Pokemon Alpha Sapphire for Nintendo 3DS
3DS

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

Nov 21, 2014

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About this game

Developer: Game Freak
Content Rating: Everyone

Summary

In your adventure, you will meet Legendary Pokémon and battle against evil organizations intent on their own aims! Take a journey through the Hoenn region, where two large organizations with opposing aims are locked in struggle: Team Magma and Team Aqua. Team Magma wishes to expand the landmass in the Hoenn region, while Team Aqua seeks to raise the oceans. Their contrary purposes lead them to clash bitterly. In Pokémon Omega Ruby, Team Magma will seize more power to achieve its goals. Team Aqua plays the more prominent role in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. In both versions, you will find yourself drawn into the conflict.

Critic Reviews

43 Reviews
8.22
Peter BrownNov 18, 2014
Give these remakes enough time, and you begin to understand why Pokemon's formula hasn't changed much over the years. It's a seemingly simple and cute journey, but with the underlying potential for strategy in combat, and a massive number of adorable Pokemon to catch, you can't help getting hooked by Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
8.50
Drew LeachmanDec 02, 2014
For Pokémon fans, of course you should pick this up. For people asking “will this get me into the series?” the answer is maybe. I still think X and Y are a better starting point for players. There are some small improvements to the overall experience, just keep in mind, there’s nothing very revolutionary about Omega and Alpha.
Michael DamianiNov 25, 2014
The core adventure might not have as much soul as something like Red and Blue or Gold and Silver, but it’s a solid RPG nonetheless. It takes the best parts of the original game, enhances them with X and Y’s engine, and then makes improvements on top of that. It’s by no means flawless, as there’s clearly room for these games to improve and evolve into something even more refreshing.

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