Game Revolution writes: "And that's Pokemon Platinum. It's the same game as either Pokemon Diamond or Pearl, but now with a few carnival games, a nice big cooperative adventure area, a battle record option, and cooperative cooking. Beneath those new features lies an adventure that can last at least 40 hours, the ability to battle friends and strangers wirelessly or online, and a Pokedex that spans every other game in the series. That, by the way, is one of the benefits of this game changing as little as it does. As the titles progress, you can keep rolling all your captured Pokemon forward into an ever larger and more impressive Pokemon army. So even though Pokemon Platinum isn't the most breathtaking RPG in recent years, it is part of one of the biggest and deepest phenomena in gaming, and that alone makes it worth grabbing it by the Pokeballs".