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

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SamuraiShyGuy

41. Posted:

I recently played all the way through Red again and loved every second of it. Red/Blue are still the best Pokemon games, in my eyes.

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42. Posted:

SamuraiShyGuy wrote:

Red/Blue are still the best Pokemon games, in my eyes.

Even better than LeafGreen?

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43. Posted:

I've never played Leaf Green or Fire Red, so I don't know. And obviously, a big part of why I like the originals is due to the nostalgia, but man were those games ahead of their time.

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44. Posted:

of course it will age badly. and that's a good thing because that just means that the series evolved that far enough to leave behind its predecessors (an attribute similar to most if not all nintendo games)

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You look at them as Mario and Pokemon, it's that simple. The game may change looks, put new features, totally give a new idea. But at the core it's still the same Pikachu and the same Plumber we all used to love.

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45. Posted:

Red and Blue have aged disgustingly. :P This is coming from a huge Pokemon fan.

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46. Posted:

With each new generation, the series is evolving, getting bigger and better.

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WildMan

47. Posted:

The only area where I'd say R/B are better is in the Pokémon designs. G/S is close behind. Dunno why, but the old Pokémon just seem more original and unique..

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48. Posted:

I still play my Pokemon blue lol.

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Kohaku-Chan

49. Posted:

Yes, Pokèmon red and blue and yellow have aged badly. Even if it was the very first pokemon game to Start the most sucessful series known as Pokèmon that Gives you nostalgia.....It's aged very badly.....though i do still play it on my old dusty gameboy when bored.

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Bolt_Strike

50. Posted:

Yes they have. It was horribly glitchy, the mechanics were really sloppy, and the game was imbalanced. Even if you take into account the evolutions in technology that have happened over the years, the game seem really half done.

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Cyb3Rnite

51. Posted:

Most RPGS age really badly, so it's no surprise. The formula still works, and it's super fun, but the newer ones have so much more on the table.

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CM30

52. Posted:

Given how most games in general age poorly, it's not surprising that Pokemon Red and Blue have too. The game balance in general is broken to hell and the amount of bugs/glitches you can encounter is just ridiculous. Not to mention the now dated aesthetics and presentation stuff, those trainer and Pokemon sprites look hilariously old fashioned now.

That said, they're still fun games. I mean, the amount of freedom you get to choose your adventure and what path you take through Kanto is pretty incredible, even for the present Pokemon series. What other Pokemon titles let you completely skip major parts of the game world via alternate routes (like with the two roads to Fuschia City or the non Seafoam Islands path to Cinnebar Island? Or fight the later gym leaders in pretty much any order you want?

All in all, they've aged poorly, but they're still fun games regardless.

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May_Nyan

53. Posted:

I've been playing Yellow recently and not had a problem with it.

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Phantom_R

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I'm seriously shocked that so many of you don't like RBY anymore. I've never stopped replaying them. The music is the best in the series and everything about it is so iconic. It's so much better to play through than other games because you don't have to worry about natures and IVs and whatnot, or whether you should save your TMs for your competitive Pokemon... And it's actually challenging for people who don't just spam Bind.

As for FR/LG, I can't stand the Gen 3 engine. The graphics are generic and the sound quality is grating compared to Gen 1/2's masterful chiptunes. I'm not a nostalgia freak, but I do still honestly think that RBY is the best Pokemon experience and has not aged a bit.

(And I've never once encountered a glitch. Please don't complain about the glitches unless you've found more than one you weren't looking for...)

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55. Posted:

The problem is that Red and Blue are so horribly outdated with unintentional type-matches and simplicity. I couldn't play them again

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Pokefanmum82

56. Posted:

I think they are the best. They were my first handheld games ever. I love the missingno glitch. There's nothing wrong with nostalgia. I have good memories playing these games with my little brother.

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Storytime7

57. Posted:

Phantom_R wrote:

I'm seriously shocked that so many of you don't like RBY anymore. I've never stopped replaying them. The music is the best in the series and everything about it is so iconic. It's so much better to play through than other games because you don't have to worry about natures and IVs and whatnot, or whether you should save your TMs for your competitive Pokemon... And it's actually challenging for people who don't just spam Bind.

IVs existed back then, and people who don't want to play competitively can always just avoid all that stuff. TMs are reusable in recent games, so players don't have to worry about that, either. I think it's easy to see why some might not like the original games considering later games are objectively better. This is coming from someone whose first game was Pokemon Blue, by the way.

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58. Posted:

@thread: These games were already aged badly before they got originally released.

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Jazzer94

59. Posted:

The fact I can't run kills the original games for me, it just makes everything to slow also it is to simplistic.

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Ralizah

60. Posted:

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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.

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Also, as basic as these games were, they're still miles ahead of almost any other RPG on the original GB.

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