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So you thought you were finished?
on 3 November 2001
Wow. That's pretty much all I can say.
I love this game! I've only had it for a few hours and already it's incredible. The intro sequence in itself is almost enough to warrant a review (perhaps not, but I loved it) - and the little Pichu is so cute when Suicune runs past it!! I haven't even got to Violet City yet and already I've noticed the changes. I'm a girl (yahoo! With a cute pink bag!), Pokemon keep moving when I'm fighting them (yay!) and I've already got a phone number from a guy who promises to give me things. *big fat smile*
So, anyway, the actual review. OK, the big differences in Crystal are that you can now play as a girl trainer (if you're a girl or if, like me, you're just fed up of being a boy) and also that when the Pokemon come onto the screen in a battle, they do a little jig! (Cyndaquil goes all flamey, Chikorita swings round its leaf, Pidgey flaps its wings, etc etc) I think the graphics have changed a bit as well, little redrawing perhaps. It has the advantage of having Gold/Silver's great graphical quiality with more freedom of choice. Also, apparently later on the Unown come into play much more, and Suicune has a bigger part to play (duh, he's on the box!). From what I've read, there's also a special thingy where you can get things off the radio, more people give you things (hands up all those who found it sooo annoying when there was never enough of anything in Gold/Silver) and there is also a battle tower, plus a PokeSeer who tells you where/when you caught your Pokemon and how happy it is.
Overall,if you're not Pokemon's biggest fan and have Gold and Silver, then you'd best steer clear and wait for the next generation (please, Nintendo . . . please!!!), but if you love it enough to appreciate the little tweaks and adjustments, it's a solid buy.