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View Poll Results: Which game was better?
I have played both, and I pick Colosseum 27 39.71%
I have played both, and I pick XD: Gale of Darkness 27 39.71%
I have only played one, and I pick Colosseum 6 8.82%
I have only played one, and I pick XD: Gale of Darkness 5 7.35%
Neither 3 4.41%
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Old October 19th, 2013 (04:57 PM).
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Haha yeah, that's true. I kind of like XD better, though. The wild spots, though annoying, was at least an improvement. I mean, stealing Pokémon from trainers is cool and somewhat justified because they're shadow Pokémon, but I don't want to say that I became a great trainer by stealing others' Pokémon. Aaand Cipher and Lugia were pretty cool, too.
Yes, a lack of wild Pokemon was annoying, although it did make sense for the plot and region. Bribing Pokemon with cake and then listening to wild western themed music when battling them was... a bit different to the game freak games though, haha.
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Old October 19th, 2013 (09:08 PM).
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As much as I can remember, I liked Colosseum better than XD. Basically just cause of the Storyline ..and also Umbreon being one of the starters.. *-* <3
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I've played both of the games and i prefer Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness because there was more to do and there wasn't someone following you and I felt that to be really annoying.


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Old October 25th, 2013 (10:10 AM).
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I personally feel that XD is the better game, but the experience is slightly soured if you've already played Colosseum because they share quite a few areas.
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Old October 26th, 2013 (08:09 PM).
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I liked both but Xd was better because i was glad of having someone not following and getting in the way. Also like how we could get the 3 legendary birds this time and Lugia.
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I'm going to call it a tie. This is mostly because, with XD being a direct sequel and occurring in the same region, etc. I like to think of them as two segments of the same game.
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Old November 10th, 2013 (06:34 AM).
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I accidentally voted for Colosseum when I meant XD. I played both, and I only became extensively interested in XD Gale of Darkness. Colosseum just kind of bored me, I only played it until shortly after I got Suicune.
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Old November 10th, 2013 (10:18 AM).
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Old November 10th, 2013 (06:40 PM).
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I pick Colosseum. For some reason, I just really fell in love with the characters, and I love how dark and mature it is for a Pokemon game. Much more so than XD, in my opinion. I got rid of it when I was much younger because I didn't know what to do to move on, but I'm glad I decided to buy and play it again one day, as it is one of my favorite Pokemon games now.
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Old November 15th, 2013 (01:31 PM).
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Colo gets my vote and yes, I have played both and love both. Wes is BY FAR the best protag out of these two, and IMO the best protag in all of Pokemon hands down. In XD you're just a kid, while in Colo you have this mature, slender figure. And let's not forget- TWO starters! Having both Umbreon and Espeon (one of my favorites by the way) is useful because this game is one of the hardest vanilla games.

The plot is fantastic, you're not mindlessly obtaining badges anymore just because you want to be the champ. Instead, you're thwarting evil bosses and saving the world. I'm sure everyone has tried at least once to snag an opponent's Pokemon before and now that you can is very interesting.

Colo also has a better selection of Shadows. I mean the list goes on for cool Shadows: Houndour, Teddiursa, Bayleef, Croconaw, Quilava, Entei, Raikou, Suicune, Metagross, Tyranitar and a bonus Ho-Oh at the end.

XD has a similar story, but it just doesn't beat Colosseum in my opinion.
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Colo also has a better selection of Shadows. I mean the list goes on for cool Shadows: Houndour, Teddiursa, Bayleef, Croconaw, Quilava, Entei, Raikou, Suicune, Metagross, Tyranitar and a bonus Ho-Oh at the end.
Granted, your choice of Johto starters is pretty good, but I'm not sure that it quite outweighs the near double amount of Pokemon available in XD. (Also Teddiursa and Houndour were in XD early on, not in Colosseum). But I'll agree with you on the other points, haha. Yay for a different, more interesting (and cooler) protagonist!
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Old November 16th, 2013 (11:57 AM).
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Colosseum has the much better atmosphere and settings plus better pacing but damn if I don't love the variety XD has. :(

Going with XD based on the replay value and content. Both are very great tho, and a good breath of fresh air from the usual formula.
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IMO XD is better, but if you played Colosseum first it somewhat ruins it.
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I pick Colosseum. For some reason, I just really fell in love with the characters, and I love how dark and mature it is for a Pokemon game. Much more so than XD, in my opinion. I got rid of it when I was much younger because I didn't know what to do to move on, but I'm glad I decided to buy and play it again one day, as it is one of my favorite Pokemon games now.
This. The first couple days I played it, it didn't even feel like I was playing Pokemon until I had a battle. Same with XD, but I still prefer Colosseum over it.
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Old November 18th, 2013 (08:59 AM).
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Honestly I loved both... :\ But I'll go with Colosseum even if just for the cooler protag and the fact I remember more of it.

And Umbreon.
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Old November 18th, 2013 (03:00 PM).
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I prefer XD over Colosseum. As others have already mentioned, I really enjoyed all the variety XD has compared to Colosseum (the Shadow Pokemon, areas, etc.) and overall I feel that the game is more fun than Colosseum. Also, as strange as it may sound, as a kid I enjoyed Michael as the protagonist more than Wes, and never really understood all the flak that Michael got from fans. I guess it was because I was able to relate to Michael a lot more than Wes. I thought a kid being able to take down all of Cipher was awesome! Of course, now I agree that Wes is epic.

Plus, XD's version of Miror B...how could you not like the game?! Unless you prefer Colosseum's Miror B hahah.
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Old December 17th, 2013 (07:47 PM).
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I loved Pokemon XD Gale Of Darkness very much, since is very intressing game to play, plus you Get to capture Lugia my favorite pokemon, I think Pokemon XD is more intressing than Pokemon Colosseum,
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Old January 1st, 2014 (05:57 PM). Edited January 1st, 2014 by orangeralts21.
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I have played both, until I was blue in the face, and can not honestly chose which one is better. They are very different from each other, mechanics and plot, and are for people looking for different things. Right now, I would have to say XD, but maybe that will change.

Edit: But I love Miror B's theme equally. Colosseum's was funny and XD's was amazing.
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