Pokemon Y

3000 years ago, a forbidden weapon was used by an emperor as revenge for the loss of a loved one, a sad victim in a never-ending war that had to be stopped. Today, a lone wanderer walks all over the Kalos region stuck in his own past, submerged in pain and penitence for the innocent lives lost. Pokemon Y is a new chapter of the saga that presents a beautiful setting and a superb OST. The 3DS game doesn’t always have the best technical performance and lacks a solid plot, but it conserves the adventurous spirit of the franchise nonetheless.

Pokemon Black and White 2

Two years after the Team Plasma attack on the Elite Four, a new Champion is crowned and two new factions clash over the Unova region, and you and your best friend end up being recruited by Professor Juniper to deal with them. An ambitious sequel of Pokemon Black and White, Black and White 2 presents a fresh take on an already known region with additions like the Medal Achievements, Pokestar Movie Studios, and the management of the Festival Plaza shopping mall. That and an even bigger Pokemon roster will entertain you for weeks in one of the best main games.

Pokemon Platinum

In the mysterious region of Sinnoh, a group known as Team Galactic attempt to harness the power of Time and Space itself, led by a madman trying to destroy the world and become a god. With the comeback of facilities like the Battle Frontier and maintaining the already existing additions introduced in Diamond/Pearl like the underground, the PokeRadar, and the Poketch, Platinum brings some improvements in performance and some changes on the quality of life that, while being innovative, don’t get to shine in a dull environment. Definitely not the worst game at all, but the blandest generation for sure.

Pokemon Emerald

A battle between the land and the sea unfolds in the distant land of Hoenn, where you just moved to! The two fanatic teams, Aqua and Magma clash, trying to summon the titans Groudon and Kyogre to fight, dooming the world under them. Introducing big changes like abilities, double battles, new varieties of berries and Hidden Machines to explore this tropical region, the new chapter is a vibrant take on the Pokemon saga. It delivers an excellent experience on both the main story and the post-game, with the Battle Frontier facility as the ultimate challenge for every player to beat.

Pokemon Crystal

In the Johto Region, three years after the events of Pokemon Red/Blue, Team Rocket reemerges, bent on reviving their organization and finding their missing leader. And you? You are the brave Pokemon trainer that will interfere with such evil schemes. With an increased roster of 100 new Pokemon and the new variety of Pokeballs to help you catch them, Crystal excels as a sequel, improving on the already well-known gameplay mechanics as well as introducing new ones such as breeding and pokebabies, night and day cycle, and the amazing Battle Tower, presenting the biggest challenge in the franchise yet.

Pokemon Yellow

Hello there! Welcome to the world of Pokemon! This world is inhabited by creatures called Pocket Monsters! For some people, Pokemon are pets, while others use them for fights. But no matter what you choose, you will have a joyful experience, proving yourself constantly as a Pokemon Trainer. Traveling while fighting your way through the different ecosystems of the Kanto region and capturing each of the unique 150 Pokemon assure you a lot of hours of fun, with challenging gameplay that relies on heavy-planned strategies in turn-based combats. A world of dreams and adventures with Pokemon awaits! Let’s go!

Summon Night: Swordcraft Story

Summon Night: Swordcraft Story is a 2003 spinoff of the Summon Night series that retains the original’s RPG gameplay with additional mechanics of visual novels and dating sims. In Swordcraft Story, you take the role of either Cleru or Pratty, a Craftknight entering a tournament to become the next Iron Craftlord after their father’s death. The characters and plot are amazingly well written and the split story allows for tons of replayability. There is an explorable and ever-expanding labyrinthic dungeon, an entertaining weapon forging mechanic, and fantastic postgame content. Modern RPG franchises should take a few notes from Swordcraft Story.