I’ve been waiting so long to get this game! I cannot even begin to tell you. I have an obsession with Pokémon since I was really young. My cousin had the red one but he wouldn’t let me play, so I never got the chance to finish it. Growing up without video game consoles, I found out about ROMs and Emulators when I was 18 by my college friends. I played all the versions! Then, one of my best friends let me borrow his DS with Pokémon Black and I loved it! Last year, my other best friend let me borrow his copy of Pokémon White Version 2 so that I could play it on my brand new Nintendo 3DS.
I waited until October 12th before I even tried to buy it. In the end, I got it until the 13th and I got it cheaper. There are three big retail chains for video games in Mexico: Game Planet, Game Rush and Gamers. All of them had the game at $800 MXN, which is about $60 USD. I got it for $50 MXN less at an indie video game store near my house. SCORE!
So, on to the review.
I really, really, really liked this game. I liked the changes they made, like having 4 other friends, getting nicknames, being able to change your wardrobe. I found all these things really cute and it was fun interacting with more characters. I really liked that.
Of course, being an all time Pokémon lover, I ADORED the fact that we could get a Generation 1 starter along with a Generation 6 starter! I chose Fennekin and Charmander. I would have gone with a water type, but Fennekin was the cutest, so I chose form over function. I chose Charmander because I wanted the Blue and Black Charizard for when I got the Mega Evolution. Hence why I bought Pokémon X, not Y.
One thing I liked but didn’t like is the new Exp. Share. I mean, it’s really cool that all your Pokémon get experience when you battle, but it makes the game easier. Leveling up Pokémon is one of the big things in the game and with this change, it is easier to do. It is not bad, but it doesn’t feel right.
I do not like the sound of the skates. I’m sorry, but it drives me crazy. I can’t deal with it!
I loved seeing Snorlax again. Snorlax is one of my all-time favourite Pokémon, so meeting with him mid-game was a very nice surprise. I’m also getting some encounters with a Zapdos, but it won’t let me catch it. Does anyone know what is up with him?
Fairy type Pokémon are AWESOME! Their attacks are super strong. I don’t know if it was the fairy moves, the fact that my Pokémon were leveled or sheer luck, but I went through the Elite Four and the Champion SUPER FAST! Those Fairy moves are incredible against Dragon types. I’m going to get a Fairy team after I finish assembling my Eeveelution team.
One thing I absolutely loved is the animations for all the attacks. They are incredible, Fire type moves look the best. They also put a lot of effort in the design of the Gyms and the Pokémon League. Every gym is more impressive than the other and the chambers of the Elite four are just incredible. All in all, I really liked the general look and feel of the game. It greatly improved from White version 2.
I’m one of those people who really liked Mega Evolution. Specially with Charizard. I haven’t caught other pokémon that can mega evolve so I can’t comment much about others, but Charizard rocks! I like the black and blue look and how strong it becomes. I was invincible with my Charizard, he’s the best!
I loved the ending of the game. That’s all.