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This is my 2nd favorite pokemon game. I think its a game you should buy. It is very addicting. I ended up beating it in 48 hours so its not a short game. And once you beat it, its still fun. The only way to beat it 100% is to catch every pokemon and since you can trade between Ruby and Sapphire, you can catch every pokemon out there. You can also trade between Coliseum and XD. And if you do catch every pokemon, you can still play and battle. You can re challenge the Elite 4 and now you get a new device called the VS Seeker. You can re challenge trainers in the area if they want to battle again. It is very fun for pokemon fans.
I find that it is almost worth it's weight in gold for the pure nostalgia. I remember doing chores and saving my allowance when I was ten so I could purchase my first game boy and Pokémon red. Now almost a decade later, I pick up this game and steal my room mates GBA and get lost in a world re imaged. It is like a fond memory that keeps getting better with age. As for the game, I would recommend this is you have never played a Pokémon game before. It is sort of old meets the new. Personally, I stopped playing before I got to the "new" Pokémon. But still the game has a lot to offer.