Now that I get my brain cells working a bit harder, I can remember there being a Pokemon buzz during the 2000s, and clearly, in 2011, Pokemon seems as addictive to some as does Poker, even though the two games have nothing in common.
Actually, it's not Pokemon, but PokÃ©mon, with Amazon's description of the game being that it is a 'handheld Role-Playing game (RPG) for play on the Nintendo DS / DSi' (and presumably, although unmentioned, the upcoming Nintendo 3DS).
There are two versions, being the Pokemon White Version and the Pokemon Black Version, with that Amazon description continuing, stating that 'players enjoy classic challenging RPG-Adventure PokÃ©mon gameplay as they catch wild PokÃ©mon and utilize them in face-offs against other Trainers to see who is the best.'
There are new features, too, listed as 'access to the Legendary PokÃ©mon, Reshiram; the player's choice of one of three starter PokÃ©mon; an all-new and diverse game region, Unova; improved graphics; multiple new battle modes; the ability to wirelessly trade PokÃ©mon; multiplayer options and more.'
If you're into RPGs and have a Nintendo DS/DSi/3DS, then this game is probably right up your alley, especially now that Nintendo is further extending its reach into the online world.
Indeed, there's going to be a 'PokÃ©mon Global Link web site', launching this spring (or autumn for us here in the Southern Hemisphere) after the new PokÃ©mon video games hit shelves, which Nintendo says 'will give players the ability to sync their game play from their Nintendo DS systems to PCs via the Internet, and access customizable web-only content, befriend additional PokÃ©mon, communicate with fellow PokÃ©mon Trainers, earn and view Worldwide Battle Ratings, and more.'
If you're a Pokemon fan you probably already know all of this stuff and are salivating in anticipation of the game's launch early in March - it almost sounds like a type of 'World of Warcraft Lite' for kids, and it sounds like a lot more fun than poking people on Facebook.
But as I'm not a huge fan of Pokemon, largely through never having played the game, I'll simply direct you to the new Pokemon site, where you can pig out on Pokemon to your heart's content!