I am practically SLOBBERING for these games now. ;_; Pathetic, I know. Hearing that they are actually more difficult, despite few level changes, also makes me happy! I want a REAL challenge, not some straightforward, linear game where you just fight all the trainers in your path and you are automatically strong enough for the gym leaders, etc.
A little wild pokemon training never hurt anyway!
I'm also half considering importing this, despite the fact that I wouldn't be able to read a darn thing. But on the other hand, when I get it, I really do want to be able to enjoy the WHOLE game, plot included, not just the poke-batteling.
So, for now, I shall have to wait till next year. T_T Guess I could always play Crystal (Silver is dead. D: ) again. But I can't get mareep in crystal! *sigh*
Also, from what I've gathered, Kanto gyms have had considerable level buffs. YAY!