I kinda feel like starting a new playthrough of red and blue, but when I think of replaying the gba versions, I have no desire to as if they were different games altogether. I think it's primarily that I find third gen's sprites to be the most unpleasing to my eyes, while I love the look of classic rpgs.
Not really. I have no interest in playing the remakes because when I play RBY or GSC, I want to experience the whole game, including the flaws --- Not changing this sig until we get a new main series Tales game released on a Nintendo console in the US
There's nothing wrong with it. Sometimes, I like going back to play the original Super Mario Bros instead of playing the remake it got for the SNES.
I like to do things like that to help me appreciate the history of the franchise the game belongs to, and I don't think playing a remake does that as much as the original. --- My opinions on Mass Effect in a nutshell: ME1- great, ME2- masterpiece, ME3- great but underrated. The post-extended cut ending is just fine, but a little weak.
Not really. I have no interest in playing the remakes because when I play RBY or GSC, I want to experience the whole game, including the flaws
This, really. Unless you're using a remake as your "master game" for that generation, half the reason to replay the older games is to experience their quirks and limitations. Modernity doesn't matter- particularly now that FRLG and HGSS are no longer current games.
Nobody is going to tell you not to play, say, Halo, Mega Man X, or Super Mario Brothers just because CE Annivesary, Maverick Hunter X, and New Super Mario Brothers (New series, same formula) exist, so why Pokemon?