In Pokemon news today we are treated to the next Pokemon installments. Instead of the traditional companion game (Likely to be called “Z”), we are treated to remakes to Generation 3. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is set for release this November.
Personally, I don’t understand why they chose to remake Gen 3 now. With the release of Pokebank there isn’t any Pokemon that isn’t obtainable. Any new features or items are better left to be added to “Pokemon Z”. This seems like a redundant cash grab. I understand the potential appeal to drawing in old fans but it’s likely more catered to players who don’t have the DS or GBA games or hardware to take advantage of the Pokebank. You know that they’re going to add new Mega Stones and battle items to appeal to the competitive crowd too. Honestly for someone who didn’t like Ruby and Sapphire, this annoys me. I would have preferred to sit on Pokemon X and Y a while longer while waiting for the companion game but if this does bring in new players then I really can’t complain.
Link is back in Nintendo’s signature The Legend of Zelda franchise. I’m going to cut to the chase right now, Skyward Sword is a good “Zelda” game even great. The problem is we have been spoiled with games like Batman Arkham City, Uncharted 3, etc that are action packed and throw you in the action right away. Zelda takes a while before the real adventure starts and the game’s action isn’t as nail biting as shooters or brawlers. Another hard sell is people without a Wii or Wii Motion Plus. Zelda is an adventure game designed to be lengthy and always has. If you are fine with that and even if you need an additional investment for Wii Motion Plus Skyward Sword is well worth your time.