Pokémon X User Reviews

8.8

Pokemon jumps into the 3D Realm!

The good:

Upgrade to 3D
Plot
Mega Evolutions

The bad:

Little Post-game

Summary:

Pokemon makes its jump into 3D with Pokemon X and Y! How does it look? Looks pretty good if I do say so myself. The game looks amazing, best looking handheld Pokemon as of now. The cut-scenes, characters, towns and Pokemon look much more alive than in the previous games.

What can I say, I enjoyed mostly everything in this game. Although some may disagree, I personally enjoyed the plot of the game, as well as all of the new characters and Pokemon. Speaking of Pokemon, there are not as many new ones as in previous generations. Some people are annoyed by this, but most of the Pokemon have great...

7.1

Looks good, Plays the same

The good:

The Kalos Region
Online options

The bad:

The basic core formula doesn't change

Summary:

The following review will use the following weighted scoring system:
Graphics - 15%
3D Effect - 5%
Plot - 10%
Game Play - 50%
Music / Sound - 10%
Replay Value - 10%

Summary
Pokemon X/Y is the seventh generation game in the Game Freak / Nintendo series.

Graphics
There is no question that this is one of the best looking main Pokemon games to date. In fact, I would go as far to say that this is one of the best looking 3DS games to date. The environments, characters, Pokemon, and many Pokemon attacks look great. There were a few moments where I thought the game looked like it belonged on a home console....

8.0

Exciting Pokemon gameplay but disappointing 3D usage

The good:

  • Traditional fun and excitement of Pokemon gameplay
  • Many new features compared to former Pokemon games
  • New Pokemon type
  • New evolution type
  • Plenty to do post-game

The bad:

  • Poor use of 3D technology
  • Game feels very childish compared to former Pokemon games
  • This generation has very few new Pokemon compared to older generations

Summary:

Graphics/3D
When it comes to 3DS games, one of the most important factors (to me), is the use of the 3D technology in the game. After all, pretty much the only thing that separates the DS from the 3DS is the 3D technology. With poor or inadequate usage of the 3D technology, any 3DS game might as well be a regular DS game instead.

With that being said, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are very disappointing in this regard. The use of 3D pretty much only shows up in Pokemon battles and even then it is somewhat mediocre, especially due to the fact that the 3D feature usually causes the battles to lag. In...

9.0

An Amazing New Generation

The good:

This game has flawless graphics and was really good for both single player as well as multi player. The game introduces a few new battle types as well as 72+ new Pokémon. It has new 3D concepts as well as new evolution methods.

The bad:

The plot was slightly lacking, and the amount of new Pokémon wasn't too big.

Summary:

This game is an amazing introduction into the next generation of the Pokémon franchise. There are many new Pokémon as well as hundreds of returning ones to make this game well worth it. Almost every Pokémon can be found in the game whether if it's in the wild or if it's found in the Friend Safari. The Friend Safari is a new game mechanic where every 3DS Friend Code is assigned 2-3 Pokémon that can be found in one's game. It encourages the use of the 3DS's friend system, and so does the PSS (Player Search System). Battling and Trading via Wifi is so much easier than how the previous system w...

9.0

A new age of playing Pokemon!

The good:

The game's 3D functions are not always present, just in battles and ingame videos making sure you don't tire your eyes to easily and actually get a forced break from it. The style of the battles are amazing, especially Pikachu's (the face of the Pokemon franchise) entry sound update. The game added tons of amazing features which will be commented later.
And the time it takes to save the game has been rather long the past games where it takes around 1 or 2 seconds now.

The bad:

The updated Exp. share you get early in the game makes it far to easy to be overleveled the entire game taking away somewhat of the challenge though it is very good for the younger audience (and despite being able to turn it off)
And then you have the bug in Lumiose City where GameFreak revealed your game glitches when saving outside a building or in certain spots which is something they should've spotted and fixed before releasing the games.

Summary:

Where to even begin commenting a game as good as these? Lets start with the amazing storyline. Despite it lacking some key plot elements (something the main young audience doesn't care about), the story is actually very good and if noticed correctly it is directed towards old and young audience bringing in more adult elements but on a level that the younger audience doesn't notice. The characters are designed amazingly and the appearance of the cover Pokemon and the battle themes attached to the whole game is just amazing. In the end you have the legendary battle with Mewtwo which has a ren...

9.8

culmination of years of player's requests

The good:

multiple modes of transportation, better exp shares, berry growing is back, riding pokemon, new typing, kick ass graphics, cool legendary, mega evolutions, minimal grinding, easy ev training, cute pokemon bonding (that gives you an edge in battle) safari zone, and customizable avatars.

The bad:

Not sure if it's good or bad, but the antagonist takes a little more of a backseat this game as you explore the new fairy type, and mega evolutions.

Summary:

Pokemon x and y are both superb games, but something I noticed is that this would be a great generation for any new players to start with. There's minimal grinding, no places where one could get stuck and have to put the game down, and because of the new type, mega evolutions, and the "simultaneous" release date, players are all going in blind and the game was designed to cope with that and teach even experienced players what's going on.

For long time players of the pokemon series, they brought back improved berry growing, an improved experience share, brought back the bike plus roller skate...

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