After all these years, and growing up with Windows 3.1, I have seen an entire evolution of computers and software. Touch screens and large resolutions were a pipe dream just 15 years ago. Now it's the norm. Going from a Packard Bell (yes, before HP) that couldn't run 3D Ultra Mini...
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.