Pokemon remakes always bring a retooled experience of a generation of Pokemon games we loved, with enough extra locations, battles, and even Pokemon to keep us playing for months. At the same time, the remakes retain what makes their predecessors unique. This rings true for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, which is a blessing and a curse. A dark horse in the franchise, Ruby and Sapphire proper acted as a soft reboot for the series as a whole, featuring a brand-new region, new Pokemon, a new Game Boy, new everything. Being remakes, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire retain some of the awkwardness found in their forerunners, but put a much-needed Pokemon X and Y coat of paint on a familiar world.