POKÉMON BLACK VERSION
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?