Pokemon X revolutionizes the Pokemon Franchise towards a new direction that was sought out for a long time!

User Rating: 9 | Pokemon X 3DS

Game: Pokemon X
Genre: RPG
Developer: GameFreak/Nintendo
System: 3DS
Total Score: 94/100
Value Score: 9.4/10

• Story: 7/10
• Characters: 8/10
• GamePlay: 10/10
• Graphics: 10/10
• Sound: 9/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 10/10
• Replay Value: 10/10
• Player Value: 10/10

Pros
+One of the longest storylines in the series
+Although not many changes with the storyline, the antagonist team story has a unique twist not seen in previous games.
+A lot of old pokemon have re-emerged unlike the past two gens where it was mainly new pokemon with a few old pokemon
+Battle system is the same formula but is fresh thanks to new changes and new additions
+Characters can have their appearances be customized
+Unique change to previous games when it comes to getting starter pokemon
+Many new options were made thanks to the evolution of the internet infrastructure for the series - new modes include Wonder Trade, a improved GTS system and other new modes.
+Thanks to the new online capabilities, Pokemon feels more like a social game as players can be connected through the internet, challenge or trade each other at any given time throughout with each other in the whole world.
+Mega Evolutions have brought forth a evolution in the battle mechanics in the series.
+Fairy Type is the new pokemon type that adds flavor to the competitive scene and the mechanics as many pokemon have been re-arranged with the typing.
+Saving feature is practically instant compared to previous games where you had to wait a few seconds.
+Pokemon's Design has officially changed from the 2D perspective to the 3D perspective thus revolutionizing the series just like the third gen did with its own visual design changes from its previous gens.
+The OST is one of the best made in the series.
+There are a lot of easter eggs and many odes to the first, second and third gens through Pokemon appearances, certain dungeon/areas, etc.
+Additional features which help you breed/groom pokemon and the combination with the new online capabilities make Pokemon X/Y a game that will be played for a long time with endless hours.

Cons
-No major changes to the storyline, same formula
-Rival and Antagonist Team are still weak compared to previous games in the series
-Seasons feature from Gen 5 did not carry over
-Some of the older pokemon still have their midi voices recycled rather than improving them with new sound files
-Post game content is quite weak compared to previous games.
-Elite Four do not get stronger in post game
-Safari Zone in the game is more like a Safari backyard.

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