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Why do people say HG/SS is the best Pokemon game ever?

#71Ari917Posted 12/2/2012 2:08:34 PM
lord_chao posted...
Ari917 posted...


Yes, he didn't directly say that he was discrediting Gen II for all it did (and that is a poor choice of words on my part). However he did say that the features they did introduce could've been introduced later (which in and of itself is a poor argument since we don't know if they would've introduce those features without Gen II in that hypothetical scenario and the same argument can be applied to other generations). Also, in the post, he called the previous poster's argument "silly" when they stated that the features Gen II introduced were important to current gameplay and then said the already mentioned comment. So while he may not have been discrediting that generation for its additions necessarily, he was in a way deflecting the praise away from Gen II because they "could've been introduced later."


I believe he was just simply saying that, had gen 2 not existed like pokemonfreak97 proposed, that its additions would eventually be realized in later games. That's it. No negative connotations associated with it.


Ok, except that's an argument based completely on hypotheticals, we don't know what would've happened if Gen II didn't come around. Yes, the additions could've taken place, or maybe the series could've died off leaving Digimon/Monster Rancher/Yu-Gi-Oh/whatever to replace it or it could've went on to become a Shin Megami Tensei ripoff. Extreme examples I know, but we can't say that it couldn't have happened. What we know for sure is that Gen 2 occurred and gave us those additions, so I completely agree with Pokemonfreak97, we do owe Gen 2 for introducing those additions because they became important staples that the games still use today.
#72leadintea(Topic Creator)Posted 12/5/2012 7:45:44 AM
So the only reason why people say it's a good game is because of nostalgia?
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#73Teh_TiltyuPosted 12/5/2012 7:55:33 AM
From: leadintea | #072
So the only reason why people say it's a good game is because of nostalgia?

yes

because it's still awful (though not to the extent of GSC)
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#74theboogsPosted 12/5/2012 8:45:52 AM
FefnirOmega13 posted...
It's an excellent remake of an originally terrible game that did very little to improve the series as a whole.

That said, HGSS is gen 4, not gen 2.


So berries, held items, and night/day system didn't improve the series as a whole?
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#75Teh_TiltyuPosted 12/5/2012 8:47:31 AM
From: theboogs | #074
night/day system didn't improve the series as a whole?

that one didn't

unless you think crappy game design action 52 wouldn't dare touch is an improvement
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#76GastroidPosted 12/5/2012 8:49:46 AM
leadintea posted...
So the only reason why people say it's a good game is because of nostalgia?


I'd say that most people thought it was a good game, while those with nostalgia goggles on thought it was a great game.
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