December 25, 2004

Game Review: Pokemon Leaf Green/Fire Red

http://www.pokemon-games.com/firered_leafgreen/index.jsp

So long ago was it that Pokemon burst onto the scene that I had almost forgotten what made the game fun. Nintendo churned out sequel after sequel, but although they improved on the Pokemon formula, none of them could capture the original's feel. Then Nintendo decided to remake their classics, and I was in for a world of hurt.

To begin with, this is almost the same Pokemon you played six years ago. There are major changes behind the scenes, and graphicswise it looks different, but it plays almost exactly the same. Recent innovations like Running Shoes and seperate bags find their way here, as do all of the new moves, some of the new Pokemon, and the completely revamped combat system.

The graphics are nothing special, severely underpowered, even for a GBA game. However, they serve the purpose, and they do a good job at it.

Honestly, there was really little reason to play through this game. If you've never played this version of Pokemon and want to give it a try, go ahead. But it's nothing we haven't seen before. Literally.

Rating: 5/10

No comments:

Post a Comment