Pokémon SoulSilver Version User Reviews
• Long hours of gameplay.
• Decent, attractive graphics.
• Wi-Fi compatible.
• Makes good use of the touchscreen.
• Potentially uninteresting storyline.Summary:
After a couple of years playing through Pokémon Diamond, I was starting to drift away from the Pokémon series and never really considered getting back into it. Then, shortly after Pokémon SoulSilver (remake of Pokémon Silver) was released, I decided to out and buy the game. Ever since I have found myself playing the game practically everyday, enjoying every moment of it.
As soon as you pick up the game and start playing for the first time, you'll realize how truly stunning the graphics are. Every little detail is stunning: the buildings, the scenery, everything! It's also worth noting that t...
After I finally found the end to my grinding through Pokémon Platinum, I wondered if I would ever be able to pick up yet another Pokémon RPG game ever again. We have the same stationary plot, the vaguely detailed characters and the same old silent protagonist every game and I can't see Nintendo changing much, if any, of that... ever. However only a few months after my ponderings lo and behold Nintendo smacked me in the face with yet another new duel-set of games as if you make me feel guilty of even thinking of leaving the franchise. Ladies and Gentlemen I introduce to you Pokémon HeatGold ...
I was so hesitant when buying this game because I was just getting back into Pearl, and I didn't feel like spending another whole forty dollars on something that was almost the same. This was a huge mistake, and I was lucky enough to have a brother who urged me to buy it. This game has a totally different view of pokemon, and it makes training them so much more fun. Everything down to the fun moving devices that circle above the pokemart to the friendly pokemon following close by you at all times; this game will definitely have you smiling with joy.
To start off with, the game begins as nor...
Some of the positive points of the game:
- Revisit the Pokemon Silver world once again, nearly completely overhauled (other than the storyline)
- The new Diamond/Pearl/Platinum graphics were added to this game, which I enjoy a lot more this time around, compared to the D/P/P generation. Gyms, houses, etc look much better. Bright and colourful graphics.
- Bring over 450 Pokemon into the Silver world, through in game playing or Wi-Fi trading from other Pokemon games
- Huge game with tons of things to do. Easily over 200 hours of playing time
- Johto and Kanto regions to be explored, one being unlocked after beating the first region
- Two Pokemon Leagues, one being at the end of the Johto region and the other being unlocked after getting through a good amount of the Kanto region. The second League is basically the same one as before, just beefed up with higher levels and better Elite Four opponents
- Tons of Legendaries to catch. Almost every one in the game series can be caught in this game
- Swarming, Bug catching contest, Pokemon Leagues, Battle Frontier, Pokeathlon, and Pokewalker add lots of extra fun to the game
- The way that you raise each Pokemon has changed so much over the years. Much more in-depth
- Daily and Weekly game events
- Interesting, yet complicated Safari Zone
- Morning, Afternoon, and Night-time gameplay
- Underground is an interesting thing to figure out
- You can get a starter Pokemon from 3 different generations. One from the beginning of the game, one from the Blue/Red games, and one from the Ruby/Sapphire games
- Much better in-game menu system, Poxedex, Pokemon stat menus, Pokemon sprites (appearance) and attack animations, Item bag, Pokegear,
- Better Pokecenters
- Weather taken out of the game. One of the best things ever done to this series. Snow, fog, rain, etc were some of the most annoying things ever added to the series since they added so much wasted time to the game
Some of the negative points of the game:
- You get all the other starters in the game, except the Diamond/Pearl one
- Too frequent random battles in some areas
- Why are some caves in the game still useless, to the point where you do not even enter them once?
- It is cool that from the Pokemon League, you can Fly anywhere in the game, but why is I want to get from one region to the other do I have to Fly here, and THEN to the place we actually want to go? That is just irritating
- No changes to the storyline, at least major ones. Basically the same old recycled game with new things added. Why is Lugia so important to the storyline at certain points and then completely forgotten at other points? Why was Suicune given more importance for no reason, and then forgotten for most of the game? Why do the other “beasts “ have no importance at all?
- The Safari Zone is VERY complicated
- Why are EV’s still hidden? There should be a menu where we can keep track of these
- Still no places to train higher levels. We need places other than the Pokemon League to train our high levelled Pokemon
- There are not enough Pokemon that we can catch in the game. Most need to come from other games via Wi-Fi trading, which is annoying. The Pokemon I want are never in the game I have, which means I always have to get them by trading others
- Where did the PokeApps go? Some were quite useful, although most were pointless
- Why are in-game trainers calling me all the time? Most are useless. And why can I not delete them so they stop calling me?
- We need a better HM system. It is annoying having to carry around an HM Slave Pokemon on your team, or teach a few of your team members an HM or two and waste a good attack
- You would think that after more than 10 years of creating these games, there would be a way to buy attacks, not just some, and customize our Pokemon how we like, even if it costs us a bundle of in-game money.
- While the whole “natures” thing is an interesting addition to the series, it can be very frustrating. It is very hard to actually find the natures you want for each Pokemon, and it really sucks when you raise one up for awhile and find out that it is weak and you have the wrong nature for the attacks that you are using
- Since it is a remake, there are no new Pokemon and evolutions
- The Pokemon screen where you view your current 6-member team could be reworked to make more sense/better organized
- Storyline is not very interesting. Team Rocket is once again useless
- What happened to all the two-on-one battles and two-on-two battles? I miss battling with teammates (rival, in-game friends). They were really fun
- Battles need to be more exciting. Pokemon need to move around, move when they attack, and attacks need to happen the way they are supposed to (such as a Slash coming from moving arms and claws, and a Flamethrower shooting out of a mouth and not a chest)
- The Elite Four needs to be stronger, and the "Champion" needs to be a lot stronger than the members of the Elite Four.
To quickly sum up, this is the best game in the series in almost every way (except for storyline-wise of course). It is almost the same exact game as before, but with tons of new things added. Although this is the case and I have already been through the story and world once before, it felt like a brand new game and not just a remake to me. Quite surprising.
The general game format is the same as always. You start out as a new Pokemon trainer, and go through the world catching and battling Pokemon, stopping Team Rocket’s evil plans at every chance you get, and eventually reaching the Pokemon...
Firstly, the feeling of Nostalgia for many fans of the Original games will be delighted. Everything from the Music, to the beautifully redesigned cities, sprites, and gameplay.
The Pokemon following you around is arguably one of the coolest little features the creators added to the game, as well as the sound effects of when you approach a body of water, you can hear all the sounds of Footsteps, and water flowing. The Pokewalker accessory is another great addition to the remake as well. The Rival character actually seems more personable for some reason in Soul Silver, and is a plus as well.
The best feature, in my opinion, is the ability to journey onwards to the Kanto Region after you manage to defeat the Elite Four. Unlike other games, the journey doesn't end after you defeat the Champion, you're actually able to go and travel to another region to collect 8 more Gym Badges, and a chance to catch other Pokemon from Kanto as well.
I honestly cannot find a single thing wrong with the HG/SS Remakes, besides the Pokemon exclusive to each Version. Personally, I think that HeartGold has the better Version exclusive Pokemon. That is pretty much my only problem with Soul Silver.Summary:
When I was a kid, I had picked up Pokemon Silver for my Gameboy Color, and it instantly became my favorite Pokemon Game in the entire series. Everything about it was alluring.
The remake of the original Silver Version, Soul Silver on the Nintendo DS, is a dream come true for anyone who has ever played the original games, and/or is a fan of the Pokemon Series. This was the remake everyone was waiting for.
I'll start off by saying that when you begin the game, you're given the choice of one of three, cool starter Pokemon; Chikorita the Grass-Type Pokemon, Totodile The Water-Type Pokemon, and...
There are a lot of updated features as you might have known. I liked the advanced graphics and storyline. I also liked the new Pokedex that was added. There is also something known as the Pokegear. It shows the town map, has a radio feature (radio not real) and you can change the color. You may also call people you have registered in the game (not real calling. Only with characters in the game). And the best part about t is that you don't have to walk around and charge it and things like that. I also liked that you can register two key items and not one like in other games.The bad:
WOW! I rate it a perfect 10! This game is all good and no bad.
Please do not cheat it this awesome game.
You will miss out on all the good fun if you cheat.
Maybe there might be something bad for you.
When you start, you meet Professor Oak who explains you about the game and asks for you name and all. Then, you begin your adventure. You can choose a starter Pokemon out of the three Pokeballs on the machine next to Professor Elm. You can choose Chickorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile. Once you get a starter Pokemon, you can get started on your journey where you can fight more pokemon in turn based battles and catch more for your team. Your mom will give you a Pokegear that you can only use for calling at that time. Then as you go further into your journey, you can get more apps. Actually in t...
- Team you beat the Elite 4 with? 313
- Where can i find a Chansey? 7
- No Guard +OHKO moves = 100% Accuracy? 26
- What is the best water pokemon in SS or HG? 114
- Which Starter Should I Get? 18
- Good pokemon team plan for soul silver? 9
- Worst region?! Best region?! 123
- Your first shiny pokemon. 64
- Help upgrading the kanto radio!!! 9
- Pokémon SS solid team both PvE and Wi-fi battles 7
- Suggestions for SoulSilver team 1
- trade please? 1