It’s taken 14 years for Nintendo to release a legitimate sequel to the popular Pokemon franchise, but the wait is finally over as Pokemon Black and White Versions 2 are upon us. Rather than release the now standard special edition of the current generation of Pokemon (i.e. Pokemon Platinum being released after Diamond and Pearl), Black 2 and White 2 act as both remake and successor to 2009’s Pokemon Black and White. Catching Pokemon is as fun as ever, but the series is really starting to show its age.
I wasn’t as impressed with this game near as much as its predecessor. Black/White Version 2 are unique in that they are the only direct sequels to a Pokemon game, but because of that they feel the least fresh of any game in the series. I can only recommend these version for two people: those of you that haven’t played Pokemon Black or White, and those of you that are PokeManiacs. Everyone else can just steer clear.