By now you know what you’re getting with each new Pokemon game: more adorable creatures to catch, train, and battle, new regions to explore, and a lighthearted story that ties everything together. For more than fifteen years Nintendo has been releasing games that follow this very formula time and time again, and each new version sells millions. In no way a departure from the series form, Pokemon X and Y take small steps towards making an already great franchise even better.
Since the original Pokemon games on the Game Boy I’ve always been at least somewhat interested with each new Pokemon’s release. But I’ve never been as excited about one of the new games since the original. While I had a moderate excitement upon Pokmeon Black and White’s release a few years back, I was much more excited about X and Y’s release on the 3DS! There are so many renovations in X and Y that easily make it the best pair of Pokemon games since the original dazzled our childlike minds in the mid 90s. If you have a 3DS, you should buy Pokemon X and/or Pokemon Y. Period.