Pokemon X and Y
|a game by||Game Freak|
|Editor Rating:||9.5/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||7.9/10 - 27 votes|
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|See also:||Pokemon Games, JRPG Games|
Pokémon X and Y is a two-part first installment of the sixth generation of the main Pokémon game series, being very similar in play to the other games. When asked about the meaning of the names of the games, Satoru Iwata, the President of the Nintendo company, stated that “The X and Y represent the X axis and the Y axis.” Iwata went on to explain that there are different dimensions that the people and Pokémon of the game live in, and somewhere along the dimensions they intersect, giving a mixed world of the dimensions.
The player’s adventure takes place in what is known as the Kalos region. Within the Kalos region, the player has the ability to visit different areas, meet people, explore unique cities, encounter Pokémon, and take a rest after a long day in the central hub of the region Lumiose City.
Before setting out on their adventure, the player is given the option of character customization, an exciting feature in a Pokémon game. The player can choose the gender (boy or girl) and choose various features about the aspiring trainer to find a look that suits them.
Gameplay: Pokémon Battles
Being the sixth generation of the series, Pokémon X and Y feature a new type of Pokémon: fairy type (although released in 1999, this is the first time they are seen in the game). The fairy type was brought into the game to balance out the dragon and dark type Pokémon.
Along with new Pokémon type, there are new types of battles for players to experience. Sky battles between flying type Pokémon remove the ground element from the battles, making it unique to these types and a new battle style to the game. New Horde encounters also can give even the most experienced Pokémon players a worthy fight, with multiple wild Pokémon all at once fighting the player’s choice of Pokémon.
To make a player’s Pokémon fight better in battle, they have new options to strengthen the Pokémon and its bond with the trainer. The trainer can, with the Pokémon-Amie feature, play, feed, and pet their Pokémon to increase their bond and battle performance.
Along with this, Super Training, a new type of training that raises a Pokémon’s base stats, allows a trainer to get their Pokémon to Mega Evolution, a new type of evolution that unlocks new powers long dormant, even faster.
With an incredible amount of new features and interesting battles to be held for trainers of all experience levels, Pokémon X and Y have a lot to offer the players.
Making a sixth generation so exciting and engaging is not an easy task, as many franchises get repetitive even by the second generation. For this, I give the game a solid 9/10.
- Many new features in the game
- Good game for starters or long-time enjoyers of the game series
- Interesting meaning and lore in the two games
- Split into two games
- Turn-based game (like other Pokémon games), can be boring to some
Download Pokemon X and Y
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP