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Pokemon X/Y Review | Darkstation

There’s a good game in Pokemon X, 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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OMNlPOTENT1065d ago

"near-identical" did we even play the same game?

effinrobjob1065d ago (Edited 1065d ago )

obviously you didnt. its a 3d visually polished game thats dumbed down from its earlier versions with poor man digimon elements. this should've came out on the GameCube.

millions of gamers without standards threw their money at essentially a 3D remake.

If gamefreak REALLY wants to give their fans something they deserve, give us a live-action battle system its not that damn hard if squareenix can do it with final fantasy

SpiralTear1065d ago

I don't know what you're talking about, pal. This game is really good. The game's networking features are miles ahead of Black/White, so it's anything but a "remake."

And unless you're talking about something like Night Trap or that garbage on XBLIG, I think you meant "real-time", not "live-action."

TekoIie1065d ago (Edited 1065d ago )

"If gamefreak REALLY wants to give their fans something they deserve, give us a live-action battle system its not that damn hard if squareenix can do it with final fantasy"

So your basically asking that the combat require less thought and strategy and more fast paced action which looks more entertaining to the casuals? -_-

... Perhaps something which makes people say "AW LOOK AT DEM GRAFIKZZZ!!!".

SpiralTear1065d ago (Edited 1065d ago )

"Near-identical"? Sorry, after playing this game for only a few hours, I simply cannot agree with that.

Ripsta7th1065d ago

Oh man i got this day 1 and still im not even close to being done, got 80+ hours sofar. Just been ev training my pokes for that online tournament, even though we always get stoped by japanese players

Blacklash931065d ago (Edited 1065d ago )

Graphically and aesthetically the game is very different from previous games. Sometimes the move to 3D even affects gameplay like back-angle environments, mirror reflections, and most of the gym structures.

Mechnically, it is noticably different. The pacing has been sped up considerably, the addition of skates and mounts, the addition of a new type and a new kind of evolution, an entirely new persistent online networking system that works much better, a more appraoachable and flexible method of stat-value leveling and a Nintendogs-esque mode, various new gimmicks like berry-farming and poke-radar and friend-safari, ect.

Is it a reinvention? Not by a long shot. But the updates and new additions extend quite a bit all-around the game.

Writer is also a bit wrong on the 3D. It also is used in certain environments, not just cutscenes and battles. They're few and far between, but they're there.

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