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So after a bit of thinking I decided I'm going to review a game just to cross it off my 999 things to do on vizzed before I die list and what game would be better to review then the game I've undoubtedly spent the most time on out of all the games in the retro game room and perhaps even of all time:

Pokemon Crystal

So without further ado let's get into it!

Sound: 9

I feel the sound in this game is probably the most underrated thing about it. I loved the music in this game from the calm and relaxing tune in Azalea Town to the alarming music when encountering one of the 3 legendary beasts or the epic theme when battling against the champion. This game has very varied soundtracks and I feel they really add to the experience and get you in the mood to play Pokemon. Without it the game just wouldn't feel the same. The sound effects while nothing to special are nice and add to the immersion of the game.

Graphics: 9

The graphics for what they had to work with are actually quite impressive and are usually very colourful and upbeat but can be dark at times as well adding to the adventure. They also fixed the sometimes horrendous sprites from Pokemon Red and Blue and just in general made things look better and more alive. This bring me to a new addition to the game that wasn't in Pokemon Gold and Silver which is that pokemon actually move in this game!.. Well for the first 2 seconds of when they are sent out nevertheless this was a pretty cool thing for the time and helps with the immersion. A nitpick I have is that a lot of locations share similar looks in some ways which does make the layouts have a slightly repetitive feel sometimes.

Addictiveness: 10

Here we go probably the best part about Pokemon in general is just how addictive it can be. How much time I've spent playing this game is proof of that. Unless you hate playing turn based RPGs you are probably going to be playing this game for quite some time. Battling all the trainers and traveling to different locations in search of items and new pokemon, whilst battling different trainers and collecting gym badges is all very enjoyable and will make you crave for more as you continue your adventure.

Story: 7

The story is never really the focus of a Pokemon game and usually takes a backseat. It's the standard Pokemon story pretty much collect all the gym badges, defeat the elite four and the - insert evil team name here - It's nothing to write home about but I feel it goes along pretty well with the game and never hinders the journey itself. With that said I do feel (and usually do in most pokemon games) that they could've expanded a bit more on the interesting lore of the world which for the most part is only touched on very briefly as well as on some of the characters as I feel that could've added a lot to the experience. But the real fun in Pokemon games come from the core experience which is travelling around the world battling different trainers and collecting new pokemon. It's probably pretty self explanatory but if you come to a Pokemon game and expect a grand and epic story don't. The story does have it's interesting parts though and the fact that it's not expanded too much on makes room for a lot of fan speculation and theories which can be very interesting as well.

Depth: 10

Pokemon Crystal is arguably (except maybe the remakes of Gold and Silver) the pokemon game with the most content packed into it. There is just so much to do in this game. There's the standard pokemon stuff like completing the pokedex, catching the legendary pokemon, getting all the badges and such. But some other additions help make the game even longer like the battle tower (which if you were lucky enough to live in Japan even enabled online play to some extent with the help of a mobile adapter) which was a new addition to Pokemon Crystal allowing you to battle random trainers of varying skill level (although the rewards can be a bit dissappointing). You can also play through Kanto after you've beaten the Elite four as well as defeating a second final boss, not to mention battling against other people (if you're able to) which can be immensely fun. And then when you are all done you can restart playing with a complete different team or try something harder like a nuzlocke challenge (Google it and thank me later).

Difficulty: 6

Pokemon games are generally pretty easy aside from the occasional trainer. This game is no exception and if you're an experienced pokemon player you can probably breeze through the game pretty fast. And while the battle tower was a step in the right direction. I feel that there could've been something optional for those hardcore Pokemon players looking for a bit more of a challenge. With that said things like nuzlocke challenges, mono type runs and such can help if you want a bit more difficulty added to the game.

Overall: 9.5

If you're a Pokemon fan you're going to love this game and even if you're not this is in my opinion the best game to get into it with. The game offers a lot of different Pokemon to catch, train and try different combinations with as well as a lot of locations to explore in search of new pokemon, items and trainers. If you haven't played it I highly recommend you do so when you get the opportunity. Also I would recommend going in relatively blind as that will usually make the experience even more fun.

So please tell me what you think about this review (but go easy on me since this is the first review I've ever written for game ) and also please rate it. I might review another game if I feel like it and if people don't hate this one but it probably wont be in a while unless I'm bored which I do tend to be a lot...
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Awesome man! Great first review. It lacked a bit in detail because it's a pokemon game but That is very easy to forgive since it is you're first! I really loved it. It was well written and fun to read! 
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This is a pretty solid review. I  honestly would have given it a slightly harder review considering Lance beat the crap  out of me the 1st 10 times I fought him.
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Zlinqx : Great review hope to read more
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Thanks for the feedback guys.

imamonster : I assumed that those reading it would at least know a little bit about pokemon whether from other games or from the show or just hearing from others etc. And like you said it's my first so I didn't think it would be that good.

Supermatt6534 : Generally the game is pretty easy though. As for Lance just have a pokemon with an ice type move and you can breeze through his dragonites. Rock types are useful as well.

TheReaper7290 : Thanks!
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Zlinqx : Dude. i'm a incredibly big pokemon fan. But what I said is that pokemon reviews should be VERY LONG. but this is youre first. 
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imamonster : No I didn't mean you specifically XD I meant people in general who read it. Sorry if I wasn't particularly clear about that.
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Zlinqx : For a first review this is outstanding! It's very long it has loads of depth and it's great to read. Excellent job!
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gamerforlifeforever2 : Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it though it's been a while since I made this so I think I've improved quite a bit in the time since. Actually been thinking about remaking this review though probably not any time soon but if you want feel free to check out one of my more recent reviews.
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Nice detailed game review!

I am a fan of Pokemon games and I love to see on what people have to say when it comes to some of the games that they have played. I would like to see more of your game reviews in the future and keep up with the good work.
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Are you sure that this is your first? This is a pretty awesome review,and I really enjoyed reading it.
You seemed to have liked the game, I have played it a few times, and I liked it pretty well.
Great job with the review!
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Thanks for the praise though it was a while ago since I wrote this and I think I've improved quite a bit since so feel free to check out one of my later reviews (which includes Pokemon games).
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