Pokemon Alpha Sapphire 3DS

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  • Summary: Pokemon players first enjoyed Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokemon Sapphire Version when it launched in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance. Now, a whole new generation of Pokemon fans will experience the storyline that unfolds in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. Jan 12, 2015
    90
    While I wish a few things were done differently and the difficulty increased a little bit, these are still two very enjoyable outings.
  2. Nov 18, 2014
    90
    Perfect for long time fans and new ones.
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    90
    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire take the best from two worlds: the challenging and compelling approach of the original Ruby and Sapphire for GBA, and the new 3D engine and cinematic visuals from X and Y, with new interesting contents and megaevolutions on top.
  4. Nov 20, 2014
    80
    Ruby Omega and Sapphire Alpha aren’t some random remakes but an interesting hybrid between a remake and a brand new chapter. Unfortunately, they are not as revolutionary as X and Y but the fans will still love these games.
  5. Jan 19, 2015
    80
    If you have any interest at all in Pokémon this game will surpass your expectations.
  6. Nov 27, 2014
    80
    As tired as the series can often seem, these games have a strong emotive core laced with pieces of refined mechanical slices that, while often repetitive, still accomplish far more than newer series with weaker creative underpinnings.
  7. Dec 10, 2014
    60
    Aside from dropping the popular Friend Safari, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire bring all the improvements and features from X/Y to the world of Ruby/Sapphire as expected. The presentation has minor issues, mechanics retained from Ruby/Sapphire are still not fun, and the diminished difficulty and lack of any draw for newcomers make this a less appealing game than X/Y for those who are picky about which Pokémon titles they play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. Mar 30, 2015
    10
    Ich hatte selten wieder so viel Spaß gehabt und verbrachte wirklich viel Zeit mit Onlinekämpfen , Wundertäuschen und Experimenten ... MeinIch hatte selten wieder so viel Spaß gehabt und verbrachte wirklich viel Zeit mit Onlinekämpfen , Wundertäuschen und Experimenten ... Mein Pokedex zeigt die Ergebnisse ;D Expand
  2. Nov 26, 2014
    10
    This game is legit. As a huge Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald fan, this game was a blast of nostalgia mixed with the innovative features of X/Y. TheThis game is legit. As a huge Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald fan, this game was a blast of nostalgia mixed with the innovative features of X/Y. The gameplay is tight, changing from the single square minimum movement to complete freedom of movement. The sneaking controls/pokéfinder tool is very useful to find pokémons that have egg moves learnt. Plus, the minimap has the original Sapphire/Ruby graphics. Buy it.

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  3. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Just finished this game, and I have to say this is hands down one of the best Pokémon games I've ever played, let alone of the greatest Nintendo games of recent years! This game pays so much homage to the beloved Ruby/Sapphire titles for the Gameboy Advance whilst keeping the game relevant for newer players with a sizeable amount of new mega evolutions, all of which are amazing fun to use. The introduction of Primal Evolution is an interesting mechanic and is executed well within the story, I just wish it had been expanded upon a bit more. Music wise, I have to say this game sticks faithful to the original games' roots while extending the themes with orchestral remixes that perfectly fit the tone. Overworld wise, not a huge deal has changed, except the world looks so much more alive in 3D, with the newly bustling Mauville being a particular highlight of the adventure, and the new Gym Puzzles being incredibly satisfying. While the game may seem easy to fans of the original game due to the Exp. Share buff to spread to all party members, this may be switched off and on at will, allowing fans of the original games to experience the same difficulty. For those who are worried about there being "too much water", I can reassure you that surfing speed is vastly increased in OR/AS and water routes feel smaller, so you don't feel as swamped by water as you did in Ruby and Sapphire. New mechanic wise, sneaking up on a Pokémon is a small, but welcome addition that allows access to rare Pokémon with increased stats and rare moves, and allows you to discover new Pokémon in previously explored areas. Lastly, the "Delta Episode" in the aftergame links perfectly with Pokémon X and Y, tying up loose ends, and ending a few hours worth of extra gameplay for old and new fans alike to enjoy, culminating in two incredible legendary captures at the end, and the announcement that all the other non-event legends are now catchable, vastly increasing replayability. Add to that the return of the PSS, Pokémon Amie, and Super Training, and you have a well-rounded package that is the perfect difficulty for newcomers, whilst holding enough depth to keep dedicated Pokémon fans hooked for months. Simply put this game is near flawless. (My only problem with this game I could find was it seemed to easy, but with Ruby and Sapphire being my favourite games, I cannot make a value judgement as to whether this is due to experience with the original titles or not).

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  4. Nov 19, 2016
    9
    Amazing remake! Features that have to be mentioned is new mega evolutions; new, second type of Pokemon hunting with Dex nav and most fun isAmazing remake! Features that have to be mentioned is new mega evolutions; new, second type of Pokemon hunting with Dex nav and most fun is flying on Latios or Latias ( depends of game version you choose ). Delta episode is very interesting and add some variety to the game story. Game looks very good and soundtrack is superior. The battle frontier was replaced by the battle resort - the much smaller version of his predecessor, but this is the perfect place for Masuda breed. Expand
  5. Mar 12, 2017
    8
    This game wasn't as great as I expected, but that isn't that bad. I expected a game like Pokemon X, new and exciting, but it wasn't. I lovedThis game wasn't as great as I expected, but that isn't that bad. I expected a game like Pokemon X, new and exciting, but it wasn't. I loved the water elements and the Pokemon but the story lacked. The game still was great and I recommend it. Expand
  6. Jan 22, 2015
    8
    Nothing new. Just another fantastic Pokémon game which you will love to play and episode after finishing the game is long and epic, greatNothing new. Just another fantastic Pokémon game which you will love to play and episode after finishing the game is long and epic, great game. A must-buy for true fan of Pokémon. Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2016
    0
    The only nice thing i can tell about it, is that it is better than X and Y. But that is small praise, considering this is a remake of anThe only nice thing i can tell about it, is that it is better than X and Y. But that is small praise, considering this is a remake of an archaic handheld jrpg.

    Nintendo has milked the same 8-bit gameplay for decades, and has made billions out of it. For the love of God, stop buying this.
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