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Generation IV Remake Speculation

Will there be remakes in Gen VIII?


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Yo, hang on, Sinnoh has one of the best soundtracks
I cannot recall a single tune off the top of my head besides Sunyshore City and Looker’s theme. The rest is just a static of bassline.



I'm not opposed to changing it outright (Spiritomb is nowhere near as unique as it once was), but at the bare minimum I think this one just needs to be tweaked a bit - multiplayer interaction is far more manageable now than it was back then.
Tying the acquisition of a Pokémon to multiplayer interaction at all is something I’m opposed to. It punished players who, for whatever reason, cannot manage the requirements (either because they don’t like playing Pokémon multiplayer or because they just aren’t able to), and I don’t think that’s fair.
 
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The ones that come to my mind are the Galactic Battle Theme, the Intro Theme, Route 207, Route 225, and both of Cynthia's themes
 
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How can anyone forget Dialga and Palkia's theme? While it isn't intimidating like Giratina's or Arceus's theme, it still has that feeling that you're facing literal gods of time and space. Heck, that's even one of the possible themes that can be heard in Smash Bros.
 
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How can anyone forget Dialga and Palkia's theme? While it isn't intimidating like Giratina's or Arceus's theme, it still has that feeling that you're facing literal gods of time and space. Heck, that's even one of the possible themes that can be heard in Smash Bros.
I swear to God I can't even remember a single chord from that theme. The only pieces that come to mind when I think about them are Route 209 and Cynthia's theme.
 
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Route 209 is the best route theme in all of pokemon.
Also the mount coronet upper levels theme.
 
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Honestly DPPt has probably my favorite soundtrack in the series. I'm also a huge sucker for RSE, HGSS, and BW/B2W2 but daaamn the piano and electric keyboard stuff in DPPt just gets me. It's so chill.

On one hand, I absolutely cannot wait for DP remakes and am really looking forward to them eventually happening. While DP fell short for me in several respects, Platinum fixed most of their problems and is a fantastic game. I'd love to relive them in the new age, from their updated graphics/battle system to a remixed soundtrack.

However, on the other hand... I'm really worried that the remakes won't live up to my expectations/hopes. GameFreak has not impressed me much in quite a while and I really hope DP remakes aren't letdowns (ORAS, for example, I thought was probably the weakest remake they've done).
 
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True. These potential Sinnoh hints I've been seeing have just been a bit confusing...
People were looking for Hoenn hints during Generation 5, so maybe they’re just foreshadowing in advance.

The games might end up having elements which tie in with Sinnoh.

Plus it works in GameFreak’s favour of churning out nostalgia since the people with Sinnoh as their first games are teens and adults now.
 
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Would it be wrong to expect a Gen 8 game with Sinnoh as the post-game?
Well, if most rumors are to be believed, chances are that the Gen 8 region will be somewhere in Western Europe (meaning it's real-life counterpart is one of France's neighbors), which means that there are higher chances for them to turn Kalos into the post-game region than a region based on Japan.
 
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Well, if most rumors are to be believed, chances are that the Gen 8 region will be somewhere in Western Europe (meaning it's real-life counterpart is one of France's neighbors), which means that there are higher chances for them to turn Kalos into the post-game region than a region based on Japan.
Kalos could honestly benefit from something like that.
 
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About "hints"... Game Freak reference every previous region once they become part of the overall lore. They also make remakes at somewhat regular intervals. These two things are not necessarily correlated. It's more like one of those "broken clock is right twice a day" things, or being right for the wrong reasons.

Also Sinnoh's route themes are, collectively, the best in the series, and the bike theme is great and Mt. Coronet and Galactic HQ are top percentage, and Platinum gave us the Distortion World theme, the Global Terminal theme, and Sinnoh's Frontier Brain and Battle Factory themes which are all like, my favorite tracks ever? So.

I think there are only two tracks that I dislike... Hotel Grand Lake's theme (it's this thick, molassessy rural cacophony... it's hard to explain but it's like the musical equivalent of trekking through the mud tiles one route over) and the Victory Road theme, which I actually had a long talk about recently because it's So Lame. But I kinda get why it is... the Pokémon League theme is so beautifully melancholic, in a way that none of the other League themes are (they all lean more toward foreboding epicness), and I feel like it's supposed to come as a bit of a surprise that it is like that. It's supposed to sneak up on you after emerging from the gauntlet of Victory Road and make you reflect on your journey and the fact that it's almost over, and that that's kinda sad. Which I think would be too tonally jarring if it just came off of a really triumphant epic piece like, say, Hoenn's Victory Road theme. But you can't precede it with a similarly sad & slow piece because then the effect of the League piano is weakened, so you have to find something that's more neutral. So I think maybe they aimed for something a little more directly atmospheric even if it meant being kind of generically cave-y. Functionally it works, it's just not what I would expect from a Victory Road. Worthy trade-off? Probably

also f*** Kalos
 
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Except that hints towards Diamond and Pearl remakes this time around are real, like the mention of Sinnoh on a poster in Detective Pikachu movie, it's obvious that sneaky marketing happens well before a remake is announced. There isn't much marketing for Sinnoh at this time because of Gen 8 needing to be prioritized in the marketing aspect much more.
 
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