I don’t like the second half of SoulSilver.
While I can’t compare it to the second half of Crystal, as I can’t remember, I still feel that Kanto is seriously lacking.
Playing through the Johto region, I was incredibly thrilled by how they spiced it up and made little tweaks to the story. It was childish, but fun, and I was sucked in.
Yet this charm present in the Johto region is completely absent in the Kanto region. It feels like the producers were so burned out, they rushed through this part. It’s as barebone as possible. The only plot was the brief, and over exaggerated power plant. Seriously. Everyone tells you where the Power Plant is how, and how to fix it. Okay, that isn’t true, Steven appeared, and there’s still that dumb Snorlax.
Still. There’s no real direction in that land of Kanto. The amount of story is definitely lacking to that of Johto. You’re left to wander about and take on Gym Leaders as you feel like. There’s no limitations. No one to stop you. Some people may like that, but as someone who likes knowing what to do next, I don’t like it.
Also, leveling up in harder in Kanto. At this point, your pokemon should have been strong enough to beat the Elite Four. The gym leaders will only keep getting stronger. But the only way to level up is battle trainers. Also, that stupid magnet train spends too long on fancy graphics, and feels like it takes too long to get to Johto.
Anywho, I think I’m just going to head back to Johto. Joey just called for a rematch.