Diehard GameFAN writes: "Here's the bottom line: the original Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal games were amongst not only the best Pokemon games ever made, but some of the best RPG's regardless of system. With Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver, you're getting the Crystal storyline, the classic Johto characters, music and environment, and a surprising amount of new content which makes the largest Pokemon games of all time even bigger and deeper than the originals. I honestly can't think of a handheld RPG I've been happier with or more impressed by since the original. Sure it's no Eternal Punishment, Valkyrie Profile or Sakura Taisen but it's definitely up there. At the end of the day, even if you can't get behind the Pokemon visuals or you jump to the erroneous conclusion that Pokemon is "only for kids," if you love gaming, or RPG's in particular, you'll pretty much have to force yourself to hate Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver."