Pokémon Y Review made by TornadoMudkip
NOTE ~ I don't own Pokémon Y but I own Pokémon X. Since Pokémon Y doesn't have any Reviews yet, I decided to post the Review here. (The games are almost the same by the way.)
Graphics ~ 10/10
Instead of 2D, Nintendo introduced 3D for ''A normal adventure Pokémon game.'' If you ask me, they did this wonderful. The graphics are amazing. It just looks like the real thing in the real world!
You can choose between a male and female character. For the first time, you can buy other clothes for your character. This is an awesome new feature for Pokémon games. > So you can make your own stylish main character! You can move every way you want to go with your own unique character. Also for the first time, they introduced roller skates. If you use these, you can see that your character is skating. It looks like it's real in my opinion.
You've got 4 rivals in total. That's pretty much. They all got their own design which is matching their unique personality in the game. The big enemies are Team Flare. They are dumb looking grunts with all red uniforms. They better could use some more colours for them. Only the colour red looks a little boring. But look at the bright side. > The most grunts are using fire Pokémon, so it does make sense if the grunts wear red uniforms after all.
The whole world of Kalos looks fantastic! I saw many landscapes like the sea and snowy places. The makers of this game introduced many types of landscapes and that's why the game looks so very beautiful. < That's because you can visit into one region many types of landscapes. Also another really important part are the colours of the game. Combining landscapes plus beautiful colors is gorgeous! Your mouth will fall open when you see those pretty colours!
The Pokémon sprites are edited too. If you ask me, the most sprites look more good than before. This is probably because this is a 3DS game and not a game for the Game Boy. (It's true that the graphics ten years ago are worse compared to the current graphics for games.)
Sound ~ 9/10
It's just hard to create new and nice sounds for a game. For Pokémon X and Y they did this pretty good.
Almost every thing in the game has an own sound like if you battle your Rival. It does have an other sound than normal battles against trainers. It makes the Rival battles more special. Every location has it's own sound. It's true that some routes/places have the same music but none of the sounds came from older Pokémon Games. The most music is cheerful in my opinion. Although some locations like the Team Flare Lab has a creepy tune. This fits perfectly if you ask me.
Some old Pokémon cry's are changed like the one of Pikachu. Before it was just a cry but now it's ''Pika Pika!'' This is really unique because Pikachu is the only Pokémon who says it's own name in the game if I remember correctly.
Addictiveness ~ 8/10
The game is really addictive in the main story because you can do a lot of things like searching for new Pokémon like the new introduced Pokémon like a Goomy. It's really true that I played this game when I got it for a really long time to train and to complete the story. I almost forgot to s
leep! But it's really worse after you completed the main story.
Unlike the other Pokémon games, this game doesn't really have an after game story. The thing you can do after beating the Elite 4 is visiting one new city and catching Pokémon you didn't see yet. Sadly, you can't do much in that city if you don't have friends with a 3DS or a second 3DS + another Pokémon X and Y. That's because you only can enter the Friend Safari if you linked with one of your friends.
To be honest, I didn't play this game that much anymore after I've beaten the game..
Story ~ 8/10
Just like almost every Pokémon game, you need to beat the Elite Four and you need to complete the Pokédex as a new starting trainer. On your path you'll beat much strong trainers and Gym Leaders. Of course, you'll meet lots of old Pokémon and even new ones! You even will see evil people called Team Flare, these ''rats'' try to do something bad using the Legendary Pokémon, it's up to you to stop them.
It's not really original because many Pokémon games have a story like this one but the Rivals, Elite Four and the bad team of the game are always different. That makes the Pokémon games really fun. Maybe the makers of the game could make the story for the next time a little more special and unique, I even would like it more if that happens. The length of the story is perfect if you ask me. Not too long or too short. I expected this from a Pokémon game.
But like always, I always loved classic stories. Even more when the game becomes more modern.
Depth ~ 8/10
The game has much offers compared to other games in the main story. Many new things are introduced to make the game a bit longer. I like it when a game has features like that.
The game has introduced spin-off things/games. For example ~ Pokémon Amie: This is actually something like Nintendogs. You can take care of your Pokémon and making it more friendly towards to you. This is also a way to evolve certain Pokémon. You can play minigames into this feature too like catching berries. As a reward you can get some special ''food'' for your Pokémon. It's perfect when you don't feel like training your Pokémon at the moment and if you want to have some fun with your Pokémon.
Also a new feature is ''Super Training''. With this you can train a Pokémon's EV stats I think. It's pretty funny that you need to destory/beat a balloon Pokémon if you want to get better stats for your Pokémon.
These two things are introduced early in the game. Too bad that there isn't a new feature like one of these two after the main story. (Only Friends Safari but you need to have a friend with this game and a 3DS to do this.) But yeah, I'm glad already with Pokémon Amie and Super Training. Both are cool and fun to do if you ask me.
Difficulty ~ 4/10
Really one of the easiest games I ever played. It's much easier than other Pokémon games. Thanks to one thing... But maybe because I made it too easy for myself for using that item?
That's the EXP-Share. In other games this item only can be used for one Pokémon. For this game it's completely different. It's a Key Item now, if you press on use this item will help you to level up your Pokémon a bit easier and it works for all Pokémon. This means you don't have to use all your Pokémon in a battle if you want that these Pokémon get EXP. So actually a Pokémon can be lazy and still growing. I think the EXP-Share is a perfect item for beginners because it will help them to train and beat this game easy.
I was fine with being too strong for every trainer. I'm just a person who likes to win. So it's not a big deal. After all, I'm glad they introduced a hard mode system if you want to beat this game at hard mode. Maybe I will try it very soon if I feel like it.
Overall ~ 8.6/10
Overall Pokémon Y (or X) is a great game to play. It has good points and bad points, actually every game has. I can call this game one of the games with the best Graphics! It's really worth to buy it. It has been a while since I did a Review but I did it because I really loved to play this game and I would like that more people will play the game. :)