Though they’re looked back on now as the oddball, waterlogged entries of the Pokemon series, Ruby & Sapphire are still my favorites. They hold a special, nostalgic place in my heart, so naturally I had high hopes for the remakes, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire for Nintendo 3DS. They mostly do the originals justice—Game Freak has yet to make a bad Pokemon game. However, there are still a few gripes that I have with it, which I will elaborate on later, that mainly have to do with a trend that Pokemon games have been following lately. But overall, they are fantastic games that I highly recommend for fans of the series.
I finally did it. After receiving Pokemon Y from my host family in Japan, having to buy a Japanese 3DS because the 3DS is region-locked, and a failed attempt at playing the game in Japanese, I beat it. I’ve been playing Pokemon since Gold/Silver when I was in 3rd grade, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Pokemon is still my favorite video game franchise. Needless to say, each new game holds a special place in my heart. So let’s get right into it!
Sorry I’ve been absent for so long. I’m studying abroad in Japan for a year, and I don’t really have time to play video games, and I’m also running another blog so this blog is essentially going on hiatus for a year. But I saw this article and felt like I should share. Games are really getting beautiful: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/12/11/most-beautiful-video-game-moments-of-2013
Right now I’m pretty much limited to playing my 3DS, so I’ve been playing mostly Animal Crossing, but my host family bought me Pokemon Y so I’ve been playing that too. I initially was playing in Japanese but it got too difficult–it literally took me several hours just to get my starter–so I started over in English. Amazing so far.
Okay I can already tell this is going to be the Pokemon game to end all Pokemon games.
As much as I’d love a new Pokemon Stadium-like game, I really hope this is an RPG. I loved Colosseum and XD.
151 artists at San Jose University were recruited to artistically interpret all 151 original Pokemon. Each artist was given a random Pokemon. Some are paintings, some sculptures. All proceeds go to charity. Go bid on your favorite here.