Nintendo took an already great design and made it better on the GBA, and while it's a bit more than a little disappointing to see a lack of focus in the graphics department, it's the sheer amount of "stuff" in the product that makes Pokemon for the GBA a really, really great game.
Mesmerising, profound and endlessly bursting with replay value, Pokemon Ruby is a beautiful, motivational, at times trippy, unique piece of art that feels supremely definitive and magical, regardless of who's playing. This is one of my all-time favourite games and it changed my life. I love it to bits and I always will.
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are the best-looking games in the series, but they don't hold a candle to technical marvels such as "Golden Sun." The graphics are hardly bad, though. They look clean and colorful.
Whilst its apparent lack of any revolutionary gameplay is a worthy of criticism, it doesn't stop the fact that this is still by far one of the most addictive and long-lasting games you could hope for on your Gameboy Advance.
Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire are a massive step backwards from the previous generation of Gold, Silver, and Crystal.
Day and Night is gone, and so is going to multiple regions. It does though however mark the start of double battles, natures, and abilities that have become staples of the series ever since at the expense of making it much more complicated on the player's end compared to the first two generations of the games.
The game overall is challenging, with a fantastic soundtrack that is easily among the best in the series to this day, and the new Pokemon introduced in this generation are truly great.
As soon as you beat this game though, it grinds to a complete halt, but this seems to be a chronic problem with Pokemon games in general across the generations for the most parts with only a handful of exceptions.
SummaryImmerse yourself in the beautiful region of Hoenn, a place of masterful heroes and mysterious teams, of friendship and battles. As the new kid in town, you set off on your journey as a Pokémon Trainer. Who knows what wonders and dangers await you? Now it's time to grab your gear and head out on your own...
* Over 200 Pokémon appear wit...