Tuesday, October 15, 2013


So this last weekend Pokemon X and Pokemon Y were released, this for me is a huge release. Not many people I know are into Pokemon and less have a 3DS but if you own one and have played any Pokemon game before, you owe it to yourself to buy it. The Story (no spoilers) is very light, its a return to older games, possibly to contrast the dark story of black, white, and its sequels. This game contains all generations and is based in a French type environment.

            I have been playing Pokemon since blue(im not actually old enough that was just my first) and have played my way through the years and haven't been this giddy to play a Pokemon game since blue.
A major complaint of mine and others with the last two games is that the Pokemon sucked, one was an ice cream cone, another was a garbage bag, it was bad. But in this game instead of adding 150 terrible Pokemon they added 70 good, original Pokemon. Quality over quantity.

           The Pokemon in this game, instead of being 2d sprites, are rendered in full 3d and man some of them were cute before but now I wanna hug 'em all. The art style is a cell shaded  style and it works, well. Also there is only so much graphically that the 3DS can do. Speaking of the system, the 3d can only be used in contextual areas, sad but its ok because no one uses the 3d. Also if you turn on the 3d during a battle the fps drops down to about 15-, not very cool.

           All in all I give it a solid 4.5 out of 5. Its awesome but a little bit of detail here and there could make this game shine a whole lot more.

1 comment:

  1. If anything the first generation was the most uncreative of them all. It had two turtles for starters and like 9 different rat pokemon. Super original.

    Honestly I have been playing this game for 20+ hours now and even with it's lighter story it is hands down the best pokemon game I have ever played. I started with red and have played every version since. The fully 3D aspect to the game was long overdue and was a fantastic addition. That and the ability to now EV train your pokemon without having to find the pokemon to do so and you can now interact with your pokemon in a 3D environment in Poke amie is just plain awesome. It actually allows you to play the game as a Breeder instead of just a Trainer. I really can't think of any detail that the game would be missing. So I'm really missing what details could be added that would make it a 5 out of 5.