"As the series approaches its 20th anniversary, the Pokémon roller-coaster shows no sign of slowing down in sales or popularity. Much of this can be attributed to the wider range of media, including movies that have hit double digits in number, trading cards that are still widely collectable and plush toys that delight many a youngster. Needless to say, however, developer Game Freak owes this wider reach to the spectacular success of the handheld Pokémon games, from the humble sprite days of the Game Boy's monochrome display to the parallax barrier 3D screen of the Nintendo 3DS. Just this past year, the series made the major jump into three dimensional visuals with Pokémon X and Y, and introduced many new aesthetic elements beyond just looks. Now, Game Freak has resurrected one of the more debated carriages of the Pokémon train in the form of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for a new generation of fans and new hardware. Have these jewels lost their lustre over time, or are they set to captivate audiences once again?"