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GF Rating
8.4

1944 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Best remake yet

posted by Merlitaru (FORT EDWARD, NY) Mar 18, 2010

Member since Feb 2008

60 out of 63 gamers (95%) found this review helpful

I'll be honest, I'm 26 years old, I still play pokemon. I've been playing since it first came out on red and blue, and I've bought nearly every single pokemon since. This is hands-down the best remake yet. Not only does it give us access to pokemon that have been previously impossible to get without acquiring the gamecube games, but it adds a whole new level to the playing ground.

I love the pokewalker. I take it /everywhere/ with me, to work, at home, it's almost always clipped to my pants. The only downside is that you can only get one level per walk, and your steps reset as the date changes over, so you have to get your hard-earned steps back.

The gameplay is just like every other pokemon, you walk around, catch pokemon, take on the gym. The storyline is much improved, however. And the music? I love the music in this game, in all the other games I can't bear to listen to the music because it grated on my nerves after a while. This one I can't stop listening to it.

It has all the features of Gold/Silver, with some additions here and there. You can collect pokemon from Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire depending on the music that's playing on the radio at the time.

The absolute best part, for me, is that you have a pokemon following you this time around. It adds a whole new level of personalization. I love turning around and talking to my pokemon and getting a message of 'it playfully nudges you in the stomach' or some other message, it gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside :3. And it's not just one pokemon that can follow you, it's every single pokemon that can be caught. Which can lead to some interesting companions.

They also added some new mini games. I'm addicted to the voltorb flip, and the pokethon is very fun to play as well.

All in all this is a game that was worth every single penny I paid :3.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Best Game Ever

posted by AndyNGabbi (KINSEY, AL) Aug 21, 2010

Member since Aug 2010

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

i have played this game and it brings a challenge to Pokemon but what caught me off guard is the ability to have Celebi in it and i also figured out what is the basic for mew its Celebi also i have played this game so long it has over 50000 hours of long and fun game play its just awsome

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Simple, yet amazing.

posted by LordWas (VANCOUVER, WA) Apr 2, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The game starts like every pokemon game does; but with different credentials. What I mean to say is, the pokewalker; although it's difficult sometimes to get the pokemon you want, is phenominal. The pokewalker comes bundled with the game in it's own little compartment, and happens to be able to obtain more rare pokemon. The pokewalker counts steps like a pedometer, only in a circular motion.

Pokemon Heartgold itself is great, but what i would've done is made the trainers in the game more difficult. it was too easy for me. That is the only regret i have from my first play. However, if you are a pokemon fan as much as i am; you will have no trouble in liking the game. That i can guarantee!

For all of you newbies that don't know what pokemon is, or have trouble understanding what pokemon is about; first off, you start out as a trainer to taim these creatures, then you quickly get showed how to catch a pokemon. Using the pokeball can catch these beasts. a pokeball is a type of capsule device that opens up when thrown at a pokemon and, after three wiggles and an insane amount of luck, catches the pokemon. Also, the pokemon gain experience points after you battle the pokemon against other trainers. Eventually, your pokemon can level up. I could go on for days explaining what pokemon is about, but i'd rather keep the review short.

Overall a great game, fantastic job nintendo!

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