|Submitted by Mike Montgomery |
(Feb 02, 2005)
I've played all the Pokemon games so far, and they just keep getting better and better. In this little cartridge is hundreds of hours of gameplay and I'm pretty sure it's impossible to fully complete. Well, unless you dedicated your life to it (thousands of hours). It's for this very reason that the Pokemon series is so great.
As the games are based off the show, the goal is pretty obvious - to catch 'em all! You start by choosing a single pokemon (all extremely rare and can't be found in the wild). Then your adventure begins to beat all the Gym Leaders and become the best Pokemon trainer in the world. Everywhere you go you will be challenged by other trainers, and before you know it your Pokemon will be shooting up levels and becoming very powerful. It's important to have a balanced mix of elements in your party, otherwise you'll stand no chance against certain opponents.
The graphics have been dramatically improved since it's predecessor Pokemon Gold/Silver, mainly because it's for the Gameboy Advance as opposed to the Gameboy Colour. Nintendo have really done a great job.
I suppose it helps to be a fan of the show, but even if you're not, there is still plenty of fun to be had. A word of warning though - this is probably the most addictive game out there. It WILL take over your life.
Gameplay - 10
Story - 9
Graphics - 9
Music - 10
Replay - 10
Overall - 10