Submitted by BIoodmask 1600d ago | review

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. (Nintendo DS, Pokemon Heart Gold, Pokemon Soul Silver) 8.5/10

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saulx6  +   1600d ago
The guy in the review called the gym leaders "Pokemon Masters"!!!
FanOfGaming  +   1600d 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.
Michael-Jackson  +   1600d ago
Pokemon noob...
dgroundwater  +   1600d 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 ;)
Danteh  +   1600d 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
execution17  +   1599d ago
i guess i'm going to have
to pick up a DSi and soulsilver to complete my next game system collection :D
Idle h4nds  +   1599d ago
I don't think he was referencing just the gym leaders. I think he was talking about all the trainers around.
TANUKI  +   1600d 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
Arkose  +   1600d ago
50+ games
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.
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singhjeet29  +   1600d 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)
TANUKI  +   1600d ago
Thanks for the info guys.

I haven't been following Pokemon since Yellow came out (yea, I know.. I'm really late) lol.
Chimerhazzard  +   1599d ago
The series is old...
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 :)
-Alpha  +   1600d ago
I love Pokemon games
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_Walker  +   1600d ago
Why no remake of Pokemon Snap!?!

White-Sharingan  +   1600d ago
Sadly...I wouldn't mind a pokemon snap remake...I loved that game!
Shang-Long  +   1600d ago
P snap was so fun. I'd love a remake.
and a true console 3d pokemon rpg/mmo adventure.
RockmanII7  +   1599d 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.
Anon7349  +   1599d 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.
TrevorPhillips  +   1600d ago
This reviewer doesn't know what he is talking about
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1600d ago
Only an 8.5 for the remake of quite possibly the two best pokemon games ever?

Eh, not too bad score, gonna definitely pick this up with my new/old Ds :)
Michael-Jackson  +   1600d ago
Played them all and still will.
I will give all Pokemon (Main) games at least a 8.5, so good score. This is the best Pokemon game to date, imo. They made some neat improvements like Auto running, better Pokedex and sound effects.
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wingman32x  +   1600d ago
Good Score. Too bad I won't be able to get this day one or week one. It's been a bad month financially fo me :(.
Neo Nugget  +   1600d ago
How are "It's a remake" and "same pokemon" considered negatives? *sigh*
SUPREME RULER  +   1600d ago
awwwwwwwwwwww the old days
i had this version years ago, how time pass by. i might pick it up for old time sake. 16 leaders this time. October 14, 2000 was the original Pokemon sliver on the game boy color, good year.
tigertron  +   1600d ago
I think Pokémon Gold/Silver are two of the best games I've ever played, but I need to finish Diamond first before I consider buying Heart Gold. I haven't picked up my DS in ages...=/
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TheSadTruth  +   1599d ago
are you guys really criticizing him for not knowing all the proper lingo for a 10 year old kids franchise?
Anon7349  +   1599d ago
If he's going to review it.
Optical_Matrix  +   1599d ago
Well considering a lot of us here grew up with this game, when it was released 9/10 years ago, It's annoying hearing a noob review it when he knows bugger all.
MadMan00  +   1599d ago
It's more of a LOL at the negatives being a remake and same pokemon, this guy probably didn't even play the game.
Neo Nugget  +   1599d ago
When that FF7 remake rolls around I expect to see "It's a remake" and "same characters" on the negative list of the IGN review.
CaptainPunch  +   1599d ago
I would of given it a better score. Pokemon Gold and Silver were some of the best games I've ever played, and a remake is icing on the cake. I guess the reviewer wasn't a big Pokemon fan.
spektical  +   1599d ago
the pokemon series is close to mario in all time sales.

i dont know if i'll pick this up.
lizard81288  +   1599d ago
same pkmn should be a +

i'm sure theres the newer ones, 3rd and 4th, but i like the 1st 2 gens the best. can't wait to trade my pearl team over...which is my fire red team. 1st gen pkmn FTW. luckily you don't have to beat the game or jump through hoops this time. you can trade from D/P/P to SS/HG. no beating the game or time travel or pal park, just pure trading.

time to strap my pokewalker to my dog, then put my dog on a treadmill, turn it on, then leave for a few hours

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execution17  +   1599d ago
don't they just rework everything they got stronger hardware, re do the battle system, more real time, and let them all have voices like they did on the cartoon... then that would be a good reboot instead of just releasing rehashes of old games
JJFNIGHTS80  +   1599d ago
Yep got my Heart Reserve so Now I'm going to transfer all my pokemon from Heart Gold to my Platinum. Can't freaking wait. ALL OVER 300+ POKEMON IN THE POWER OF MY HANDS. And I used to have the original pokemon walker too back in high school.
LinuxGuru  +   1599d ago
n00b reviews are forbidden with things like Pokemon. Come on IGN, srsly?
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