Pokemon RSE Remakes: Will they become a reality?
by, 16th July 2013 at 10:47 AM (2274 Views)
Ever since the remakes of Pokémon Red/Blue, (Or Red/Green in Japan) also known as Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen, many fans were dying for remakes of older games. People wanted a remake for the games Pokémon Gold/Silver, which became a reality in 2009, known as Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver. Right after that, fans now want a remake of a much-loved game by the name of Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire. But due to the fact that Pokémon Black/White is drawing to a close due to the all-new Pokémon X/Y, it may seem unlikely that we'll ever get a remake of these memorable games.
Now before I theorize on whether or not they get remakes, I'll give out my opinion on it. Ruby is the first Pokémon game I owned (Not played, but owned.), and it indeed brings back memories. Personally, I find it the second most nostalgic Pokémon game I played. (Next to Diamond/Pearl, believe it or not. And I will admit that I have played Yelllow before getting Ruby.) Hoenn itself is a decent region due to the unique climate (Minus the surfing.) and introduced some nifty mechanics such as double battles. Heck, I have been actually playing Pokémon Emerald lately. And speaking of Emerald, I love the Battle Frontier, more so than the one in Sinnoh.
On the flip side, however, I think that Hoenn is rather limited in terms of Pokémon choice. Yeah, I do know that Hoenn has 135 Pokémon, which is the 3rd most large region, but it is probably because of bad typing or the amount of gimmicks they have. Not to mention that some Pokémon, even some fully evolved ones (I'm looking at you, Delcatty. >_>) have crummy stats. Not all Hoenn Pokémon are horrible though. There are still decent ones, such as Flygon and Manectric that can get the job done well. Besides the Pokémon though, there is a tonne of surfing and is always annoying to encounter Tentacools and Wingulls all the time. (I guess everyone is tired of it, though.) I do also feel that starting from the 2nd badge to the 5th, thing feel rather long paced, but that is probably me. Everybody thinks that R/S/E has the best soundtrack, but I don't find it great. But that's all I got to say. I have neatural feelings for these games.
Now back to my theory. Since FR/LG were released for Gameboy Advance whereas HG/SS was released for the Nintendo DS, it may seem unlikely that these R/S/E remakes will ever release on the 3DS, or maybe even the DS. And why do I say that? Well, both R/B/Y and G/S/C were made for the original Gameboy, whereas R/S/E is made for the Gameboy Advance. Now as I am thinking about it, both FR/LG and HG/SS were made for either marketing or to make completing the National Pokédex easier, though I'm leaning towards the latter more. Since the Gameboy didn't have many features compared to the Nintendo DS and such, it was made impossible to transfer your precious Pokémon from R/B/Y/G/S/C. You can transfer your Pokémon from R/S/E to D/P/Pt and B/W/B2/W2, however. The Gameboy Advance does indeed have the same plug-in for connecting with games as the Gameboy, but you couldn't connect R/B/Y/G/S/C with R/S/E due to glitches and all. (e.g., trading Gen III Pokémon to G/S/C causes glitches and vice versa for items.) R/S/E can also connect to D/P/Pt due to migration, so it isn’t hard.
Also, Junichi Masuda, the director of Pokémon games, replied to a person who questioned about R/S/E remakes at one point. Just a heads-up, Mr. Masuda played a large role when working on R/S/E, more so than the others. His answer is that he loves the games a lot, which tells me that it is unlikely that they'll get remakes. Because you know, remakes usually don't feel the same than the originals.
Lastly, I'll point out some things in Black and White, as well as their sequels. There is a lot of content that screams R/S/E, such as diving underwater, a Team Magma and Aqua grunt in Iccirus City, the Dive Ball returning to its original mechanic and the return of the exclusive items, the Shoal Salt and Shoal Shell. To me, they seem more like shout outs than hints for a R/S/E remakes since, like I said, B/W/B2/W2 is drawing to a close.
In conclusion, I have strong doubts that GF will develop R/S/E remakes. If they were to, it will be enhanced graphics and new, gimmicky mechanics. While it would be wonderful for GF to remake R/S/E, it is very unlikely that it will become a reality.
What are your thoughts?
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