Vooks: Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Review

Vooks writes "I used to be a huge Pokémon nut. I had all the Pokémon games, knew the insides and out of the games, collected the cards, watched the TV show religiously, and then some. At the height of my fandom were Pokémon Gold and Silver for the Gameboy Color. Following the excellent Pokémon Red and Blue, the two games were an amazing feat for their time and had to be considering the shoes they had to fill. Game Freak took the original games and did what some thought was impossible: they moved the story line three years into the future, added more Pokémon, day and night cycles, berries, mystery gifts and more. My friends and I sunk more time than we wish to admit into those games. Soon after Pokémon Gold and Silver came out, Ruby and Sapphire were release and to me it felt as if something was missing. It felt like a downgrade despite the inclusion of great new features the franchise now considers staples. Pokémon Fire Red and Leaf Green were next and were great remakes of the first games in the new engine. However, it brought about the question "where are the remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver?" But we would have to wait until after Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (and then Platinum) to again revisit the land of Johto. Oh, glorious Johto."

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