Lovin' BW2 at the moment. Barely halfway through it's quite apparent this isn't the typical money-makin' third (... and now fourth really) game Game Freak releases t' make a shitton of unwarranted money. Though this is counterbalanced by there bein' two versions 'course, so all the extra effort put into it still counts as horribly money grubbin' really...
That aside, got five badges now. Caught me a Volcarona (holyshitvolcaronaalreadywtf?) and considered replacing Pignite for it, 'till I looked at it's horrid level-up movepool. Also, affordable tutor moves in-game are win. Also, Sandslash doesn't get Drill Run via tutor.
sadfaec... ... ...
I don't remember Xenogears being so.... blatant in it's religious references. I recall Xenoblade stuck to it as well but it was much less energetic in it.
BW2 definitely increased the difficulty, which I'm enjoyin'. At multiple points I was underleveled (which, even though I said it should happen, it shouldn't of; I overlooked the fact of boosted exp. for my event Pokes, completely negating their Slow growth rate) and Skyla was a damn pain t' beat. A level 36 Sandslash ain't too good against a Swanna. The rest of my team lv. 33, even Genesect nearly got flinched t' death by Air Slash. Wasn't 'till I got my lucky egg that my levels have finally stabilized.
Literally all the new music that's been added to BW1's OST is simply fantastic. Lovin' the new areas, the new music, the new wild Pokes, the new challenge. This is what Emerald and Platinum should'a been. ... Though I am gonna miss the Battle Frontier bein' replaced by the PWT, but ah well. I'm sure Pogeymanz hasn't seen the last of the Frontier Brains.
Unsurprisingly, I enjoyed BW2. A lot. There wasn't a moment I lost the drive t' finish the game as I often get 'cause I'm a lazy and selfish sod who never wants a good game t' end. Gamefreak has seriously stepped up their musical prowess (not surprisingly since they, unbeknownst to most people, have made music game[s]).
BW1 was my favorite Pokemon OST, and with the additions of BW2 so is it the addition to my "#1 favorite Pokemon OST" slot. BW2 has improvements over BW1 in many areas as well ranging from small details (the game asks if ya wanna use a repel as soon as it runs out? WHY HASN'T THIS BEEN IMPLEMENTED BEFORE?!?! Dx) to more important ones. However, I believe BW1's plot as standalone was slightly better in terms of character growth, depth and engagement. The only interestin' new character (hint: there weren't really any new characters) was Hugh.
Regardless, there's still plenty t' do and I'm particularly psyched for the competitive junk.
The last update has caused some sentries and buildings to be invisible.