Pokemon X & Y are traditional turn based JRPGs released for the 3DS that are part of the Pokemon franchise where players go out into the world in order to collect as many Pokemon as possible while defeating enemies trying to take over the world.
Pro Easy to get started
Previous games in the series featured slow starts to the game that would take the player hours in order to get to the meat of the title. Changed in X & Y the player can now have access to the majority of gameplay elements withing the first hour, which is considerably faster that prior games.
Pro Deep breeding mechanics
While not always a focus in the game for casual players the breeding aspect allows for one to breed Pokemon with certain stats. This is done through random number generation but makes for a way for hardcore players to breed the ultimate Pokemon by using two compatible Pokemon with particular stats to breed a new Pokemon who inherits those stats.
This is basically a meta game that allows those that compete competitively to make the perfect team.