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Topic: Does anyone else feel pokemon red and blue have aged badly?

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Newtwo

Thank you for the help. I'm new here so i'm a bit confused about the forums.

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C-Olimar

Also the Pokemon designs aren't as good as everyone thinks... there I said it!

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Rensch

Gold and Silver hold up much better. Due to the remakes, the first two generations are pretty obsolete today, anyway.

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C-Olimar wrote:

Also the Pokemon designs aren't as good as everyone thinks... there I said it!

I was going too... glad someone said it first.

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KingBoo01

Fire Red and Leaf green will always be the best way to play Gen 1. Honestly, with glitches, and a broken meta games due to psychic, ghost, and dragon types, it just didn't age well.. To top things of, it proabablly had the most experience grinding out of all the Pokemon games.

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KingBoo01

(Still fun for nostalgia though!)

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Bulbousaur

Agreed about the grinding. You go from a gym where the highest level Pokemon is 29, to two gyms where it's 43... That's always bothered me about generation 1. The grind from the seventh to eighth gyms was also annoying, but in the remakes we got the Sevvi Islands which made it less of a problem.

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Zanark

Only play it every now and than because of the glitches. Since those glitches are pretty cool XD

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Pokefanmum82

So they aged badly but for what they are to me, I think they are the best. I don't care if anyone agrees with me. I was closer to my little brother at that time than I am now. And I loved the glitches. I also loved all of the Pokemon.

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I kind of enjoy the simplicity of the first generation. Catch, trade, battle. That's it. No breeding, no overly strange methods of evolution, no weird underground stuff, no fashion shows. Of course, the series has only improved; but it is nice to enjoy a pokemon game that let's you just focus on the game at hand. The word "innocent" comes to mind when I compare generation 1 to later generations.

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I still enjoy first generation games. They made some really bad decisions regarding game mechanics but music and graphics have aged pretty well in my opinion. Surely there are some ugly/strange sprites in Red and Blue but they fixed most of them in Yellow. I think people would still play them if some game mechanics were fixed but the remakes are absolutely the way to go nowadays.

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KingBoo01

The music was definitly a strong point of the originals. I still remember the champion theme, and the creepy Executter(Or whatever that crazy coconut tree pokemon was).

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KingBoo01

ShanaUnite wrote:

Only play it every now and than because of the glitches. Since those glitches are pretty cool XD

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Drawdler

The only thing that I think hasn't really "aged badly" is the fact that later badges were less linear, but yeah, future games improved so much that revisiting the older ones is difficult when you aren't in a nostalgic mood. They have their own things over the newer games, in my opinion, but they're outweighed enormously.
@Csaw I actually like the fact that Legendaries would dodge Pokéballs. They feel way too easy to catch now.

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KingBoo01

Nibelilt wrote:

I actually like the fact that Legendaries would dodge Pokéballs. They feel way too easy to catch now.

I caught Dialga with a Pokeball. But then again, in Fire Red, I caught a Mewtwo first turn without damaging it with a pokeball.

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8BitSamurai

I actually think that Red and Blue are more fun than Gen 5... But then again, I enjoy Dragon Warrior 1.

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Thanks! While The stories for gen 5 weren't exactly the best in my opinion, they really improved battling, and Black and white 2 really made it easier to "Catch em all!". Also, VANILLITE FTW!!!!!!!!

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KingBoo01

Catching that Mewtwo was thanks to several days of frustration, and me only having 2 ultra balls, and that 1 pokeball. I didn't really have a ton of the Pokemoney to get tons of ultraballs, and wasted my master ball on Moltres. I had also run of revives and Max repels, and as such only had my lv.100 Venusaur.

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sinalefa

I am so spoiled by Gen V that to me even HeartGold is a slow, tedious affair. In Black/White the experience earned in battle is shared according to the Pokémon level instead of being split equally, so that helps to cut a lot on the grinding. And also the obscene amount of experience you can get by fighting Audino.

What I don't like about Red/Blue is how cryptic it was sometimes. I remember when I used Low Kick on Graveler and it would damage him a lot. Until years later I realized it was due to Low Kick being a fighting move.

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