>high contrast and simple crisp colors. >no bloom filters and soft lightings

>high contrast and simple crisp colors
>no bloom filters and soft lightings
GBC's limited color palette was what made it kino, indie games now day tries too hard with fancy effects.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      .................................Yawn?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      .................................Yawn?

      Cute

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    g/s/c are the best pokemon games to ever exist and there is no argument that can counter this fact

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not counting remakes
      2>5>1>3>4>8>7>6
      I really hate the 3ds games I only played SWSH cause I traded an animal crossing villager for it when animal crossing was new but I enjoyed it more than the 3ds games despite DeX cut

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        not even counting the remakes. gen 2 is where the series was at the top and it has never been as good since despite gen 3 still being really good

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Don't agree completely, but always nice to see someone that has gen 5 higher up in their rankings.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        not even counting the remakes. gen 2 is where the series was at the top and it has never been as good since despite gen 3 still being really good

        Gen 2 was great, but my god it was so fucking easy. Even as a kid when I switch from Red to Gold, I was shocked how easy it was.
        I remember getting ass blasted by Olga but I soloed the whole league with the Red Gyrados lmao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I kneel.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      never even played any of the later ones and still i know this to be a fact.
      nothing else cannot possibly come close to discovering that you could go to kanto after johto. blew my mind.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >go to kanto
        >there's barely anything to do
        >level scaling is shit
        The only things that's impressive is actual technicality of fitting it on the cart.
        For the game itself the bastardized Kanto doesn't even make up for how lackluster Johto is as a region.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Just blow your brains out already.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it, like every pokemon game, does have flaws. notably the pokemon pool throughout the game is awkward and the enemy levels just stop really increasing post 30 but otherwise its great. its the only pokemon game where i feel the need to talk to random npcs in case they give me something, even trainers can have useful phone numbers for freebies. i like gen 3 but all the npcs bar a couple were just filler and say nothing of any interest.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Chad opinion, sorry, FACT!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >ignoring bmx xxx
      filtered

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Gen 1 is easily better.
      >you visit a boat
      >people still care about its starters, most iconic starters ever
      >all the pokemon designs are memorable, gsc additions already felt like lesser/unused ideas
      >the adventure (not counting post E4 content) feels of larger scale and feels closer to what I imagine being in the anime was like
      >the map is drawn better, going through G/S feels like following a very simple path but nothing interesting or memorable on the way. it doesnt feel like an "organic" area because you feel like youre going through a corridor most of the time

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >same in GSC, except you can actually revisit it and it has a purpouse
        >true
        >true, but GSC has good ones
        >outright false because its post e4 content is what gives the game the most expansive scale in the series
        >false

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I never play those games post E4. I know Ganker be like "NieR Automata gets good after the 3rd playthrough!" but personally, I think that a game with a strong beginning / initial playthrough is always better, when the devs manage to capture the essence of a game in its few hours for instance. GSC you'd basically want to rush to that post-content.

          >false

          just check a map of Johto and remember where you have to go in the game, it's 99% a corridor and you have no reason to visit back other places or go through other ways to reach the next destination. the map isnt drawn like a real location would be, its literally a path. Kanto is drawn way more "realistically" with towns connecting to more than one other.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, I cringe a bit whenever I see that terrible "sprite lighting" thing we have now.
    It's only popular because it's programmable and doesn't require you to think properly about your art.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    20 years later and this is still evocative for me. Gold and Silver were really the sequels of a generation

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Extra effects can work when use sparingly for very special moments (like a sudden wireframe 3D boss-fight or some special light emanating from the character in a very special moment). Other than that, I agree.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    too much SOVL in one pic..

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do so many people love Gen 2 but almost no one even remembers the pokemon or uses them much

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Amnesia or something, fuck if I know. I remember them all, even the useless ones like Sunflora.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Gen 2 has the smallest amount of new pokemon out of any gen, and some of them are baby forms of existing mons and useless mons like dunsparce and unown.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >useless
        >dunsparce
        I'm gonna have to ask you to take that back, son.
        Don't make me come find you.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        6, 7 and 8 all had smaller amounts of pokemon added

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          6, 7 and 8 are completely irrelevant

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What the hell are you talking about? PIKACHU HAS A BABY NOW! we didn't like that. We thought that was too far. Frankly, if you are adding in babies where there wern't babies before, that is not real, ok. That is not the original system the founding fathers had envisioned.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      gen 2 has notoriously awful pokemon distribution, there were very few new ones and they were hard to find compared to gen 1 imports
      that's why starting with gen 3 they decided to have the main dex be made up entirely of new mons

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      gen 2 has notoriously awful pokemon distribution, there were very few new ones and they were hard to find compared to gen 1 imports
      that's why starting with gen 3 they decided to have the main dex be made up entirely of new mons

      No one back then wanted "new mons" you degenerate zoomer freaks.

      I still remember kids throwing popcorn at the movie screen at the sight of Pikablu.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >No one back then wanted "new mons" you degenerate zoomer freaks.
        The anime and movies were seen by most people first and released first. It's simply an issue of people not getting their hands on another game and not really understanding at the time that another game would actually contain everything they saw in the cartoon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >No one back then wanted "new mons"
        lol actual underage detected

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Stop listening to Ganker

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Typhlosion
      >Scizor
      >Tyranitar
      >Espeon
      >Xatu
      >Skarmory
      >Ursaring
      >the legendary dogs
      Gen 2 released a ton of kino

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Heracross, was great too!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Can't disagree with those. Typhlosion especialy.

        Has anyone here played the fan remake, Pokemon Crystal Dust? I think it uses FR/LG engine as a base.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        wobbuGODS
        gen ii probably had the highest density of pokemon I just LIKE. so many are just enjoyable. from the cool ones like scizor, the goofy ones like dunsparce, the cute ones like marill, etc

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I swear one day I'll take Wobbufett to the hall of fame, I just need to learn how to fucking make use of it

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            pretty sure the best way would be to get encore on a wynaut and evolve it

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >high contrast
    You never held actual GBC in your hands, did you?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I did, no backlight makes the colors pop even more.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If by pop you mean anything is visible at all then sure.
        Same with GBA. You couldn't see shit on the first model so the entire library is cursed with this oversatured eyesore even though they introduced backlit screen in SP.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >meanwhile, 30 years later

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      piece of shit electric rat, the OG shillmon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      soulless

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >give magnemite and seviper fancy skin
      >every other pokemon's skin shown so far looks as it did in swsh
      Why even bother?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        pokemon fans will eat whatever shit up

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this hurts my eyes to look at, how can people defend this

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      now post the electro ball pikachu

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The contrast is high because GBC had no backlit screen, dumbass.
    The actual colors you got were washed out and bleak unless you were playing on an emulator or super game boy.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    shame all you could see on the screen was future you having to wear 2cm thick glasses and the glare from the 300W lamp you needed to keep pointed at the screen.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    FR/LG and R/S/E are better in terms of visuals and music.
    Their only real issue is that they don't have a day/night cycle. If they had that (and dynamic weather) they would be absolutely top tier comfy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Leaving out the day/night cycle was a good thing because it meant you didn't lose all of your data like what happens with every copy of gen 2 where the battery runs dry. If the console had a clock battery like the DS it would have been different.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe, but it would still have made them much better. RSE has internal clock and batteries anyway.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      WRONG.
      I cannot imagine being so nostalgia-brained to think that literally any game on GBA has good music, (except Rhythm Tengoku and Warioland 4).
      And the visual were extremely disappointing at the time. It didn't even have animated sprites!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >muh nostalgia
        I started with Yellow, gay. You have no arguments.
        >to think that literally any game on GBA has good music
        Define "good". GBA music is much better than the regular Gameboy beeps.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    truth nuke

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I unironically find Dragon Quest 3 on GBC to be more impressive looking, and charming than the SNES version

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Same here. I regret not playing it back in the days, now all I have is a shitty emulator on my phone, but it's still something

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >playing portable games
    gay.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >constantly seeing underage shit on g/s/c
    >don't critize because of the let's go series
    >will put SuMo and SwSh over
    I used to think the whole zoomers being stupid was a meme

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Johto's vibes were immaculate, maybe the best of any Pokémon game. I don't think the games are very fun to play though, compared to gens 1 and 3.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >that feel when you cleared the game and then you could go to ANOTHER whole world
    I'm sorry for all zoomers that didn't get to enjoy that magic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw you revisit past locations from the last game for the first time

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I want to go back

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A whole world is kind of exaggerated. It was a cool moment, I like how they had the NPC there to hammer home how impressive it was, but Kanto's just a fun afternoon to explore.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    pokemon is for babies

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What if there was an Indie game where the concept behind the visuals was just "What if the GBC output at a much higher screen resolution?"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What game is it then?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Curse Crackers: For Whom the Belle Toils
        I don't know why the subtitle isn't just the main title

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks, I think I'll try out both of the games I see on Steam from the dev.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The magic of having played Gen 1 for years and then preordering and playing GS for the first time was irreplaceable. It barely even felt like a GBC game, it felt like some next-gen sorcery with how incredible and stylized everything looked compared to Red and Blue.

    I've been playing video games for thirty years now and I still haven't found anything even remotely similar to that feeling.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, plus the whole Pokemania taking place made GS feel like the second coming of Christ. I was an 9 year old boy and it felt like reality had shaped into a big adventure especifically designed for me. 1998-2000 seriously felt like a magical fever dream.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You're right about Pokemania. I keep thinking it's just nostalgia and that everyone goes through something similar, but Gen 1-2 Pokemon had some stars align.

        Do zoomers have anything even remotely close to that? I guess Pokemon GO came close, but that was more a flash in a pan than the frenzy we experienced back then.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Pokémania hasn't been the same since gen 1 (and to a less extent 2), that's backed up by all the data. PoGO hype wasn't really for kids, mostly teens and young adults.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's definitely not just nostalgia, Pokémania was a marketing frenzy that spammed Pokemon products all around, it was like living inside the Pokemon world for two years straight.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There was a time where the anime was so popular that its movies were airing in theaters in the west, and the first movie is STILL the highest grossing anime movie in the US.

          It was definitely a different monster.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Pokemon was the swan song of pre-digital and pre-online fads and marketing. Nothing will come close to it. It was the perfected form of 90s capitalism, the End of History.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine getting a Japanese copy of Gold for Christmas in 1999 a month after it released from your Uncle who hardly knew what Pokemon was as the last present of the day.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's literally the only pokemon game that is a straight up upgrade without removing features to make them "feel more unique".

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why the fuck is everyone still playing GBC games without colour correction in 2022 Crystal isn't meant to have neon coloured npcs

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