Personally, I think that Pokemon Crystal is a VERY good game. Better than Gold and Silver, but not as good as HeartGold and SoulSilver, if you know what I mean. It DEFINITELY better than Generation 1 games. But doesn't beat the fact that in Pokemon Yellow, your starter (AKA, Pikachu.) could follow you around. However, not as many, but quite a few glitches were found in the game. Like the fact that you could own all three starters, and that you could get a character with a different palette. But there were lots of good points, too. Like how you could trade Pokemon from Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow with the Time Capsule.
||CheatsGuru rating and opinion
The story line is very nice. However, I think that the begining is just BORING. You have to go a far distance to get a Mysterious Egg just to find a Pokemon was stolen. But other than that, the story line gets fun after the first gym leader. With beating Team Rocket, and finding a Red Gyarados.
The graphics were pretty simple. But something I noticed... Was that when the player was walking left or right, the arm was showing him moving it back. And back... And back. It got annoying. The good thing is they have better back sprites than in Red, Blue, and Yellow.
Sound was... OK. I liked the music, but the fact that when a Pokemon's Cry was used, music was completely blocked off until the cry was done. Also, the fact that when you walk into a wall, the noise blocks off the overworld music. I'm gonna say they could've done better.
I LOVED how you could actually use the Time-Travel Trade to trade with Pokemon Games Red, Blue, and Yellow. What happens, is that most Pokemon are holding berries if they weren't traded before. Also, you could determine a Pokemon's Gender. However, you couldn't bring in Johto Pokemon. It's awesome.
Overall, the game is barely hanging on to the fact that this is a great game. However, due to the glitches in this game, it's why people either like them, or dislike them. Either way, it's much better than any game before it.