i cant believe there are people who still play R/B. i like them but many of the mechanics are awful, such as the bag, the pc issue, etc.
i dont remember ever opening pokemon red or blue but i had both of them as a child...however i vividly recall opening pokemon gold at my grandmothers house and freaking out. i didnt even know there was a new pokemon game, my family just knew i loved pokemon so much that they got me the next one. im sure theres a video somewhere in my house of me getting pokemon red and blue but im also sure the reason i wasnt hyped is cuz i didnt know about it
but i knew what i was getting with gold and then i got everything and more..now that shit IS replayable even today