Game is absolutely EPIC. Got it at midnight at Wal-Mart (knew that store was good for something! lol) and could not put it down yesterday.
Have about 17-18 hours into it and have beaten the Elite Four and am currently somewhere in N's Castle. The most beautiful thing about this game is... well, everything.
Gamefreak really out did themselves with this game I think. Every possible thing that I can try and come up with that I didn't like about the old games seems to have been either fixed or updated in this game. Knowing that I still have a ton of story to get to in the game as well as import my competitive mons still makes me wish this work day was over! lol
The one and ONLY complaint I can come up with are the sprites. The sprite for the mon you are battling looks sweet, but man does that one you are using look awful. It is SO pixelated. Maybe it's because I am playing on a DS XL and it shows more but it really bothers me. Looks like I am playing Red or Blue just with color and animation.
Anyway. Story has been epic. Gameplay has been equally as epic. I noticed that everyone else seemed to have problems with some of the gyms? I honestly flew through each one. The electric one is especially easy if you have an electric mon with Lightningrod (I had that electric zebra thing (can't think of name lol)).
Anyway, can't wait to get off of work and play some more tonight.