Pokemon Black Version 2
Pokémon Black DS / 3DS Game Emulator
Pokemon Black Version 2 Is A Surprising Yet Welcome Success
Calling the Pokemon franchise a runway success is an understatement. Calling it the quintessential titan of the videogame industry and the complete showpiece of the heights that the industry can achieve over 15 years are more realistic statements but these will still miss the mark.
Indeed, Pokemon is an entire generation! Ask any child, teenager and adult about the videogames they have been playing in the last 15 years and the answer will most likely be Pokemon! And it’s not just ordinary playing as the Pokemon games have always been addictive in its gameplay and, thus, these have been consistently enjoyed. Such is its addictive quality that it has become a must-experience gaming experience nowadays.
And the Black and White 2, which was first released in Japan before it was launched in the United States in 2012, the Pokemon franchise shows no signs of slowing down! Great reviews have translated to great sales, too.
In a first-of-its-kind move, Game Freak released a direct sequel to its highly successful Pokemon Black and White version. Emphasis must be made that Black and White revolutionized the franchise as well as proved that it’s still the number one videogame series in the industry despite the likes of Diablo and Call of Duty.
We can safely assume that every avid Pokemon gamer played the Black and White versions – and thoroughly enjoyed playing them, too – but important questions must be asked, too. Was it really necessary to release a sequel to these two already successful original versions? What can be added to the original games that will keep them feeling and looking fresh for avid gamers when the Unova region has been fully explored in the first instalments? In fact, many gamers will agree that Unova has been explored to near-death!
The answer” “Yes” – a resounding “yes”, for that matter, for the two questions. The Black and White versions are among the best reasons for the release of sequels as well as the best example of outstanding sequels. Suffice it to say that sequels should not only build upon the success of their predecessor but, more importantly, improve on the – and that’s exactly what Black 2 and White 2 accomplished.
While the plot isn’t entirely new, it’s still such an enjoyable and fun story as well as builds on the plot of the first ultra-successful original games. In the sequels, Team Plasma has been divided but from its ashes are born new characters like Akuroma, a mysterious Pokemon.
Yet another great thing about the plot is its familiarity. Pokemon fans who have played the original games will better understand and enjoy the plot in the sequel but newcomers to the game will find that the story is easy to follow (i.e., no feeling of missing crucial plot details).
The music and sound effects for the sequel is, indeed, a revelation of sorts! The game designers and developers brought the Pokemon music into its own category in the videogame industry so much so that I daresay that it topped the elite soundtracks of the likes of Final Fantasy. The soundtrack of Pokemon Black 2 has incredible music with most of it completely fresh with many of the pieces actually have lyrics although the words were very simple.
These elements are among the sequel’s finer points since the music and sound effects have always been thorny issues for the Pokemon games. Finally, these issues have been remedied and the Pokemon gamers can take a collective sigh of relief. It’s just a shame, however, that Game Freak tarried too long but with this correction, all is well, so far.
As is the case for all DS games, the graphics are the Holy Grail for the Black 2 and White 2. With the release of these sequels, there are so far no other Nintendo DS games that can top their great graphics – killer 3D scenes, detailed sprites, and painted environments. You will find, as the growing millions of fans worldwide, that the dynamic – dynamite, if other gamers are to be the judge – graphics make the travels through the Pokemon world such an immersive experience. This was also an issue that required proper action but Game Freak failed to do so. With the sequel, fortunately, the issue has been fully resolved.
In terms of gameplay, the Black 2 version is pure gold so much so that there are no current games on a handheld console as addictive, immersive and thrilling as it is. The sequel’s absolute perfection in itself with every progression in the game bringing new elements and, thus, it feels as fun as the first games released in the franchise (i.e., Red, Blue and Green) released more than a decade ago.
Nintendo continues to show the videogame industry what a handheld game should be designed and developed – with time, energy and effort poured into it. The game’s formula has remained completely unchanged with the gamer capturing the colorful pocket monsters and using them in battles. Since this is the sequel, Nintendo also made the battles better than before by adding cool new elements, among other updates.
The Gym Leaders are so much more interesting, too, while the typical scissors, rock and paper elements in every Pokemon game are also present here – and in great working order, for that matter. Nintendo and its Pokemon franchise can be the poster child for the modern adage, “If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it”.
The game franchise always had a shallow yet fun battle system, which Nintendo has updated to become better than in the sequel’s predecessors. The standard host of attacks used against your opponents is still in place, which is the most fun in any game so far created. This warrants a wholehearted recommendation for an immediate purchase.
The most notable aspect of the sequel lies in the raising of the ante, thanks to the updated Triple Battles and Rotational Battles. These battle styles were introduced in the original games, the Black and White versions, which contained five triple and rotational battles. While many gamers felt that these were great additions to the franchise, I honestly believed that these significantly undermined the mechanics of the new game. Fortunately, this issue has been fixed in the sequels since the gamer has the opportunity to participate in Triple Battles and Rotational Battles on a fairly regular basis.
The multiplayer element of the sequel is flawless, as is the case for all Pokemon games. Indeed, the franchise has always offered gamers with a fun, enjoyable and in-depth multiplayer experience that, in turn, adds to its addictive quality. Black and White 1 perfected it while Black and White 2 used virtually the same mechanics but made it so much better – and, indeed, many gamers like myself wondered whether Nintendo could top itself in future versions. In fact, the real replay value of the game lies here and the Black and White 2 version isn’t different in this respect from its predecessors.
The game’s actual style is similar as its predecessors’ style. Black and White 2 is an adventure-themed RPG where the player – you, of course – travels on a journey to battle it out, capture and train pocket monsters in preparation for challenging the Gym Leader in every city and town along his route. You will also fight against an evil group known as Team Plasma, battle it out with the best trainers known as the Elite Four, and become a Pokemon Champion – indeed, a familiar plot.
Throughout your journey in the Pokemon world, you will encounter hundreds of Pokemon that you can capture and add to your growing roster of powerful pocket monsters. You will then choose six Pokemon from your collection, raise them to become an effective team, and gain experience points from becoming a winner in the battles. By gaining these points, you’re also raising your team’s level and increasing your Pokemon’s stats.
Pokemon Black 2 is a concrete proof that a decade-old videogame can still kick other RPG to the curb as well as being a worthy addition to an avid player’s collection.
Ever since the first Pokemon games for Game Boy were released, I’ve been hooked. I’ve won each Pokemon with the exception of Green, which is too difficult to hurt. I was so excited when it was first announced that the developer would release the second version of Black and White. I didn’t even have a clue about what was to come, which turned out to be something greater than the first version.
Pokemon Black V2 Game
Pokemon Black Version 2 Gameplay
Like many other Pokemon games, this version also follows the same trend in gameplay. There are three starters and you have to catch a Pokemon, hone your trainer’s skills, beat the eight Gym Leaders, win over the bad guys, and beat the Elite Four. However, I like the reward system that uses medals. It makes the game more fun and motivating.
This is a perfect 10 out of 10 for me. The story is placed two years after the first version. This is why there are considerable changes in the setting, with different towns and new places included in the game. The game also has a great start, unlike what happened with the first Pokemon Black and White games. You wouldn’t encounter Patrat and Lillipup at the start of the game, that’s an assurance. Instead, the starters include the Pokemon picked out from different generations. I won’t reveal much so you will still have a lot to discover with the game. What the first version of the game failed to have, this game has made up for them. You might also totally enjoy Team Plasma.
Pokemon Black Version 2 Graphics
This is another perfect 10 for me. Improving the graphics of every new game that comes out seems to be the trend for Pokemon games. This version has more details added to its graphics plus it already incorporated texture and 3D effects. It’s also nice to watch new moves and improved characters on your device’s screen. You can also explore the cities and take in the scenery and landscapes.
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The developer gave the game a great sound. Every time you hear the music used in this version, you would likely flashback to the times when you played previous Pokemon games. There are also a lot of emotions that the music evokes such as happiness, sadness, fear, excitement, thrill, and more. This is the kind of music that would be hard to forget even after several game generations have passed. If your health deteriorates, the sound also changes with it. The sound effects are pretty amazing too.
The game’s duration is just right. Since you will be rewarded in a medal system, it keeps you motivated and focused on finishing the game. The storyline is quite long and there are more things to the game than just the main plot. There are features that allow you to train a Pokemon, catch every Pokemon in the game, fight in the Pokemon World Tournament, challenge your enemies in the Battle Subway, finish the Black Tower and White Treehollow, participate in the training by Yancy/Curtis, construct Join Avenue, star in a musical, finish a movie, get medals, go to the ruins, and so much more.
Pokemon Black Version 2 Replayability
This is just a 7 for me because despite the storyline being interesting, it might be too much to play the game again once you have used your old Pokemon in this game, finished other activities, and completed your Pokedex. But once you have transferred your old game to a new game later, this Black version 2 might be worth playing again.
Pokemon Black Version 2 Review Conclusion
I love this game! The developer did a good job with their first ever Pokemon sequel. Even if other people might say that we’re only wasting our money, it’s still worth the pleasure of finishing this game. You might have to pay $40 for it but you will also get 200 hours of gameplay from it.