Originally Posted by Fat Charro
Apparently I'm only one who thinks that RSE is only decent and DPPt is total crap. Platinum being the only game that I couldn't finish twice. And I have played Red and Silver like 10 times and Ruby 3 times. Black twice (could only afford that since I traded all my shit to Black 2)
What I "hate" most about the third gen is, first the story, yeah, I know Pokémon never was LotR-level in story but for that time, I really felt that the story was dumb, expanding the seas/continents was a cool idea, but Archie and the other guy were total retards, oh no! I'm so scared of your all powerful Mightyena! D<, and besides they got the wrong orb, the BLUE orb is for Kyogre and the RED orb for Groudon, is not that hard guys!. And second the graphics, yes again, pokémon was never too good in that regard but, I felt that the grapx were outdated at the time, they just didn't appeal to me, and let me say that even to this day I freaking love the Red sprites.
Also, why I don't exactly count FR/LG as part of the 3rd gen (I mean, I do, but when I say 3rd gen I always mean RSE only), I really hated those remakes, Red is still awesome to me, and I play my old cartridge again every 2-3 years, Fire Red is...ehhh, boring, sorry, maybe just the first games weren't that good, but what make them work for me it's the nostalgic factor (the crappy sprites, the graphics, the music, the retarded amount of glitches, the odd mechanics, the extremely badass attack animations), it's just make it work, in a strange way. Even tho, Ruby was the only game in which I actually completed the dex.
Gen IV, I don't know what to say about this, the special/physical split was great, and finally most mons started having good movesets, but still, I dislike most of the monsters that appear until very late, also the game feels too slow for me, way, way way too slow, in-battle animations makes you rage, and no, I cannot simply disable them, that's dumb. Speaking of stupid things, Team Galaxy, Jesus Christ on a pogo stick, what the hell is wrong with those guys? overall the designs in 4th gen were pretty bad IMO (not talking about the mons here, even if they're my least favorites, I still love a lot of them), Galaxy, the Gym leaders, the protagonists (Dawn is kind of cute), Barry (hate his Hipster), no no and no. Hey, at least Cynthia was incredibly badass, and Cyrus, had an awesome theme song. G/S remake was pretty good tho.
Gen II is my favorite, is fun, is balanced (eh kind of, good enough for me), the dex was incredibly sweet (best designs ever), damn, I haven't even played Crystal which is supposedly better, I just need Silver to tell everyone that this gen was the best.
Gen V is my second favorite, maybe BW wasn't THAT good, and the starters were total crap, but I liked it, Touko is the best designed trainer ever :V, love that truck driver girl.
And BW 2 was just like the Gold and Silver of the newest gens, it fixed everything "wrong" with the first game, it's freaking awesome, good mons from the very start (and since this is gen 5, they can actually have good movesets!), nice story, great graphics (for Pokémon), tons of options for EV training your mons (after you beat it), great post-E4 longevity, good, very good GF. I'll put it at the same level as GSC.
I already said what I think about gen 1, but I'll like to add this, Yellow can go die in Hell, making the game more like the anime? yeah, fuck no.
PS: My first game was Red when I was 8 yo.