Pokemon Y is an amazing game within the series and displays how far the series has gone since the first games, red and blue. The graphics and music are some of the best. Different ways to find certain Pokemon also create a more realistic environment, and for the first time character customization is available in-game (though I wish there were more choices for hair styles). The only downside would be the slight lag time during full 3D battles, it isn't as noticeable once you grow use to it but can be a bit annoying at first. The storyline is okay when compared to Pokemon Black and White (my most favorite storyline within the series thus far). Sadly, there are also less new Pokemon this generation than any other generation, and the 2D graphics that pop up every time you battle regular trainers, gym leaders, the elite four and the champion can get really annoying.
So my overall ratings for the game would be as follows: