If you are an avid as a Pokemon fan as I am I believe that this game is an absolute must buy.
In my opinion, Gold and Silver were the best games in the Pokemon franchise, and now that they have been re-vamped, they are better then ever. The story line is pretty much the same as the Gold and Silver series, but has had a few mior tweaks to make it all the more better. The use of the touch screen is alot more prevalent in this game then in the others'. Used for the menu, it is not at all hard to get used to, and even if you don't like this feature, you can still use he control pad to navigate through the menu.
The graphics are brilliant, especially on some particular moments of the game, and the Pokemon have been given new animations, the whole game is alot more 3D.
Featurwise, there is so much more to do in HG + SS, with regards to a new Safari Zone, and a particuarly addictive game in Goldenrod city. The phone function that was originally in Silver and Gold, comes in particuarly handy, especially when you want to check on the progress of Pokemon you have left in the Day Care Centre. I would say more but I don't want to ruin the game for all you potential buyers ha!
Furthermore, the game is slightly harder then the rest, and is more of a challenge, instead of going through the games easily, which don't get me wrong doesn't not make them enjoyable, but it is alot more interesting to complete with that extra length challenge.
In my opinion, this game is WELL worth the money, and I would greatly recommend it to any Pokemaniac,