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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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  1. Negative: 12 out of 141
  1. Sep 17, 2021
    10
    What can I say it is a great Pokémon remake which is just all round great. I definitely recommend this game.
  2. Jun 9, 2016
    10
    Pros:
    Its Pokemon.
    They added a language selection. Now I can use Pokemon to help study Japanese. Cons: As a remake you may have sort of
    Pros:
    Its Pokemon.
    They added a language selection. Now I can use Pokemon to help study Japanese.

    Cons:
    As a remake you may have sort of played this one before, minus newer features.

    Overall:
    Its Pokemon. You already know what you are getting into. Nintendo made yet another quality game while keeping it fresh. 10/10
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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. Sep 18, 2019
    9
    One of the best Pokemon games out there. A great entry point and a must-play for any 3ds owner.
  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. Apr 15, 2022
    8
    This is my favourite pokemon game. I haven't played all of them but this one the game I played the most, and playing subsequent pokemon gamesThis is my favourite pokemon game. I haven't played all of them but this one the game I played the most, and playing subsequent pokemon games lessens the experience. 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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