∞Lets review now what I call... The King of Handhelds, Pokemon! Pokemon has been around since mid 90's and has had a big impact in gaming. With 5 generations, 649 pokemon, many regions to explore, competitive battling, and lots of spinoffs, This sure has made a name for itself!∞
Now on the subject, Pokemon BW2 is a third installment of the 5th Gen (Yellow,Crstal,Emerald,Platinum). Its the 1st to have two seperate versions instead of one like previous Gens. Both with exclusives that you'll either need a friend or buy both to get the full experience. Also to note this game takes a completely different turn then its other counterparts. Unlike the others this isnt just an upgrade with better feats. It has a new story, different gyms and gym leader (about half are changed), and played by a different protagonist.
? Story ¿
The difference with this and the other third installments is simple. Brand New Adventure. This alone gives this game props because instead of upgrading, Its a new game! The story takes place two years after the events of pokemon bw. Same setup as you will have to get 8 badges and defeat the elite four and the champion to beat the game, but the previous team villian has split into two. Now as the new protagonist you have to deal with Team Plasma time by time in order to reveal their plan for..... Its a nice thing they added animation scenes during certain parts, but my favorite is how things change in the past two years! You'll see new areas including where you start off in the game in the bottom left of Unova (which is not seen in BW).
New feats are added like the other games (move tutors,etc) but the main thing are PokeStar studios, Hidden Grottos, Unova link, and my favorite World Tournament. I'll Break it all down.
⇒PokeStar studios ~ Its an event thats completely different like the musicals and contest. Its a place (thats mandatory only once in the game) where you make a scenes for a movie with pokemon. Its not the best feat for pokemon and its not for everyone. It will catch certain people with its charm but wont be nothing note worthy. Non the less to each their own!
⇒Hidden Grottos ~ The more interesting addition, these are scattered places within Unova that contains common items and pokemon. The special thing about these though are the pokemon! Why? Hidden abilities! With a small chance being female, you can finally capture the ones you want (there are a number of unlimited pokemon but only a number of selected ones EX: Vulpix, Eevee, Poliwag). These places regenarate with steps and time.
⇒Unova Link ~ This link works with your pokemon games black or white. With this feat you can do a memory link which will take data and add to your game. It makes people have certain pokemon (this affects what starter you had chosen!) and makes some minor changes which is cool. There is a feat called Key Link, One of them allows to capture certain pokemon, swap white forest and black city in the game, and the best one change difficulty. The problem with this is you need to beat the game then get the easy or challenge key depending on which version you beat. Its a stupid thing to get at the end but at least you can change the difficulty!
⇒World Tournament ~ Best feature and what makes this game great. Youre allowed to verse numerous people. What people? Well only every gym leader and region champions all in one mash up! Great music that you here from every game, different types of battles, Great prizes (tms and many others). Its a party and a blast!
Other feats are still here of course like post story which is huge, Battle subway, and many more!
This game brings back old pokemon, new forms for certain legendary pokemon, and new challenges!
Its really long. Hours among hours of story, post story, and training not including bonus feat. Happy to say you'll be playing a long time with this one.
Not to bad, the gym ones are challenging sometimes, The key link is great if you complete Black 2 first and use it in the beginning of the next game! (very hard). Overall wise medium.
The same as previous game but since its still on the DS wont criticise to much, though they did add a couple of better details which isnt to much to complain about!
Yes im adding this one! Why? because it brings all ost's from previous gens! Thats why! World Tournament is a blast...
Overall best 3rd installment, in fact i rather the next gen do the same but better! Definetly worth the money as pokemon can have new moves via move tutors, hard to catch Dream World pokemon now obtainable... Looking at you Eevee! Tons of extra feats! Very great game, Only thing was a little too similar to the 1st installments (black and white)!
★Story= 8.5/10 (Its pretty interesting, best generation to do so. The added cutscenes bonus this)
★Length=10/10 (how long do you wanna play? Very long over 100 hours easily of stuff to do!)
★Graphics= 7.5/10 (Its a nice thing about the pokemon moving but same sprites! Animation needs a boost, hopefully on the 3DS they make like pokemon Colliseum/XD and move while attacking!!!)
★Difficulty= 8/10 (if only the key was given in the beginning this would be a 9.5 easy)
★Soundtrack=10/10 (who didn't see this one coming!)
★Bonus Content=9.5/10 (almost to perfection! They could of added a battle frontier and have the HG/SS version pokemon following you! Other than that perfect!)
If you like pokemon especially competitive and bonus feats, This is a must have! Best out of all Third Installments Easy!!! Emerald being second