Nathan D. of iNintendo.net writes, "Pokemon is, by far, my most beloved franchise in all of gaming. I spent my years as a youngster playing Blue Version practically non-stop, and by the time Ruby and Sapphire versions released, I had dozens of level 100 Pokemon in my possession. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to transfer my ultra-powerful Pokemon over, but that's a story for another day. When Nintendo first announced Pokemon Black and White versions, I got giddy inside. I really enjoyed HeartGold and SoulSilver, but those two games were merely remakes, no matter how awesome they were. After spending seven hours with the Japanese Black Version I'm finally ready to share my thoughts, and let me tell you, the new generation of Pokemon feels as fresh and exhilarating as the first time I played Blue Version."