Summary: Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver return players to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the original Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games nearly a decade ago, now enhanced for the NDS(i) with updated graphics/sound, as well as new touch-screen features and a host of surprises.
Excerpt: If you've stumbled across this review for Nintendo's latest dual entry in the long-running and ever-addictive Pokemon series, Heart Gold/Soul Silver, consider yourself lucky. As a change of pace, I've decided to bring in a special consultant to make this review as complete and well rounded as...
Excerpt: What is it about the Pokémon series that draws players back time and time again? Aside from improved graphics and a few new features, the formula hasn't changed since the original Red and Blue games from 1996.
Excerpt: Despite being well over the age of the target demographic of the Pokémon games, I still unabashedly glean an enjoyment from the games that borders on unhealthy – some around me have already determined my obsession with each game thus. But what do they know? They're not Pokémon masters.
Summary: Nintendo has revived the Game Boy Color classics Pokemon Gold and Silver for the DS with Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver. While the biggest changes are cosmetic, the core gameplay withstands the test of time, and delivers a great Pokemon update for today's contemporary handhelds.
Pros: Tons of collectibles and gadgets, Strong pacing, Online battling and trading
Cons: Only four attack choices per creature, Recycled features from Pokemon Platinum, Silly dialogue
Excerpt: My first Pokémon experience came when I reviewed Pokémon Platinum last year so my experience of the game has increased slightly since then. Even still, I have limited familiarity with the popular classic, so maybe I need to be more convinced than more hard-core fans.
Pros: Pokéwalker is a cool gadget to carry your Pokémon around, Classic graphics, sounds and gameplay remain, Continuous Pokémon battles
Cons: Some may feel they’ve seen it all before, No light on Pokéwalker