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  • Summary: Pokemon gamers initially experienced Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokemon Sapphire Version when it launched in 2003 for the GBA. Now, a new generation of Pokemon people can experience the storyline that unfolds in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. Dec 1, 2014
    96
    Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire aren’t going to turn anyone who doesn’t like Pokemon into a believer, but then, that isn’t their goal. Instead, they set out to take the Pokemon that we know and love, and deliver the best version of it .
  2. Nov 18, 2014
    90
    Overall, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire seem very similar to Pokémon X & Y, as you might expect, but the story and the environments you encounter feel – despite the fact that they are remakes – very fresh and unique.
  3. Nov 21, 2014
    90
    This is what every remake should be: the same experience but with so many new features and so up-to-date that it's worth reliving even if you played the original game.
  4. Nov 23, 2014
    80
    Ruby Omega and Alpha Sapphire show why Game Freak should not release a new Pokémon every year: it's a franchise which needs to breath and this new edition, with no new pokémon to catch and locals to explore, is just not fun if you are just got through X and Y or have played Ruby and Sapphire back then.
  5. Dec 19, 2014
    80
    It may not offer something truly new or innovative, but Omega Ruby is a decent Pokemon game that stays true to the original edition.
  6. Nov 27, 2014
    80
    It says Pokemon on the box and that's what you get: A loving rework of 2003's GBA game that beats Pokemon X and Y in technical terms. Some issues of the originals are still present here, but don’t do much to lessen the package.
  7. Nov 26, 2014
    65
    Considered in this way, Pokémon looks kind of like a Le Corbusier chair: everything in its right place, nothing without purpose, all parts contributing toward a clear, singular end. Then again, also like a Le Corbusier chair, it's a lot more comfortable in theory than in practice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    amazing, this game brings back memories of the gen 3 trio. the exp share is again over powered and makes an unwanted return. alot of theamazing, this game brings back memories of the gen 3 trio. the exp share is again over powered and makes an unwanted return. alot of the starting trainers seem to have full restores which is a bit ridiculous for the starting area. The music is still awesome, and all the trainers we remember are still here. This game is definitely a must own. Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2014
    10
    Before ORAS, Emerald was the best Pokemon game I have played (haven't played B/W and B2/W2 so can't comment on those). Compared to X and Y,Before ORAS, Emerald was the best Pokemon game I have played (haven't played B/W and B2/W2 so can't comment on those). Compared to X and Y, ORAS is better on all levels (except for character customization, I guess). Super Training and Pokemon-amie make a return, which is cool. The soundtrack is miles better than that of X and Y, and the main villains are more appealing than Team Flare...although that's not saying much. The "Nav" features are also really neat, especially Dex Nav which makes completing the Pokedex much more interesting. Contest Spectaculars are a good change of pace from battling, and Super Secret Bases will entertain any Animal Crossing fan. For the most part, ORAS does not utilize 3D, except for a select few locations and during battles. Unfortunately, the game's frame rate usually takes a massive plunge if 3D is on during battles. This is probably due to hardware limitations, so I can't really complain too much. HM's still exist, which kinda sucks, but they've been around since the very beginning of the franchise. And at least some of them, like Waterfall, Surf, and Strength are actually useful in battle. Now I was originally going to give ORAS a 9.5/10 because HM's can still get a little annoying, but it seems I can't do that here...Oh well. I'll be lenient and give these games a perfect ten outta ten. Not that it matters, because the score is irrelevant compared to the actual review. Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2014
    10
    Pokemon Omega Ruby is one of the worst games ever. All the characters are stolen from Digimon. Not everything is a Digimon thing Japan! ThePokemon Omega Ruby is one of the worst games ever. All the characters are stolen from Digimon. Not everything is a Digimon thing Japan! The worst part is when Team Water or Ground comes and tries to wreck you. Get original Digimon! Stop with the evil teams. Oh and remember the Online on Pokemon X and Y? Sucked right? Now look at this online. It sucks even more! And don't even get me started on the gameplay. Ok, you got me started. The gameplay sucks more then a donkeys butt. Look at a quality game like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Great graphics.

    I give This game
    10/10 its a masterpiece

    *Comedic review
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  4. Dec 2, 2014
    9
    Great game and graphics I definitely recommend buying, I like the original a lot but I think this just beats it but it would not be myGreat game and graphics I definitely recommend buying, I like the original a lot but I think this just beats it but it would not be my favourite of the new pokemon games. Expand
  5. Dec 10, 2014
    9
    This is a very good remake of the old and nostalgic games. Plus, u have many legendaries and mega evolutions to obtain during the post game.This is a very good remake of the old and nostalgic games. Plus, u have many legendaries and mega evolutions to obtain during the post game. The graphics are absolutely stunning Expand
  6. Dec 2, 2014
    8
    If you like Pokemon or JPGs you will like this game. Some people are saying it should have improved on x/y but really what could it add? EvenIf you like Pokemon or JPGs you will like this game. Some people are saying it should have improved on x/y but really what could it add? Even if you don't get in to the whole online battling and breeding side of things you will still get around 20-30 hours out of the storyline and battling the gyms to become a master. Such a great formula that works so well on a handheld device. Expand
  7. Nov 23, 2014
    2
    As with every remake of an older Pokemon game one would assume they would improve the experience. Sadly this does not apply to this game.HoennAs with every remake of an older Pokemon game one would assume they would improve the experience. Sadly this does not apply to this game.Hoenn was one of the worst reveived generations due to flaws like half the region being uninspired water routes and a weird soundtrack based on trumpets. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire do nothing to remedy these faults. The music is somehow better but the game is still 50% water routes. Another problem is the lack of new important features. Other than soaring which is essentially you riding on the back of a Latio or Latias as seen in trailers which isnt even that meaningfull or important to the game there is again nothing to do after completing the story. People where expecting the return of Battle Frontier since Game Freak teased its location by covering up the Frontier island with clouds in its preview map of the game. This was an obvious lie. There is nothing hidden there and the post game content is essentially X/Y post game. A small side story that involves Rayquaza and a shameless copy of the Battle Maison from X/Y. If you are not a hardcore Pokemon fan and have already played the original games there is no reason to buy the remakes since all it does is add mega evolution to its plot and overhaul the graphics Expand

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