Follow

    Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver

    Game » consists of 12 releases. Released Sep 12, 2009

    Remakes of the original Game Boy Color games, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are given updated graphics and gameplay on the Nintendo DS.

    belonpopo's Pocket Monsters SoulSilver (Nintendo DS) review

    Avatar image for belonpopo

    A good game that is thirsty for change.

         Nintendo and Gamefreak announced that they'are remaking their hit Gameboy RPG Pokemon Silver/Gold in late 2007, since then the remakes have been the most anticipated handheld game since the re-release of ChronoTrigger also released in late 2007.  
     
         Pokemon Silver (I'm going to shorten abbreviate it to just Silver here on out for the sake of time) has all the original content, Pokemon and of course music that still stands the test of time ten after it was introduced. Soulsilver also introduces some more current trends from Diamond/Pearl such as another trainer of the opposite gender to you as a childhood friend, named Lyra from a male point of view. Soulsilver drops the Pokeapp that was introduced in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl. Memory recalls the Pokeapp being a terrible touch screen watch taking up your bottom screen, the thing served no good purpose. 
     
        The main drawbacks to Soulsilver in not that it makes mistakes in the game, it's the lack on innovation. Pokemon Gameboy games have been around almost as long as I have, Gamefreak is stubborn in a few cases. Pokemon's turn-based battles have not changed since 1995 and thats the problem, the DS is pretty powerful for a handheld going into 3D battle sequences is not out of the realm of possibility. In a world with new and innovating game IP's it's a good uestion way Pokemon still stays the game. Imagine a Pokemon MMO on the DS, why hasn't that happened yet? They'are making a LEGO MMO, why not Pokemon? 
     
         Don't get me wrong this new generation of Pokemon games are a great addition to the Pokemon franchise, lack of innovation and new concepts bring it just shy of video game Nirvana. I intrested to here what gamefreak is going to do for the new wave of Pokemon RPG's, maybe they go 3D, maybe they still stay as stubborn as they are today. Even with it's lack of new features Soulsilver is most have for anyone with a DS. Ohh, and you hear the water.

    Other reviews for Pocket Monsters SoulSilver (Nintendo DS)

      Golden 0

      We've been subject to Pokémon games for a long time. Many people never got beyond Pokémon Red and Blue as by time Gold and Silver came out, Pokémon had been overexposed and was considered pretty lame. That's really too bad, because Gold and Silver were probably the pinnacle of the Pokémon games, truly worthwhile sequels that felt superior in every way to it's predecessor. More than a decade later, we receive the remake, and it is truly everything I dreamt it would be.  The story is pretty much t...

      128 out of 130 found this review helpful.

      The Definitive Pokemon Experience 0

      It isn't often that a single game can shape an entire generation. For some, it was Pac Man or Pong. For others it might have been Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda. I grew up when Pokemon was that game. We were the target demographic, the legions of Pokemaniacs who would eat up every bit of merchandising, rave about the cartoon, and spend all of our parent's money in the process. Looking back however, I realize how many left their experience after Red and Blue, never venturing past their ...

      18 out of 19 found this review helpful.

    This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

    Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

    Comment and Save

    Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.