Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Demo Impressions
We took the 3DS demo for a test drive and came out very pleased!
The release of PokÃ©mon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is only a month away, but fans around the world have been privy to a special demo version released to members of the PokÃ©mon Trainer Club, those who have preordered the games, and other special circumstances. It's a fantastic way to allow players who may somehow still be new to the franchise and need an idea of what to expect. In a word, it's awesome, indicative of a world of PokÃ©mon that you'll want to investigate as soon as possible.
Now, before jumping into the demo it's best to understand that this isn't a representative of the full game, and instead is a separate sort of experience with its own characters, sprites, and action going on within. You get to play as character Orlando, and you're locked within the city of Mossdeep, where you happen upon some grunts from Team Aqua. You choose one of the starter PokÃ©mon available to you who are past their primary stages, and then fly off to a new island on Latios or Latias to where several Mega PokÃ©mon are running free.
Eventually you're allowed to cut loose and battle with as well as capture the Mega PokÃ©mon. Along the way, whichever starter you began the game with will evolve into their third and final evolutionary stage so that you can utilize your Mega Stone to power them up even further. The interesting thing about the demo, however, is the fact that you can play it over and over again, as many times as you please.
In fact, it's encouraged that you should continue playing it over and over daily in order to receive a special item when you get the full game. What's more, you can use some items that you collect when you finally do move over to the full game, such as Heart Scales, PokÃ© Balls, and the Mega Evolutions you're able to capture. There are new features, such as the sneaking feature, which allows you to get the jump on PokÃ©mon hiding in the grass.
Perhaps the most refreshing part of the entire demo is the fact that battles and interactions feel just as organic and as much like the PokÃ©mon we have come to know and love from the PokÃ©mon X and Y generation. And it's going to be a fantastic day once they're finally out. Be sure to watch Modojo for our full review once the pair of games release!