Pokemon X and Y Review
Posted by lcenteno
Happy Halloween dear readers and welcome back friends to my blog. It’s been a very trying few weeks and I apologize for the long hiatus, but Halloween festivities, and creating my costume (see below) have really been syphoning my time as of late, but now the blogging can go on. As many of you know Pokemon is one of the biggest franchises in Nintendo’s arsenal, we have seen the series go through many changes, and seeing many adaptations. Now the franchise makes it’s way to the 3DS with Pokemon X and Y. So, does this transition hold true to the series, or has it been lost in translation? Read on to find out.
Graphics: There are times when some games that transition from 2D to 3D are messed up in the process. Thankfully, in the case of Pokemon X and Y, the transition was done beautifully. The world of Pokemon has made a successful transition to the 3DS, sporting a beautiful world, great characters, and most importantly, the Pokemon look fantastic in 3D. The colors are bright and plentiful, and the graphics on and off battle sequences are a complete joy to look at. Score: 10/10
Sound: To say that fans of Pokemon will have an “eargasm” listening to the soundtrack of Pokemon X and Y is the biggest understatement of 2013. Shota Kageyama, Minako Adachi, Hitomi Sato, and Junichi Masuda merge their talents together to bring a powerhouse musical score that stays true to the Pokemon tradition. It’s a huge delight to listen to for fans both old and new. Score: 10/10
Gameplay: This is the biggest chunk of the entire package, minus the transition from 2D to 3D. Besides the great quest of becoming the best trainer and catching them all, so much more has been added to this package that makes the game soar. Everything you could ask for is here from battling and collecting a mass amount of Pokemon, to exploring the massive Luminose City, to collecting trainer badges. Pokemon X and Y will definitely keep you more than entertained. The most amazing addition to this franchise is the Wi-Fi playability. Players can now use the 3DS’ Wi-Fi capabilities to challenge friends who are within range. So, if you want to strut your stuff, and a friend is nearby just sit back and show him or her who is really the best trainer of all. Score: 10/10
Anyone who is looking for a great RPG, or Pokemon fans who have been waiting for a timeless Pokemon adventure should add this title to their library. It is without a doubt the best Pokemon in the series.
Final Score: 10/10