I've been a fan of pokemon since Red and Blue came to the UK back in 1998 and from then i've been playing the games. I own(ed) Blue,Yellow, Pkmn Pinball,Crystal,Sapphire,FireRed,Diamond and now that i've bought Soul Silver, I can add that to the collection. Looking at the reviews and gameplay on youtube, it looks great. The game is running on the pokemon platinum engine so there are animated character sprites during battles and updated graphics. In my opinion, Johto was the best region and pkmn crystal was the best game. For it's time back in 2001, it was the first game to introduce the boy and girl trainer feature, it had animated pkmn sprites, used the day and night feature that gold and silver had and you could travel to another region giving you 16 badges to collect. Not to mention to get to Kanto, the ferry or the train could get you there. There hasn't been a pkmn game to date that has this functionality. 9 years on Soul Silver is here at last. I recommend this game whether you're an original fan like me or just getting into pokemon.