Drew Leachman writes: After the big changes that were implemented in Pokémon X and Y, Nintendo wanted to capitalize on this new format, as well as the game play changes, to make their next iteration just as accessible. Instead of a new game with even more pocket monsters to catch, they opted to go back to the remake board and pull another game from their already expansive library to polish up and throw into the X and Y formula. Enter Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Even with its new coat of paint and new additions, it still feels like a step backwards in the evolution of the Pokémon universe. See what I did there?