Pokemon Diamond is the fourth major installment in the Pokemon franchise, and boy is it a doozy. Boasting around 100 new Pokemon and amazing new features, it may very well be the best game in the entire series.
Players of past games know what to expect here. Pokemon trainer goes around capturing Pokemon, travelling from gym to gym, battling trainers in hopes to become the greatest in the land. The story is no different than any other. The gameplay is the same as always, though you can use the touch screen to input commands.
What really makes Pokemon Diamond shine above the other games in the franchise is the addition of onilne play. Needless to say, it's massive. Players the world over can trade their Pokemon with one another, as well as do battle with anyone they please. With online capabilities, it's really hard to picture the game ever running out of replayability. With nearly 500 Pokemon to collect, challenges to overcome, teams to put together, trading to do, and more, Pokemon Diamond will likely shine brightly for years to come. Shine on, you diamond.