A Game that's so good, they're bringing it back!
Okay, personally, one of the best Pokemon games of ALL TIME the only one that sorta compettes with it are X and Y but yeah its awesome BUT if you all dont know yet Nintendo Is remaking Ruby/Sapphire for the 3ds! Like with LeafGreen and FireRed, and HeartGold and SoulSilver, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Aplha Sapphire are coming November 204 I already reserved myself a copy if you havent go do so NOW!!!!! :D :D :D
One of my favorites
The gameplay and the idea of Pokemon sapphire is great. Awesome Pokemon and trainers. The sound and graphics kind of suck though. If you get this game you gotta catch Bagon. He is one of my favorite pokemon. The starters are very good. Have fun with this game.
it was pretty good
sapphire............a pretty good game. i mean since the graphics are really good concidering 2004 was when it was made. not a bad game i would have to say ruby was better though. you should buy it if your a pokemon fan
This generation of Pokemon games is a valuable part of the series. Being the first gen. to be released specifically for Game Boy Advance, Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire make good use of the new console. They make good use of the GBA's higher resolution and advanced color palate. Now that the Dual Screen is out, most players will be playing Sapphire on that. It's simple 1 screen gameplay and 2D graphics offer a nice break from the added complexity of the newer DS pokemon games. The pokemon you catch in this version can also be added to Pokemon Soulsilver and Heartgold via PalPark! The story is complex enough to enjoy, but easy enough not to stress over. Very rarely will you find yourself frustrated with the game, but instead find yourself addicted to the overall fun of the game. Gameplay and battles can get tedious after hours of gameplay, but that simply means go outside and come back later! It doesnt matter if you"re a die hard fan or new to the series, you are sure to enjoy this game!
My Favorite Pokemon Game Of All Time
This was the first pokemon game I ever played, and istantly I loved it. I think it has the best story of all the games too. It has a bunch of suprises that make the game even more enjoyable! It also never gets boring, their is something always grabbing you attention. But not too much to make it confusing, just enough to keep you entertained through out the whole game!! the difficulty is also just right. not to hard, not to easy. which is a good thing because no one likes a game that is too easy or too hard! along with the story of the game you could be playing this game for a very long time and still not get bored! about the legnth I say its just right. it doesnt strech things out so much that it seems like eternity between each gym. and its also not so short that you could pass all 8 gyms in 20 mins. and I also belive that these pokemon are the coolest ones to date! enough about all the pros (even though their are a ton more!) lets hear some cons.... Lets see... you got... um.... victory road is kinda chalenging? I cant think of any cons... sorry guys.
Pokémon's best yet
Alright, well the first pokémon game I ever played was Emerald of this series, but when I got sapphire I gave it to my sister, thus my love for sapphire began. Hoenn is my all time favourite region of the pokémon games and tv shows! I mean, sapphire is the best because of Kyogre... the best legendary ever!!! Plus team aqua... the best bad guy team of all... aaannndddd i love all three starters sooooooooo much! Mudkip Treeko and Torchic are the coolest starters yet! Torchic is my favourite because i have this thing with Blaizeken... but the entire game in general is awsome! Between playing by the story line to save Sootopolis... or spending time beating the trick master, every minute of the game is entertaining. Your rival is the oposite character from you and they pick the pokémo that would beat your starter the best... so it adds some complicity and stratagizing. For anyone, new to pokémon or a die hard fan like myself, this game will not disapoint you!
Still a great game, better than the 5th generation
I am a self-proclaimed pokemon veteran, with pokemon Blue being my first video game ever. Pokemon Sapphire/Ruby does live up to it's game predecessors, keeping the traditional pokemon gameplay and battle sequence of the very first games. The gameplay and battles are simple and fun, which adds to the overall enjoyment factor of the game. The graphics are average for the time, but the graphics are not so important in many pokemon games, so this factor doesn't make the game less fun to play. Even now, nine years after this game first came out, I'd recommend it over the fifth generation games. By the time the fifth generation came around, the newer pokemon really just weren't pokemon anymore. Also, there are so many new features in modern pokemon games, that it almost seems to bog down the original pokemon gameplay. And so, I applaud this game for still being able to stay true to what the original pokemon games are like. The third generation is another pokemon masterwork, and a must-have for all the die-hard pokemon "conservatives".
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.
I gave sapphire a 10 on gameplay because the story line in it is great for casual gaming. Unlike the 4th and 5th regions, the hoenn region (and kanto & johto) have original pokemon. I rated a 9 on graphics given the game was made in the early 2000's and for that time period it was great. Although, its graphics will never compare to those in the sinnoh and unova regions. On sound, I rated an 8, because the sound is fun to listen to, but if on too long, it may get irritating. Lasting Appeal: The 9 is the game will be fun for a while, but if played too frequently, it may get tiring and boring. If that happens, wait a few days to a week or even a month. All games get boring if overplayed so its just natural. Last, but not least, the overall score. I gave 10 because this regions games has some features other games dont have. For example, you can use the move secret power in some places and create secret bases. Yes you can do some what the same in Diamond/Pearl/Platnum, but living underground is not of the same experience as having a house in the middle of a field of grass, in a tree, or in the side of a mountain. These secret bases just seem more natural. (Just remember, if you are looking for casual gaming I would definitely recommend getting a Pokémon games from one of the first three regions.)
Best Pokemon game.......EVER
This was my first ever GBA game and my first Pokemon game, I got this game as a kid for Christmas and was instantly hooked on Pokemon. The graphics were great for 2004 and personally the Hoenn region and Pokemon from this game have always been my favorite. The storyline is pretty good and I had put over 250 hours into this game by the time I got bored so gameplay was pretty fun. I love this game even though I've got the 3DS now this game is still on my list of favorites. I would very highly recommend this to any Pokemon fan.