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2 years ago#21
1. Slow battle speeds
2. Slow surfing speed
3. Heavily skewed type inbalances

The 3 major reasons. All fixed in Platinum, and even then, D/P were still great games.
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2 years ago#22
Mariofan15 posted...
You mean Pearl and Diamond. It was hugely due to battles being really slow,surfing being slow,horrible selection of Pokemon,especially Fire types since Chimchar and Ponyta were the ONLY ones you could get unless you traded.


Hence why Platinum was such a HUGE improvement.
It literally fixed every issue you've mentioned (sped up battles slightly, surfing became faster, had a much better selection of Pokemon thanks to an expanded regional dex, etc.).
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2 years ago#23
MetaDeDeDe posted...
Mariofan15 posted...
You mean Pearl and Diamond. It was hugely due to battles being really slow,surfing being slow,horrible selection of Pokemon,especially Fire types since Chimchar and Ponyta were the ONLY ones you could get unless you traded.


This X 100 Gardenia was a nightmare if you choose Turtwig and Piplup had peck to hit grass types.


Not really. You could catch Starly and Drifloon so she wasnt that bad.
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2 years ago#24
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl are pretty crappy by pokemon standards but Pokemon Platinum manages to fix all of the things wrong with Diamond and Pearl making 4th gen pretty dang fun. Too bad I lost my Platinum and all I have left is Diamond... but I guess Diamond will have to do if I want to replay 4th gen.
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2 years ago#25
Hate is a strong word and the two games are still good. The major reasons for me, like a lot of people here for disliking the games, was the speed of the animations(surfing, battle etc.) and poor type selections(FIRE).
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2 years ago#26
Because Diamond and especially Platinum were better.
Though I do agree that Berry farming was an abomination.
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2 years ago#27
They hate it because it's an amazing game and one of the best ever
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2 years ago#28
I remember when Diamond and Pearl were first announced and everyone at my school was hating on Diamond. I bought Diamond because I wanted to be different but I did end up buying Pearl about a year later.
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