Pokemon Diamond was a good game, but always slow and sometimes, even boring. Though it required some work, it was all in all, one of the great Pokemon games and probably the BEST Pokemon game of this year, or of the handhelds. And since we have no clue when the next one's coming out... I'd say it'll be the best for a while!
Well, basic graphics. Stuff that most people do in wimpy coloring and image editing software (such as Paint, etc... ) and yet, some of the best graphics for the DS, since the games so long, yes, one of the best. IF the game were shorter, risking the fun factor, it would look better, but feel much more... Worse. Now you can really say for once, that Nintendo and Game Freak didn't do bad with the graphics, and I salute them for that!
Wow. Now Pokemon Diamond, or any Pokemon Version for that matter has the most annoying music, and the most annoying sound... EVER! Now you COULD just say, that that's how you make a hand held, but it isn't. I play games like... Brothers In Arms DS with great, composed music, nice graphics, and at the risk of "THE FUN FACTOR" a shorter game and a very small plot that is skipped and distorted. So ... Pokemon's sound is a much needed thing BUT... They need to do better on it... Or it'll be the most annoying game in Guinness World Records!
Now Pokemon never HAD a bad gameplay. But then again, some of them didn't have any! Some you just, ran around battling random people cause they were trainers too!! It has come a long way from there.. And it's much more fun to play. So if I give a 10 to anything, it's gameplay! Pokemon games evolved from "Beat this trainer than meet him then beat that guy then win the game to..." "First, get your first Pokemon, train him to lvl 10+, then beat this gym, and teach your Pokemon this and that and THIS." it is much, much more than it used to be. I salute ya Nintendo!
Well. It never gets old, no Pokemon game does, it never gets damaged, no DS game does. It's one of those things that you can say, OOPS I dropped it in the gutter! Eh... I'll get a whale to give it back later today! Well, not literally, but it has that kind of feel, like the game is never old or never damaged, not even the ... "WORST" codes wreak it. So Lastability? 10.
8. All 'n All. It was a great game, and I still play, even tho I have every Pokemon, ever cheat, everything! It was a great game to play and it never gets old seeing Cynthia lose to a lvl 100 Jirachi named Pogo. NEVER! So I say, PLAY. Pokemon Diamond is definitely my most favorite, most... BEST game.... Now, if you'll excuse me, Pogo hasn't had his bath!
Final Score: 78%