Gen V had fully animated sprites in battle, which I think look better than Gen IV's. Some people didn't like that the back and front sprites were made at the same dimensions, which resulted in zoomed in back sprites to make them look closer at the expense of pixelation.
The overworld graphics are pretty much the same, though, except for a few dynamic cameras like the one on Skyarrow Bridge.
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The thread is not about actual 3D, guys. It's talking about the move from sprites to 3D models. This was obvious from the very first post.
Who reads the first post?
Nobody ever reads OP on GameFAQs. It's why you never make a misleading title for the thread else people post the wrong thing. And it doesn't really matter because even without the 3D the game would be...