Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

released on Nov 18, 2021

A remake of Pokémon Diamond

Revisit the Sinnoh region and the story of the Pokémon Diamond Version game
Experience the nostalgic story from the Pokémon Diamond Version game in a reimagined adventure, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, now on the Nintendo Switch system! Adventures in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond game will take place in the familiar Sinnoh region. Rich in nature and with mighty Mount Coronet at its heart, Sinnoh is a land of many myths passed down through the ages. You’ll choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be your first partner Pokémon and then set off on your journey to become the Champion of the Pokémon League. Along the way, you’ll be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Dialga.

Adventure together with the Pokémon that appeared in the Pokémon Diamond Version game. Players of the original games can revisit familiar places and relive familiar scenes, while first time players can enjoy plenty of fun encounters and surprises that the Sinnoh region has to offer. The original story and the scale of the Sinnoh region’s towns and routes have been faithfully reproduced. This remake has also been revitalized with some of the player-friendly features of modern Pokémon games and up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes.

Whether you played Pokémon Diamond Version or Pokémon Pearl Version back in the day or you’re encountering these games for the first time, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Not going to give this a "real" review: I'll save that for when I dig into Platinum one of these days.
What I will say is that this isn't outright bad, simply by the virtue that, at its core, this is still Sinnoh Pokemon and Sinnoh Pokemon is good. They also made one very solid change: the new Pokemon in the Underground remedy the original's Dex issue. No longer do you have to pick Chimchar or get saddled with Ponyta if you want a fire type: get yo ass a Houndour. Cool (ignoring the fact that if you really care, you can set up trades).
BUT: secret bases are ruined. Contests are ruined. There's no Battle Frontier. The graphics are ASS. No, I don't hate chibi on principle, this is just really bad chibi. You can argue whether or not it was good to not choose to incorporate newer mechanics such as Mega Evolution or Z-moves, but at least the former's inclusion in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire made the game a different experience than the originals.
The worst thing that can be said about Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl is they don't have any real reason to exist beyond Platinum being a bit expensive on the secondary market now. Sinnoh but worse is still Sinnoh, but what is the point in playing this when there are better alternatives?

Played for pure Nostalgia, nothing more.
I'm a gen 4 idiot, Sinnoh best, better than rest.

El peor videojuego de pokémon, no hay más. La única mejora que tuvo fue el subsuelo, por lo demás es el original en HD, lleno de bugs, y falto de contenido a su salida, ya que en los antiguos la GTS estaba disponible desde el principio, mientras tanto aquí hubo que esperar medio año. ¿Conclusión? Antes me rejugaría la séptima generación que volver a tocar esto.

Ok, I'll try to make some fair criticisms instead of just repeating "I don't like how this looks".
First off-ILCA. ILCA has no experience making a game from scratch. If you try to google their track record you'll see some big names like Yakuza 0, Nier: Automata and even the Domino's app feat. Hatsune Miku. But they didn't MAKE those games, they only helped polishing them and stuff.
Actually, they probably had the opportunity to create Miku's model on Domino's app from scratch. But what they did instead was borrow and slightly edit one of the official models for MikuMikuDance, wich is a FREE program. Literally anyone can borrow this model and edit it (with due permission).
Nintendo looked at this company, looked at the hype for gen 4 remakes, and went "yeah, you can handle it". Despite, again, ILCA having no previous experience doing anything from scratch, and seemingly refusing to do so in the past.
Then we have the game's color palette. Any artist can tell that it sucks. The hues don't change much from one color to the other, so a lot of things blend in together. And the fact that the game doesn't have outlines only makes it worse. That's the reason why Barry's hair looks weird: It fades into his skin and you can't tell where it starts and where it ends unless you squint your eyes.
I know we only have one trailer, but this is already looking like a recipe for disaster. This is not the gen 4 remakes we wanted, much less the ones we deserve after putting up with Pokémon's crap for so many years. Do better, Pokémon Company.
but seriously now,this is not a good remake.at all

gamefreak fr just chose to stop their streak of banger remakes