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You say you're not blinded by nostalgia, yet everything you're saying is influenced by nostalgia making the originals seem better than they are. First gen is my favourite and contains a fair few of my favourite Pokemon, but at least I can admit that it's only because they were the first Pokemon games I played.
I read the whole two posts TC. I agree with you. Take a look at the design, at the whole mentality behind Mewtwo's birth. It makes sense, and his backstory is actually compelling. Now as for Giratina, it pales in comparison.
And Pikachu's original design, sure he was chubby, but that made sense. Most rodents are kinda chubby around the middle. Now look at him. He has high cheekbones, a slim waist, almost as slim as Pichu's!
Waiting for Mirrors Edge 2 and a new 'proper' Shining Force.
Metagross is awesome. Breloom, Milotic, Gardevoir, Dusclops, have the best starters ever (much love for Swampert, Blaziken and Sceptile), Ludiculo is very funny, Ninjask, the mysterious Claydol, Crawdaunt, Sharpedo, Flygon (<3), Cacturne, Glalie, Aggron (badass), also Love all the legendaries in this gen (Deoxys, Jirachi, Kyogre, Groundon, Rayquaza, Laitos, Latias, the Regis, etc).
I'm really a Gen 3 fanboy and I really hope a remake of Ruby and Sapphire on the 3DS.
Gen 1 is good, but have very few Pokémon I like (Dragonite, Snorlax, Charizard, Blastoise, Mewtwo, Alakazam and Gengar only). What's so special about Parasect? Raticate? Seel? Jynx? (WTF), Pinsir? Koffing? Persian? Too many forgettable Pokémon.
Gen 2 kick ass with awesome Pokémon on it. Gen 4 comes with really good evolutions for old Pokémon (Electrivire, Togekiss, Rhyperior, Yanmega, Magnezone, etc).
Gen 5 is Awful at the best. Save for little few I liked (Darmanitan, Haxorus, Hydreigon, etc). Ice Cream Pokémon is an absurd....
Gen 3 > Gen 2 > Gen 4 > Gen 5 > Gen 1.
That's it. It's only based on my opinion, before anyone call me a troll.
I'm inclined to agree. Although I have played every generation - 1, 2, and 3, more than others - Gen 1 makes the most sense to me. People in this topic are listing some of their favorites and it all, save Gen 1, looks like a foreign language to me. Gen 5 is hit and miss. Sometimes they just try too hard and their concepts are just bizarre. Gen 5 has Cincinno! <3! Gen 5 also has some weirdos like Vanillish, Garbador, and Golurk (yes I had to look them up) and a rather lame legendary trio. (You don't even have to go looking for them - but that's beside the point, they're lame either way)