Rated 10 out of 10 by Arkhangelsk A great game!
As a huge Pokemon fan, and the last game I had played being Pokemon Crystal for the Game Boy Color- I am pleased to say that Pokemon Ruby is a great step up from the older games on all levels. This game introduces Generation III Pokemon for the first time, making it even more interesting to play as you find and discover new Pokemon throughout gameplay. The challenge and storyline are typically the same as all Pokemon games, being that the professor gives you a Pokedex and asks you to catch all of the Pokemon. I have not finished the game yet, but it seems to be a decent length, as I remember Red & Blue being much easier to beat. The controls are the same as the older Pokemon games, and the sound is decent as well. I really enjoy the new 2 on 2 battle style, and the graphics have greatly improved as well. All in all, I say this game is a great buy for Pokemon fans!
Rated 8 out of 10 by lobothesacred3 Gotta Catch Em'All, Again
Story: The story of Pokemon has always been rather straight-forward in my experience. You play as a young trainer that ends up leaving home to become a Pokemon Masater, by catching and training every single type of Pokemon there is in the world. To prove your mastery you battle against other trainers and gym leaders to obtain badges as proof of your skills and abilities.
Gameplay: The game features a lot of the same mechanics from the previous two generations of the series. The game continues to use type casting as a major game element while working to add further depth to the game by including new moves and team battles to the mix to allow for new strategies. The game also introduces us to Pokemon contests as well.
Graphics: The game is visually pleasing for the most part in my opinion. I do find a lot of the new Pokemon in this game to be rather visually unpleasing.
Sound: The soundtrack is decent enough. Though, I tend to play GBA games with the sound muted, so I'd take my opinion with a grain of salt.
Rated 10 out of 10 by andrewpbeast Just Another Perfect Pokemon Game
Pokemon started with Red and Blue versions for the Gameboy, and I would rate them each a 10 out of 10. Gold and Silver came out for the Gameboy Color later on, and I would give that a 10 out of 10. Now, there is Ruby and Sapphire (and Pearl and Diamond, and soon Black and White). Ruby and Sapphire are just another pair of perfect Pokemon titles. The gameplay is fast and very intense. I have heard that this game has bad graphics. I think the graphics are great. They look clear and colorful. Each area look different from the other. You start out in a grass filled town, then you are in a dessert, then a cave, then traveling the sea, and so forth. There are over 200 Pokemon to catch, and they never seem to repeat too often. The game is pretty long. the only downside to this game is that it is very easy. But it is so much fun, so do not let that ruin the game for you. PROS: Good graphics, great sound, fun gameplay, fast and intense battles, very adventureous. CONS: A little too easy. CONCLUSION: If you do not already own Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald, then get one of them. They are just amazing games. Enough said.
Rated 10 out of 10 by BibE Great, Great Game
This is BY FAR my favorite handheld and pokemon game. being released years ago, this game is still one of my favorites. if not my favorite, this is one of my favorite games of all time! i fully regret selling away all my pokemon gameboy advance games. i beat this one so badly i really had nothing left to do. I captured all the pokemon, leveled them up to the highest they can get, and had completed the game many times. i can't think of any other game i enjoyed more than this game in particular or any of the other pokemon gameboy games.
Rated 10 out of 10 by mangamacho28 A great game for begginers & professionals!
This was the first game I had ever gotten. Well, I'd like to think so, I had the gameboy color, but those games were, uh, not so great. The original Pokemon games, (in my point of view) are much better than the newer ones. I used to play for hours endlessly, and hear the theme song in my head!!! Me and my Pokemon Ruby for GameBoy Advance, go way back. I love the story of Pokemon alone, the whole idea behind a child owning an animal with extraordinary fighting abilities and powers, I love it! It's definitly a game for people who enjoy an adventure and a game with something that runs on longer than the credits. With this game, there was so much, even before I understood how to play! It has an amazing design, how they drew so many different varieties of pokemon, it shocks me still. I remember I kept trying to put it down, but I've re-played the game I don't know how many times.After those credits rolled, I almost cried. I thought it was over. Then I read one of these game reviews, and found out that much, much MUCH more came after them! It all unravells itself, and this is only one of the GameBoy Advance Pokemon games! The intoxicating adventure you will find yourself trapped in, the world of Pokemon. Later on in the game you'll realise how advanced the game can be! I had to search what to do to get all the Legendary Pokemon, so it isn't just for little kids.This is definitly NOT a game you want to miss! I hope this review helped people of all ages buy and play this amazing, classic game!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Leechinator76 Excellent Game
This is a great game from the 3rd Generation. It has great starters and while all Pokemon games have relatively the same story line with a small twist every game still has great story lines. The Pokemon are great and the game isn't one you can finish in one day. This game has a story line even after the Elite Four and is good to have for the National Pokedex in later games like B/W through Pal Park. This game is excellent and glad to own it.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Moose Sure!
Although the Hoenn Region is a pointless region this game is a solid pokemon game. It's hard to put it down, and the storyline is great, and there are cool stuff you can do. What I don't understand, though, is in sapphire, team Aqua are the bad guys but in here they're good guys. Emerald is the only Hoenn-set pokemon game that makes sense throughout. But overall, this is a nice game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Dman69 Pokemon Ruby
Pokemon Ruby is another one of my favorite Pokemon games and one of my favorite Gameboy games. In the game you are fighting Team Magma (if I am thinking of it correctly) and trying to stop their plans to drown the earth with lava. In the end you capture Groudon. It is a better game then I am making it sound, so pick up a copy and see how good it is.
Rated 9 out of 10 by branflakes12 pokemon ruby was a good game.
pokemon ruby was a good game. the only problem for me is that the elite 4 is way too tough you need to train A TON if you want to beat them. the graphics were not bad considering the game came out around 2004. personally what i liked most about the game is groudon. so i guess if you want kyogre get saphire.
Rated 10 out of 10 by frickendonuts Awesome game
This game is WAY better than the DS games. The elite four kinda gets boring after you beat the game a bunch times though. But it is a very fun game and has good legendary Pokemon. It also has many interesting caves and surprises. This is my favorite Pokemon game ever.