Good Game, Good Service. Battery is dead, but that happens.
Sorry; we're going in reverse of the title.
Like I said, the first thing it said was "The internal battery has run dry... blah dee blah..." All that means is berries don't grow, which is fine because you can complete the entire storyline of the game without growing berries, since they still appear when initially entering the area they're in. These cartridges are 10-12 years old; find me batteries that last that long and I'll concede. Though, I bought a different pokemon GBA game; its battery works fine, so yeah.
I've tried buying these games from other vendors and they all sold me counterfeit games, which don't have dual-slot functions with the DS games. As such, I am very happy to have found a vendor with a 2 for 2 record of selling me the real deal. Besides that, the shipping time and it's pricing makes me very happy/not-as-broke. I like that. As far as pricing, the current sale prices are rather generous, but the strikethrough regular prices are very steep; I suppose it's planned that way, but $50 for LG and 60 for FR is uh... well. Yeah. Emerald I understand.
As for the game. Read this(it's the point): 3rd gen pokemon games get a lot of flack because they're not the originals; personally I think they're great. They're the first ones I played all the way through though, so I'm biased. Unless you're one of those "OMG this one version is the only good version" you'll like it enough. Now, worth; that quality is up to you.
I bought the game mostly for the dual slot function with the DS poke games. I have played through its counterpart, Ruby and ik they are virtually identical except for the antagonist; Team Aqua wants to expand the sea by waking the pokemon on the box cover, Kyogre. In Ruby, it was Team Magma, land and Groudon. I mean, you still need all the HM moves for both the Pokemon League and the Fight-the-bad-guys plot sequence; in that, it's every other pokemon game. I would def play through the game again, but I'm in college, I'm a little busy.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Chris Archer from Ithaca, NY on 11/3/2013