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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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Score distribution:
  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: 76 out of 100
  2. Negative: 9 out of 100
  1. Feb 15, 2015
    10
    This game perfectly brings back my fond memories of pokemon emerald. It also improves upon Pokemon X, and steals hours of my life, fromThis game perfectly brings back my fond memories of pokemon emerald. It also improves upon Pokemon X, and steals hours of my life, from running around and collecting badges, to going around and collecting flags from people's bases. Expand
  2. Aug 11, 2018
    10
    The 3ds era was amazing and did wonders to many nintendo series, but specially for pokemon and fire emblem. It brought many gems, and OmegaThe 3ds era was amazing and did wonders to many nintendo series, but specially for pokemon and fire emblem. It brought many gems, and Omega Ruby, fitting for its name, is one of them.

    A sweet post-game story. Fixing problems the original Ruby had, pokenav, amie, and so much to do it's one of the best pokemon games up until this point, only surpassed by its sucessors in the following gen.
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  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. Mar 7, 2015
    9
    Great game. There are a lot of new features. My favourite is 3D graphics. Some of them are old, but upgraded like PokéNav, now PokéNav Plus.Great game. There are a lot of new features. My favourite is 3D graphics. Some of them are old, but upgraded like PokéNav, now PokéNav Plus. But there are some things that I don't like. First and the most important is the Battle Resort. It was changed to a Battle Maison. I was really sad. Second thing is smaller, but still bad. Safari zone is changed. But game is still one of best Pokémon games I played. Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2014
    8
    I didn't love the original gen 3 but I love the remake. Quite a bit has changed since the original games on the Game Boy Advanced such asI didn't love the original gen 3 but I love the remake. Quite a bit has changed since the original games on the Game Boy Advanced such as environments. Great game
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  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. Feb 7, 2015
    0
    Bought this on a whim, and was hoping for some big changes, like being able to travel to other regions... I'm not into the contests, and whenBought this on a whim, and was hoping for some big changes, like being able to travel to other regions... I'm not into the contests, and when I got to Sootopolis City, I kinda stopped playing, and haven't since... Expand

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