Pokemon SoulSilver (SS) is a redo of the old Pokemon Silver game that was produced and sold over 10 years ago. As a redo, the fundamental story line is the same, but they have added new features that make this title one of the best.
The game runs under the physics mechanics of Diamond+Pearl, running with a 3D landscape. It is really crisp and well designed and players can feel familiar to the old game. The attention to detail is really solid, and the controls seem heavy at start, but once you get the running shoes, they feel much lighter and easy to use. Each city, road, cave and path looks really nice and they have added little cut scenes when you enter some caves and paths, which is a nice touch. The only downside to all this hyped up graphics is that occasionally the frame rate slows just a little bit, and this is shown in heavy graphical areas, like GoldenRod City. The battle graphics are really good. Both your and your enemies Pokemon look really detailed and accurate, and look better than Black and White (on those titles, your Pokemon is really pixillated). The menu system has had a little tweak, and now the touch screen is used alot more, which is a good thing. Your menu appears on the touch screen along with your registered items. Accessing the bag is a little slow, and TMs can only be used once (unlike B+W) but its all done on the touch screen. The games presentation is really solid.
The storyline is a rewarding one and again follows you roaming around a region, but this time the game has the Kanto region for you to explore after completing the Johto region. To date, this region is the best one, with the best legendary Pokemon. A total of 10+ legendary Pokemon can be caught on one game- :D. The Pokemon in both regions are really well designed and are the best bar none. The game has real depth and will keep you entertained for a good number of hours. The little additions along the way are really welcome: the PokeAthelon, a series of minigames are really fun and well worth your time, and the little things like the GameCorner running a new game and the GTS is good. Speaking of which, trading globally can only occur in GoldenRod city, where the GTS is based. The PokeCentres do not have these built into them, which is a shame, because it was handy on B+W. Lastly, the addition of the PokeWalker is cool, and runs by Pokemon being able to be sent to and from it via infrared. Here, they can grow (by one level each time they enter the Walker, which is a little annoying that its only one) by you taking steps: its a pedometer. Doing this earns you Watts; a form of currency that you can then use to catch Pokemon and search for items, all inside the PokeWalker. These are then sent back to the game when the original Pokemon is sent back too. It really works well, but it is annoying your Pokemon can only grow by one level each time it enters the device.
With everything looked at, this redo of a good game has made Pokemon SoulSilver a great game. It is well worth the money, and is a Pokemon fans MUST BUY.