Hiya all! So this just a thread to say which core series games you own, and what you thought of them (if a thread like/for this already exists, please delete/move)
I'll go first!
Diamond: My first game, never got that far in to it, but it was a glorius introduction.
Platinum: Only just started, no comment yet.
Heart Gold: Really fun game, I loved the walking mechanic!
White: Fun as well! Probably my least favourite though
White 2:Massive improvement over White! I love the Kyurem fusions and more!
X and Y: Both super fun! When I got Diamond THIS is what I was expecting it to look like!
ORAS: Best pokemon games by far, I love these games and the soundtrack is amazing! The primal concept is sweet too!
Which ones have I owned or which ones do I still own? At one point I owned everything up to HG/SS, but I've lost most of those games since then. Now I own X and OR, and I have a copy of Black and Diamond somewhere.
I'm proud to say that I'm one of the people who started playing Pokémon since first gen. As such, I had the chance to own a lot of the games in the core series. The sad thing is my first gen games (Red, Blue and Yellow), second gen games (Gold, Silver and Crystal), and third gen games (Ruby, Emerald, Fire Red and Leaf Green) have been lost for quite some time now so I have no idea where those cartridges are. The games that I have managed to keep are my fourth gen games (Diamond and Soul Silver), fifth gen games (White and White 2) and my recently acquired 6th gen game (Omega Ruby) which was given to me by a friend.
"There are no coincidences in this world."
"There is only the inevitable"
For me, the list is: Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, White, White 2, Leaf Green, Y and Omega Ruby.
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Red/Blue-got bored of it and never really play them anymore.
Yellow-I lost mine, but it was pretty much like Red and Blue so it got boring fast anyways.
Gold and Crystal-both are broke, so I can't play it much anymore, and didn't really care much for the story.
Sapphire-I lost this one as well, it was pretty interesting with alot more stuff to do, besides the gym quest and elite 4 challenge.
Emerald-I have 2 copies for some reason, but I found it enjoyable when I played them, I don't play them much anymore though since it's outdated.
Pearl-It was a pretty interesting and fun game, I don't play it anymore though since I finished the storyline. I also don't want to restart it since I've got Dawn's final DP team in my file and now since the gts probably doesn't work anymore, I can't really restart a new game.
Platinum-I love this game. It's one of my favorites and there's alot to do in it.
Black/White-Probably the best and most plot driven game of the entire series, I loved everything about it.
White 2-It was a decent game, didn't like the Team Plasma story as much as the first games though.
XY-The story is pretty good, the post league really lacks though imo.
Omega Ruby-This game was pretty disappointing to me, again the post league really lacks, and they got rid of the Battle Frontier.
Sapphire - it was really good and the first one i ever played.
Emerald - i liked the new features and the battle resort. Was sad it wasn't in the new ones
Diamond - a bit slow and felt like it was just dragging on. I liked the game though.
Heart gold - i really liked this game. I never played the original so i need to do that. I liked how you had two regions
Omega ruby - was really good. Lack of post game sucked but overall really good
I think I'm in the minority here, I don't own THAT many Pokemon games. But I played and beat (Pokemon League) at least one game of every generation. :P
Silver. My first Pokemon game when I was a kid. I loved it. I played it probably for more than 500 hours as a kid. But the internal battery is dead now... X. I was always a Pokemon fan, but really got into the games again with X. Really liked it, the 3D models are great. Alpha Sapphire. Loved the characters, story and environment. But after that there isn't anything much different from Pokemon X/Y with the Pokemon-Amie/Super Training/PSS and Battle Maison copy-paste job. But in the end I still like the game. :P
Silver: I loved it, but I had trouble getting through the game because I wasn't really as knowledgeable about the series
Crystal: Same, I loved it but I never really finished.
Red: I was a little put off by the lack of color, but the game was still fun without it
Yellow: All right, but I was a little annoyed with Pikachu being shoved down my throat
Sapphire: When I first played it, I was pretty pissed about all of the things that were removed and the lack of compatibility, but over time I grew to appreciate what it added more
FireRed: I was a little annoyed that they had kept so much of it the same, but I was just happy that they had made Kanto presentable. The Sevii Islands helped keep things fun though.
Emerald: Didn't really think much of this game at the time, it added some interesting things to the game, but I still thought Hoenn was kind of meh back then.
Pearl: Loved this game. They did a better job of balancing the old and new features in this game and I was impressed with the amount of content this game had compared to other games, especially the post game.
Platinum: Even better than DP, improved on a lot of their flaws and added tons of fun things giving the game an unparalleled amount of depth and content.
SoulSilver: Excellent remake of a beloved game. They added a lot of great things to this game, not the least of all was Pokemon following. I feel like they could've done a little more in terms of Pokedex and story, but aside from that I couldn't have wished for a better remake.
Black: The poster child of fixing what wasn't broken. All of the depth and that wealth of content that previous gen had. Poof, it's gone. They simplified everything to the point where even a braindead monkey would find it too easy. They removed all of the Pokemon from the main game only to populate them with redundant knock offs. The only good thing about this game was the storyline, everything else was a step backwards for the series.
Black 2: A little better than BW1, it was a novel game that reversed some of the mistakes BW1 had made, and added some neat things in, but it still felt too simple and it also seemed a little rushed.
X: Exciting at first because of all of the new features they added, but the lack of content really took a toll on this game as I got bored of it quickly after beating it.
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Tabitha has really let himself go, just how many lava cookies did he eat in the last 11 years?
Gold (Dead battery): Better than Gen. 1
Silver (Dead battery): Better than Gen. 1
Leaf Green: Decent
Soul Silver: Fantastic
Black 2: Good
White 2: Fantastic
Y: Good, too easy though
Omega Ruby: Good, still too easy though
I used to own Ruby and Fire Red, but they were stolen from me.
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Current ones in order:
Diamond/Pearl - Pretty good, loved the new evolutions like Magmortar, Electivire and Rhyperior.
Platinum - Even better than first two, more variety of pokemon and gym leaders and Elite 4 have better teams. Loved the distortion world.
Heart Gold/Soul Silver - Great remakes, better than originals and contains new features like Battle Frontier from Platinum.
Black/White - It was cool to start with only 5th gen pokemon, makes a nice change, love some of the new type combinations and legendary pokemon.
Black 2/White 2 - Did not expect these but they were incredible, disappointed you can't rematch gym leaders in gym or obtain both Reshiram and Zekrom in both games.
X/ Y - Love the intro of mega evolutions, disappointed that there was a low amount of new pokemon introduced.
Omega Ruby/ Alpha Sapphire - Had nice features like soaring but just copied and paste from originals with nothing from Emerald such as the Battle Frontier. These games weren't as great as I hoped.
Currently playing Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Annoyed about the lack of Emerald elements in the game.
Currently own: X and Y, Black 2 and White 2, Black and White, Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Platinum, Diamond and Pearl, Super Pokemon Rumble, Ranger 3, Ranger 2, Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time and Dragon Ball Z: Super Sonic Warriors. Guidebooks for Johto games, Unova games and Kalos games.
Own quite a number shinies, especially in Y thanks to Consecutive Fishing.
Own all 5 gen event legends in White 2, many came from my brother which I like to thank.
Gen I: Red and Yellow
Gen II: Gold, Silver and Crystal
Gen III: Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and LeafGreen
Gen IV: Diamond, Pearl, Platinum and SoulSilver
Gen V: Black, Black 2
Gen VI: (currently) X & Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.
I own all core games in the series except for OR/AS. I also have extra copies of Sapphire, Platinum and HeartGold. As for what I think about the games, see below.
R/B/Y: Good when they were new, but unplayable and unenjoyable today.
G/S/C: See above. Though I do find these games more flawed from a gameplay perspective and more overrated than their precursors.
R/S: Good when they were new, and still fun to play today even if they are starting to get slightly outdated.
FR/LG: Same as R/S. Also good remakes.
Emerald: Great. More fun than anything before it and still fun to play even today.
D/P: Good games which felt like a step into the future if anything.
Platinum: Fantastic, fixed everything D/P should have done better and improved on them in many ways.
HG/SS: Garbage. The only games in the series I have never enjoyed. Didn't improve on the originals, created more problems than they should have had and the few good points about them were not anywhere near enough to make up for the far too large amount of negative points.
B/W: The best. Love them in every way. Offered a new start for the series which I loved, and brought me back into the franchise after a burnout/semi-hiatus.
B/W2: Also the best. Kept practically everything B/W did well and added a ton of more content which made two extremely fun games.
X/Y: Good, but unfortunately not better than 5th gen. Improved on them in some areas, but took a step back in others. But the good outweighs the bad and even if they aren't perfect, they are still good.
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Your heart goes on teaching all the things I taught to you
It's time I left this place behind and left their care with someone new
I own Red, Yellow, Gold, Sapphire, Leaf Green, Pearl, Black, X, and Alpha Sapphire. So at least one from each generation. Starting with R/S and ending before ORAS, my little brother always got the alternating version, so together we'd have both. ^^; Yellow, Gold, and Black are the only ones that I've destroyed my original save file to replay. Gen V still holds the title of my least played generation, and I'm not sure whether Gen VI or Gen III is my most played generation but they are both way up there.
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"Even if we take different paths, the truth we arrive at should be the same."
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In the order I played them:
-FireRed(didn't like Kanto as a region,but Sevii Islands made up for it).Decent,but outdated 6/10
-Ruby:the region was awesome,and the storyline has finally changed for the better,but I can't play it too much now because the mechanics are outdated(no Physical/Special split,lack of strong attacks like Close Combat,flawed breeding mechanics) 7/10
-Emerald(Battle Frontier was a great addition,but the game lacked good grinding spots because of the storyline changes.It also introduced Gym Leaders rematches,too bad they hadn't kept them in OR/AS)8/10
-Crystal:underwhelming at best.Level grinding was a torture,the Pokemon distribution disappointing,Gym Leaders' teams were too small.4/10
-Platinum:simply amazing,although the game's speed was a bit slow.Otherwise,I had lots of fun with it,and Distortion World was a cool concept.9/10
-Pearl:underwhelming again.Speed was even slower,regional Dex is too small,which made Volkner's and Flint's teams look dumb. 5/10
-HeartGold/SoulSilver:liked the redesigned Johto region(especially Routes 47-48),the walking Pokemon feature(although it sadly didn't have much effect on the gameplay)and the new breeding mechanic,but the storyline hadn't improved at all.8.5/10
-White:disappointing.Unova's design was horrible(hopefully they'll never make such a boring region again),too many features were removed,Musicals were awful,and why were the Trainers' rosters so small anyway? 6.5/10
-White 2:good.I didn't mind the underwhelming storyline in the slightest,the region looked a bit better(did we really need Marine Tube,though?)and the amount of post-game content was sufficent. 8.5/10
My very first Pokemon adventure, and very first video game too. My earliest memories with it are kinda fuzzy, but I do remember how I got it...Just kinda stumbled upon the package in the back of my grandmother's trunk one day as a child. (Already on the road to making discoveries!) Beyond that, I can only remember finding it tucked away in my bedroom closet, years later during middle school. Despite better games being out, I still had quite a bit of fun with the original Kanto. Even got a RBY guide to go along with it. There's a certain charm to it that I can't really explain...
After finding my Red Version, I eventually picked up a used copy of Yellow. This I adored for the anime tie-ins, and enhanced sprite-work. Raising all three starters was especially fun.
~ Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Now these are the games that I have the clearest, early childhood memories of. I became very fond of these games for the Region, the starters, and the new visuals.
My one big issue was all the blasted grinding necessary to complete the game. That was dreadful...So many of my Pokemon I recall boxing as a child because they didn't keep up, and I didn't care to train them because there was nowhere to do effectively! That's part of why my teams wound up including little else beyond my starter Pokemon and Legendaries...
Spoiler:- Ruby, Emerald, and FRLG:
I found the new land to be pretty fun, even if it was distant from the first 2 Generations. One thing I love in particular is how much more present the new Pokemon are compared to the predecessor. I don't remember seeing a whole lot of Johto Pokemon in the wilds of...Their own region. Even Gym Leaders like Falkner, Chuck and Bugsy neglected new Pokemon of their type specialty. Additionally, because the Legendaries were harder to get this time around, I couldn't just go round them up either like the Birds of Beasts. I had to start thinking more about my teams...It was a nice change.
This one is rather close to my heart. I remember, getting one of those limited copies of Emerald that came with a special Frontier Pass (REST IN PEACE) and a Rayquaza Tin for your GBA...The Battle Frontier itself left a great impression on me. The challenges there are actually what got me on the path to becoming better at the game in terms of strategies.
So many hours on Summer Vacations were spent trying to clear it...! In the end I only managed 6 Silver. But still, I had fun. The other changes made in Emerald were nice too, but Frontier is what really set the game apart for me.
~ Fire Red Leaf Green
This might seem odd, but the thing I really enjoyed here was the cleaner visuals compared to RSE...Revisiting Kanto on better hardware was great and all, but at the time I didn't really have a-lot of nostalgia for it. That said, I enjoy them a-lot more in recent years.
Spoiler:- Diamond, Platinum, and Soul Silver:
Diamond was filled of hype for my friends and I. With the new communications, there was a-lot that we'd do in our spare time. Underground, Contests, trading and Battles...All without us needing to have extra Link cables and such. Next to that, we also played a-lot Battle Revolution together, since there wasn't a great deal to do after the main story. Its a shallow game on its own, but I appreciate it for those times. It was almost like a Battle Frontier before we got one again in Platinum.
The game that made me realize DP weren't finished! That godsend expanded Pokedex, new Battle Frontier, updated GTS, the Giratina Plot...All of it made me think that this would be the greatest Pokemon game of all time. And it almost was...If not for the tedious Shard Collecting, and being outdone by the next game on this list...
~ Soul Silver
I've talked about how much I love Johto, so this was clearly a must have for me. And as if my favorite region being remade wasn't enough, we got all sorts of new stuff to play around with too! If I wasn't competing for new records at the Pokeathlon, I was customizing my Safari, or playing at the Frontier, chatting up Gym Leaders, etc. It easily became one of my top Pokemon games (and it still is) for everything that they packed into it, on top of taking me back to a classic experience. Other more minor things I found cool were the bottom screen interface, for making both the menu and the boxes easier to navigate, and the sound quality, letting you hear stuff like footsteps, and waves splashing if you were near water.
Bit of a sidenote, but I also really like what they did to the Kanto Gym Leaders in HGSS. Their all so casually dressed...It really helps to make them feel more like people than just bosses. Especially since you can chat with them over the phone, or find them out in the overworld just doing their own thing. With my having known them for so long too...They honestly feel kinda like old friends to me now.
Spoiler:- Black and Black 2:
This one is pretty special for me...Its not a game that I'll go back to often because the content is so minimal, but I was so engaged with the story that its still a favorite. The journey for the main characters was one that, at the time, really resonated with me for something I was going through personally. Additionally, I liked how the villain conflict is a matter that's very relevant to the Pokemon continuity. Questioning the merit of human/Pokemon dynamics. Lastly, the endgame is such a fresh take on the Pokemon League challenge...N's Castle takeover was very exciting, and I think its a crying shame that we haven't gotten more surprises like that in games after.
As for other details...I liked the Region's layout during the main playthrough. It was kinda relaxing to be able to go from Point A to Point B without much trouble or TM usage. I greatly appreciate the unlimited TMs, and random matchups from PBR being brought to the handhelds, and EVs being calculated after each battle. Lastly, I really liked a fair deal of the new Pokemon Concepts. Really unique ones like Chandelure, Volcarona, Galvantula, Samurott, and more. Major shoutout to my all time favorite, Reshiram. From its lore, to its incredible Fire/Dragon typing, its the main reason why I went after Black to begin with.
~ Black 2
As much as I appreciate this game, I actually don't have too great an attachment to Black 2 at the moment. I got the game a few months after it was released in the US, and by then we were already getting Gen 6 stuff...I've played through the main game twice, but I still feel like I didn't really enjoy it for what it had to offer while it was new. Even newer games were right around the corner...But for what I have played and seen, I still really like it. The new Pokedex is great, PWT and other post-game challenges are very much appreciated, Medal system for achievements is welcomed, and there are other misc. things that I like as well. Like asking if you want to use another repel in the overworld, or the remixed themes for every Gym.
The story was less engaging than BW to me, but I do like how it continues the same general themes and gives us some new characters to work with in that. In addition to showing us where older main characters wound up going with their lives after BW. The character flashbacks in the Unova Link add on to that pretty nicely as well.
Overall, I think it was the best "3rd Game" we've had in terms of content. Mostly for how it builds on its predecessor rather than just redoing it. The continued story, new locations being made in Unova over the timeskip, all on top of the tradition of adding new and extensive challenges and reasons to keep playing make it really stand out with me.
Spoiler:- X and Omega Ruby:
While it lacks much of the extra content of my other favorites, it has still kept me invested with the various changes that it brought to the table. Trainer customization really helps me get into the shoes of the trainer, and I love that I can add more of my personalty to the game with the different clothing options. With ST and Horde Battles making training easier than ever, I can train boxes of my favorite Pokemon in under an hour and go at it with others online. Speaking of that...PSS blew me away when I first got into it. As a child of the 90s (without a-lot of people to play with...), being able to communicate with other Pokemon players so seamlessly now with this feature is something special to me. Then of course, being able to interact with Pokemon on Amie helps them feel more like family/pets, and I think it actually works well as a replacement for walking Pokemon.
The Region is another big draw for me. The architecture and geography of the Kalos Region is by far my favorite, and bumped Johto down to my #2...I can't think of any other word to use in describing it other than the one that the game's box does for me. "Majestic". Its the first time I've been fond of each major location, and where I've found myself gawking at different routes for how pretty I found them. Even places like the Battle Maison and Chateau I like a-lot for how their aesthetics fit into the place, even though I might've preferred something more expansive for Battling.
Can't forget about Mega Evolution. I wasn't too sure about it at first, but I found myself loving it. Apart from seeing old favorites with spectacular improvements for battle, I like the bit of lore surrounding it during the main game too. As well as its little message about reaching for greater heights.
The one downside, I'd have to say, is the story. The theme is nice, but the villains are a step backward...For one thing, I can't really recall the major Team Flare Members beyond Lysandre. And Lysandre himself is too extreme in what he's trying to say and do...Particularly for this kind of world. I mean, N for example had a real point because Pokemon abuse has been around in the series for a while, and the ethics of battle is something that even fans in real life have questioned at times. But rising overpopulation? The threat of wars? Genocides??? This is all new territory for the series. Most of what we're exposed to is decent people, apart from guys like him with gangs running around like they own the place. So its just hard for me to buy into what he's saying, especially when the game doesn't really spend a-lot of time on developing the conflict. Maybe if he were more toned down. A-lot more toned down.
~ Omega Ruby
I have a weird relationship with this one...
First of all I love how they've brought Hoenn to life with the new visuals (And sound, for that matter), since its a place that I feel wasn't done justice on the GBA's graphical limitations. The natural beauty of Hoenn really stands out in 3D, and it helps even more that we're starting to get Pokemon in the overworld during gameplay to add on to that. Second, the retelling of the Team Magma/Aqua conflict is a-lot more engaging this time around. The motivations are better, the characters are more fun, and once again we have those outstanding visuals to make things a touch more dramatic. Additionally, all of the new features are very handy. Being able to keep track of local Pokemon, my berry gardens, trainer rematches, etc. with the touch screen is insanely convenient, and helps me to feel like I'm on an adventure. Lastly, I've got to praise their work with Super Secret Bases in particular. I once spent over an hour getting one set up without even realizing how much time had gone by. The new decorations, room layouts, and wireless functionality are really good and have kept me invested.
But the extra content beyond the main story [and Delta Episode] is so weak compared to what we got with the last set of remakes. There aren't very many challenges to take on, which is monstrously disappointing for me as someone who was looking forward to an enhanced Battle Frontier. An option we do have, the Mirage Island exploration, is kinda...Inconsistent...And shallow. Most of the time I'll find the same handful of islands (All of which are pretty small) with the same handful of Pokemon on them. There's the Mirage Spot Legendary hunting, but I had most of those species tucked away on X already. So there wasn't a whole lot of incentive for me to go after them.
We don't have very many new locations on the main map to explore either, so I sometimes find myself flying around on Latios wondering what I'm supposed to do next...*sigh* Its great for what it does well, but its also my first serious disappointment with the main series.
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