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September 7th, 2008, 2:49 AM

I have played the first one, and im yet to play this.
I do look forward to getting it, but there's just question that burning.

Is it worth £39?

I mean, its been out for quite a while now, yet its still full whack. I've tried looking everywhere. Bu tin the UK it just doesn't want to drop in price.

September 7th, 2008, 8:56 AM
So if a pound is worth about 62% of a dollar then.


You say it's worth 39P so
.62 * 39 = < or > 24.18$

Considering gameplay, I say it's pretty much worth it when you compare it to Colluseum. My answer: Hell yes. Get it.

Led Zeppelin Pwn
September 7th, 2008, 9:05 AM
If you have a GBA, Pokemon R/S/E, a Link Cable, GET IT.
Other than that, its a pretty fun game.

September 7th, 2008, 9:50 AM
Need kanto in your pearl or diamond or ruby/sapphire/emerald? This is the game for you. All you need is the link cable which is pretty cheap.. You can get many rare kanto pokemon in here at very high levels, and not just kanto. I Believe you could even get a lv.50 salamence (AWESOME), a lv.43 Tauros (43! And Tauros is pretty rare!), Magmar and Electabuzz (lv.30-45!).

It's worth it if you're trying to collect every single pokemon. Also, it has new features like wild pokemon, and it doesn't have too much of a desert feel like Colosseum. It has an amazing storyline, and fun stuff to do after you beat the main boss. Also, imporved graphics/attacks. I Still think Colosseum had a better storyline/better pokemon (JOHTO POKEMON FTW!!), but XD is an amazingly good sequel. In other words it's worth it for that much. When it first came out it was around $50-$60..

September 7th, 2008, 10:03 AM
I'm not sure, I mean, I live in the UK, and it hasn't actually came out yet...

September 7th, 2008, 10:07 AM
Its sounding more and more tempting.

ha, thanks for the info guys :D

Forci Stikane
September 7th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Honestly, I think XD is by far the superior of the two games. You actually have a better story and better explanation for why you're where you are and why you're doing what you're doing, not to mention more Pokemon, side events, and even breeding abilities. The final area actually comes across the way it should as opposed to the "just there to be there" Realgam Tower pulled in Colosseum.

To put it simply, if you even remotely liked Colosseum, GET XD. If you didn't like Colosseum at all, GET XD.

September 8th, 2008, 5:16 PM
I'm not sure, I mean, I live in the UK, and it hasn't actually came out yet...You must not be looking hard enough because it was released in Europe on November 18, 2005.

September 8th, 2008, 6:33 PM
Pokemon XD enjoys almost every conceivable advantage over Pokemon Colosseum. You'll notice right away that the entire game is graphically more crisp. The story itself is also more cohesive, and I'm sure you'll appreciate it's sense of humor, especially around the area of Dr. Kaminko's lab. There are a lot more shadow pokemon to snag, and you can even find wild pokemon as well, something that you couldn't do in Colosseum.

Most importantly, the feature that gives this game character among all the other Pokemon games, shadow pokemon, has been improved. They get a number of new Shadow type attacks, and there is a new, faster method to purifying them. Your selection of pokemon is better, too.

And best of all, you can get your own Lugia. That's hard to turn down.

Having said all that, I realise that Pokemon XD is far from a perfect game, it still has it's flaws, as all games do. However, it's still worth your time if you enjoyed Pokemon Colosseum, and want something substantively better. You've played Pokemon Colosseum, so I can recommend this with ease.

September 9th, 2008, 11:14 AM
Personally I like Colloseum better, but XD is still a good game. Yes the graphics are better and the game feels slightly more real and the storyline is fluid. However, it has lost some things from Colloseum. You're back to playing a kid where as Wes was 17, one of the major locales (The Under) is completely absent from the game, the violence of the old game is gone (shadow pokes no longer attack people and no one is beating up Vance on Mt. Battle) wild pokemon are there but with such a limited selection and at such low levels they are more for bringing your RSE/FRLG teams in to the game after you beat it more than for capturing. The gameplay maintains Pokemon's high standards, and has double the pokemon from Collosseum. It does properly wrap up the storyline of the previous game (and if you actually talk to the right people in colosseum, they mention Verich indirectly so the game was meant to be the proper conclusion). XD does the storyline justice and the great pokes and graphics make a good buy. If you're looking for the bleak atmosphere of colloseum's Orre, it's pretty much gone.

September 9th, 2008, 1:49 PM
I thought Colesseum was better, the guy was cooler looking, and his snag machine was a beast

+ the 3 legendary dogs :o

September 9th, 2008, 3:32 PM
You must not be looking hard enough because it was released in Europe on November 18, 2005.

:\ I asked a few months back at GAME, they said they have never had that game in...
nor did Gamestation, Blockbuster, Virgin, etc.

September 9th, 2008, 4:03 PM
Please get it. Please. The gameplay is awesome, and I highly doubt that this game will fail you. ;__;

September 9th, 2008, 5:22 PM
:\ I asked a few months back at GAME, they said they have never had that game in...
nor did Gamestation, Blockbuster, Virgin, etc.I just checked play.com (UK) (http://www.play.com/Games/GameCube/4-/667465/Pokemon-XD-Gale-Of-Darkness/Product.html) and they have it in stock.

Skip Shot
September 13th, 2008, 9:43 AM
Let's say this... I got the game abouta week after it came out while looking for colosseum, and I never regretted it. After I finally got a Colosseum, I felt that XD was a lot better.

- Training
-Wild Pokemon!!!!!
- Move Tutor
- Better shadows than colosseum IMO
-purify chamber

- The cool-looks of Wes
- The Under

Although I prefer colossum's miror b music, i feel that xd was a lot better

September 13th, 2008, 11:33 AM
XD is definately better than Colosseum but it's still not going to be the greatest game you've ever played. The story is better but still not great, Miror B.s music always gets stuck in you head, there are way more Pkmn to get between the over 80 shadows, wild Pkmn, and trades you can make. If you liked Colosseum, you'll enjoy this. I still never get tired of beating up the Power Ranger wanabees.

September 13th, 2008, 5:23 PM
I also say get it. XD does have several upgrades over Colosseum - more to do, more Pokemon to get, and so forth. There are some Pokemon also with attacks that can't be gotten by any other means (Tri-Attacking Togepi anyone?). Although with some flaws (we wanted wild Pokemon, and we got it... in the form of Pokespots and with bribes of cake. Just not the same), I quite enjoyed it.

But comparing to Colosseum... well, better in terms of things to do, but in storyline Colosseum wins out. A protagonist who's NOT a ten year old (or younger, judging by Michael...), 'darker' themes, The Under... and Miror B's salsa music IMO wins out over Miror B's XD theme, although both are good and Miror B is better in XD. (Backflips? Moonwalking entrance? Awesome). (And for those who don't know - Miror B is merely one of the most unique and awesome people ever to grace Pokemon. Almost makes Colo or XD worth it by himself XD).

Both did suffer from plotholes as well, but generally the storyline for both games were quite good, albeilt for me Colosseum's was better. But overall XD does win.

September 13th, 2008, 9:10 PM
It is WORTH IT x OVER 9000!!!!!I have played it for a long time,and the Shadow Lugia was awesome,mainly because it was dark and red eyes.So,yes,it is worth it!

September 21st, 2008, 7:56 AM
If you like Colosseum you'll enjoy xd and if you have rse it will be worth it as you can get the legendary birds and lugia.

September 21st, 2008, 8:24 AM
it is definetly worth it ,

Spirit Ruler
September 22nd, 2008, 12:39 PM
Although the game is brilliant I don't think it's worth that much money.

September 22nd, 2008, 1:30 PM
I personally thought the game was really bad.

September 22nd, 2008, 2:58 PM
I personally thought the game was really bad.
Well, opinions differ on things - no problem with you not liking it - but just wondering - why did you not like it? Just curious, I suppose.

Guitar God in Training
September 30th, 2008, 5:16 AM
Try Gamestation's website. I got it for £22 preowned and in near mint condition. Only problem is that I had to erase my colosseum data to save it.

Also, XD is basically Colosseum with an altered plot, more towns and more pokemon. Definitely worth around £20 to £30.

September 30th, 2008, 2:43 PM
I had my eye on it for a while but wasn't sure about the $40 price tag; then, at a Christmas sale at EB games, I snagged it for 15 bucks. I've never regretted it. It's alot of fun, still kept the Pokemon battle elements but was a fun change from the usual RPG. I would say get it!

September 30th, 2008, 6:58 PM
it is very nice i love it!!!!!! for the people that have got far heres how to purify shadow lugia! just set all 9 tempos to max!!!!! anyway i do not want to purify shadow lugia he she it is cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 30th, 2008, 7:09 PM
You can't migrate it if it's now purified, though. :P

October 1st, 2008, 9:26 AM
It is WORTH IT x OVER 9000!!!!!


Epic win, i think you guys have convinced me.

ima go buy it soon then, once my freakin EMA would go through.

October 1st, 2008, 3:22 PM
Get it. It's one of the only ways to get a Lugia (legitly, that is). Also, all the Pokemon you Snag in XD know weird moves that you can't get any other way.

October 1st, 2008, 3:35 PM
Dang... Where I'm from its only $20. lol

October 3rd, 2008, 2:25 PM
It's totally worth it. :-D I have it, and Gale of Darkness is a lot of fun.

However, I don't own/play Colloseum, so... :-/ it's up to you.

October 8th, 2008, 5:11 PM
I've been looking for this game everywhere. It's not sold here in Australia anymore since it's 'so old'

I bought Pokémon Colosseum yesterday. It's a damn good game. But I'd prefer XD.

October 9th, 2008, 6:00 PM
I also prefer XD to coliseum. Same region though. :P

Fluffy Clouds
October 9th, 2008, 7:30 PM
You should get it. It's pretty fun, actually. I've had it for 2 years now.

Although the trainer names are just ugh.

October 9th, 2008, 9:45 PM
Although the trainer names are just ugh.
Heh, yes, the trainers names are truly something beyond odd. Just look at good old Miror B, for instance. >_>