Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl review roundup is here

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond review roundup Shining Pearl

The reactions for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were all over the place back in February, with most of the criticisms being directed towards the art style. Some fans were hoping to see a remake in the style of 2019’s Pokémon Sword and Shield, which caused one fan in particular to create a fan-made trailer using this concept. However, no matter if you love it or hate it, the reviews are in for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and they are seemingly mixed, with some outlets loving the remakes, while others expected more. Here is the list of scores from highest to lowest:

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl review roundup

Most reviews highlight the lack of content from 2009’s Pokémon Platinum, the “third” version of the Generation 4 games, as it vastly improved Diamond and Pearl‘s Pokédex — most notably the addition of more fire types. However, if you’re a fan of the Sinnoh region and are simply looking for a reason to return, then these remakes will surely live up to your expectations. Our review will be available in the near future.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launch on November 19, 2021 for Nintendo Switch. Are you excited for them, and if so, which version will you be grabbing?

Jaimie Ditchfield
Freelance Writer. Work seen on GGRecon, Zelda Universe, and BackToTheGaming. Studied Games Journalism and PR for three years, and is relentless at spreading his love for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.