Dustin Spencer of Capsule Computers writes:
" I remember the third generation of Pokemon rather well. At the time it launched over ten years ago, I was going through my mid-teen phase and was knee deep into the Playstation 2 and Gamecube. Sure, I still cared for Pokemon, but I kind of didn’t bother with Ruby or Sapphire until after the first-generation remakes of Red and Green launched, which re-struck my interest and to pick up Pokemon Sapphire nearly two years after it hit shelves. The land of Hoenn was an interesting one, and oddly enough, was probably one the least remembered locales by fans as the peak of the Pokemon craze was slowly dying down just a bit at launch, which makes the idea of a remake or reintroduction perfect to go along with the now sixth installments of X & Y. After seeing what the 3DS did for Pokemon in general, Nintendo and Game Freak have brought us Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Pokemon Omega Ruby. With a brand new look and newer features in tow, can these two remakes prove to stand the test of time? Let’s find out."