Anyone out there not sure about getting Pokemon sapphire? This review will convince you because it will tell you just how much there is to do on the game and to make you decide whether this is the game for you. It includes over 200 Pokemon and an extra 186 if you trade from fire red, leaf green or even the Gamecube's excellent Pokemon Colliseum
The graphics are extremely good such as the trainers are well detailed and so are the pokemon. The Pokemon look good in battle and really does use the GBA's full potential. The one bad thing which doesn't really matter is that there are no animations like on Pokemon crystal.
At first the sound is joyful and exciting because of the fast tempo but after a while it's gets very annoying so you just have to turn the volume down. Also it is very frustrating when you are low on health and it bleeps like a bus in reverse! It just can't beat the original red or blue music
This is the games strongest point. When you capture your first wurmple or zigzagoon, you are hooked from the start. You will start to build up your Pokemon team and will have to make desicions like choosing a new partner and abondoning others. The battling is exciting as it builds up your pokemon's experience and helps it towards evolving.
People may say that all Pokemon games get boring when you win the Pokemon league but they are wrong. Not only is there a fantastic storyline leading up to glory in the Pokemon league, there is loads to do when you finish the game. E.g. Get 5 stars on your trainer card by collecting all 200 or 386 Pokemon, 100 wins in the battle tower, win the master rank in the newly added Pokemon contests, the Pokemon league and defeating all 70 trainers. You could play this game for months and months.
In conclusion, Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire are games for all ages. This is because of the wide variety of things to do and the fact that they are incredibly addictive. The gameplay and lastability are a good combination and a great credibility to the game. Although the sound is annoying the graphics make up for this and make sapphire and ruby good value for money
Final Score: 86%