Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
by, 4th January 2011 at 03:24 PM (340 Views)
So, I was scanning the RSE remakes thread when I saw this quote:
My initial reaction to this quote was "OK, lets not go making wild statements that we can't take back later on". I mean its fair enough if the poster genuinely believes that RS were the best games ever - far be it from me to question such a subjective matter - but I feel that certain people on the forums (whom may or mayn't include the poster quoted) are jumping the gun and romanticising the Gen III games a bit.
After all, they used to say this about GSC before those games got their remakes and now that the remakes have been released people are all of a sudden complaining about how "cramped" the region is comparatively (amongst other things).
I mean, lets face it, there were a lot of problems with R/S that need to be considered before one makes such a sweeing statement about the quality of the main series games, e.g.
- no backwards compatitbility
- no foreign pokemon attainable
- distinct lack of potential post story/E4 activity
- Oldale Rown (seriously, wtf was that about? It was just a boring, random settlement that served no purpose whatsoever and had absolutely no character)
- no day/night cycle
- Rival (May/Brendan) had just about no personality
I could go on.
Of course, it had its good points too (like Dive, <3) but the bottom-line is that I think we need to be wary of losing perspective on these games as time goes by, which is important as whilst it continues to pass I see more and more people pining for the the "glorious" games of the third generation. If you've considered such problems and still feel the games were "the best" then fine, that's your opinion at the end of the day. Its just something to keep in mind, that's all.
EDIT: Obviously I have not made my point clear enough, judging by the comments below, so here it is in a nutshell: I'm not totally slagging off the Gen III games, as I've said they were quite good IMO (though not the best, but that is just my personal belief) and made some great changes, but they weren't flawless (as if any game is) and I think people should remember that when deciding for themselves whether or not they were "the best". If you genuinely think they are (like Rakarei does below, for instance) then thats fair, I'm just warning against people looking at them with rose-coloured glasses in the run-up to the eventual remakes - assuming they will be made - as I vividly remember people doing such with Gen II before they received theirs. That's all.
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