i havent played it, but it looks like the best pokemon game ever (along with soul silver) IMO. my favorate pokemon games were gold and silver, and this game aloong with its counterpart has everything from the original games, but they are presented in a much more epic way. the game looks better than any other pokemon game ive played for a handheld... the amount of pokemon and special events presented is staggering... the pokethlon looks like a good sub for contests... and the music is beautiful with its deloghtful remixes. also, ill get to use my favorate starter, cyndaquil :D. if you want, go look it up. if you hate pokemon, thats cool too. but hey, just know next spring, ill be starting my johto journey again for the first time in 10 years..
pokemon heart gold is said to be the greatest pokemon game ever. buy it in japanese, wait until it comes out in english, or hack it. imo, it looks epic and i cant wait until spring 2010!