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Pokemon X Y Review

Box art

It as been a while since my last update, but I haven’t had the courage/patience to write here…But hey here I am.

And as I promised I bring you my very own Pokemon XY review.

As many of you might know Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are different games, well the story is the same (minus minor changes) and they only differ in some of the critters. I have picked the Y version, so bear that in mind. Know that I finished every introduction and information I shall begin .

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The long awaited game, the first 3DS main series Pokemon installment (main series since there are a lot of spin off games like Pokemon rumble, Pokemon ranger, etc). Six generations later this series reaches the third dimension, both in the name of the platform, as with the sprites.

This time i’m going to try a new review style, hope you like it, Oh and aside from the box art all pictures where taken from my game by me so yeah….

Lemme try and do this right. ^^

-Graphics 9/10-

One of the new improved Sprites, this one in Particular from my new Shiny Lumionse
One of the new improved Sprites, this one in Particular from my new Shiny Lumiose

One of the best appeals of this game are the munch improved graphics, I mean, for years, and due to hardware we have been forced to 2D sprites, and now fully 3D sprites, not only for the critters but also for the outer world.

As for the critters, as I said every single one of the Pokemon, all  718, not only are they in fully cell shade 3D but also animated, with a couple different animation per Pokemon, not that shabby hein? The same amout of quality goes into the attacks, most of the animations if not all have been greatly improvised.

In the previous gen (the Black/White Black2/White2) era, the world was already in a 3D look, but all sprites (either in battle and outside of it) were 2D, which created a somewhat awkward looking …. erhmm look. But not this time, now apart from most trainers IN battle everything is in 3D.

An intense Battle between two fearsome Mega evolution from old Favorite
An intense Battle between two fearsome Mega evolution from old Favorite

Oddly enough, or ironically, the 3DS 3D function is not the best feature, but who even used that, I’m a 3Ds owner since Feb 2012 and only used it a handful of times.

But all in all the Pokemons are a real eye candy, and the ones from the first two gens, come with an extra dose of nostalgia for those who played either coliseum, stadium or both. Since some of the animation are copied from there.

-Sound 7.5/10-

The Mega Gengar...He will wait for you to close your eyes
The Mega Gengar…He will wait for you to close your eyes

When it comes to music, the Pokemon franchise managed to deliver some iconic tunes, the “wild pokemon appears”, the “figth”, the eerie “lavender town there” (oh boy the stories I could tell with this song ((shout out to my great derpy friend Macedo, and our magical bus haunted tour))), and so on, this game manages to continue this quality legacy, and even manages to carry the same problems…the annoying fact that the tunes carry on in and infinite loop.

-Gameplay 7/10-

Despite some derpy camera angles, and the too realistic unresponsive manner in witch  the roller blades behave, there is not much i can say about the gameplay, since is the same formula as it was in other gens, with the addiction of the mega evolution, which are a game changer, ultra powered version of some of the favorite critters, the new Fairy type, which comes to compensate the overpower that dragons used to have. And the substitution of the safari zone with the friend safari, which depends on your 3DS friends.

My Lucario trying to reach for a poke puff, one of the several ways to interact with your Pokemon in Pokemon Amie
My Lucario trying to reach for a poke puff, one of the several ways to interact with your Pokemon in Pokemon Amie

Oh almost forgot the pokemon amie and the super training! The two great new features, is the pokemon version of Nintendogs, and the other the best way to E.V train your critters, these are not only functional but also very cute new features

But kudos to the PPS system which greatly enhances to online experience,

Story Line 6.5/10

I shall not enter in detail into the story line, so I wont spoil any one who haven’t played the game yet, but i found it very…. linear, not at all at the same level of the one in 1st, 3rd, 5th gens…

And unfortunately the post game content is not only faulty but uninteresting.

Final Grade

76 /100

I have to admit that I both loved and disliked the game. These mixed feeling come from the fact that both the game play and the graphics are awesome, they deliver much more then promised, but story wise it fails to achieve it’s promises. But hopefully there are some rumours of dlc’s in the horizon… so yeah

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