Rated 5 out of 10
by Wingedkratos Not as fun as I thought it would be.
Overall gameplay is somewhat decent for a Pokemon game. The game starts out with 11 Colosseums to visit, and seems fairly expansive at first, but expansive doesn't always mean great. While you can play this game without having any of the Pokemon DS games, you do need at least one and a DS to be able to make use of some things that can be obtained in here. The customization options that are given so you can make your own "custom" character seems more like a mini dress up game more than anything, and it could have been so much better had you been able to change a lot more things.
The actual gameplay, while visually stunning, seems to be destroyed by major repetitiveness (which literally had me falling asleep sometimes) and the lack of things such as a "real" story mode. One thing this game does do good at (assuming that you don't have EV/IV trained Pokemon from a DS game) is challenge you, especially the later battles, with some cool combos and the like.
Nothing to really complain about here. The graphics are pretty awesome for a Wii game, outdoing many other Wii games graphically-wise. While not as realistic as a good PS3/X-box360 game, they still manage to be rendered beautifully in their own cartoon-ish way. Each of the 11 Colosseums has their own scenery and each usually look really different from the last.
Well, the sound is somewhat enjoyable I'd say. There's a mixture of good and not so good songs in the mix, but most of the Colosseum's music seems to fit with the atmosphere of the stages pretty well. While there is not a single piece of music that I would personally buy an entire soundtrack for, (if there even is a soundtrack to buy) the music at least isn't ear piercing or not well made.
This is all a matter of opinion of course, but I don't feel that this game will personally draw you in for very long after you beat all the colosseums and have collected all the little accessories for custom characters. Wifi mode seems to be the only reason why most people I have talked to have even kept this game, since most people who still have this game own the handheld Pokemon games and are unable to use the DS' WIFI due to the DS only accepting WEP security type connections.
Thus, they transfer their DS team over to Pokemon Battle Revolution, and battle people from there.
Rated 8 out of 10
by RachelJT8 Its not as Bad as most say
Now I've read many reveiws of this game, Most say the game is horrible and you should never buy it, now thats others opinion isn't it? This game is actually pretty fun, I only recomend it to someone who has a Gen 4 game, ie. Heart Gold, Soul Silver, Diamond, Pearl, Plantium. Without one its not as fun because you have to use unevolved pokemon, ( even if one is a psuedo legendary), I will say this game doesn't deserve a perfect score, it does deserve more than ones across the board. The gameplay is smooth, graphics are good, the sound is alright, one of the main reasons people hate on it is the MC, but come on, its not enough to call it horrible. It would be nice if they made a remake for Gen 5, (similar to Pokepark 2) Overall it deserves a Good solid 8.
Rated 2 out of 10 by game freak_777 Waste of money!
I bought this game and I really regret it now. I am a fan of Pokemon, but I would rather play Pokemon stadium than this game. 1. This game has the worst music 2. Not much effort was put into this game 3. You basically go from colluseum to colluseum and after about 10 of them or so, you beat the game. I beat this game on the first day that I got it. (And Im not talking about staying in my room in the dark and playing all nightand playing this game hours on end, I'm talking about a couple of hours) 4. In this game, you get rental passes that choose the Pokemon for you, and you only get about 6 passes, with 6 Pokemon on them so thats all you get 5. There is not a wide veriety of Pokemon that you can see 6. The game does not tell you AT ALL that you need a Nintendo DS AND either the game pearl or diamond to transfer Pokemon to and from Revolution to make your own pass and see other Pokemon. I would have liked this game if it werent for the needing a DS to do all the fun things.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Eranikus Back to the stadium style, for better or worse
I don't know what to say about this game. I'll start by saying, don't pick this up unless your have a 4th gen pokemon game. Your exp. will not be too good. With that said, I will also say that i'm one of the few that loves the gamecube pokemon games. This game, however, isn't like those, but rather, like the N64 games. You only fight, that's it. There's no feeling of acomplishment you get when you finish the game, just more fighting. If you don't use your pokemon, you have two choose from 2 sets of bad pokemon. The graphics are nice, however, very nice! It's quite amazing for a wii game in the same way MH3 and Sonic Colors amazes you. The sound is very nice too. Despite those, however, I would say skip it. Its ok in its own right, but there's no adventure to it. And its does't even do the stadium thing right. In pokemon stadium, at least you had gyms to beat, so there was something to work for. If you are a pokenut like I was, go ahead, but if you want a pokemon ADVENTURE, get the gamecube games, or the GBA games.
Rated 2 out of 10 by TheFriendlyCreeper Why?
This game is TERRIBLE.
Story: There is little to no story in this game. You are a random trainer fighing in a colosseum tourney trying to be the best. That's it.....
Graphics: The graphics are the best thing about this game. The 3d pokemon are better than in Colosseum or in XD.
Gameplay: The gameplay of this game is entirely battles. That's it. There is no walking around. You just fight your way through a few stadiums and the game is over.
Lasting Value: Once you beat the game, you can tediously fight through stadiums again in order to buy additional stuff for your avatar, but that's it.
Final Verdict: This game is a disgrace. With the only real puropse of the game being to transfer your D/P/Pt teams to the big screen, it is a letdown to say the least. This game might not even be so bad if it was only, like, 20$ at release, but this was 60$ at release. Are you serious? Full Price? It gets a final verdict of a 2/10. IT IS GARBAGE!
Rated 9 out of 10 by claus456 Good Game
Contrary to what many people say about this game, this game is actually pretty engaging. While it is true that the storyline of this game sucks, or rather it has no storyline, it's got things that make it pretty worthwhile. You can battle in Colosseums and then get currency after u win, which u then use to purchase stuff for ur character or items that can be sent over to Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, as well as the upcoming HeartGold and SoulSilver. (Which are gonna be awesome). The coloseums get harder each time, so the more u battle the more of a challenge there will be. But if you want a true challenge, u have to fight on Wi-Fi. Many people are online, and most of them can give u a run for their money. So if u want to see ur well trained Pokemon on the big screen and in 3-D, u should buy this. Overall, if you don't have a DS or Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/SouSilver DON'T buy this game. If you do, I'd recommend it/
Rated 7 out of 10 by MARIOFAN25 could have and should have been better
pokemon battle revolyution is an average game for the wii. you start by choosing a battle bass from either sinnoh or johoto and you go to collosieum mode to battle your way through the region known as poketopia. the collosieums for this game are very unique and fun to play on. from waterfalls and crystal caverns to gardens and downtown skylines. but this game isn't as good as it looks. when you get a battle pass your pokemon are level 50 and they will stay at level 50. but one cool thing is that if you own pokemon diamond, pearl, or platnium you can transfer all your pokemon from the pc to pokemon battle revolution. if you have 2 players you can choose free battle. this is where you choose rules, battle pass and location and you duel it out until a winner is determined. this game also supports wi fi to battle people across the world. the online isn't bad but it lags to much and it takes forever to wait for the trainer to choose a move. but still this game is good and you should buy it if you're a pokemon fan. especially if you own those diamond and pearl games.
Rated 0 out of 10 by A Customer SWEET!
Ive got a crazy team on my diamond, but i was dissapointed that i couldn't battle people live (like with MPH), but now with battle revolution i can! (btw owner of legit shiny deoxys and shiny mew and shiny palkia (all lv 100)) Sounds cool, i never expected that the wii would be able to link with ds, giving wii another reason why its the best next-gen system (some of the reasons are: the price built in wifi (360, u need to buy the wifi thing) you can play gcn games for free (you have to pay to play on 360) doesnt melt The wrist-strap is fine, if you own a wii you'll know the people who claim broke theyre tv are full of it The wii is innovative, something DIFFERENT it's the smallest next-gen system, and the only one you can have either right-side up or layed down (360 scrates disc if it's right side up) also, now the ds can surf the net, and you can buy a games n' music game card thingy and ur ds is an mp3 too
Rated 7 out of 10 by warrior2030 Great for pokemon
This game is great. I love how you can customize your person. You can change your catch phrase, attire, and your pokemon,somewhat. You can't walk around, you can't pick who you fight, and you can't pick your pokemon when you do tournaments. You can only do tournaments and when you do you can't pick you pokemon. Their is a list of pokemon you can pick to do the tournaments. So that also means you can't catch any thing. A cool feature is that you can transfer pokemon from your DS games to the game. Thankfully, the pokemon you transfer from your DS goes to your Wii and they also stay on your DS game. You can't use the pokemon you transfer CAN NOT be use in the tournaments so transferring has really no purposs. Over I think this game is recomended to little kids because it is like a simplified pokemon game. That is great for little kids because that do not have to worry about figuring out where to go and buying pokeballs and catching pokemon. If you are you have an older kid then you should get him or her Pokemon Colosseum. For the Game Cube and a Game Cube controller or a Wii Classic Controller.
Rated 7 out of 10 by SolidHeart Casual Pokemon Fun
Firstly, it's not your typical Pokemon game. It's not an adventure game and is instead kind've like the Battle Tower in Emerald, and Platinum, or like the Pokemon Stadium games for the N64 if you've played them. You partake in battles, and fight in stadiums. It can be fun and challenging, but once you beat the game there's little replay value. Also, without a ds and generation 4 Pokemon game (Diamond, Peal, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver) the game won't be as fun. If you DO have a ds and a game, then you can transfer over your Pokemon and play with them on PBR. In the end you can even buy items and Pokemon in PBR and transfer them over to your generation 4 game. It's far from an amazing game but us Pokemon fans like it. To give it an unbiased review though, I believe it deserves a 7. It's good, but they could've done much better by adding other things to do in the game.