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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nostalgia for days

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    I'm a longtime Pokemon fan. I still own my original GBA copies of Ruby and Emerald. The reason I bought Alpha Sapphire is because I originally played Ruby and wanted to try something different this time. It's great seeing Hoenn remastered in 3D. For anyone who's played pokemon, the concept is still the same. Start off in your hometown, get your 1st pokemon from a pokemon professor, start your journey to become pokemon league champion, get a rival, beat some gyms, couple sidequests along the way, beat the elite four, become champion, and enjoy post-game (or start over). Yet for some reason, I can't help myself but to buy into it year after year. I'll make this review short by outlining some key things to consider before buying this game. - No battle frontier - No character customization like in X/Y - Lots of legendary pokemon to catch post-game - Nostalgia for days - lots of throwbacks and references to the original RSE - Upgraded flying system. You now have the option to fly to specific routes/places on top of cities. (i.e. route 121, Safari Zone, etc.) - More mega evolutions if that's your thing. Also primal evolutions - Same shiny rate as X/Y - Wally. That is all. - The pokemon league aethestics were amazingly well done by gamefreak. Shout out to them on that. - Mirage spots replacing original Mirage Island from RSE - PSS is back along with O-Powers wonder trade and all that good stuff - New dexnav feature apart of the pokenav which has that pokeradar feel to it. Its nice that gamefreak added something like this considering there was no item like this in the original RSE. Pokeradar wasn't until Gen IV. - Streetpass integrated into buzznav (another pokenav feature which has a love/hate relationship with most pokemon players currently; not all players have great streetpass reception) - Delta Episode (post-game story) is amazing - Learn little more about pokemon game universe (how some games might be connected to ea other i.e ORAS and X/Y) I don't want to say much more about this without spoiling so I'll leave it at that. - Apparently too much water Point is, if you're a pokemon fan, you should definitely buy one of these games. Even though this is the Alpha Sapphire page, I recommend buying whichever one you feel suits you best. There are guides that will explain to you the differences between omega ruby and alpha sapphire.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Pokémon

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I have been a long time fan of Pokémon and I life this version of the game

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It's just as much for me.

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    I originally got this for trading with my son and boosting his Pokedex, but I found I am playing it regularly and enjoying it. Some of the changes from X&Y are seen here which I like. The battles are well-paced, the story and locations are interesting, and the Pokemon are nicely varied. The transfer system and companion Pokebank App are easy to use too. The social features burned through my battery on my 3DS XL fairly quickly though, so you may wish to leave those off.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic addition to the Pokémon Franchise.

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    Having played both the original version on the Gameboy Advanced and this version for the 3DS I can say that the improvements made to the game play and graphics make this version worth purchasing. All the features from the original Ruby and Sapphire return such as Beauty Contests and yet the gameplay in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been enhanced by inheriting gameplay elements from XY with Megastones, Pokémon Amie, Super Training, Horde encounters and Wonder Trade as well as adding completely new elements unique to this game such as cosplay Pikachu and the Pokénav Plus. Also note if you are and adult thinking about purchasing this game for your young child and are not familiar with the Pokémon games they are very text heavy so if your child in unable to read well he or she may not be able to fully enjoy this game if they are playing by themselves.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    If you like Pokemon, you'll like this Pokemon.

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    While I'm disappointed about the lack of character customization in the re-release of Sapphire/Ruby/Emerald, I understand that they want to make each region of the Pokemon universe known for it's own signature motif. In Kalos it was fashion, as per a stereotypical French visionary experience, there were many beautiful vistas, as well as cafes and french culture. In the Hoenn region the big deal was the secret bases and the isolationism of culture. While I miss the character customization of X/Y, I enjoyed my time with Alpha Sapphire, and the ability to catch many Pokemon, including legendaries, that were unavailable in X/Y at the time was a very nice addition. The game feels much more like the original games for those of us that are older and experienced Pokemon in our youth. I highly recommend one of the two versions if you are a fan of Pokemon.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing Revamp

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    I got this to see how it changed since original release and I was blown away. I've played through the original Pokemon sapphire quite a few times, but I still had no issue doing a play through on the new Alpha version. It felt like a new game to be honest. There were so many changes and I was happy I picked it up to compare to the older version. Would recommend even if you've played the original ruby/sapphire.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Surprisingly Addicted (again)

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    So I bought this game, and then got immediately into Smash Bros as that came out for the Wii U the same day, so this game got pushed to the side. A friend encouraged me to pick it up so that she could StreetPass with me, and I was suddenly addicted to Pokemon again. I figure it came from a goal I've always had of getting a full, living Pokedex, and once I found that between X, Y, OR, and AS, you can catch all 719 Pokemon (excluding events) I was on track. I had already caught a lot in Y which I immediately transferred through Pokemon Bank, and it was great because I didn't feel like I had to start over from the beginning again. Also lots of nostalgia because I did play Ruby on GBA back in the day. Great game. Too much water? No.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Glad to have found this finally and on sale too

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    They enjoy playing it and I am happy it is one that I don't have to worry about as far as violence goes. This was a hassle to get a hold of around the holiday season as I ordered it online black Friday and was to pick up in stores. It ended up out of stock and shipped so I just barely got this a few days ago. Considering the average price I have seen this go was always close to $50 or $60, I jumped on the great sale price it was on and am very happy I had!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Experiencing this classic role-playing game again

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    As I played Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, my memories of certain trainers’ one-liners and their Pokémon teams came rushing back from my time with the original Pokémon Sapphire and Ruby in 2002. Experiencing this classic role-playing game again in beautified 3D was truly a nostalgic trip, from the cute friendship-themed plot to the touching end-credits sequence. However, as a remake, it does represent a big missed opportunity to fix several significant balance issues and mechanical problems — the difficulty I had going back after playing the much more modern Pokémon X shows how far Pokémon games have come in 12 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Christmas gift

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    Got it for my nephew, he wanted the one with groudon(ruby) but they only had this one it stock he liked it plus water type would win head to head battle unless you get lucky and strike first with groudon and use solarbeam and crit... that is if nothing has changed from the original ruby and saph. I wouldnt buy it for myself becuase ive already played it as a youngin but would for a little one

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing remake

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    very great remake, worth buying just like Omega Ruby.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Remake of Gen 3

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    The updates made to the Alpha Sapphire ( as well as Omega Ruby) were great to bring the newest ideas from Gen 6 to the Gen 3 series. The original Ruby and Sapphire had secret bases that today's internet capabilities were able to expand upon and greatly improve.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Remake

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    I told myself if they ever remade these games like they did Heartgold and Soulsilver I'd grab them up. They did an amazing job remaking these! Brought back a whole bunch of memories, I loved these way back in the early 2000's and I still love em today. They found a way to make these games even better than the originals! If you're on the fence about grabbing it up get it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Updated Blast from the Past!

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    I played the original version of this game when I was about 10 or 11. I was in love with the game and the atmosphere of the land. It's definitely a little less linear than the other games are (you're able to stop the badge-hunting and go through mountains and routes that you might have skipped if you only followed the plot), which makes it feel like a real adventure. The original feel of the game is definitely still there, but the added features and graphics make it a ton more fun than it was when I was a kid. More than worth the buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Haven't put it down

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    This game is the definition of addictive. Gamefreak definitely did a great job at refining the plot of the original Ruby and Sapphire without changing it in a drastically altering way, on top of that adding new game mechanics that effectively bring this JRPG to the modern gaming world, and adding a new post game storyline that ties it together with the new generations of Pokemon games. This game is worth every hour I have spent on it. All 150+ hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A more advanced Pokemon

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    This is an update and retelling of Pokemon Sapphire for the Game Boy Advance. They have added many featured from Pokemon X and Y, as well as new tech to allow you to know if you found all the Pokemon in an area. The story has been altered from the original to center it more on primal evolutions.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Game

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    The original Pokemon Sapphire was one of my favorite Pokemon games of all time so my prayers were answered when I heard about the 3DS remake. I also picked up the Gamers Club Unlocked Subscription before picking these games up for $30 which saved me a lot of money when I bought this game and Pokemon Omega Ruby which has already paid for itself with the purchase of these games and Bayonetta 2 so I would highly recommend that as well if it's still on sale for $30

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Same but never old

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    Another fun pokemon game. Same concept as always but there has been some changes/updates. There are mega and primal evolutions. No battle frontier. You can fly to specific places and routes. There is a lot packed in this game and a lot of pokemon you can get after defeating the elite 4. Definitely check it out whether or not you're a pokemon fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Happy to return to Hoenn

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    Pokemon Sapphire was my first GBA game, so I was pretty excited to get a polished remake for the 3DS. While enjoyable, X/Y felt a bit empty to me, but this game has the same feel as the original with added cutscenes and improved graphics. All in all a faithful remake done right.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome

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    This was the second Pokemon game I ever played but my gosh it’s just so great. There is tons to do and the half the Pokémon you couldn’t catch in X and Y you could catch in this game. That’s including legendaries.

    I would recommend this to a friend