A term most of us encounter when thinking of Pokemon, nostalgia. How big of a role does it play when we think back to the older games and how they were "better". Were they better? Or is it just the nostalgia? I remember back in the day as a young kid, maybe 7 years old, and reading through my Pokemon Gold and Silver walkthrough guide which I had gotten from a yard sale. I was always a huge fan of the trading card game (I just collected them), and I'm pretty sure I was playing Sapphire at the time. Just reading through the entire Pokedex and being amazed at all of the unique and interesting Pokemon really had an effect on me as a child, and probably influenced who I am today.
My point it, if let's say for example Black and White 2 came out 10 years ago, do you think it would have had as big of an impact as what you were actually playing 10 years ago?
TL;DR Did the games change, or did we?
Though I think we all know that we haven't changed enough to not still love these games.