G/S Remakes? They don't exist!
by, 13th May 2009 at 01:32 AM (5315 Views)
Since the release of Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen the fans have been discussing the possibility of old school GBC games Pokemon Gold and Silver being remade. After almost five years of awaiting and speculating, the remakes didn't come. And not only that. We're now sure that they'll never come.
Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, you say? Well...
[SIZE="6"]I hereby [COLOR="DarkOrange"]deny[/color] any theory that HGSS are a GS remake.[/SIZE]
Pokemon Gold and Silver aren't planned to be remade and will never be.
Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver are instead new games, set in an unknown region that the merchandise keep calling "Johto". What's the connection between it and actual Johto? It's unknown. It's probably a distorted version of it, it's probably Johto's "Distortion World".
That does not mean, however, that the "DS Johto" region is in any terms similar to its original base.
The places in the "DS Johto" (or maybe "Fake Johto" is a more fitting name?) are actually completely different. We're getting a forest, which is full of Pichus (I don't remember anything like that from GSC). There is also a water well. Slowpoke Well? No, it's not. Slowpoke Well was actually bigger, so a person could enter it. The well's from the screen seems to be impossible to enter. I would bet it's something similar-working to Spiritomb's tower in DPPt. Next is some unfamiliar building looking like a traditional Japanese house (somewhat similar to what we see in Violet or Ecruteak). Some of the locations seem to coincide with actual GSC locations (e.g. Sprout Tower), which confirms that Game Freak DOES use Johto as a base, but isn't really trying to bring the old taste of it, giving us only poor substitutes for everything.
Also, the ultimate proof that the new game is not, by any means, related to GSC's plot is, that it features brand new characters, who have NOTHING to do with Johto. Now, the only confirmed one is a new girl character. She doesn't show any ties to the great Johto protagonist trio (Gold, Crys and Silver). Maybe the fact that we're getting a completely unrelated girl and a boy whose design bizarrely coincides with Gold's one might symbolize that fact that, despite the game being similar to GS in a glimpse, is actually not related to it at all. It, however, doesn't change the fact that the duo of the famous Johto Boy and an unrelated girl is not working at all. They should bother to make a new boy design, IMO.
Uh, there's also the fact that the game utilizes Gen. II Pokemon. This is probably a purpose of creating this game. But do we need it? Even if you have a DSi, you can find some guy with a DS and old cartridges and get all old Pokemon by this means. A new game, especially SUCH one, is not needed at all.
The fact that the game features Gen II Pokemon does not mean that the game is takes place in real Johto. Anyway, was Johto full of Gen II Pokemon? I think not... Even though we don't know what Pokemon will the new region include, that Gen. II Pokemon showcase indicates that HGSS will feature mainly Gen. II Pokemon. So, guess what? It's not Johto!
And wasn't Larvitar available to be caught in Mt. Silver only? So why showcasing it so early on? The HGSS region will probably be full of Larvitars. And Dunsparces. Transparent, walkthrough Dunsparces!
So... does the release of HGSS hurt? Technically it doesn't. But this game brought the entire fandom a fat hope that it would be a GS remake. Now, we know it's not. And we're disappointed. That really hurts. It, however, does not mean that we shouldn't give HGSS a chance. I will play. Out of curiosity.
Also, everything that we currently know about HGSS seems so uncreative and boring. It's like a failed shadow of GS. If that's what Game Freak will look like from now on, I'm REALLY scared to see Generation V.
I personally think that Masuda and Co. should be BLINDED after creating Pokemon Gold and Silver, so they would never TRY to repeat this work.
So, to all creators of fan GSC remakes - DON'T STOP YOUR AWESOME WORK!
I want to see new versions of Zel's Shiny Gold. Even though not a pure remake, it was one of few games that really had Johto feel to it.
I want Project Platinum or Palladium or whatever the hell they're called to continue their shitty project. Despite they banned me because my opinions were against the mainstream there (Mattcgn - the main admin there is a type of person who hates people who have their own opinions), I have no grudge against Mattcgn and co. I want to see their cool sprites in a real version of their game.
To all hackers and programmers who were doing their best to remake Gold/Silver/Crystal - DON'T STOP YOUR PROJECTS! You're the only chance to see the GBC Pokemon games REALLY remade.
Well, so I guess the only thing that comes close to an official remake is playing the original GSC and imagining how would it look in DS graphics. Keeping our beloved Johto region alive in our minds, with it attracting 8-bit graphics and the awesomest oldschool music.
Your colorful infinite-Bit impressions during playing GSC - this is the only TRUE GSC remake!