Pokemon HeartGold DS User Review


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2010-05-08

homer

Super Gamer Dude

8.8

If you have been addicted to video games for quite some time already, then you have most probably also been addicted to the Pokemon series in the handheld GameBoy Color. For almost a decade already, Pokemon has been considered one of the many RPG games worth playing. With its interesting use and play of characters and even the concept and structure of the gameplay, it surely makes fans and gamers stick to their chairs for hours in playing the game.

Fans of the game felt disappointed when they played Pokemon Platinum; it was said that the Platinum version was going to be the last among the series. And just recently, fans of the very popular RPG game are again sucked to a very addictive and vicious cycle because Nintendo and Game Freak have done something devious. Fans are definitely up for the very addictive world of Pokemon.

Two latest games of the Pokemon RPG game series – Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver have been launched as major remakes of the games Pokemon Gold and Silver that were released in GameBoy Color before. When you try to look at the two games, they may be virtually identical to each other, but the two games have two different sets of Pokemon species that make them distinct from each other. Game Freak, the developer of the game, gives fans a new paint in the two games with the usage of the 3D engine used in the Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum versions. They also added interesting things to be discovered along the quest. Another significant breakthrough of the game is the new PokeWalker gadget that actually gives a welcome twist to the familiar franchise. The gadget makes HeartGold and SoulSilver even more attractive than the games that gamers used to be addicted to for the past 14 years.

If you find yourself quite new to the Pokemon Franchise, you don’t have anything to worry because HeartGold and SoulSilver will assist you in getting yourself become familiar with the very addictive gameplay that it has been known for, just like in previous versions. Both HeartGold and SoulSilver follow the original concept of the Pokemon franchise, which is for you to become the very best Pokemon trainer around the world and your ultimate life’s quest.

In the Pokemon world, all the lurking creatures are Pokemon. You, as a trainer, have the capability to catch wild Pokemon and add them up to your collection of Pokemon fighter that you can use when fighting with other trainers and enemies. The very famous strategy that the game has been known for is still present. All the Pokemon possess strengths and weaknesses against the other Pokemon. The type of Pokemon plays a big part in their capabilities. Water types are stronger than fire types; while bug types are still stronger than grass types. Fans and gamers have to think of good strategies to win the title of best Pokemon trainer.

Patterned from the Gold and Silver versions of the game, which were considered to be the two greatest games of the franchise; both HeartGold and SoulSilver still prove to be very addictive, with new elements added to the game that certainly make fans of the franchise glued to their seats. But there really aren’t much new things to look out for in these two games. The graphics and audio are all the same and almost everything stays the same. Nonetheless, these two games still possess a lasting appeal that makes players want more. Despite the downsides, fans and gamers are definitely expected to flock to video game stores to buy their own HeartGold and SoulSilver.