact, I was a little surprised at how bad most of them were.

I don't own a Wii (yet), but I've played the game at my friends house a couple of times, and it's... ok. Really though, it's basically Pokemon Stadium with Wifi (that's how I look at it, anyways), but without the mini-games and a bunch of other stuff Stadium had. The lack of a true RPG mode (that "story" mode just doesn't cut it) like Colosseum or XD had was disappointing, since that's what I was expecting the game to be. The online play is ok, but it get's a tad boring after a while.

I'll probably buy the game when I do eventually get a Wii, since I'm collector and such. Whether you want it depends on your own preferences. If you just like to collect games, or you like battling, then it's a good game. But if you were expecting the next Colosseum or XD, you'll be disappointed.

The snorlax master
December 23rd, 2008, 08:28 AM
It would be a good game for fans of pokemon battling, but pokemon battle revolution is not a rpg game.

Konekodemon
December 31st, 2008, 03:56 AM
It's ok, if you don't mind games that are too hard, to beat

blsbls!
December 31st, 2008, 05:03 AM
i don't like PBR i prefer ranch for the event pokemon xD

wolf
December 31st, 2008, 11:19 AM
It is a better way to test out teams than Battle Tower. Although it doesn't have a story, but I liked it and is a good pass time, but not the best game, but good. If you want a RPG game, then don't get it, but if you like games like Pokemon Stadium and the second one, then you will like this. Also, you can get special items like Dusk Stone and Dawn Stone that you don't normally get in D/P/P. You can also get a good amount of TMs there too, and a few Mystery Gifts. Overall, this game isn't the best, but for battlers, it is a good buy!

Silhouette
December 31st, 2008, 06:51 PM
It is a better way to test out teams than Battle Tower. Although it doesn't have a story, but I liked it and is a good pass time, but not the best game, but good. If you want a RPG game, then don't get it, but if you like games like Pokemon Stadium and the second one, then you will like this. Also, you can get special items like Dusk Stone and Dawn Stone that you don't normally get in D/P/P. You can also get a good amount of TMs there too, and a few Mystery Gifts. Overall, this game isn't the best, but for battlers, it is a good buy!

^Couldn't have said it better myself.

I swear, there's one of these every month.

I thought I was just having deja vu.. :laugh:

SkyPioneer
January 3rd, 2009, 10:23 AM
OP here.
I've decided to get PBR after borrowing it from a friend.
My experiences? For someone who likes to battle in the BT and on Shoddy alot, this is a godsend if you can find decent people to battle online (hint: not in PC).
So I'd say get it. I had fun with it, and I enjoyed concocting clever double battle strategies for the Stargazer Colloseum's fifth set.

reddogs52
January 10th, 2009, 01:42 AM
Have fun against all them darkrais getting spammed at you and somehow arceus gets in :k they should really seperate legendarys and normal otherwise the game is garbage.

randomspot555
January 10th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Have fun against all them darkrais getting spammed at you and somehow arceus gets in :k they should really seperate legendarys and normal otherwise the game is garbage.

Legendary doesn't automatically mean "more powerful."

On a related note, they did ban legendaries from Wi-Fi battles for a while. But it was a glitch in the system and quickly fixed.

Empoleon44
January 10th, 2009, 09:11 PM
In my opinion, Pokemon Battle Revolution is only worth the money if you have Pokemon Diamond / Pearl, as after you beat the game, if you want to use WiFi, the Rental Passes are useless.

Cascade'A Stupidity
January 11th, 2009, 12:04 AM
Well, when compared to the other two Big screen Pokemon games, it's terrible. Whereas, PC and PXDGoD were BRILLIANT, possibly the best games out around at their times, when I bought this, I played through it for a bit, and now it's gathering dust in my game cupboard. That's my opinion though.

But yeah, if you just want a 3D battle screen with absolutely no story or reasoning to it, or anything other than just battling, go ahead and buy it, you'll love it.

XaRhS
January 11th, 2009, 05:33 AM
No,it's definitely not worth it.Pokemon Colosseum is better.And why is that?PBR's battle mode sucks,really.If you want to buy it,just buy it copied.

Kaori
January 11th, 2009, 10:16 AM
I don't have the game but a LOT of people say it is good...and if u go on www.youtube.com (http://www.youtube.com) u can type in some video's of PBR....the game is AWESOME!

LUIGISGHOST
January 11th, 2009, 04:10 PM
It is fun for a while. If you can find it used or cheap I would get it.

storm393
January 11th, 2009, 04:12 PM
it is when you have a ds but if you do not it is not worth it one bit, or atleast it is'nt in my opinion....

salmence33
January 20th, 2009, 05:23 PM
its worth it becouse of the wifi

Calum.
February 1st, 2009, 08:06 PM
because you can always verse yourself on PBR and test out new strategies