Pure Nintendo: "This is a landmark game. There were only a few dozen new Pokemon released, and the main gameplay does nothing hugely innovative. But it has transitioned Pokemon to a new world. With the 3D groundwork lain and the significant changes to the game’s mechanics, this generation is going to be a foundation and a springboard for further generations of Pokemon games. And if the last week’s sales figures are anything to go off of, there will be many more generations of Pokemon games."