According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Language, Violence

Parents, youve probably already gotten an earful from your kids already, and theres not much I can say or do to discourage their enthusiasm. While youre going to find it hard to justify paying for something that is very similar to the original, Pokémon Gold/Silver is a game of good quality and content.

Whether youre a diehard fan or tired pundit of Pokémon, the Gold and Silver versions will do very little to change your mind about the franchise as a whole. While the sequels dont have as much revolutionary impact as the original, they are still very well made games and nothing to be ashamed off. All the new features are sure to hold the interest of previous trainers so long as they arent expecting too much change.

RPG (role-playing game) fans should also note that Pokémon Gold/Silver is a pretty decent genre piece. It doesnt have an overly engaging storyline (which starts to fall apart by the latter third of the game), but the turn-based battles and bond that develops between trainer and Pokémon through all the level raising is vintage console RPG stuff.

Chi Kong Lui

Chi Kong Lui

In the 1980s, Chi grew up in small town on the outskirts of New York City called Jackson Heights. Latino actor, John Leguizamo referred to the town as the "melting pot of the world," and while living there, Chi was exposed to many diverse cultures, as well as a bevy of arcade classics such as Pac-Man, Space Ace, Space Harrier and Double Dragon. Chi's love of videogames only seemed to grow as his parents finally caved and bought him an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (after being the only kid in the block without one). In the 1990s, Chi finagled his way into the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.

Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.

Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
Chi Kong Lui
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