Summary: I've been a long time pokemon fan, so I was pretty happy when this game came in the mail. Instantly I was taken away by how fresh this game was, which is saying something because pokemon games usually don't change much (aside from adding new pokemon and changing the layout a bit). The game feels fresh, but at times it was a little unpolished (i.e annoying camera angles going out of control).
Summary: I've played every generation of pokemon. I put off buying a 3ds for as long as possible despite my desire to play pokemon X & Y. I shouldn't have. The games are the biggest step forward in the franchise since Gold, Silver and Crystal. I recommended it to a friend who is in her thirties who had never played a pokemon game, and she is obsessed with it. I would recommend this game to ANYONE.
Summary: The game, compared to Pokemon Black and White (the last two entries I played) is much more streamlined and improved. The scaled experience has been stopped, which was a major gripe for me pokemon B/W. The ease of leveling all your pokemon simultaneously using the experience share is far simpler than any previous version, which is kind of a bad thing in that I could keep using one pokemon throughout the entire game and still have a perfectly leveled team.
Summary: I bought this game to play with my wife who has pokemon x. The game is great with a lot of extra add-ons in it that makes it fun to play mini games without it feeling like grinding. Love this game.