A great game for all ages, new players, or older fans. If collecting, grinding for experience, and RPG games are your liking, than this is the game for you.
If your waffling between getting this version or the X version, it honestly doesn't really matter, unless you want certain pokemon, as it does have version exclusives...which can just as easily be traded with GTS (Global Trade Station) over a WIFI connection. However, People will be more unlikely to trade "legendary" pokemon, like the two legendary pokemon on the box covers, which is also the reason why they implemented a certain optional function in GTS to filter out all the people asking for special pokemon, because so many people want them. So if you like the Red flying bird more than the Blue deer with fabulous antlers, or vice versa, I'd say to go with what you want more...because other people will most unlikely want to give you the other.