Pokmon Remakes

So, how do you like them? Good, bad, decent, unplayable?
I was surprised by picrel - the Pokemon Yellow remakes are very interesting. They feel very nostalgic/remake-y without being the same game with new graphics.
Capturing wild pokemons in the PkmnGo style instead of battling them was shocking for me at first, but feels wonderful after a few hours of gameplay. Battles are rarer, so they feel a bit more special and not just a chore.
Thoughts?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think that FireRed/LeafGreen is the definitive version of Red/Blue. But i don't really like Let's go Evee/Pikachu for its visual style, and i think music lost its charm when they made orchestral rearrangement.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Like said FR/LG is the definitive version of Red and Blue. THey make enough quality of life, engine and art/theme upgrades to justify their existence and if we're being honest, no one outside the people that played them originally will have the patience to go through them now.

      HG/SS is actually really amazing and probably my favorite Pokemon game. It stays faithful to the original and adds a lot more to the mood that technical limitations of GSC prevented. That being said, the originals are great as well and probably the best Pokemon games out there. I would say they are tied with the remakes in being something you should try out.

      RSE is better than ORAS in pretty much every department other than May being hotter in ORAS. It's not terrible but the lack of a Battle Frontier in ORAS was a moronic design decision (I know Ruby and Sapphire didn't have them but that was before it was even considered for Emerald, whereas it should have been a part of the remakes).

      Haven't played the Diamond and Pearl remakes, but considering the state of Game Freak now, it can't be good. Pokemon started falling off in quality between the 5th gen (which had a good story but very dull mechanically) and the 6th gen. Platinum was the last one I paid attention to since that came out when I was 13 and just moving on from the franchise as a whole. Not retro, but it does suck to see a good series go bad like Pokemon has.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I think that FireRed/LeafGreen is the definitive version of Red/Blue.

      Like said FR/LG is the definitive version of Red and Blue. THey make enough quality of life, engine and art/theme upgrades to justify their existence and if we're being honest, no one outside the people that played them originally will have the patience to go through them now.

      HG/SS is actually really amazing and probably my favorite Pokemon game. It stays faithful to the original and adds a lot more to the mood that technical limitations of GSC prevented. That being said, the originals are great as well and probably the best Pokemon games out there. I would say they are tied with the remakes in being something you should try out.

      RSE is better than ORAS in pretty much every department other than May being hotter in ORAS. It's not terrible but the lack of a Battle Frontier in ORAS was a moronic design decision (I know Ruby and Sapphire didn't have them but that was before it was even considered for Emerald, whereas it should have been a part of the remakes).

      Haven't played the Diamond and Pearl remakes, but considering the state of Game Freak now, it can't be good. Pokemon started falling off in quality between the 5th gen (which had a good story but very dull mechanically) and the 6th gen. Platinum was the last one I paid attention to since that came out when I was 13 and just moving on from the franchise as a whole. Not retro, but it does suck to see a good series go bad like Pokemon has.

      >said FR/LG is the definitive version of Red and Blue.
      Unironically get cancer and die

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You first, you stupid butthurt queer.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Let's go is pretty much piss easy, thanks to the OP starter and the crazy moves you can make it learn
      It's an okaaaaay game as a quick throwaway release, but people definitively expected way more of the main game that came after and it sure didn't deliver
      What is absolutely puzzling is that the pokeball accessory doesn't work. You can't throw in curves properly with it????

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The motion controls for Poke Ball throwing are horrible, and while using the gyroscope in tablet mode is somewhat better, the game punishes you for using it by reducing your EXP winnings after a capture.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's crazy how much nonsense the whole thing is
          Otherwise, when it works, I suppose the new mechanism, combo and candy crap is actually kind of a decent addition, for once

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't like the character redesigns of fire leaf. Its the point where Sugimori's art changed too much for me.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Romhackers have done a way better job since forever. Just look at Unbound, for example. Pokemon has been dead since around XY.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      gor any other good ones if I liked Unbound?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unbound is the best. There's clover, too

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Red rocket edition

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >frlg
    >definitive version
    >believing this unironically
    The absolute state of /vr/. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad

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    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      top left looks like fricking waluigi

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >FR/LG
    Good enough, I have no nostalgia for RBY but I have a lot of nostalgia for LG, always preferred Emerald though. I know people are autistic about the soundtrack but basically everything else is a straight improvement
    >HG/SS
    Great games and improve upon everything in GSC despite whatever some jaded autist says. Practically the definitive Gen 4 games, and you could argue for ages about whether or not Platinum was better. And no, I don't think GSC are bad, but HG/SS is just an all-around great game
    >ORAS
    I have an immense amount of nostalgia for Emerald and was definitely let down by the lack of a Battle Frontier, but the expansion on Secret Bases was great and the online system in this game and X/Y was basically as good as it got for the series
    >BDSP
    I thought I was gonna hate the frick out of these but I actually quite liked them. Felt decently challenging, even compared to the originals which were infamous for the sharp difficulty curve towards the end (as a kid of course Cynthia was infamous). Expansion on the Sinnoh Underground was fricking awesome but again everyone was totally let down by the lack of a Battle Frontier
    >LGPE
    Never played these, was totally turned off by the Pokemon Go mechanics but I might emulate sometime just to check them out

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >HG/SS
      >improve upon everything
      Not the visuals

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I have no nostalgia for RBY but I have a lot of nostalgia for LG
      no wonder /vr/ is in the state it's in

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I have no nostalgia for RBY

      Remakes make outdated games like Pokemon actually playable nowadays. I'm not one for replaying really old games. I played through them a few times when they were recent. There's no real point when this medium rapidly evolves and advances, to go back and replay a game, especially when it's dead simple like Pokemon is.

      Remakes for Pokemon completely supplant the originals every time.

      >1996 is a really old game

      pokemon discussion should be banned outside of /vp/. Encourages zoom fricks to infect other boards.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >30 years isn't old!!
        it totally fricking is

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remakes make outdated games like Pokemon actually playable nowadays. I'm not one for replaying really old games. I played through them a few times when they were recent. There's no real point when this medium rapidly evolves and advances, to go back and replay a game, especially when it's dead simple like Pokemon is.

    Remakes for Pokemon completely supplant the originals every time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > I'm not one for replaying really old games.
      Why in the frick are you even on this board?

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Meh, I only buy the new games to fill my dex. I already put the time into moving up my gen 1-3 mon up to gen 7/8 or at least catching them and moving a large amount. I also keep a lot on my pokemon ranch on Wii just because it makes me feel better to see my pokemon having fun instead of lingering in an eternity box. Though I do use leaf green/fire red to get gen 1 Mon in gen 6 and below, though its not as satisfying as having a gen 1 shiny with a gen 1 only moveset. Too bad gen 1/2 only trades straight to 7.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Too bad gen 1/2 only trades straight to 7.
      And only if you remembered to get the Poke Transporter app before the 3DS shop got shut down.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    HGSS>ORAS>>>LGPE>FRLG>>>>>>BDSM

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Let's Go's assets are wasted on it.
    We could have gotten a serviceable Red/Blue remake with decent visuals and an arguably good soundtrack but instead you have GO's shitty catching system that turns Pokemon into meaningless numbers you release en-masse instead of your bros coupled with a half-baked battle system.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you have GO's shitty catching system that turns Pokemon into meaningless numbers you release en-masse
      They're not meaningless numbers?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >They're not meaningless numbers?
        They're my friends 🙂

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If they were meaningless before, they've somehow become even more so - put it that way.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're good until FR/LG. HG/SS onwards it's nu-pokemon.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FRLG and HGSS are pretty great, the ones after that I can do without. Well, the Mystery Dungeon remake is fine, but that's a spinoff.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    all the remakes are worse than the originals.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crystal is superior to HG/SS.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are there any demakes of FRLF or HGSS (that replace DVs with IVs, adds natures, fairy-type, etc) to Gen 1/2?

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FRLG is a mixed bag to me. It doesn't really modernize the games enough because it omits a lot of features from RSE that really should have been in the game, in favor of trying to be more true to the originals... only not because it still changes a bunch of stuff anyway. The games also just aren't as interesting without glitches or gen 1 mechanics. Personally, if you want to play a gen 3 game just play RSE, and if you want to play a gen 1 game just play a gen 1 game.

    HGSS do a much better job at adapting GSC to the modern generations, and feel like games that are actually worth playing on their own unlike FRLG which only exist to trade Mewtwo to your copy of Emerald.

    I honestly feel the same about ORAS as I do about HGSS, to an extent, as it does do a decent job at adapting RSE to the later generations. But unlike HGSS, there are a lot of unnecessary and bad changes to the games, particularly in the story and some of the locations, that really shouldn't have been done, but I can tolerate them for the games other features. Not even going to get into the BF stuff.

    BDSP aren't retro but I'm still going to say they're insulting games that at best feel like utterly unimaginative games no one wanted to make, and at worst feel like they were made out of spite as a gotcha to people who complained about ORAS without actually understanding what people disliked or actually liked about ORAS. The changes to the Underground are fun though.

    LGPE are weird and I kind of like them. They do so much differently that they feel more like RBY flavored spinoffs rather than a real remake, so any time they do something I dislike I don't really feel insulted by it because in my mind it's not a replacement for RBY. I don't really want to say they're amazing games or anything, but as standalone titles I'd sooner play them over FRLG.

    I'm running out of characters, but Rescue Team DX is also pretty good. It does some unexpected balance changes that enhance the difficulty of the originals.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Friendly reminder that pic is older now than RBY were when it was drawn

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Let's Go is an interesting remake. It retcons and rewrites the Kanto story to fit in the current "Mega Evolution universe" that Gen6 started, but also blatantly adds more characters and influences from the anime and manga. The only real downside is the forced GO mechanics.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >FR/LG
    Good
    >HG/SS
    Didn't really play, but heard good things about
    >ORAS
    Actually did play, but was disappointed with how they neutered Hoenn

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk where to ask this but does height and weight matter in older Pokémon games such as emerald version? I know in Pokémon go it matters. But as far as combat in emerald does it matter?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are some moves like Low Kick (I think) that do more damage to heavy enemies but other than that, ignore them. Stats, type, ability and moveset matter infinitely more than height or weight.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In battle, weight affects the moves Low Kick, Grass Knot, and Air Drop. It also affects their catch rate in a Heavy Ball. Outside of battles weight is relevant for a few things, like which pokemon are allowed in certain cups in the stadium games.

      Height has no affect in battle at all, but like weight there are a variety of non-battle things based on height like which pokemon are allowed in minigames and such. Mainly, the later 3D with following pokemon have height-based restrictions, i.e. pokemon that are too tall stay in their pokeballs indoors.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The last thing Rayquaza will ever see before the Rollouts commence.

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