I'll admit it: after chugging through several dozen hours of Pokemon Platinum, I felt that my time in the world of Pokemon RPGs was coming to an end. There's only so much "gotta catch 'em all" one can take, and after playing through the addictive series for more than a decade, I felt maybe it might be time to pass the review gauntlet off to another editor.
But then Nintendo and Game Freak did something devious: they sucked me back in again. Curse those guys tickling my gadget fetish with the bundled Pokewalker...
Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver are the two latest games in the Pokemon RPG series and are remakes of Pokemon Gold and Silver that existed on the Game Boy Color. On the surface the two games are virtually identical to each other, but each houses different species of Pokemon to make them unique. Game Freak did more than give the experience a new coat of paint with the 3D engine from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum; they also added things to discover during the massive quest. Most importantly, the new Pokewalker gadget brings a welcome twist to the familiar franchise, making HeartGold and SoulSilver a bit more attractive to those who've already experienced the series several times over the last 14 years.
Just like the previous games in the series, HeartGold and SoulSilver do an excellent job weaning you into the addictive gameplay that the series is known for.Though the game evolves with the systems it's made for, it's the same game we've been playing for years. I wouldn't blame anyone for skipping over this Pokemon update now because they've done it all before. J, it took Nintendo to throw a new gadget into the box for me to get excited for yet another Pokemon game.
HeartGold and SoulSilver build their foundation on a ten year old quest. They look identical to Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum because HeartGold and SoulSilver are using that same tech. You've played, learned, loved. And yet, the franchise slowly dies. After this will probably be last.
ive played and beat all the pokemon games there has been. but i wud have to say tat this game is on the top of the list. prolly right next to pokemon yellow. yellow was my fav game of them all. this game is awesome but its just missing some originality, other than that i would highly recommended it
posted by RKnight80 (RIVER FOREST, IL) Sep 8, 2010
Member since Feb 2008
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
I have never been a very big Pokemon fan, but this game has converted me.... The pokewalker addition for the full retail game is also awesome. The graphics are top notch for a DS game and the gameplay is excellent.