I know most games have flaws... but I gotta say, this is one game that has hardly any. The original gold and silver were amazing, and I dont think any GBC games could ever compete with them... and for now, few ds games can compete with Heart Gold. Heres why (notice, if you dont like pokemon some of this may not make since to you)
First up, the graphics are amazing. The 3d features of the Ds were really utilized here. The colors are rich, and if you stand near water you can hear it sloshing on the shore or waterfalls roaring, and if you run up metal stairways you actually here the clink clank noise. Raikou, Suicune, And Entei have their own unique themes, and Ho-oh and Lugia have amazing themes. Also, the events for Ho-oh in this game and lugia in soul silver are amazing... I cant begin to describe them. Notice- in heart gold lugia does not have an event, and soul silver Ho-oh does not. They are still catchable after you defeat the champion and clear certain events, but there will not be a cutscene and they will be level 70.
Several gyms have been majorly redesgined, and the fact pokemon walk behind you is cool too. Sinnoh pokemon are found here and there, and hoenn pokemon. You can get kyogre in heart gold, and get groudon in soul silver. If you trade the other one and have both in the same game, rayquaza is obtainable.
Graphics are amazing
Events make the game worth playing
Lots of legendaries
Pokemon walk behind you
Red is extremely difficult, and most post game events require you beat him.
If you get mewtwo you are nearly unbeatable.
Doesnt have the same classic feel as gold and silver... more like crystal.
Some events require trading.
Very hard to catch some pokemon without masterballs.
All in all, most the bad things arent enough to make this game not worth buying. If you get this, dont get soul silver, or vice versa, cause they are close to the same game. I hope I helped. If you dont like pokemon games that are basically going around, battling, training, and catching pokemon, then dont buy this game. But ultimately, its similar to gold and silver... missing that classic feel but oh well! Its worth the buy.
by: G. Mcinnis on Monday, 28-June-2010