WorthPlaying writes: "'ll admit that I'm one of the people who think that the Digimon franchise is a simple Pokémon knockoff, but from what I understand, the series actually spawned from Bandai's Tamagotchi craze. It's still difficult to not draw comparisons between this franchise and Nintendo's "Gotta catch 'em all" behemoth. In Digimon, you can corral your little digital monsters or hatch them from a Digi-Egg; they'll evolve over time or through training, and the handlers are called "Tamers" (not trainers!). There are some definite similarities between the two, but I noticed that the Digimon and Pokémon games play out quite differently from one other.
It's been a while since I've played a Digimon title (think the PS1 era), so I wasn't sure what to expect when I sat down to check out the newest DS game, Digimon World Championship. Not a whole lot seems to have changed. In Digimon World Championship, the core gameplay seems to be pretty similar to what I remember, where you house your Digimon in a training facility of sorts, allowing you to raise them, feed, them, clean them, and run them through some exercises, all in preparation for their various battles, which earn you in-game currency and allow you to create a name for yourself. Winning matches also lets you level up, which in turn nets you some of the more valuable Digimon down the road."