"Few series have ever been as criticized for remaining too same-y throughout their run like Pokemon has. Every other year sees the release of a new game taking place in a new land full of new creatures that does just about nothing to redefine or perfect its core gameplay. As much as I should hate this series with every bone in my body, I simply can’t. I thought I would chalk it up to nostalgia and the countless hours I spent trying to catch ‘em all as a kid, but after coming back to Hoenn in Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, I’m more than happy to admit the series is still built on a solid foundation. All it took was a step into the past to move things forward."