One wonder of the internet is its ability to bridge all distances, no matter how far. I’m writing from LA. Anime Vice is rocking it in San Francisco. The vast majority of what we report on is happening in Japan. We don’t have to able to sneak into Nintendo’s 2010 Media summit to see the trailer for Pokemon SoulSilver and HeartGold that debuted there. In a way, we’re like digital phantoms who can be present in all places at all times.
Today, we get to know what GamesMaster’s rating is of the games without necessarily having to live in the UK. The magazine’s given both games an 88% grade. It’s not quite over 9000, but it’s a solid B+ and that’s well above average.
Here are some choice excerpts of the double-page review, by way of CVG…
“[The games] even a little more polished than Diamond & Pearl... Heart and Soul are definitely the best looking [Pokemon] adventures to date.”
“There are much more adventures than there were back then… Types, breeding, evolution, move sets and the depth of strategy involved has come on leaps and bounds.”
“[But the series is moving] forward in baby steps… [when will get a full 3D console adventure?]”
So there you go, oh eagerly-waiting Anime Vice community? These reviews are yet one more coal to shovel into the bonfire of hype we’re stoking here for Pokemon SoulSilver & HeartGold release next month. The review brings up an interesting prospect though… would you Pokemaniacs like to see the kind of 3D console Pokemon game suggested here? If not, how else would you like to see it turn out?
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.