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Game of the Month October 2013: Pokémon X & Y
The addiction to Pokémon is back in a big way, and we had to reluctantly wrest ourselves away from our copies of Pokémon X and Y in order to bestow it October's Game of the Month accolades. At their semi-conjoined heart, Pokémon X and Y basically follow the same addictive formula we have all known, loved, and devoured since Red and Blue on the Game Boy, but with plenty of small tweaks that add up to the smoothest and most immersive Pokémon experience to date. The overhauled graphics, with their seamless toon-shading, properly proportioned characters, and vivid colors make each play session feel like interactive episodes of the anime. The various gameplay tweaks, including the extensive online components that truly globalize trading and battles, make for a thoroughly fluid playing experience. Players are not just playing a game. They are experiencing a world and a community greater than their imaginations. Every Pokémon trainer is given an in-game spiel like that prior to their journey, and Pokémon X and Y allow players to viscerally feel that spiel the way the main characters do. For taking Pokémon from a "friendly neighborhood" RPG to a special experience showcasing staggeringly immersive heights of Poké-community globalization, there is zero doubt that Pokémon X and Y deserve October's Game of the Month award.

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Explore All RPGFan Games of the Month
November 2013: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds October 2013: Pokémon X & Y September 2013: Valdis Story: Abyssal City August 2013: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn July 2013: Shin Megami Tensei IV June 2013: Muramasa Rebirth May 2013: The Night of the Rabbit April 2013: Soul Sacrifice March 2013: Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk February 2013: Fire Emblem: Awakening January 2013: Ni no Kuni December 2012: Crimson Shroud November 2012: Persona 4 Golden October 2012: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward September 2012: Borderlands 2 August 2012: Guild Wars 2 July 2012: Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] June 2012: The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinov May 2012: Diablo III April 2012: Xenoblade Chronicles March 2012: Mass Effect 3 February 2012: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning January 2012: Final Fantasy XIII-2 December 2011: Star Wars: The Old Republic November 2011: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword October 2011: Dark Souls

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