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IGN: Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver Review

Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver feels like a gap filler to make the wait for a new Pokemon game just a little more bearable. Gold and Silver are considered by many to be the best of the Pokemon RPG best, and it's easy to see why after playing this remake: it's still an addictive and fun adventure, fully compatible with all the versions of Pokemon made for the Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance.

But, yes, it's a remake. Just like FireRed and LeafGreen on GBA, HeartGold and SoulSilver existed already in the Pokemon canon, and obviously the design team didn't work as hard to recreate an existing game as it would have an original experience.

saulx62240d ago

The guy in the review called the gym leaders "Pokemon Masters"!!!

FanOfGaming2240d ago

Yeah I caught that, he obviously doesn't know what hes talking about along with other things he said in that video. Overall terrible review.

dgroundwater2240d ago

Well IGN is a mainstream gamer's site. No more no less. Hardcore pokemon trainers don't need anyone to tell them which ones they need to buy ;)

Danteh2239d ago

Actually I LMAO at you Pokemon experts saying it's a gym leader or whatever...wtf?

On another note, I'd really like to play this game since I have very fond memories of it my childhood... I pwned everyone in my street with my lvl 100 Ho-oh and Zapdos hahah :D

execution172239d ago

to pick up a DSi and soulsilver to complete my next game system collection :D

Idle h4nds2239d ago

I don't think he was referencing just the gym leaders. I think he was talking about all the trainers around.

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TANUKI2240d ago

Wow.. it's crazy how this series is still going! I wonder if it's on par to beat worldwide Mario [series] sales?

Anyone know what's the total count of Pokemon now? lol

Arkose2240d ago (Edited 2240d ago )

There are over 50 Pokemon games, and that's only if you count the paired releases as one game each (otherwise it's over 60). Only a very small number of these fall into the core series, however; most spin-offs have completely different gameplay and only share the overall theme of the franchise.

singhjeet292240d ago

Mario (222 million)
Pokémon (193 million)
Tetris (125 million)
The Sims (125 million)
Need for Speed (100 million)
Final Fantasy (92 million)
Madden NFL (75 million)
Grand Theft Auto (70 million)
FIFA (65 million)
The Legend of Zelda (59 million)

TANUKI2240d ago

Thanks for the info guys.

I haven't been following Pokemon since Yellow came out (yea, I know.. I'm really late) lol.

Chimerhazzard2239d ago

But there is something about pokemon.... that I dunno. It's like a nolstagia thing. I loved pokemon Red / Blue, and then I loved Gold / Silver even more. Then I stopped playing Pokemon. 2 years back in 2007 and suddenly got "the urge" to play Pokemon, so I grabbed Diamond and I simply loved it. Pokemon is simple, but with enough strategy to be fun. It's a game both good for kids and for adults who just want to pass time.

I have very good memories of Gold / Silver, so I might try this out, since it's been a while since I last played a Pokemon game hehe :)

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-Alpha2240d ago

Talk about milked though! They are all essentially the same (the core RPG ones anyway), but I can't deny that I enjoy them all.

Fade_Walker2240d ago

Why no remake of Pokemon Snap!?!

/sarcasm

White-Sharingan2240d ago

Sadly...I wouldn't mind a pokemon snap remake...I loved that game!

Shang-Long2240d ago

P snap was so fun. I'd love a remake.
and a true console 3d pokemon rpg/mmo adventure.

RockmanII72239d ago

Now that I think about it, I'm surprised there isn't a Pokemon Snap 2 using the Wii-mote to aim the camera. Did the first one not sell well.

Anon73492239d ago

It's like Pokemon snap on the PS3 but with animals.

It's a pretty cool game but don't except it to be something like Uncharted.

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TrevorPhillips2240d ago

This reviewer doesn't know what he is talking about

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