I've always loved the 3rd Gen and don't get all the hate it gets. I must have played through RSE 6 or 7 times in total, far more times than any other. Even though overall time is not as much as the amount i've spent in DPPt. Probably my favourite I would say, just ahead of 4th gen, its just a shame that it doesn't have the improvements to the game mechanics added in the 4th gen which makes it slightly irritating going back to playing it knowing how good the special/physical split is.
Still though, brilliant games, great design, I enjoyed the water and they introduced so many great pokemon, much better than the new 4th gen ones. Also, I must have the return of the above ground secret bases in 5th gen, I had an incredibly well hidden one in Sapphire.
*Leaves to go and admire secret base*
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