gamers (12%) found this review helpful
For one I am a pokemon fan.
For two...Im Bored.
I love to sit around for hours and train my pokemon until they are strong enough to wipe the floor with anyone I go against but I just wish they would do something different or change it around. Samething over and over, If you come out with multiple games atleast change it. I like the games they come with but the samething over and over and over just kinda ruins the series for me. I would love some suprises or changes to make the entire game different and bring pokemon back into the spot light as a great game. Nowadays I believe its looked at as just another game. You get a starter, roam around and get more and train, beat up some trainers and the end. Kind of repetitive dont you think? You should probably come up with something different if your going to put forth the effort and money to come out with more games. Doesnt make much sense to just send out another of the same you have been giving out for....well i dont know how many years now but obviously thats my point.
If you like pokemon then this is a good game to get but dont be thinking there is something new in it or something thats ganna put this game on top of the others.
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
The story is fairly similar to what you may have seen in gold or silver, just with a few tweaks. You will be having a pokemon follow you throughout the game, much like pokemon yellow. You can't turn this off, though. But this goes for every pokemon in the game, which is all of them to this point. You want Dialga? Sure. However, some pokemon won't appear in some areas(you can't really have a 17-foot Lugia in your upstairs bedroom, can you?).
The Safari zone returns, which connects to Cianwood, with its own new route. You can now change the areas of the Safari zone, and customize it to make new pokemon appear.
The underground, which was introduced in D/P, will not make a comeback, as well as contests, which includes poffin making. However, it is replaced with a new pokeathlon, featuring 10 new minigames. Each pokemon has their own strengths and weaknesses in the minigames(sound familiar?). For example, a Pidgey would have a better stat in jumping than in power. You can also play god a little and change stats using aprijuice, made from apricorns.
Apricorns are items found in trees in Jhoto. They can be ground up into juice, or made into exclusive pokeballs. All the trees now contain apricorns.
"But wait! if all trees contain apricorns now, where do I get berries? Are they just not in this game?" Not at all. Now, you carry portable berry pots, where you plant berries and water them. However, you might just end up forgeting about them.
You can go to Kanto once more, but it' the same as it was before.
The battle frontier is also here, but its the same as platinum, so don't get your hopes up.
in all, Soul Silver is a good instalment to the series, but not very many new surprises.