Pokemon X and Y Reviews
Pokémon X & Y is the finest expression of Satoshi Tajiri's obsessive vision yet.
Game Freak has really outdone itself this time, and Pokemon X and Y will be remembered as great transition point for the series’ transformation into an even more social, beautiful, and strategic game. Building on five generations of games, a digital menagerie of captivating creatures, and a wide range of diverse regions to explore, Pokemon X and Y proves this formulaic portable role-playing series can still deliver an innovative experience.
The best new Pokémon for a decade and a game of exquisite depth and longevity, with visuals and online options that finally do the series justice.
If you get hooked--and you'll likely get hooked--you're going to find a few hundred hours of Pokemon battles to look forward to, even if the game falls back on some old tropes a bit too much.
Pokemon X and Y is a completely interconnected experience, which is exactly how Pokemon is meant to be played — a fact I'd forgotten since my schoolyard days.
Pokemon X and Y benefit greatly from their leap to a fully 3D world, and have plenty to offer both veterans and novices alike.
It's a charming adventure that lets you collect the coolest creatures for battle and friendship.
Despite the nagging feeling that something's missing, Pokémon X and Y make some huge leaps forward for both the competitive and casual crowds. I just wish these games felt as complete as their predecessors.
Nobody has demonstrated they can do Pokemon better than Pokemon can. X and Y does everything it needs to remain relevant, to prove why it's the top of its field, and if that's not good enough for you, there's nothing Ekans say to change your mind.
All told, it's an impressive accomplishment, and a great start for the series on the Nintendo 3DS. I have no idea what the future holds, but for another few years at least, the beat will go right on for what may be the most important series on any Nintendo platform
Pokémon X and Y might mark a big visual jump for the series, but the structure remains steadfast in its dedication to tradition. These are still fun games that offer the potential for hundreds of hours of entertainment, and some of the new additions, like the Fairy-type, are certainly welcome. But X and Y don’t really stand out from their predecessors, and I really am starting to wonder how much longer Nintendo can repackage what is essentially the same game.
Nearly 15 years after the first Pokémon games were released, we're still trying to catch 'em all. But with Pokémon X and Y, we do so begrudgingly.
Pokemon X and Y are the 3D Pokemon games that fans have been waiting all of these years for. An overly predictable plot and a hit and miss 3D feature are but a few blemishes on what’s otherwise an impeccable set of games.
Pokemon X & Y set a new standard for Pokemon games to come. The advances in this game are well worth the $40, and if you’re interested in the online aspect, I’m happy to say that it is booming and has hours of entertainment to offer. It has improve upon the series in almost every way, so if you’re a fan who has been dragging your feet to buy X or Y, because they’ve been waiting for one of the games to finally break the monotony and change the series in some major ways, then this is the game you’ve been waiting for. There has never been a better time to set out on the never-ending quest to Catch ‘Em All.
Just when he thought he had kicked the habit, Matt Kamen finds himself captured by the new improved Pokémon adventures
If Pokemon’s greatest pleasure is the joy of discovery, then I’ve finally discovered it. And hooray for that.
It’s all here. Fans of Pokémon will be in familiar territory while newcomers will have a great time learning the ropes. It never deviates from the norm too much, but what X and Y does and does brilliantly, is the improvements to connectivity and game progression. Sure, it may feel the same, but it is so refined, that hardcore players will see past it. With more monsters than I can count, and an improved online and overall experience, Nintendo has proven that Pokémon is still alive and well, and with X and Y, anyone with a 3DS should play it. It really is the best Pokémon game I have ever played.
Pokémon X and Y is a stellar entry in the series. Get it.
Like a faint Pikachu attempting to escape a rare Poke Ball, Pokemon X shouldn't fail to draw you in and hold on tight, even though it's not quite the mega evolution we were expecting.
Pokemon X and Y are definitely two of the best games in the series to date. The new features are fun to play with (especially the PSS), and the Mega Evolutions and new Fariy-type changes things up with the type-matchups. Whether you’re a veteran or just starting your very first journey, Pokemon X and Y are definitely worth picking up.