Actually, I recently began playing the original blue version again.
I'm certainly, definitely someone who prefers the older style. Less peppy and better grounded in real life. I like the (single)battle adjustments that get made with each new generation, but the ridiculous numbers of new Pokémon, New York surrogate region, over-the-top villains, and grayed-out lack of conviction are all distasteful.
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