Right where do I start. Like many people I've been a huge fan of the Pokemon games since Red ad Blue and since Ruby/Sapphire I've been doing competitive battles in tournaments and such. However after Black and White came out I stopped playing rather quickly. Some of the Pokemon looked a bit uninteresting which is something I can get over, but the game and story itself were very childish which is something I can't get over. I can't quite pinpoint why I consider Black and White to be the game that crosses the line as I generally don't mind a bit more ''kiddy'' games but something just didn't agree with me.
However lately I'm craving to get back into the games and so some serious fighting, EV/EP farming and looking for new fun combinations to use in online battles. I saw Black and White 2 were out and looking at the box as well as the dozens of spinoff games I can't quite figure out whether it's a new game or simply the Yellow/Crystal/Emerald/Platinum version of Black and White 2. I haven't been to websites like Serebii yet because the information is a little overwhelming, but also because I'm more interested in other people's opinions.
What exactly is Black and White 2? Is it exactly the same game as Black and White with some new features, or is it a completely different game?