After years of anticipation, Pokémon fans across the world are finally able to experience the remakes of the highly successful Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire on the Nintendo 3DS. Following on from the success of the first games of the sixth generation, Pokémon X and Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire not only keeps Pokémon fans old and new entertained but also reintroduces the allure of the Hoenn region to the newer fans of the franchise.
The story of the remakes is highly faithful to the original games, with a few tweaks and changes that add to the story and give the player a fuller experience. The relationships with the player character and the rivals May or Brendan, Wally, your father Norman and certain other important characters are more detailed and have more of an impact on the greater plot. The leaders Archie and Maxie, of Team Aqua and Team Magma respectively, also have a greater depth to them than what was present in the original games. Their motivations and relationships with one another are also highlighted. There is no major departure from the original portrayal of the story on the Game Boy Advance, which may or may not disappoint some fans.
The most anticipated addition to the story, however, is the Delta Episode. A completely new story arc, the Delta Episode is post-Elite Four content that acts a sequel story to the main central arc of the game, giving the player the opportunity to not only obtain new and rare Pokémon, but we also see what the villainous teams get up to during this time period and get a glimpse at some completely new characters, who add a welcome freshness to the mix. It can certainly be considered as an improvement to the post-game content in X and Y, which left a little to be desired.