The most recent entries into the Pokemon franchise have finally corrected some of the annoyances of regions past. How many times were you ready to pull teeth watching the exp bar fill up after the 30th hour of grinding up that perfect team? How many times did you want it all to end after smashing a member of the elite four with a super-effective critical hit to get a OHKO and then watching the HP drain for about 10 seconds. While these changes sound minor, added up they are a huge improvement. And honestly the first thing I've noticed about the game. I haven't beaten it yet, but I can't wait to hop back in and start earning those badges.


It's not perfect, but it's a giant leap forward.