So, I'm about halfway through the second episode, and so far I am digging the hell out of this game.
The first trial with Mia was a lot more involved than I thought a tutorial chapter would be, and young Phoenix was quite hilarious. I've heard WONDERFUL things about the fifth episode, too, so there's that to look forward to playing.
I hadn't bought a new Pokemon game since Pokemon Yellow, because to me they were just cash-ins on the same formula... until SoulSilver. The Pokewalker drew me in with its gadgety allure. I have to say, I wasn't disappointed.