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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: 96 out of 125
  2. Negative: 9 out of 125
  1. Mar 19, 2018
    10
    9.6/10, it’s online battling that make this game even better than it already is. Just all the online features. Without online, it’s an 8/10,9.6/10, it’s online battling that make this game even better than it already is. Just all the online features. Without online, it’s an 8/10, however the online, as you can see makes it even better. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Nov 25, 2014
    9
    I am really loving this game. Its certainly something I'm going to clock many hours into.

    Pros + Stunning Graphics + Nostalgic + Tons of
    I am really loving this game. Its certainly something I'm going to clock many hours into.

    Pros
    + Stunning Graphics
    + Nostalgic
    + Tons of content
    + Excitement
    + It feels energetic
    + Battle music sounds GBA-like to capture that original feel
    + Stream lined story. Not over the top.
    + Secret bases!
    + Legendary Pokemon are introduced later into the game making you work to those rewards.

    Cons
    - XP Share. (it feels like its on easy mode)

    Mutual
    +- Alot of mega stones. Yes there is alot of variety with evolutions, but I cant help but think there could have been a lot more to work on instead of more mega forms.

    Overall
    So much fun, very engaging. Highly recommend!!
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  4. Nov 21, 2014
    9
    I may be a little biased considering gen 3 is my favorite region. It is without a doubt the most unique, beautiful and and original region andI may be a little biased considering gen 3 is my favorite region. It is without a doubt the most unique, beautiful and and original region and having it transformed into a 3d world only enhanced all that. No other region holds the landscape and town diversity that gen 3 does. That being said it's the same formula and gameplay Gamefreak has been dishing out for the past 15 years. Sure there's dozens of ways they could make Pokemon better and I hope one day they choose to break out of their shell and create the most epic game of all time because they have the capability to. But for what Pokemon is this is as good as it gets. Battle graphics are nice, this region is gorgeous, and you can see Pokemon actually travelling the environment. Screw IGN and their poor excuse for giving this game the lowest Pokemon score because "too much water" because this is the best game yet. Expand
  5. Jul 16, 2020
    8
    It's a good game, just lacking substance and doesn't have very much staying power.
  6. Dec 8, 2014
    8
    Great remake of the original GBA games. Graphics and sound have been updated and some areas are completely different, making it a freshGreat remake of the original GBA games. Graphics and sound have been updated and some areas are completely different, making it a fresh experience even for veteran players. 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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