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    I just bought this game and got it in the mail yesterday, and I personally am loving it so far! I think the battles are uber fun, and I even hooked up my SS to my Wii! I only have one minor complaint, which is:

    1. I wish the game was more of a type where you can go around the world collecting Pokémon from the wild, talking to people, buying items, and basically just everything that is in the DS versions of Pokémon. Kind of like a Wii version of the DS games, if you know what I mean.

    I have heard that the Wi-Fi has gotten some hate as well, because people have to wait a while until they can battle someone, and sometimes the battle doesn't happen at all. I haven't had a problem with this, granted that I have only done 3 battles this way (and two were with the same person), but I still don't understand why people are hating on this game so much! Oh, and another pet peeve of mine is where when you are battling someone and you are just about to win (or have just started), and they give up! It's like come on! > But other than that, I am pretty much in love with the game. I can tell that the animations *can* be a little wonky sometimes, but the game does have great graphics (come on, you've got to admit it! ) But anyways, can people please tell me why this game gets so much hate? Thanks in advance.
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    1. The Previous games on the Game Cube did this, as they had their own story mode. The complaint about that game was that it used the N64 Models, and battles seems 10 times longer than the same battle on the GBA.

    2. Wifi hate is really down the fact that very few people are actually playing anymore. Since it's anything goes on the Roster side of things, some people will quit if they think they will loose, They like to keep their Win Streak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutter t.KK View Post
    1. The Previous games on the Game Cube did this, as they had their own story mode. The complaint about that game was that it used the N64 Models, and battles seems 10 times longer than the same battle on the GBA.

    2. Wifi hate is really down the fact that very few people are actually playing anymore. Since it's anything goes on the Roster side of things, some people will quit if they think they will loose, They like to keep their Win Streak.
    Hmmm... that is interesting; thanks for the feedback! But it still seems like there is a lot of hate on this game besides that... :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassafrass1999 View Post
    But it still seems like there is a lot of hate on this game besides that... :/
    Because people were content to judge the game on the basis of their own personal, unfounded fantasies.



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    The reason PBR receives so much hate is because people were expecting a third Shadow Pokemon game in the Orre region. I am one of them. I was really disappointed when there was no story.

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    People hate it because it didn't have an adventure-like story unlike Colosseum and XD. Another thing, said before, is that there's no regulations on WiFi battles. Everyone (if not, most people) run ubers in WiFi games, making it... pretty unfair. I personally didn't like this game. I expected it to be a wii-version of XD, and when I figured out that you just copy your pokemon from DPPT/HGSS, it made it seem pretty boring (which it was to me). I finished the game, but I didn't really feel like I actually "beat" the game.
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    Honestly, I find the game kind of boring. There isn't an adventure mode which is a disappointment, and the gameplay itself is kinda slow.

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    I got this game for my birthday (Jun 23) and I have absolutely 0 complaints thus far. I'm not going to hate it for something it's not, like a full-fledged story mode or whatever. If I didn't have my Diamond Pokemon copied over via storage, then I probably wouldn't enjoy it, but I do so I love it. It makes battling my sister way more fun than it is on the handheld consoles (and easier since we don't have to worry about random connections being dropped), and the battles feel quicker. And I like the Colosseum mode too. The point of this game is that it's just battling for fun without any story or catching anything and in that regard it totally succeeds for me. I have been loving it ever since I got it. Haterz Gonna H8
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    imagine someone who didnt own a handheld game or wifi buying this game...yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAintObeezy View Post
    imagine someone who didnt own a handheld game or wifi buying this game...yeah.
    Why would anyone in that situation have done that, though? That's on them, if anything.



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    I don't hate it, it's just a big disappointment compared to Colosseum and XD, where you had a whole story mode that contributes big time to whatever games you had, for it possessing tons of Johto Pokemon, legendaries like Ho-oh/Lugia. Haven't really tried it for Wifi battles, but rather Colosseum battles for cool animations and Pokecoupons

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCVM22 View Post
    Why would anyone in that situation have done that, though? That's on them, if anything.
    I played colosseum and XD without having a Ruby or Sapphire game to trade pokemon and i was completely satisfied with them. This game is too dependent on the handheld games to be any fun without them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zim Del Invasor View Post
    I got this game for my birthday (Jun 23) and I have absolutely 0 complaints thus far. I'm not going to hate it for something it's not, like a full-fledged story mode or whatever. If I didn't have my Diamond Pokemon copied over via storage, then I probably wouldn't enjoy it, but I do so I love it. It makes battling my sister way more fun than it is on the handheld consoles (and easier since we don't have to worry about random connections being dropped), and the battles feel quicker. And I like the Colosseum mode too. The point of this game is that it's just battling for fun without any story or catching anything and in that regard it totally succeeds for me. I have been loving it ever since I got it. Haterz Gonna H8
    Sorry for the really late reply, but I whole heartedly agree with the above! I got this game for my B-day, and have been really liking it ever since... and yeah, haters ARE gonna hate unfortunately, but the lovers will love, right? Am I right?! (ok, I admit that sounded kinda lame, lol...) But anyways, thanks for all the feedback guys, and sorry for the rambling! I tend to do that, lol... XD
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    I didn't actually hate this game, I found it to be quite decent honestly. The main highlight of it for me were all the diverse colosseums, especially Sunset. I've never played Colosseum or XD, but I have played both of the Stadiums, which are basically this game, but for the N64 era and with a bunch of extra features.

    I can understand where the hate comes from, though. To be fair I thought the developers could've done better, but I'm not complaining really. It was acceptable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IAintObeezy View Post
    This game is too dependent on the handheld games to be any fun without them.
    The box itself tells you outright that you'll have your best experience if you have a loaded Generation IV game to go with it. It's ridiculous that someone would buy this game - a game that exists for the sole purpose of allowing you to battle your hard-trained Pokémon as 3D models on your TV screen - without such a game to go with it and then complain I'M NOT HAVING FUN THIS GAME SUCKS! It's like buying a video game system but no games and then making the same complaint.

    That people are complaining that the game "didn't have a story mode" is precisely what's meant by judging the game based on one's own personal, unfounded fantasies. Where is any possible logic in criticizing a game on the basis of something it not only doesn't have, but was never said, shown or suggested to have?



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    Quote Originally Posted by BCVM22 View Post
    Where is any possible logic in criticizing a game on the basis of something it not only doesn't have, but was never said, shown or suggested to have?
    That's actually a really good point. It's called Battle Revolution for a reason.


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    I totally agree with you two! Thanks for the feedback! And you are both making some REALLY good points... the game is what it states it is, and of course it ISN'T going to be something it's not... and I like it the way it is, even if there are some quirks that could be worked out... if you know what I mean.
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    -People complain that Battle Revolution need a Gen. IV game for the best experience, everyone hates it
    -Pokemon Stadium needs a Gen. I game for the full experience, everyone loves it.

    Someone explain how this works.
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    @VolcaronaZero - IKR? People sometimes... it is fine to have opinions, but honestly, that just doesn't make any sense. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcaronaZero View Post
    -People complain that Battle Revolution need a Gen. IV game for the best experience, everyone hates it
    -Pokemon Stadium needs a Gen. I game for the full experience, everyone loves it.

    Someone explain how this works.
    The Pokemon in the Stadium games were actually usable. Unlike the rental passes in PBR. It's a terrible system of using rental Pokemon.

    People don't like the game simply because it wasn't as fun as the rest. Stadium 1/2 had other things to do other than battling. Like the school, Minigames and so on. The GCN titles had the whole exploration and enough Pokemon options to stand on it's own as pretty fun game.

    PBR is the most limited with Pokemon, and there's nothing to do other than battle. The music is meh, and simply feels like a step down from past games. Yeah, it looked nice and Wi-Fi battles were okay...if you didn't battle the same people like 3 times in a row. Considering you pretty much needed a gen 4 game to fully "enjoy" this game, it wasn't even worth the launch price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jb View Post
    PBR is the most limited with Pokemon, and there's nothing to do other than battle.
    Except that's all it was ever intended as. Some of you people could buy a racing game and complain there's nothing to do but race.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jb View Post
    Considering you pretty much needed a gen 4 game to fully "enjoy" this game, it wasn't even worth the launch price.
    And anyone who says you didn't need a Generation I/II game to "fully enjoy" Stadium/Stadium 2 is kidding themselves. Unless you wish to commit the indignity that would be claiming that the minigames and using the rental Pokémon provides in the latter titles would somehow have been worth the price of admission on their own.

    Again - that you need a stocked handheld game to fully enjoy PBR is not a negative nor is it something that was ever hidden or masked, no matter how much people still like to complain this is the case, seven years later.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BCVM22 View Post
    Except that's all it was ever intended as. Some of you people could buy a racing game and complain there's nothing to do but race.
    Just because it wasn't an intention doesn't mean it can't be bad.



    And anyone who says you didn't need a Generation I/II game to "fully enjoy" Stadium/Stadium 2 is kidding themselves. Unless you wish to commit the indignity that would be claiming that the minigames and using the rental Pokémon provides in the latter titles would somehow have been worth the price of admission on their own.
    You can't argue as to what people enjoy. You've seen enough praise of the first two games, even by people without and Gen I/II to validate them fullying enjoying the game. Getting the full experience and fully enjoying the game are two different things.

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    I really don't understand why people dislike this game either. I had loads of fun playing this.

    I can understand why people wanted a story, but the fact it that it was never marketed as a story! They straight up told us that this was going to be a battle simulator of sorts. You can't compare this game to Colosseum because it was never meant to be that in the first place. Your hopes may have gone down because it didn't have a story, but that is irrelevant because you are making it something its not, when it was clearly marketed the correct way. Everyone just kinda twisted it. Its turning into the same thing that happened to Starfox Adventures. If you look at the game, as itself it's not bad and does the job it's supposed to do, battle simulation, and I had fun with it. I liked the online even though people only used ubers. It allowed me to battle my friends when I changed connection to a secured network and couldn't get online anymore. I had a blast using my Pokemon. It wasn't the best things ever, but it was fun.

    The minigames in 1/2 were just that, minigames. They would only hold your attention for so long away from the fact that the rental Pokemon sucked balls. At least this gave another, imo easier form of connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jb View Post
    Just because it wasn't an intention doesn't mean it can't be bad.
    Flawed logic. You're still judging the game unfairly on the basis of material that was never part of the plan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jb View Post
    You can't argue as to what people enjoy. You've seen enough praise of the first two games, even by people without and Gen I/II to validate them fullying enjoying the game. Getting the full experience and fully enjoying the game are two different things.
    I can sure as hell argue how baseless some of the criticisms of PBR are, much less on the tissue-thin basis that it didn't contain some pointless frivolities that people like to think enhanced a previous experience far more than they actually did.



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    I don't really think the game is bad at all, it had great music and fun animations. Battle modes made the game interesting I hope they make one for Gen 6!

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