With all the Pokemon games out there, this is still one of my favorites. With simple controls and a easy to understand layout this game was incredible for it's time. You couldn't walk down the street without someone saying something about the series. The game is definitely old though. with 10+ years under it's belt, it's a legend. Go play it again if you want some nostalgic memories. Other than that this is not where you want to start if you're just starting to play Pokemon. Go start by playing Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald or better yet wait til Black/White. Now go play this so it can bring back some old memories...NOW!