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GF Rating
8.4

2206 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Pokemon Soulsilver-Masterpiece? Or Blunder?

posted by ProfHibiki (QUINLAN, TX) Apr 29, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

10 out of 11 gamers (91%) found this review helpful

I have mixed feelings about Pokemon Soulsilver. They aren't cleverly blended together, but more of a suspension that fights each other while one tries to stay on top.

Aspects that are Positive: The brand new, slimline and glorious region of Johto recreated in the masterful craft in the DS capable drive. I believe that this really revolutionized remakes, and made me love them even more. Now, I'm a die-hard Pokemon fan, and most of the games still stun me even now (with exception of Gen III games) but this one just struck me as amazing. I am really glad that the game creator really took their time with this game and made it a marvel in the DS format. Now, I like the new additions, in the Pokeathlon, Battle Frontier (which was still harvested from Platinum) but it still all made it worth while. I preordered this game in January of this year, so I got it at 9:37 that Sunday morning of March 14th. I loved it, didn't put it down for exactly 14 and a half hours straight. Everything recreated wonderfully. The music in the games is also splendid and enjoyable to listen to over and over and over and over...

Aspects that are Negative: I don't have many negative reactions to this game, except that the Team Rocket storyline falters and ends too suddenly. I didn't like that with the Gen II version, and I don't like it with the Gen IV version. I think it should have been stretched a little farther, similar to how Team Galactic's story was extended to Stark Mountain in Pokemon Platinum. And, my only other negatives are...well, there are none.

Overall, the Johto Region received a masterful display of recreation in a marvelous and stunning view. Almost every part of this game deserves a 13 on a scale of 1-10.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

just plain epic.

posted by weirdo (GOODYEAR, AZ) Apr 21, 2010

Member since May 2007

19 out of 19 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

i mean, johto has always been best, no one can deny that. the pokewalker was beast, the gym leaders were more challenging, like how the pokemon follow you around, the legendaries were beast, i mean, you can capture zapdos, articuno, and moltres! amazing. u can get mewtwo, and also, i got arceus from my action replay from my pokemon pearl, and i sent it over, went to the ruins of alph, and this guy took me to some ruins, saw cynthia, and got dialga!! used him for the rest of the game. best thing after that, refighting your rival at the pokemon league on mondays and wednesdays, and the double battle with your rival against clair and lance? wat is that?!?! it was a frickin awesome idea! rematches against the gym leaders? omg. and re-doing the elite four when they have higher levels was great too. because in past games when your pokemon are lvl 80 and theirs are lvl 50, it gets a little boring. second time, they're lvl 60 to 70. just grand.
mini games were cool too. kinda pointless tho.
10/10 man. amazing

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Silver and Gold REALLY SHINE!!!

posted by JRose0120 (AUSTIN, TX) Apr 18, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Soul Silver and Heart Gold Pokemon are like no other pokemon game. The game has better graphics and sound than original games. This game also has a long story. It sometimes seems the game has no end. This game has a completely different perspective.

The new pokewalker is also amazing. Take a pokemon with you wherever you go! It's just like taking a dog on a walk. Just me, but I give these stunning games 100 out of ten... !!!

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