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NXpress Nintendo Podcast 259: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Review

This week, we review the mixed bag that is Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and share our gaming holiday shopping picks.



Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Podcast

This week on the NXpress Nintendo PodcastCameron DaxonMarc Kaliroff, and Campbell Gill ring in the holiday season with a jam-packed show full of hot takes and shopping tips. Before all that, though, the gang starts things out with a discussion of the recently-released letter from Microsoft offering to purchase Nintendo. Just what does this rejected offer say about Microsoft’s approach to getting games on the original Xbox, and how would history have been different had the Big N accepted?

Moving on to the Main Event, Marc and Campbell share their mixed thoughts about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl–and saying it’s a mixed bag would likely be an understatement! Despite Diamond and Pearl being some of the most beloved Pokémon titles of the past 15 years, these remakes leave plenty to be desired–from big-picture topics like graphics and random encounters all the way down to something as simple as walking Pokémon. Even the most nostalgic fans may find themselves taking issue with this revamp, so it seems that not even the glories of a wild Bidoof could save this project.

The gang ends the show on a high note by sharing their picks for this year’s holiday stocking stuffers–whether you want to give the gift of hours of puzzling bliss or the potential for learning a new skill, the hosts have you covered for picking out the perfect gaming-themed presents ahead of Black Friday.

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LFXIV – NXpress Intro

00:45 – Opening Topic: Microsoft’s Offer for Nintendo
“Vs. Dialga/Palkia” – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
14:50 – Main Event: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Review

“Battle! Team Galactic Commanders” – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
48:35 Closing Topic: Holiday Stocking Stuffers
“Route 209” – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

The NXpress is a weekly podcast hosted at in which we discuss all things Nintendo. We stay clear from in-depth game strategies and keep things light. There’s plenty of nostalgia and feedback that will resonate with vintage game collectors; meanwhile modern games are sprinkled in and each week our show revolves around a central theme.