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  • Summary: Pokemon X and Y are the first mainline Pokemon games made for the 3DS and feature a mix of Pokemon old and new as well as a trio of new starting Pokemon - a watery toad Froakie, a fiery deer Fennekin, and a grass monster Chespin.
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  1. Positive: 65 out of 69
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  1. Oct 29, 2013
    100
    Bigger, better, stronger and prettier than anything we've ever seen with the label "Pokémon" on the cover.
  2. Oct 4, 2013
    95
    Pokemon X and Y made me feel like I was back on the middle school playground, vying for real-life superiority in battle and communing in trade. I didn't think games could still make me feel that way — but I'm so glad to be proven wrong.
  3. 90
    New Pokémon games often introduce minor features like this but they often feel like slim justification for a new game, and are abandoned the instant a new sequel comes out. Most of X and Y’s new ideas are more substantial, or at least more fun, and help to cement this as the definitive Pokémon game of the modern age.
  4. 90
    Pokémon X & Y do not change the formula of the series but has undoubtedly modified some bases already established. Never before has there been so many novelties to come at once and this is precisely why you will want to play it.
  5. 3D Visuals transformed the classic Pokemon approach in a good way. Online capabilities are top notch, this new generation will really make Pokemon fans happy.
  6. Oct 16, 2013
    85
    Pokémon X & Y celebrate the transition to a full 3D world. And it's a strong success. Kalos is even more alive, gains volume and credibility. The battles improve too, the creatures have never been so real, so well-animated. This and only this can make you buy those games. On the other hand, Pokémon is still the same title, and X & Y keep making the gameplay evolve little by little.
  7. Oct 25, 2013
    60
    There’s a good game in Pokemon Y, and fans looking for another game near-identical to the ones before it likely won’t find issue with a lot of the dusty trimmings and transparent battle system. If you want to get into into the new stat rebuilding features and grind out tons of easy battles to prep for high-level online multiplayer, it’s never been easier to do so. But for all else, the game’s excellent visuals belie the frustratingly old-fashioned design. RPG folk can find better times on their 3DS.

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  1. Negative: 6 out of 160
  1. Oct 23, 2013
    10
    The best iteration in the whole series, thanks to many new features, online ease, wonderful visuals, and great exploration. Once the game isThe best iteration in the whole series, thanks to many new features, online ease, wonderful visuals, and great exploration. Once the game is over there's not as many areas to explore as before, but you can still do a few side quests, hunt down ALOT of otherwise unobtainable rare pokemon in friend safari's, raise the ultimate Pokemon with much less frustration than before thanks to the wonderful new exp share, and most importantly, challenge the world easily through online battles. Expand
  2. Mar 8, 2017
    10
    I really enoyed. this game,loved the mega evolutions.I am not a super mega pokemon fan that know every pokemon or a breeder for stats etc.II really enoyed. this game,loved the mega evolutions.I am not a super mega pokemon fan that know every pokemon or a breeder for stats etc.I just play the game for fun and this game was really fun for me to play. Expand
  3. Oct 12, 2013
    10
    Any pokemon fan can get this game and enjoy. This game is pretty fun and has beautiful visuals too. Every aspect of pokemon has been improvedAny pokemon fan can get this game and enjoy. This game is pretty fun and has beautiful visuals too. Every aspect of pokemon has been improved with pokemon x and y. Expand
  4. Feb 26, 2014
    9
    Pokemon Y is easily one of the best games in the franchise, with a new 3D twist to a classic game. Everything in this game seems like it hasPokemon Y is easily one of the best games in the franchise, with a new 3D twist to a classic game. Everything in this game seems like it has been custom built form the ground up, probably because it has. Custom 3D models for every Pokemon, and custom animations for certain moves for certain Pokemon. This is most likely the most detailed Pokemon game every created. The classic sprite oriented 2D world transitioned perfectly into a 3D world. The NPCs actually move around, and the cities actually feel alive compared to cities in previous games. This game follows the same standard Pokemon formula. You choose a started that is either grass, water, or fire. Then you travel around the region challenging all the Gyms, and having to deal with the evil team that is always trying to do something evil. In this game, that team is Team Flare. A group of people focused on creating a perfect, beautiful world. No matter what the cost. Although the main story in this game is shorter than the others, it is still enjoyable and loads of fun to play through. And I think that the completely redesigned game world and redesigned gamely completely makes up for the lack of some story. The new region, the Kalos region is one of my favourites, second to the Sinnoh region. It consists of three main areas, central, costal, and mountain Kalos. Each different section of the region is diverse from the others in its own way. People in the central sector seem to be more consumerist. With cafes, stores, and places to shop taking up almost every street. Costal Kalos seems tone more laid back, and smarter. This is where the research senators are, and its also a hot spot for swimming and surfing. People living in the mountain Kalos region seem to be very focused on becoming strong trainers, more so than people in the other two thirds of the region. All together, Pokemon Y is a huge step in the right direction for the franchise. Bringing with it an entirely new graphical approach to the game, soma awesome new features, and of course, a plethora of new Pokemon. As the first game in generation VI, it makes me hopeful for that else this generation, and future gens have in store for us. Expand
  5. Jan 9, 2016
    8
    Pokemon Y is a really fun and colorful game. On the pus, it has a really nice art style and the cell-shading perfectly fits the Pokemon games.Pokemon Y is a really fun and colorful game. On the pus, it has a really nice art style and the cell-shading perfectly fits the Pokemon games. The characters are simple but they're fun to see on screen. The battle system has been refined to near perfection and the new Meg evolution are a blast to use. Most of the new Pokemon are really well designed and they include every generation's Pokemon which really fleshes out the choices for your team. They also decreased the need for HMs a little. The only problems are that the online interface isn't as good as it could be, and the game feels pretty easy and almost short. But Pokemon Y is a great, fun game you need to get. Expand
  6. Feb 11, 2015
    7
    This game graphically is a massive leap forward, and it probably took a lot of effort to bring all 700+ Pokemon into 3D. But is this the bestThis game graphically is a massive leap forward, and it probably took a lot of effort to bring all 700+ Pokemon into 3D. But is this the best Pokemon game ever released? NO. I've been playing pokemon for 14 years, and I've played through EVERY single generation, With no bias to the older games or the newer games.
    X and Y have the worst Story yet. The "rivals" Are incredibly irritating dumbasses that ask to battle you every 5 seconds. The story at times is so cheesy you just have to face plant into your desk. When you're supposed to feel some form of emotion for your "rivals" It just ends up making you laugh your ass off at how badly done the story is. Now what intimidating group of criminals do we get this time? Team.... Flare. Join them and be fashionable! Or you'll just be one of the many to die in a mass genocide. Seriously this is the worst criminal group in the franchises history. The game is filled with things that are meant to be surprising, But just absolutely FAIL because you know who they will be from the get-go by their looks. The leader of Team Flare is SO obvious, as is the Champion. I feel as if the story was meant for stupid people, or children under the age of 10. The game is WAY WAY WAY too easy to complete as well. This game can be done by casuals in less then 16 hours, thanks to the broken experience share. Even with the experience share off this game is not a challenge. The legendaries (No surprise) also are the weakest of the Franchise. Very little backstory is behind them, and the third one Zygarde whats the history of him? Why is he in a cavem monitoring the ground? Or, Why is he even in the game? It's almost as if Gamefreak had to design a third legendary. This games campaign is hands down the worst of the franchise. "oh its intended for children" is not a reasonable excuse, when even children hate the story mode.

    So the campaign is terrible. X and Y make up for it with the large leap in graphics, easy level grinding after beating the game, and Vastly improved Multiplayer system. The multiplayer is much more balanced, and it's much easier to get into playing this game competitively then before. If it weren't for the Massive leap in graphics, and the very very well done multiplayer system, X and Y would be in trouble. X and Y is no doubt better then Black and White, But they land as the second worse title for this franchise.
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  7. Aug 5, 2015
    0
    This game wasn't worth it, it was boring and bland, the partners are AWFUL and the theme to them is crap, Team Flare has to most stupidestThis game wasn't worth it, it was boring and bland, the partners are AWFUL and the theme to them is crap, Team Flare has to most stupidest Villan ever and the "Destory ugly" plot was awful. Expand

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