Pokemon Omega Ruby 3DS

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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.
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  1. Positive: 55 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  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 more than a remake, this is a completely new videogame, a big renovation both in visual and gameplay terms. A great surprise.
  4. Nov 21, 2014
    81
    And now I find myself in 2014 with a shiny new 3D remake and everything is okay. Everything is more than okay. I can finally go out into the Hoenn region and discover the magic that it was supposed to have all of those years ago. And believe me, from one Pokémon master to another, the magic is there.
  5. Dec 3, 2014
    80
    Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is a good remake, but new features and graphical updates make it a hard sell for those who have already invested many hours in the originals.
  6. Nov 25, 2014
    80
    Perhaps unsurprisingly, Pokemon: Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby don't innovate, but they do a good job of bridging the gap between old and new.
  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: 63 out of 88
  2. Negative: 10 out of 88
  1. Jul 6, 2015
    10
    I played the original in the GBA, very good, the game made me a fan of Pokemon games, the story is better than the previous titles and theI played the original in the GBA, very good, the game made me a fan of Pokemon games, the story is better than the previous titles and the Pokemon are entertaining, the contests, gym battles everything, one of the best Nintendo franchises, and this game is one of the best, really recommend for those who want to start the franchise, will make you spend hours and hours in it Expand
  2. Nov 25, 2014
    10
    This is my favorite Pokemon game of all time. It adds so many features that it might as well be its own generation. Music was great too. TheThis is my favorite Pokemon game of all time. It adds so many features that it might as well be its own generation. Music was great too. The nostalgia from the originals was so great, but anyone who hasn't played the original will still love this. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Jan 29, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Probably the best Pokémon game I've ever played. Ok, I should mention that I moved from Pokémon Diamond version to this version (because I passed almost 500 of hours on Ruby version before the internal battery died). I'm certainly more impressed by the game than someone who played Pokémon X/Y but this game is really awesome. The graphics are really magnificent (for a portable game console), there are plenty of new options (or not for X/Y players) like playing with your own pokémons, training them with minigames or also actually flying with Latios. The mega evolutions are really amazing (except for Aggron which is too fat and ugly I think). Two things I don't like in this version : first, the Exp. share is really cheated because it make your pokemons progress too quikly without fighting by giving xp to all the pokémons of your team (I know we can deactivate it). And second, the fact that every legendary pokémons are catchable in Hoenn regardless they are from Sinnoh, Kanto or any other region (That allow people who can't get Suicune or dialga without any code anymore to get them I know). That being said, I highly recommend this game either you are new with Pokémon or a big fan Expand
  5. Apr 12, 2016
    8
    Esta nueva version de la tan agradable version rubi es muy buena. Deja intacta la escencia de su version original y mejora varias cosasEsta nueva version de la tan agradable version rubi es muy buena. Deja intacta la escencia de su version original y mejora varias cosas paratraernos un juego de pokemon bastante jugable, no alcanza la calidad de las versiones X/Y pero destacacomo rpg y juego de la franquicia. Lo malo es que siento que los añadidos a la historia llegan de golpe y se nota que no estaban en su version original, en ese aspecto siento que les falto esfuerzo para dejar que fluyeran dentro del juego.... Cuando capture a latios/latiasme quede con mal sabor de boca... Pero en general recomiendo el juego ya sea que te guste pokemon, que tengas curiosidad, que te gusten los rpg o solo por tener un 3ds Expand
  6. Jan 17, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Pokémon Omega Ruby is not as good as the originals and let me explain why.
    I don't say this lightly because I have loved the Pokèmon games since 1999, it fails because there is no challenge and without a challenge there is no sense of achievement, no reward.
    To explain why, I'm going to have to venture into spoiler territory so if you don't want major parts of the game ruined for you, stop reading now.
    The reason there is no challenge is because everything is dumbed down.
    They hand you Latios and the Mega Evolution stone in a cutscene, you didn't have to fight it, you didn't have to find the stone.
    Then they made it so that every legendary Pokèmon (except Deoxys that I caught with the master ball) is able to be caught if it had yellow HP with a goddamn great ball, no paralysis or anything required.
    This eliminates the sense of challenge, a great part of what made these games so good was the skill it took to catch these legendaries.
    They also almost always take you where you need to be in a cutscene, not allowing you to go there yourself. Which, again, eliminates the sense of always exploring the world that you are in.
    You are also able to go to a battle tower where it isn't isnt even difficult to get points to buy rare candy bars with, eliminating the sense of them being rare and special.
    I could go on but I'm just going to mention the ending, the ending is literally 1,5 hour of cutscenes and exposition dumps.
    I swear at one part I thought I was playing a Metal Gear Game.
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  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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