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To be honest, this game disappointed me deeply. I grew up with Pokemon, so I remember the days when they actually looked somewhat like animals (or rocks). The new Pokemon keep getting more and more retarded-looking, and in this particular game I didn't even want to begin playing because I hated the look of the starters so much.
I bought this particular game for my boyfriend for Christmas, and he enjoyed it somewhat; his gamer pride wouldn't allow him to trade Pokemon until he beat the Elite 4, so he stuck with all the crappy Pokemon gen 5 had to offer. The little serpent starter kind of grew on us, but beyond him finding aesthetically pleasant Pokemon that also kicked ass in battle was a challenge in itself. It was almost an unintended side quest. He often complained about how dumb the Pokemon looked. The only saving grace, in his opinion, was that the Elite 4 was actually challenging in that game; partly because their Pokemon were so strong, but also because finding cool Pokemon who had type advantages over them was a huge pain.
Overall, Pokemon Black is a forgettable game. I continue to play my Heart Gold version without wanting much more, and my boyfriend also prefers his Soul Silver version. Honestly, Nintendo could have done better.