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Zombie_Barioth

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#1

Zombie_Barioth commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:

@JaxonH
2D platformers aren't the only genre in that boat. FPS are "all gray/brown" or all the same. Platformers in general have the "nobody wants" stigma. RPGs were and to an extent still are for "basement dwellers" and so on.

Your right about 2D being seen as inferior though. Back when the PS1 launched Sony even effectively banned 2D games to show off the console. I think the PS2 had that problem too, I remember hearing NIS had trouble with Disgaea due to such stigmas. "Nobody wants 2D SRPGs anymore" or something to that effect.

I think the sudden influx of 2D games might have caused the problem somewhat. Its the go-to for indies, you have a whole bunch of them between the 3DS and Wii U, and several of Nintendo's biggest IP are known best for it.

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#2

Zombie_Barioth commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:

Its definitely a balancing act. Fan often don't actually know what makes a good game, they're usually at odds with others or only thinking of what works for them. Look at Pokemon, you have fans that hate anything past gen 1 or 2, want all regions, have their own ideas to "balance" the game, and so on.

At the same time speaking up can be a good thing, case in point, Microsoft's DRM. As someone pointed out Bungie used a lot of fan feedback. Rune Factory 4 had a fan-art tribute. Capcom has a weapon contest for MH4. We had Operation Rainfall and got Earthbound on VC.

Unfortunately,many companies only listen when its convenient for them or hurts their bottom dollar. For Nintendo they're trying so hard to 'save' the Wii U they're throwing all the big, safe sellers out hoping at least one sticks. It doesn't seem to occur to them to try something wildly different to grab peoples' attention. Its to the point a new Star Fox or other fan-favorite would be considered such.

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#3

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

@unrandomsam
I haven't seen the select versions used around here very much, so I couldn't tell you how much they usually are. I think for Amazon though they're only a little cheaper than the original.

The only reason I said "selects" though is it just makes the discounted games sound better, and the illusion of quality is what Nintendo proclaims as the reason why they keep their prices up.

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#4

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

@HMNIM
Thats really not a good thing. For starters, their old games still being almost as much as the newer ones means they'll compete with each other, rather than have people going back to pick up the ones they missed.

Why would someone buy OOT for $40 when the newest Zelda is the same price? What if for the price of a home console game they could get both instead? Their games still have a ton of clout even at low prices, marketing them as "select" games would be even better.

Of course I remember when handheld games were regularly $20-$30, so what do I know. I also remember it was Nintendo that caused the price creep with Pokemon too. They're not innocent when it comes to squeezing every penny possible ya know.

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#5

Zombie_Barioth commented on Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshid...:

@Action51
What gave you the idea people are asking for those things?

You gotta admit its a bit ridiculous that an M-rated game that contains foul language can be discussed but such language can't be used on that games forum, knowing fully well that its rated 17+ and kids shouldn't even be playing.

Needless to say its a double-standard, complaining about it is perfectly okay. Complaining you can't swear like a sailor on a Mario forum on the other hand would be ridiculous.

Anyway, all this talk of oddly censored words reminds me how Capcom had 'after' censored on MH3. You'd be surprised how often that kind of thing will screw you up.

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#6

Zombie_Barioth commented on Yo-kai Watch 2 Coming to 3DS in Japan with Two...:

@AkinaChan
Yep, Dawn and Dusk. They were pretty good too, even if the version differences weren't all that original.

I think it was Pokemon's success that caused it to become a trend. Except for maybe some obscure games we didn't really see any games do multiple versions of the same game until after R/G/B became popular.

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#7

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

@GalacticMario28
Yea, theres definitely a lot of give and take to it. With DK, just like Mario, I think it comes down to how frequent their games have been appearing recently.

Not that either needs to go away for another 20 years, but the past games are still relatively fresh in peoples' memory, so it feels like we 'just' got one already. For some there might not be such a thing as too much, for others once in a while is plenty.

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#9

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

@Alucard83
Well, for one thing SMB2 wasn't supposed to be a Mario game. Thats also one of the few console generations that had multiple games, most had 1, along with a 20-year long hiatus for 2D games.

The 3DS isn't as weak as it looks by the way, its actually fairly close to the Wii power-wise. In fact a few games are actually enhanced versions of Wii games. You could probably say its to the Wii as the PSP was to the PS2.

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#10

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

@Yorumi
Yea, and that one little thing just added fuel to the fire, because apparently people aren't just defending the Wii U's wifi, but needing an adapter too. Naturally Nintendo's critics are adding it to their list of, well, criticism.

Anyway, I'm curious to see how Hyrule Warriors does. With as bad a rap as Dynasty Warriors gets I wanna see if people are more open to it for being Zelda or reject it for being too different. That and Bayonetta 2 since its the kind of game most diehard fans would likely turn their nose up at despite the hype its gotten.

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#11

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

@GalacticMario28
Nintendo does get excused for things, not everything, but even small criticisms like the Wii U needing an ethernet adapter is defended. Part of what you mentioned I think is due to holding Nintendo in higher regard, thus higher standards. The SNES shows what they're capable of.

@Yorumi
For similar but poor selling games it could be that being by Nintendo just makes it "better", kinda like how cheap wine tastes just as good as more expensive ones. Its a weird bias for games, but the principal should be the same. Games like Animal Crossing do have a slight edge in certain areas, while the motivation for playing might be the same.

As for Nintendo's focus on their fanbase, it might be due to playing it safe and not wanting to risk their long-term well-being on expanding their audience. It works against their blue ocean strategy but they could be hoping their games being as inclusive as possible will do the work for them.

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#13

Zombie_Barioth commented on Feature: How A Team Of Dedicated Fans Is Fixin...:

I'm curious, just how many of the haters are also against PC mods? Do you guys also hate games like Half-Life, Team Fortress, and L4D, seeing as they started as mods themselves? Most developers tend to be supportive of mods, and mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery after all. Its big enough that if it bothered Nintendo they'd have shut it down by now.

I've been meaning to give it a look myself. Just how easy is it to "revert" back to Brawl? Does it need to be uninstalled or is it as simple as "unplugging" it and letting Brawl load normally?

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#14

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

@JaxonH
The main thing is at the rate they've been releasing Mario games we should be seeing something for their other IP. They supposedly have teams dedicated to each series, but then what are they doing while 3D land, NSMB2, NSMBU, and 3D world have been in the works?

Mario IS becoming like Nintendo's COD, not literally but they way they've been depending on it. At the rate they've been releasing games I'd be almost shocked if even Retro's new project gets released by the time this game releases.

@Yorumi
Nintendo did actually admit they could make NSMB yearly if they actually wanted to, that at least says something about how simple the games are to make. Its not like they have a lot of text or even voice acting that needs localizing either.

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#16

Zombie_Barioth commented on Wii Classic Controllers No Longer Being Manufa...:

@Einherjar
Yep, it may sound like blasphemy to most of us but I'd hate to be in the shoes of someone who happens to overlook that you need them for certain things. A lot of people might assume you can use the remote+nunchuk for everything.

They might start selling them directly from their site, probably refurbished.

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#17

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Registers An Intriguing S.T.E.A.M Tra...:

I could actually see Nintendo making a cartoony shooter like Borderlands, with points popping up above enemies' heads and that sort of thing. That would fit their style especially if its closer to Kid Icarus or ZAMN graphically writing-wise.

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#21

Zombie_Barioth commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:

@Excep7ional
Your right, its not a big deal and people shouldn't get so worked up over an otherwise harmless joke. That doesn't mean the joke itself wasn't a bad business move, it doesn't matter if people shouldn't be upset, it only matters that it might rub them the wrong way.

The joke itself was just bad in general, being a lazy attempt at trolling at best is what makes it cross the line. Something like a mock-up of HL3 for Wii U would have been plenty.

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#22

Zombie_Barioth commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

I like Iwata but whatever happens happens. Even if the board decides his rein is over its made up of former developers and senior staff too is I remember correctly, so they'd be able to find someone whos right for the company.

As for people wanting Miyamoto to take over, the man is in his 60's and getting ready to retire. Even if he would be more than happy to he'd be there for maybe 5 years before officially retiring as CEO.

If anyone from Nintendo were to step up it should be Sakurai, the man who at least had the guts to call out the company and actually wanted to do new things.

@TheAdza
"screw the 3rd parties. Nintendo have to be able to not rely on them."

Thats the problem and what they've been doing. That hasn't exactly been working as of late now has it? Buying up big devs shows just how much they do need them. What they need to do is loosen up and release that iron grip they're trying to maintain from the 80's and 90's they think they still have. Make developing for Sony and Microsoft look like a rubix cube in comparison.

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#24

Zombie_Barioth commented on Exclusive: Nintendo Developing "Virtual U" VR ...:

I think the "virtual Boy 2" and "approved by the World Dental Federation" bits gave it away.:P

Everything else was actually believable, and actually looked and sounded good. Don't know if Nintendo would actually do half that stuff though aside for gamepad and Wii remote compatibility. Motion controls would probably be their strong point with VR at least.

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#25

Zombie_Barioth commented on Square Enix To Focus Less on the 'Global Aspec...:

I'm actually wondering if a lot of the reason for SE westernizing their games in the first place is due to having trouble with the genres they specialize in losing popularity and not knowing how to cope.

JRPGs were one of the leading genres since the 16-bit days all they way up until last gen, even people who don't like RPGs were into Final Fantasy. Now its a niche genre outside Japan. Notice how they're the only company making JRPGs that try to set the bar on graphical fidelity?

Its rather disappointing it took them this long to wake up and realize it was 8 and 16-bit sprites with dialog bubbles that got them where they are today, not basically everything that is FFXIII. They didn't even need polygons to tell a fantastic story and captivate an audience.

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#26

Zombie_Barioth commented on Weirdness: First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Ma...:

@Einherjar
I think a lot of it right now is the promise and expectation that the games are coming. We were told games would be 1080P and Sony did an amazing job being "for the gamer" talking about all these changes that people bought into the hype of the new hardware. I doubt theres much to it besides wanting the cool new piece of technology. Theres also people that want the "best" version of the games they buy, even if it means buying a new console apparently.

I could be wrong of course but I think after the people who want a next-gen console finally get one things will really slow down. Right now we're seeing the same thing that happened with the Wii, people are snapping them up as soon as they're in-stock in fear they might "miss out".

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#27

Zombie_Barioth commented on Weirdness: First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Ma...:

@Einherjar
The switch to x86 is supposed to reduce costs, I'm sure you remember Sony claiming it to be back to "ps1 levels". I don't buy it'll make a big difference in the long run though, what they save will probably be negated by trying to make even bigger games.

What I'm talking about with cross-generation games is they won't put that much effort into making the next-gen version look that much better. Not that I'm expecting to be blown away by this generation either, but its the next gen games we should be going by.

Its gonna be an odd one thats for sure. Theres no leap in visual standards like 2D to 3D or SD to HD, nor is the consoles' hardware anything special. Like I said I don't think visuals will be the main factor in this one. That won't stop them from selling them that way of course, but now that the developers aren't limited by things like RAM we'll be able to watch them put their money where their mouth is.

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#28

Zombie_Barioth commented on Weirdness: First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Ma...:

@Einherjar
Well, to be fair cross-generation ports won't look or play all that much better on the next-gen consoles, and early games usually don't look all that great either.

The main point of these consoles isn't pushing pixels and polygons anyway despite what some fans might believe. They're fixing all the rough spots the previous consoles had and aiming to reduce costs. With things like Nintendo's reward system in the works those kind of changes might be the defining characteristics of this generation, not power.

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#29

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Australia Confirms Game Boy Advance W...:

@Blue_Yoshi
I think people are really overestimating how big a deal these games being exclusive is. Not even indie games are considered a system seller, much less 10-15+ year old console games. If someone doesn't see the value in games like SM3DW or Pikmin 3 they certainly won't see any in investing $300+ just to play 8, 16, or even 32-bit games.

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#30

Zombie_Barioth commented on Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indi...:

@JaxonH
I don't know about that, people might be more tolerable of indies but people can still find one too many duds and decide they're done with them. It all depends on how easy it is to sort through everything, especially since not everything is obviously shovelware.

What I'm hoping for is indies eventually lead to a new middle ground. We need more companies like Atlus or Neverland that make their living on much more modest games. We need something in-between small indie games and expensive AAA blockbusters. Remakes and re-releases can't be all there is.

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#31

Zombie_Barioth commented on Feature: Bandai Namco Characters We'd Love to ...:

@PrincessEevee9
I think a tag-team would be a bit weird for a Tales of character since they all have their own style and moves. The only one that might work is Luke and Mieu.

They'd add Lloyd for the same reason he was in SoulCalibur Legends. Hes iconic not just within the series itself but more importantly for Nintendo consoles. Can't really blame anyone though since except for a couple remakes its the only original Tales of game we've gotten on Nintendo hardware. People would be as confused as when Marth and Roy first showed up.

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#32

Zombie_Barioth commented on Feature: Bandai Namco Characters We'd Love to ...:

I'd say Lloyd Irving is the most suitable out of the bunch. Not just because of the variety of moves at his disposal, but the series as a whole just fits well with Smash Bros.'s lighthearted antics. It wouldn't feel strange at all having him in that kind of setting.

@PrincessEevee9
The only problem with the cast from Phantasia is most people probably have no clue who they even are, let alone about the game itself. Didn't exactly stop Marth or Roy but they'll likely be much more choosy with guest-stars. Sheena unfortunately misses the spotlight, and if not Lloyd it'd probably be Zelos. I think the klutzy assassin would be a close 3rd though.

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#34

Zombie_Barioth commented on "Dark And Edgy" Sonic The Hedgehog Film Report...:

I actually thought Shadow the Hedgehog wasn't that bad, if they removed the guns and tweaked the pacing to fit it'd probably be a fine game.

Now, as for the movie, "dark and edgy" and Sonic should never be said in the same breath, much less with live-action in mind. I guess they could get away with something like Men in Black thats aware of how ridiculous everything is, maybe even to the point of irony. Thats not what we'd be getting of course.

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#35

Zombie_Barioth commented on Keiji Inafune Stills Wants To Make Mega Man Le...:

Wow, almost can't believe Inafune made a Dragon Ball Z reference during an interview.:D

@Caryslan
Exactly, I mean we don't even get a new Metroid, Star Fox, or F-zero, but if they were to buy Mega Man we'd surely get Legends, right? Or even worse the Blue Bomber takes a back seat to Nintendo's own big sellers, like everything else that isn't Mario or Zelda. Its not like they're short on platformers or anything after all.

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#36

Zombie_Barioth commented on Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Team Was An Even S...:

I'd say it does make a difference, even if its a relatively small one. Most companies have an idea what a particular demographic likes, as apposed to what actual people in that demographic actually want. Thats how we get things like the old-school MLP or NoE's girl club. By having a diverse group we get real ideas from real people, not a bunch of marketing bull and focus tests.

On a much less serious note, I like how the team has barbeques and stuff in between work. Nothing says enjoyable work place quite like that.

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#38

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Has "Lost Its Way" But Should Never B...:

@Bizzyb
No offense, but going by how the Wii U is doing you might be in the minority. Like another poster already said it seems only those who already have a Wii U love or 'get' it. Theres a lot of people who either don't get or don't understand why we 'need' the gamepad at all. It just doesn't 'click' like the Wii remote.

For these people things like asymmetric gameplay and off-screen play aren't a selling point. If the only way to sell people on a Wii U is for them to play with it a while then thats a problem, especially the way Nintendo have been marketing it.

I didn't even mention the other consoles, so I don't get what they have to do with anything. If its cause I said no "mind-blowing graphics" I meant as in they don't make people go "ooh, shiny". Graphics are one of the easiest ways to sell something after all

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#39

Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Has "Lost Its Way" But Should Never B...:

He has a good point. Lost, took a wrong turn, I don't care what you call it but Nintendo is stuck. I think a lot of it is the Wii U doesn't have anything to catch your eye. There isn't anything about it that makes you stop and think "gee, that looks like fun, I wanna try" or even just mind-blowing graphics to lure you in.

Missing things like unified accounts doesn't help any either. People hear Nintendo doesn't have this or that and wonder what they're paying $300 for.

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#40

Zombie_Barioth commented on Ex-Castlevania Chief Koji Igarashi Is Grateful...:

@Andyliini
Konami isn't stupid, after seeing NO.9 they know a key developer of one of their biggest series leaving spells trouble. All Koji Igarashi has to say is "I'm making a Castlevania-like game" and their fans will flock to it.

Pretty clever to use Metroidvania to get around that little catch. Whats funny is Metroidvania would be a more specific description of the kind of game fans would want anyway.

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#41

Zombie_Barioth commented on Big Red Button Explains Its Sonic Boom Charact...:

The designs have grown on me a bit but Knuckles and Amy still don't look quite right to me.

To me Knuckles is just a little too tall compared to everyone else, and those skinny legs don't help any either. As for Amy I think she'd look better in something less battle-ready, to me something like a skirt fits her better as an unassuming, but very capable character. I also don't get the sports tape around her waist, not to mention around everyone's legs and shoes.

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#44

Zombie_Barioth commented on Infamous Series was Originally Inspired by Ani...:

So it'd be like the Incredibles story/setting, with your "normal" everyday family of superheros? I've always preferred the normal guy superheroes, like the X-Men or Static Shock, so that'd be pretty cool.

I can just imagine a place like Brewster's being the hangout for superheros getting off of "work".:D

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#45

Zombie_Barioth commented on These Nintendo Illustrations to Highlight The ...:

@Emaan
I can see it now, Mario and the gang gathered around the couch playing Mario Kart or something.:D

I really wish they'd do commercials like back in the day again, I still remember the old Pokemon and Smash Bros. ones. They don't need to be retrotastically cheesy or anything, but a throwback to the old ones would certainly strike a cord with older fans.

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#46

Zombie_Barioth commented on Monster Hunter is Ten Years Old Today:

@Rukiafan
On the flip side there are also plenty of people who won't buy a console for Pokemon, just look at the Gamecube. While it didn't have what some might call "true" Pokemon games not even being as cheap as a handheld helped. To many Pokemon is a handheld game, period.

Its a chicken and egg thing. Its too niche in the west to sell consoles but the console its on doesn't do well enough to grow its fan base over time either.

@GuruOfGreatness
The demo is terrible, especially for new players. Your not wrong about the game being slow though, its meant to be that way. Its a be patient and wait for an opening type of game.

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#47

Zombie_Barioth commented on Monster Hunter Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto Emphas...:

@ACK
Probably not, but I think its probably still expensive enough to put out for the heck of it. The main issue is the game looking like a home console game, thats part of why the Wii got MH3 in the first place.

Networking would be a big part too since people would expect a console experience out of it, not a handheld one. Disputes over networking is the other reason Nintendo got MH back then.

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#48

Zombie_Barioth commented on TwitchPlaysPokémon Causing Serious Problems f...:

@Kaze_Memaryu
Thats true, but just because theres a chance of them occurring doesn't mean they will. I didn't say you said they're unplayable, I said they're perfectly playable despite the glitches.

The older games aren't missing all that much that would harm your experience, besides the lack of connectivity. They're older and certainly more outdated, but barring Gen I they're far from being unpolished. The important things, like the type chart, capturing, battling, and progression are mostly unchanged. None of the changes are hard to remember either. Remember being unable to connect Gen II with Gen III? That is what would be the biggest problem.

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#49

Zombie_Barioth commented on NPD Data Shows More U.S. Gamers Switching to D...:

@Squiggle55
I was thinking the same thing, "13 and older" is really telling. I remember talking to to my 13yr old cousin a year or so ago and having to explain that Wii points really are just another currency and its still money in the end.

Such a conversation says something about peoples' view of digital distribution at that age, especially when gifting store credit is so common. Digital distribution doesn't hold much weight unless your the one handling the finances unfortunately.

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#50

Zombie_Barioth commented on TwitchPlaysPokémon Causing Serious Problems f...:

@Kaze_Memaryu
They were buggy, but that doesn't make them bad games, except from a programming standpoint. They're perfectly playable without running into anything game braking, barring things like bugged moves.

Of course they'd lack most of the things from the current games, they're the very first in the franchise. All virtual console games have that problem, some more than others.

That being said a lot of the charm of games was collecting, trading, and battling, as well as connecting to the stadium games. Most of that would be lost in a virtual console release. It'd be the move from GBC to GBA all over again.