Aside from updating the graphics and a handful of background mechanics, ORAS do not feel like proper remakes. Nothing in the story has actually changed compared to Ruby/Sapphire, except you now have to face a 'Primal' version of the cover-monster. And by Primal, we mean some glowly lines and nothing else. The touch screen is used for various features, like the DexNav letting you sneak up on Pokémon in the grass, a BuzzNav that talks constantly about the player and nothing else, the PlayNav that gives you the touch screen features from X/Y and the regular map feature. The DexNav feature is pointless, sneaking up on Pokémon is not really amazing as the Pokémon are overall easy to encounter to begin with. The story hasn't changed. Maxie or Archie are still out to resurrect Groudon/Kyogre for reasons that are not properly explained, nor even remotely understandable to the player. Resurrect an ancient Pokémon - joy, like that hasn't been the point since Gen III. For a remake, I was hoping there would be some proper changes to the story. Not to mention, the story is so horribly shoved into between the 6th and 7th Gym, before forcing me to finish things up before I can get the last Gymbadge, it ruins the pacing. The fact that the game did not bring back Trainer Customization from X/Y was another issue. When people complained about the lack of diversity in customization, we didn't mean 'remove it entirely'. Similarly, the now-changed-to-Fairy-type Pokémon are so... underrated and non-existent, it's easy to forget they are even around. I was expecting a remake and not the same game I played years ago on a Gameboy, only with a fresh coat of paint that, unfortunately, chips easily once you look at the game with a bit of a harder eye. If one has never played Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald, the game might be enjoyeable. But if you did play the games, stay away from this, it's really not even updated enough to keep one's interest.
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