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POSTED 12/3/11


POKÉMON BLACK VERSION

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When Pokémon keepers tussle it’s called a Pokémon keeper caper... and when the tussle’s down on paper it’s called a Pokémon keeper paper caper... AND when the tussle’s down on paper and Team Plasma’s dishing miasmas, it’s called a Tweedl- erm, Pokémon keeper Plasma miasma paper caper...

Right, that should help the word count.

Yes, once again we’re faced with something that’s been around forever but has always left us blanker than the most ‘BWAH?’-dribbling example of the species Rabbido Lepus. Other than being hip that the yellow fellow’s ‘Pickachu’ due to a sibling’s dalliance with a fluffy representation thereof, everything we know about Pokémon is based upon a certain South Park episode... you know, ‘Chinpokomon’. Yep, we’re like Kyle in that one – NFI.

So, we got responsible again and called upon an expert. In this case, all eight-and-a-half-years young of Ms Ashley M, certified Pokémon goddess. Given one weekend and impressive commitment in clocking up almost 24 hours of play, we hereby present her verbatim thoughts (accents and all – bless!) on Pokémon Black (and basically Pokémon White, which is much the same save for a different area and some different characters – remember, gotta collect them all!)...

Pokémon Black is awesome. It allows you to battle 3 Pokémons at the same time and there are hundreds and hundreds* of new Pokémons to capture. I can’t wait to catch them all!”

Ah, succinctness. We’ve since learned the basics though, so if you’re as veggie as us with all things Poké, it’s essentially an adventure-cum-RPG, wherein you trundle about picking turn-based fights in which you use assorted creatures with amazing powers to do your bidding. Win lots and you upgrade lots, in your quest to... collect them all!

Our special guest expert’s rating is...


* Actually, apparently there are 153 newbies between Black and White, but who are we to argue with youthful enthusiasm?


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