In all the talk of graphical downgrades no one seems much preoccupied with 'why?'. Why build something and then proceed to tear it down, piece by piece, in the hope that ever more diminished expectations about the final product won't be severe enough to...
What the hell?!?! I bought this game because when it came out I too was a idiodic little drone of the yellow rat. And sure I played it a lot untill the little micropone died and by died I mean the plastic broke when I threw it into a wall. And the 90$ price tag [as much as an N64, 1 buck now] really screwed it. Well read on.
Gameplay: Poor, having to use that crappy mic would make you mad quick. If it worked better it would of been bearable but Pikachus lack of hearing messid it up bad.
Controls: Poor, the fact that it is so hard to move some places as well as the mic really screwed it bad.
Graphics: Good, not incredible but it is nice to see the little critters in 3D. But Pikachu is the only good looking one in the animation.
Replayability: Hell no, if you like talking to pikachu buy it and seeing it get mad is enough joy.
Overall: A game that had a chance and a hefty price tag taken down by poor controls and a bad microphone.
Rent or Buy: well it is a nuck now so go ahead you might get a laugh.