This is a superb game that has just enough new features to make it sufficiently different to Pokemon Gold and Silver.
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The new features, however, are a little thinly spread, with just enough to keep you interested. A new section in the ruins of alph is nice, the restructuring of some parts of the game is different, and a few extra moves and animations refine the game further.
The graphics and sounds of the past two games are essentially the same, but this doesn't really matter, because they're still excellent.
Luckily, the winning feature is still the core gameplay, which still remains almost entirely unchanged from gold and silver. Each game still has the addictive and entertaining nature that they had, but this does have a flipside; there's not really any point buying this game if you were among those who bought gold or silver.
Ultimately, this remains a superb game, with just enough new features to warrant a purchase over gold and silver. The lifespan of the game is incredible, and you can easily while away 40 hours of your life getting from start to finish. Add to that the seemingly endless search for pokemon, evolving and collecting to get all 251, and you've got a good 200-hour game. Even after that there's more, as you could go further, and try and create a team of level 100s. Many players will also go back to it and start again having done this, playing through the main quest with a true sense of nostalgia. This truly is a great game with a near-indefinite lifespan, and if it were not for the sense of deja vu and the now-slightly-repetitive music, this would have been quite possibly in the top ten games ever. As it is though, it's a superb RPG that hopefully won't be passed upon by those who haven't already got Pokemon Gold or Silver.