gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Besides better graphics, and a few more options (that generally exist just to move the story along), this is more or less a normal addition to the pokemon franchise.
There really isn't much new, but they don't do anything to screw up the winning formula either. If you love pokemon, you'll love this. If you're looking to get back into pokemon, it's as good a place to start as any.
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.