So, after owning the game for over 24 hours, I have come to a conclusion regarding the much anticipated and dreaded Pokemon White.
I love it.
I've been playing Pokemon games since they first came to the States, and I have to say, no generation of games has had the same feel as the first one. But Gen V has come pretty damn close. With 156 brand new Pokemon in this game, more than any other generation has introduced, including the original 151, the fact that you will not encounter a single one of the past 493 until after the main story is complete made me very glad. With a whole bunch of brand new Pokemon, a difficulty boost that makes grinding almost required, and a beautiful batch of shiny 3D graphics, White has been incredibly enjoyable to play. It made me feel like I was a little kid again, trying to figure out how to evolve Growlithe (back when internet practically didn't exist and I hadn't heard of guide books).
So, once again, I love White Version, love that I have half a dozen friends with Black and/or White, but have one complaint. IT TAKES TOO LONG TO GET BRAVIARY!