Wired: Pokémon Black and White are the best Pokémon games yet. At least until the next ones come out.
Pokémon is a highly iterative series. The games, which involve traveling a massive world while battling and capturing a wide variety of monsters, improve with each new entry, adding fresh monsters and moves and refining the core gameplay mechanics.
Pokémon Black and White, which hit stores Sunday for the Nintendo DS, don’t reinvent the wheel any more than their predecessors did. But these new games do offer the slickest and most polished Pokémon experience yet.