Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum are. That is not the case with HG and SS.
I actually find myself playing my Pearl version more often than not... I just ordered a new copy of SS, and I'm excited to play it! c: I love the Pokeradar on Pearl, I have finally figured out how to chain well recently and I've scored myself 10 shinies. I'm getting shinies for my team just because I love the SS version so much. So no, it is not unappreciated by me. Perhaps I am biased, but I've been a Pokemon fan since 1st grade - meaning about 12~13 years now, and I've played all the games. A lot of people do prefer the newer version, maybe because its sleeker. HG/SS will probably always be my favorites. Though, B/W does offer the best movesets, I think, especially due to Hidden Abilities. I am really excited to save up and get W2 and explore the grottos - Magic bounce Espeon, here I come!
Gen 3 will always hold a special place in my heart; it was the versions I played with my friends when we had the "free day" to bring our Gameboys to school. We'd trade pokemon and hang out, all talking about what we had accomplished so far! Call us geeks, but we all enjoyed it. So of course, I will always love Gen 3. I am hoping so much for a remake; I tried to play Sapphire last night, but the interface, after playing the DS versions for so long, is so foreign and awkward to me. Everything is too pixelated and the visuals don't really appeal to me anymore. It's nostalgia and I love it for that, but I probably won't play it anymore unless I want to do the Nuzlocke challenge, which I would probably much rather do on FireRed.
Either way, I love all the versions for different reasons. I don't hate the new generations, the old generations, the middling generations - I love SOMETHING about all of them. One thing I love doing is loading my GBA characters onto my XD or Collo. Always fun to see your well-loved Pokemon in 3D on your TV! Reminds me I should get a new XD disc and invest in my pokemon more on the GBA versions, hehe.
I really liked the fourth generation! I don't know why its hated so much.
The fourth gen brought some of the strongest and feared pokemon in the metagame! Look at Garchomp, Lucario, Hippopatas, The new moves introduced and Cyentha- A champion that could actually push someone to being more competitive then just using pure force. In my belief the fourth gen was when the games became more competative.
I personally like IV games better than other generations. We all know that the first generation was the best. Generation 4 would probably come in 3rd place out of all the 5 generations.
I actually liked gen 4's pokemon. Most of them, anyway.
Most of all, I don't understand ppl's rants about all the new avolutions. I mean, as if in any pokemon forum doesn't have a huge "what pkmn should have an evolution?" thread.
That was GF's biggest act of fanservice ever.
I like most of them, anyway. Lickylicky, Gliscor, Rhyperior, Yanmega, Mamoswine, Gallade, Weavile and (most of all!) Magmortar are epic.
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I thought that Gen. 4 had a very substantial lack of fire types. The only main series games I really like from these are HG/SS (no I am not wearing nostalgia goggles). Platinum was cool with the distortion world and all that, but Diamond and Pearl had very, very slow beginnings and Team Galactic looks like a bunch of really bad Star Trek cosplayers.
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