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ThomGee

@LegendOfPokemon That and they just don't seem to have any distinctive personality or goal. They just want general havoc, kind of like Team Skull, but Sun and Moon also had another team of villians, so it doesn't matter as much.

But yeah, their plan in Gen 2 was terribly boring, and since those were my first games, that might be why I dislike them.

I, for one, welcome our new Nintendo overlords.

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LegendOfPokemon

@Nintendoer I personally like Team Skull because they aren't afraid to be weak comical thugs (and because Guzma is amazing).

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LegendOfPokemon

OneBagTravel wrote:

So far I'm blown away at how polished Sun and Moon are.

1. Red/Blue/Yellow
2. Sun & Moon
3. Gold/Silver

Rest is garbage

Are you ranking these based on quality or personal preference? Because Red and Blue, while fun, are mechanically broken and outdated.

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Bolt_Strike

1. DPPt- DPPt are the most well rounded games in the series, especially Platinum which improved upon DP's regional dex. I'm struggling to come up with any kind of flaw in the experience.
2. RSE- RSE does a lot of things right, especially in terms of region design, but it's held back from being truly great with a relative lack of post game content and a poorly balanced regional dex.
3. SM- SM made a lot of great changes to the series that really revitalized the formula. What keeps it from beating DPPt and RSE is the linearity, there's no excuse for regional design that restrictive when you have a detailed map of the region telling you exactly where to go.
4. GSCHGSS- I have a lot of nostalgia for this one since my first game was Silver, but the game definitely has its flaws. Two regions is great and all until you see that the two regions essentially have half the content of a normal region, and like all of the older games dex variety and storyline weren't really that great. Still though, it has a lot of charm and HGSS gave it enough content to be enjoyable.
5. BW2- BW2 was a vast improvement over BW1, but linearity also holds this one back. Also, I was expecting slightly more content in its post game (although what it already has definitely isn't bad).
6. FRLG- Really not much of an improvement over the original, it jumps up solely because of the post game content. It's still fairly low because it left a lot of issues with the original experience intact.
7. XY- Like SM, XY made a lot of neat changes to the game (albeit on a smaller scale). Unlike SM, it really didn't have much after you beat the game. XY really needed a third version/sequel, I could've put it a lot higher if it had one.
8. BW1- I want to put this game on the bottom so badly, it broke a lot of things that didn't really need fixing. Region design was made super linear, a lot of useful gameplay features were trimmed, and only allowing you the new Pokemon was a dumb decision. Overall it started the annoying trend of trying to casualize everything and the series has been worse off for it.
9. RBY- This game has aged soooo poorly. The game is shockingly buggy (although some of them are fairly amusing), the Pokemon variety is pathetic by modern standards, the areas are all flat, short, and blocky and you can tell they're from a 20 year old game, and the storyline is virtually nonexistent.

Haven't played ORAS, but as incomplete as it is it can't beat DPPt. I don't think anything can for that matter, with the whole casual trend it's likely nothing will ever be as good as those games again (except for remakes obviously, and even then look at how ORAS treated Emerald content).

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e-love

im having hard time ranking but here are some thoughts ++

+i will always be partial to hoenn and sinnoh, to me those regions just had a lot to them for exploring and just felt so vast (and I actually really loved all the surfing in hoenn and feel kind of gipped on there hardly being much to surf and no diving in alola of all places)

+I feel music wise the battle themes in gen 5 were fire, and while the designs were a mixed bag there were some cool ones. I will say though that gen 5 kind of started this trend of the games becoming more linear (unova literally is point a to point b) and this kind of stayed in kalos, and alola somewhat as well.

i definitely like sun and moon miles better than x and y - which were pretty forgettable to be honest with you . .

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LzWinky

Gen VII is definitely the best hands down.

Um, heck no, Red/Blue/Yellow are not better. They sucked in comparison to Sun/Moon. Enjoy your unbalanced Psychic types and mystery TMs!

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roy130390

@TheLZdragon People tend to forget something: opinions.

Really, if the guy enjoys the first generation and considers them better then so be it. Maybe he likes sprites more, maybe he loves the bit sounds, the first designs, Giovanni and team rocket, the more simple gameplay, the towns and cities, the gym leaders, etc. He can have a lot of personal reasons.

Personally, the more mechanics, story, upgraded graphics and pokemon designs it gets, the better.

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LegendOfPokemon

@TheLZdragon No, Gen VII is not the best due to a lack of features from previous games and trials being super boring with no real challenge.

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LzWinky

@roy130390 Opinions can be wrong

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Bolt_Strike

LegendOfPokemon wrote:

@TheLZdragon No, Gen VII is not the best due to a lack of features from previous games and trials being super boring with no real challenge.

Still better than RBY which had no features.

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VoltageX

@TheLZdragon The thing about opinions is that they are subjective, so terms like "wrong" and "right" are just irrelevant ragarding them. but I can see your point, RBY were the worst pokemon games in my opinion. gen 4 and 5 were great, and every other gen was just better than gen 1.
I have to give credit to gen 1 for one thing - it started the whole thing and as the first pokemon game it did shine bright. but compared to the games that came after it? its just not in the same league

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LzWinky

RBY were ahead of their time, but now they look and play awful, and I doubt anyone would play them who didn't have nostalgia glasses.

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roy130390

@TheLZdragon Awful? I agree about enjoying the new games more in my case, but the core gameplay is still the same and those games play the same as ever in that regard. Yes, it has improved, but the original games still have responsive gameplay. There's no need to tell people that they have nostalgia glasses just because they enjoy them more. Sure, some just hold on to their nostalgia but there's people that have upopular yet valid opinions to justify their preferences. Will you tell me that you have never preferred a first entry over a sequel despite the improved graphics? It could be the story, the art style, the character designs, the simple gameplay or whatever reason that makes you legitimately have a better time with it. If you want to think that ok, but I don't see the need of invalidating someone's opinion just because you don't share it.

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LzWinky

How about I share issues then

1. Psychic types have no real weakness
2. TMs don't have names
3. Kanto is the smallest region next to Johto
4. Most of the new features aren't seen in RBY including the ones above

Just to start this off. The series has moved far forward since the originals

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LegendOfPokemon

@TheLZdragon PLUS...

1. Special Attack and Special Defense aren't separated
2. No physical/special split
3. No breeding
4. No trainer rematches
5. No postgame other than catching Pokemon
6. No held items
7. Barely any Bug and Dragon-type moves

The list goes on and on.

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e-love

Can we all agree that sun and moon seem more like a labor of love (and effort) than x and y . .

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