Anyway, I haven’t even got my fourth badge yet because I was busy there and I’m busy here, but from what I’ve played I can’t complain. I suppose one criticism would be cynicism at the Pokémon Company for capitalising on a highly successful game by brushing it up and re-releasing it. However, the game was good, as with all of them, and for once I think I’m experienced enough to say my view (I’ve had Red, Gold, Silver, Ruby, FireRed, Emerald, Pearl, the two Pinballs and of course HeartGold). I suppose I enjoy the originals more but if you strip the sentimental significance then I’m not sure, but let’s see the details.
So the aesthetics are great for one, slightly better than Diamond/Pearl/Platinum. There is the inclusion of the God knows how many other Pokémon, quite annoying if you’re keen on the game and don’t believe in cheat cartridges (and obviously the compatibility with all Pokémon games from the past 7 years or so). There are changes here and there to the story, something which doesn’t really bother me, however, the fact that the music is all advanced does bother me (more this, and less this please). Also, people hype about your Pokémon following you like in Yellow, but I don’t really care about that.
What can I say? If 200 hours of your childhood was invested in G/S/C like moi then get it in your quest to re-experience your childhood, and recall the addictiveness that will yank your grades down.
Finally, if you want to see proper reviews, try my friend’s GameInfoDaily blog.