Pokemon X & Y will feature the 6th generation of Pokemon, following the Black and White series, it will be the first main series game exclusive for the 3DS.
Thoughts? Personally I was an avid player up until Gen 3, and I began to miss out with Gen 4. I caved in and bought Black and White hoping for a warm experience but I wasn't very impressed. The switch to fully animated sprites was the main feature for me, but it also ruined the replay value of previous games a bit in that aspect. Overall I finished Black and White very quickly and the game had very little content after the main story. The entire map was linear, and this was my greatest qualm. The designs also began to show a lack of creativity (Ice cream cones, garbage bags?).
I will admit, the switch to fully modeled 3D graphics has caught my interest, the pre-release footage reminds me a lot of Final Fantasy titles for the DS. The Gamecube games were 3D, but they were more of a closed game. They lacked random wild Pokemon encounters and this is what most people were expecting from them; the expansive open world element.
Edited by Edge, 10 January 2013 - 06:56 PM.