Pokémon X - My New Adventure

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pokémon X & Y was finally released the other day, and I got the game at Gamestop on October 11, one day before the game was supposed to be released. I chose to go with Pokémon X and I've come quite far into the game already. I recently received my 8th badge, and I'm currently on my way to face the Elite Four.

I don't want to spoil anything, so I'm just gonna share some basic information, my first impressions, and opinions.

My current team

Let's start with which Pokémon I chose as my starter. As you can see I have a Greninja which obviously means that I chose Froakie, even though I originally wanted to go with Fennekin. My team has changed a lot during gameplay, and this is what it looks like right now. It will probably change a lot more in the future, especially when I get the Pokémon Bank.

Some of my Favorite Features in Pokémon X

The Animation & Music
The 3D effect, battle animations and the music in this game are really awesome. It makes everything seem so much more alive. I won't even insert pictures on this, cause it's something you have to experience for yourself to get what I mean. Every generation has improved little by little, but this is such an incredibly huge improvement compared to previous games, and I honestly didn't expect such a great gameplay experience. I highly recommend to play Pokémon X & Y with earphones/headphones and the 3D effect ON. Even though I still cherish the older generations and the "classic" way the Pokémon games used to look, I've always been hoping that the games would improve even further, just like this.

New Pokémon & Fairy Type
Even though there weren't many new Pokémon in this Generation, there are actually quite a few that I really like. I was a bit sceptic against the Fairy type since Fairy-type moves are super effective against my favorite type, Dragon. But after playing for some time I realized that many of the fairy types are pretty nice (like Xerneas) and some of the moves are actually quite powerful (like Dazzling Gleam for example).

Dressing Up!
Since I have a huge passion for fashion I love games that let's you choose your characters appearance, clothes, etc. Pokémon X/Y let's you change your character's clothing, hairstyle, hair color, eyecolor, and more. I also like that there are several Boutiques throughout the Kalos Region that offer different types of clothing. The items in the Boutiques even change after some time.

Pokémon-Amie and Super Training

I love that I can interact with my Pokémon with Pokémon Amie and train them through Super Training. Whenever I want to slow down the pace of gameplay a bit I interact with my Pokémon or train them. I think it's a really good feature to get a little variation during your gaming experience. This might sound weird, but I feel like I get a closer to my Pokémon when playing with them in Pokémon Amie. Super Training is also a more fun way to improve my Pokémon's base stats.

Kalos Region & Cities

I love the many various environments in this game. There a lot of small and cozy cities and places with beautiful scenery, as well as Lumiose city which is a big city with many shops and things to do.

     Gyms & Characters

The characters in this game are also nice! The professor is really cool and I like the friend characters and most of the gym leaders. My 2 Favorite gyms were the Fairy-type gym in Laverre City (Valerie is so cute!) and Psychic type Gym in Anistar City. Valerie is probably my new favorite Gym Leader ever.

Regarding the Villains in this game, Team Flare, I really like the design and personality of these characters (They're so sassy, haha~), but the bright orange/red colors of the grunts is a bit too much for me. Otherwise they're pretty cool.

Well, that's it for now! These are simply some of the things that I found remarkably amazing in this new generation of Pokémon, but there are a lot more awesome new features. I really wanted to share some more pictures, but I couldn't find any useful ones. I might make another post or update this one if I find/take any good pictures.

 If you like Pokémon and haven't bought the game already, you definitely should! If you've started playing Pokémon X/Y already, please share your opinion. Favorite feature? Thoughts about the new Pokémon? I would love to know what you think!

Bye for now, lovelies~!

1 comment :

  1. I really wish they would incorporate more regions into this game, like Gold & Silver did. Completed the entire game in less than a week & now I don't know what I want to do with it. Great team you have there! ^^ <3