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Generation IV Remake Speculation

Will there be remakes in Gen VIII?


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Since you have proven to be completely unreasonable, this is the only way you can be handled: your own way.

So: ORAS are the best remakes, because they innovate. HGSS are boring and don´t fix anything. Andthis is a fact, not an opinion. (actually, it is an opinion, but you know, Alex style rulez).
I am not being unreasonable. HGSS are not boring games and ORAS have been rushed with nothing from Emerald. I never stated any of my opinions as fact but you have doing that. I have no rules nor state that I have any. I am allow to express my opinion on the matter. How could Game Freak remake Ruby and Sapphire but left out all Emerald elements in the process? HGSS had the Suicune event from Crystal. It shouldn't have been difficult to include gym leader rematches or Battle Frontier. That's why I want DP remakes to follow HGSS example of containing some stuff from Pokemon Platinum.
It´s not ORAS. It is general. You give your opinions as if they are objective facts, and you NEVER even consider other people´s opinions! You say ORAS are shit, XY are great, New Zealand is a horrible place that must not become a Pokemon region ever, Pokemon GO is a horrible idea, etc.

The point is, you never discuss your opinions. You present them like facts, and you constantly repeat them even when somebody tells you he disagrees with you.
 
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It´s not ORAS. You give your opinions as if they are objective facts, andyou NEVER even consider other people´s opinions! You say ORAS are shit, XY are great, New Zealand isahorrible place that must not become a Pokemon region ever, Pokemon GO is a horrible idea...
The point is, you never discuss your opinions. You present them like facts.
That wasn't my attention. However, I will stopping this argument over ORAS. ORAS did had some nice features which I would admit to but I wish there was at least some Emerald elements in it. I would always like HGSS because of Eusine and Suicune thing but ORAS did allow me to revisit Hoenn since I no longer own the original Hoenn games. If DP remakes come, I would want them to at least include some Platinum elements along the new features that would be introduced.
 
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It´s not ORAS. You give your opinions as if they are objective facts, andyou NEVER even consider other people´s opinions! You say ORAS are shit, XY are great, New Zealand isahorrible place that must not become a Pokemon region ever, Pokemon GO is a horrible idea...
The point is, you never discuss your opinions. You present them like facts.
That wasn't my attention. However, I will stopping this argument over ORAS. ORAS did had some nice features which I would admit to but I wish there was at least some Emerald elements in it. I would always like HGSS because of Eusine and Suicune thing but ORAS did allow me to revisit Hoenn since I no longer own the original Hoenn games. If DP remakes come, I would want them to at least include some Platinum elements along the new features that would be introduced.
Finally! I achieved to make you discuss an opinion. It wasn´t that hard, was it?

Yes, both games are good at different things, and we are free to prefer whichever game we choose, or like both. I definitely prefer ORAS but they are not perfect either, and would have benefited from some more Emerald elements, just like HGSS would have benefited from some more innovation.

Anyway, this debate is pointless, so we should stop it here, and discuss games in a more constructive, and less critical way.
 
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One of the questions I'm most curious about at this point in time, and dying to get the answer to, is if Gamefreak will make a remake of a remake, or bypass them and only remake games that have been made once.

If "Temporal Diamond" and "Spacial Pearl" are announced after X/7th gen and we hear no peep about Fire Red/Leaf Green remakes, then I'm confident in asserting that they are very unlikely to happen full stop. I just feel like, at least going with the current chronology, the 3rd gen remakes should be next in the queue for ANOTHER remake before we get to return to Sinnoh in 3D...much as I'd prefer going back to Sinnoh, to be perfectly honest. (Unless they can do something new and revolutionary with Kanto.)

Things is, if they do announce remakes of those 3rd gen games...that means Gamefreak are officially making remakes of remakes, and then it becomes logical to assume that Johto's time may come around again! I have a soft spot a mile wide for Johto, so I can't say I'd be sorry to see the Kimono girls dancing in 3D...ah...~
 
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One of the questions I'm most curious about at this point in time, and dying to get the answer to, is if Gamefreak will make a remake of a remake, or bypass them and only remake games that have been made once.

If "Temporal Diamond" and "Spacial Pearl" are announced after X/7th gen and we hear no peep about Fire Red/Leaf Green remakes, then I'm confident in asserting that they are very unlikely to happen full stop. I just feel like, at least going with the current chronology, the 3rd gen remakes should be next in the queue for ANOTHER remake before we get to return to Sinnoh in 3D...much as I'd prefer going back to Sinnoh, to be perfectly honest. (Unless they can do something new and revolutionary with Kanto.)

Things is, if they do announce remakes of those 3rd gen games...that means Gamefreak are officially making remakes of remakes, and then it becomes logical to assume that Johto's time may come around again! I have a soft spot a mile wide for Johto, so I can't say I'd be sorry to see the Kimono girls dancing in 3D...ah...~
I'm curious as to what they'll do here, because they can't continue to create remakes ad infinitum. There has to be an end point somewhere. If we see remakes of Ruby/Sapphire and Fire Red/Leaf Green in Gen VI, then logically in Gen VII we should see remakes of not only Diamond and Pearl, but Heart Gold/Soul Silver as well. If the pattern holds, by the time we hit Gens IX or X they'll be needing to remake three generations worth of games in a single generation cycle. (Remakes of Kanto, Hoenn and Kalos all at once would be beyond ridiculous.) At some point, it has to stop.

At the moment, Sinnoh and Johto (and by extension, Kanto) can still all be played using current generation hardware. The wifi services on them may be discontinued, but the games themselves still work and the Pokemon caught there can still be transferred. I doubt we'll see remakes of these games on any hardware which retains backward compatibility with DS games. Even if backward compatibility were to be lost, the cycle of remakes has to have a line drawn somewhere. Remakes of remakes are where I'd draw it at. (And I speak as a huge Gen II fan who was a little disappointed with HG/SS... but I can't justify doing the same Johto story again no matter how much I love it and can see the potential there .)

If there is to be another Kanto remake, I'd like it to be a complete re-imagining and expansion of the game. Perhaps along the lines of a combined 16-badge region starting in Kanto and extending through Johto as part of the main game, with a totally new, in-depth Team Rocket plot. Tie in some loose lore threads in the form of the Unknown, Mew and Mewtwo along the way and let us unravel some of the long-held mysteries of the Pokemon universe. Take the core focus away from the gym quest and place the emphasis on story, discovery, and solving mysteries in order to stop the big bad. Totally shake up the stale old formula we've been playing for 20 years. The gyms would still be there, but they could be an optional challenge for once, only done if the player wants to become Champion and not forced upon us in order to complete the plot. Hell, make the Elite Four and the Champion post game material!

Basically, if they take us back to Kanto again, they ought to make it totally different and absolutely epic.
 
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^^This.

But really, I agree with you. If they were to make another Kanto game I would want to see something different and innovative, maybe some sort of alternate story because of the Mega Universe?

In terms of DPPt remakes, I still enjoy the old ones and I find them good enough that I won't be looking for one any time soon. But that's just me. I also have the Gen 3 games, which I still play, but I realize not everyone does and I would be okay with returning to Kanto in a fresh way.

Also, with most remakes so far there have been at least ten years since the original, correct? Maybe not with FR/LG, but those were definitively needed for 'Mon availability and all that. But HG/SS were '09/'10, and the originals were '98/'99 or '99/'00, correct? Same goes with ORAS, RS came out in '03? So I wouldn't expect Gen 4 remakes for a couple years. But I could be remembering incorrectly when the originals came out. Personally, though, I have no driving desire for them for the time being. I do agree that I don't think that they will come out on the 3DS, but at the very least GF will wait until the next Gen handheld, whatever that may be. And even then I'll probably still have my DSi and DS Lite, thereby granting me access to the older games. Heck, I still have a GB Color that I can dig up and power on if I really want to play the originals.

But in the case of Gen IV remakes actually happening, I definitely want to see a lot of Platinum elements, such as the enhanced storyline, the Looker, the Battle Frontier, etc.

Granted, I was hoping for Emerald stuff in ORAS, but that was a wash... Still loved the game, though...
 
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^^This.

But really, I agree with you. If they were to make another Kanto game I would want to see something different and innovative, maybe some sort of alternate story because of the Mega Universe?

In terms of DPPt remakes, I still enjoy the old ones and I find them good enough that I won't be looking for one any time soon. But that's just me. I also have the Gen 3 games, which I still play, but I realize not everyone does and I would be okay with returning to Kanto in a fresh way.

Also, with most remakes so far there have been at least ten years since the original, correct? Maybe not with FR/LG, but those were definitively needed for 'Mon availability and all that. But HG/SS were '09/'10, and the originals were '98/'99 or '99/'00, correct? Same goes with ORAS, RS came out in '03? So I wouldn't expect Gen 4 remakes for a couple years. But I could be remembering incorrectly when the originals came out. Personally, though, I have no driving desire for them for the time being. I do agree that I don't think that they will come out on the 3DS, but at the very least GF will wait until the next Gen handheld, whatever that may be. And even then I'll probably still have my DSi and DS Lite, thereby granting me access to the older games. Heck, I still have a GB Color that I can dig up and power on if I really want to play the originals.

But in the case of Gen IV remakes actually happening, I definitely want to see a lot of Platinum elements, such as the enhanced storyline, the Looker, the Battle Frontier, etc.

Granted, I was hoping for Emerald stuff in ORAS, but that was a wash... Still loved the game, though...
I will admit I was quite surprised stuff like BF, Match Call, Juan, gym leader rematches, Trainer Hill or Desert Underpass, (all those being Emerald features) were not included in the remakes. They obviously decided to use R/S instead of E for the source base of the remakes.

This was surprising but I am sure there was a reason for it. Laziness or time constraints are definitely not the reason those were left out. Because it would've taken the same amount of time, or less, to include all those Emerald elements, instead of remaking Mauville city, and creating Sea Mauville, Delta Episode, Soaring, etc. All those took more time to put in the game, I would think. Therefore, there should be an other reason. Maybe Masuda likes HIS games (the original pairs) getting more attention?

Looking at precedents, gen1 remakes went the exact same way: no Pikachu following you and no starters catchable in grass, no surfing minigame... means Yellow wasn't taken into account... Even less than Emerald (because ORAS does honour Emerald in many ways, it doesn't ignore it).

Only gen II remakes truly represented the third game. And there wasn't much to represent apart of the Suicune plot anyway.

So maybe, in general, their idea is to remake the original games only?

Remember people, GF are not amateurs. They are good and know how to include any third game feature in a remake if they want to. The question is, why do they generally prefer not to?

Yes, Masuda is famous for making illogical/ weird decisions. But I think ignoring third version additions, stands behind a reason other than laziness or time constraints.

About gen 4 remakes, I think the Distortion World will definitely be added (and Looker, seeing how they bothered to have him appear in ORAS, when he was never in Hoenn) but I don't see much more added, especially not the Frontier. I do hope they add gym rematches, which Gen II remakes added, and ORAS didn't.

I think it would also be cool for Shinnoh fans to have Digging with Excadrill, following Soaring with [email protected] from ORAS, but they probably won't do that. They might have Secret Bases battles, but don't take it for granted, they like changing from game to game.
 
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maybe some sort of alternate story because of the Mega Universe?
i'm curious as to how that would turn out, given that Origins (which essentially copy and pasted RGB's story and added in Mega) as well as ORAS have had minimal changes due to Mega Evolution.

Also, with most remakes so far there have been at least ten years since the original, correct? Maybe not with FR/LG, but those were definitively needed for 'Mon availability and all that. But HG/SS were '09/'10, and the originals were '98/'99 or '99/'00, correct? Same goes with ORAS, RS came out in '03? So I wouldn't expect Gen 4 remakes for a couple years. But I could be remembering incorrectly when the originals came out. Personally, though, I have no driving desire for them for the time being. I do agree that I don't think that they will come out on the 3DS, but at the very least GF will wait until the next Gen handheld, whatever that may be. And even then I'll probably still have my DSi and DS Lite, thereby granting me access to the older games. Heck, I still have a GB Color that I can dig up and power on if I really want to play the originals.
at this point, the remakes are driven largely by fan demand. FRLG were remade due to lack of compatibility between gens I and II with Ruby and Sapphire as well as the near universal absence of their Pokemon as well. HGSS and ORAS were remade because largely because of fan demand (GameFreak has more or less confirmed this). the fact that most of the games fall near the ten year anniversary of the original release is mere coincidence: were Gen V not an abnormal generation, i would put money down that ORAS would've been Gen V and not VI.
 
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The idea of remaking a remake is a bit much in my taste. We already got Kanto 4 generations in a row: Gen 1 has RBY which is three games total (4 if Green counts), Gen 2 has GSC with Kanto as a post game thing, Gen 3 has FRLG which are remakes of Red and Green, Gen 4 has HGSS with Kanto as post game again. Of course it may be a bit early for Sinnoh remakes but considering that Gen 5 games was put on the same game console as gen 4 games, it could be possible for Sinnoh to return despite Diamond/Pearl/Platinum being playable on all DS systems.

For DP remakes, I would like both new things introduced as well as elements from Platinum. It would be nice to see them take both the HGSS and ORAS style. I agree that the Battle Frontier is unlikely to return due to Game Freak's reason to why ORAS didn't have one. ORAS did have Wallace use his Emerald team but that was a one time battle and the Delta Episode was supposedly a way to honor Emerald although it could do with a bit more work with the story. DP remakes are likely to stick with the original story but the post game could open a story involving Giratina and Distortion World. I would like to see the Heatran and Charon post game as well.
 
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Has Game Freak given a reason for why they didn't add the Battle Frontier to ORAS? That was one thing that really bothered me, because that Battle Frontier was my favorite, and I would have actually had a chance at tackling it because EV training is easier.
 
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Has Game Freak given a reason for why they didn't add the Battle Frontier to ORAS? That was one thing that really bothered me, because that Battle Frontier was my favorite, and I would have actually had a chance at tackling it because EV training is easier.
Yes, yes he did. Apparently, they didn't put the battle frontier in oras because most players wouldn't be "interesred" in it. Now, personnaly, i'm not bothered with it but i can see why people are upset about it.

Back on topic, i really don't think sinnoh deserves to get a remake any time soon. I mean platinum was only six years ago, and the only "signifiant" difference between it and gen 6 is the fairy type and unlimited tms. Gen 4 is doing fairly well to this day imo.
 
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Back on topic, i really don't think sinnoh deserves to get a remake any time soon. I mean platinum was only six years ago, and the only "signifiant" difference between it and gen 6 is the fairy type and unlimited tms.
You have a funny definition of significant. 3D graphics, Mega Evolutions, and the PSS aren't? I mean 5th gen was a baby step forward but 6th gen was more like a giant leap, so that evens out. Plus, Sinnoh is likely to be remade in 7th or 8th gen anyway (depending on the timing with Nintendo's next handheld, but at this point it seems likely that 7th gen would be on NX), and by that point Platinum will be even further removed from 7th/8th gen standards.
 
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Back on topic, i really don't think sinnoh deserves to get a remake any time soon. I mean platinum was only six years ago, and the only "signifiant" difference between it and gen 6 is the fairy type and unlimited tms.
You have a funny definition of significant. 3D graphics, Mega Evolutions, and the PSS aren't? I mean 5th gen was a baby step forward but 6th gen was more like a giant leap, so that evens out. Plus, Sinnoh is likely to be remade in 7th or 8th gen anyway (depending on the timing with Nintendo's next handheld, but at this point it seems likely that 7th gen would be on NX), and by that point Platinum will be even further removed from 7th/8th gen standards.
I meant in terms of improvements not in overall game. Pss isn't exactly an "improvement" since it's just filler content. The gen 4 games are still playable on the 3ds, so until a new ninento handled comes out, it's too early to speculate about a sinnoh remake imo.
 
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I meant in terms of improvements not in overall game. Pss exactly an "improvement" since it's just filler content.
The PSS is an improvement, it's a huge improvement to Pokemon's online mode that allows you to interact with other players at any point. There's no real "content" to it, it makes it easier to trade and battle with people.

The gen 4 games are still playable on the 3ds, so until a new ninento handled comes out, it's too early to speculate about a sinnoh remake imo.
False. There's plenty of changes to the gameplay already that we can speculate about.
 
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I think when DP remakes come along, the region and story differences alone will be enough, let alone gameplay and mechanic additions. We have no idea whst gen 7 will bring, if there is one, let alone the possibilities a further gen 8 would vring. Further more, NX and beyond will be auch more capable system, so who knows how muxh can change. If and when they do happen, I think contests and the BF will be removed, but infavor of somethingnew, or perhaps to tie into its Johto connections the return of Pokeathlon.
Amd in general remaking gen 4has huge possibilitiesnow with stuff like primals being introduced. Now the weather trio isn't just the creators of land and sea getting pissed off at each other, but creators of land and sea that can draw on the raw energy of the earth. Imagine what batshot insane stuf fDialga and Palkia can do with the spacetime equivalent, and perhaps a retoolong of Giratina Origin forme.
 
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It definitely feels to early for a Gen IV remake, even speculating might be a bit soon (but at the same time, it's fun, so why not?)

Though I think the Distortion World should be included as a post-game thing, I don't think they necessarily have to bring in all the changed made in Platinum. I dunno, I always find it a bit hard, as often I equally like certain things. Like, I don't necessarily care whether we get Fantina as the 3rd or the 5th gym leader. But I do care about more exposition (like there was with that Cyrus speech in Platinum) And they absolutely should use Platinum's Dex

But considering by then we'll most likely have had a new pair of games, introducing new features the remakes also have to be compatible with, it's always gonna be a toss-up what the remakes will be like

and I definitely wouldn't want to see Fr/Lg or HG/SS be remade, at least not for a very, very long time. I mean, as others have said HG/SS is still pretty playable (yes, obviously it lacks newer features, but they do work on the 3DS and most content is completely accessible)

But if they would revisit Kanto, make it a sequel of some sorts. Make it happen simultaneously with the Kalos/BW2 events or maybe even after. Create a new (mini) region north of Kanto maybe. Actually, I forgot about the Sevii Islands. Show us what happened to them, cause in Fr/Lg, they had some problems with the ageing of the population, cause most of their young people were leaving for the mainland. Plus they had some crime issues and they're was the pre-formation of the Johto Team Rocket. Speaking of which, I wouldn't necessarily want to see Team Rocket return. Of course, a villainous team is part of the formula and one I def don't mind, but TR has been disbanded twice so far, so why would they be revived again?

Instead, they should probably introduce a new team. Introduce mega-evolution, and through dialogue of NPC's and other hints, reveal how it might have changed the events of the original. Maybe introduce some new pokemon to the region (if the remakes are set far after the originals, no one can complain, right? I mean, it isn't like they retconned the entire region or anything, but the originals are just in the past)

I'm also not very much in favour of introducing Johto into the mix, though they'd have to solve the Magnet-Train issue then somehow, but it could always be the project was discontinued after it ran for several years. Or maybe some force of nature (or legendary or whatever) wrecked Mt. Silver and the surrounding mt. range, changing the landscape there entirely and forcing the league to move elsewhere. By doing something like that, they could even have you follow an entire different route, maybe first go to Cinnabar or something (which could have been repopulated) That is, if Pallet Town remains the players hometown (it's pretty iconic though)

Somehow the focus shifted quite a lot towards Kanto remakes/revisits rather than D/P remakes XD But yeah, basically, I don't think it's time yet for either, though D/P remakes would be an option somewhere halfway the next gen or so

But eh, let's see how they'll wrap up this Gen first...
 
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and I definitely wouldn't want to see Fr/Lg or HG/SS be remade, at least not for a very, very long time. I mean, as others have said HG/SS is still pretty playable (yes, obviously it lacks newer features, but they do work on the 3DS and most content is completely accessible)

But if they would revisit Kanto, make it a sequel of some sorts. Make it happen simultaneously with the Kalos/BW2 events or maybe even after. Create a new (mini) region north of Kanto maybe. Actually, I forgot about the Sevii Islands. Show us what happened to them, cause in Fr/Lg, they had some problems with the ageing of the population, cause most of their young people were leaving for the mainland. Plus they had some crime issues and they're was the pre-formation of the Johto Team Rocket. Speaking of which, I wouldn't necessarily want to see Team Rocket return. Of course, a villainous team is part of the formula and one I def don't mind, but TR has been disbanded twice so far, so why would they be revived again?

Instead, they should probably introduce a new team. Introduce mega-evolution, and through dialogue of NPC's and other hints, reveal how it might have changed the events of the original. Maybe introduce some new pokemon to the region (if the remakes are set far after the originals, no one can complain, right? I mean, it isn't like they retconned the entire region or anything, but the originals are just in the past)

I'm also not very much in favour of introducing Johto into the mix, though they'd have to solve the Magnet-Train issue then somehow, but it could always be the project was discontinued after it ran for several years. Or maybe some force of nature (or legendary or whatever) wrecked Mt. Silver and the surrounding mt. range, changing the landscape there entirely and forcing the league to move elsewhere. By doing something like that, they could even have you follow an entire different route, maybe first go to Cinnabar or something (which could have been repopulated) That is, if Pallet Town remains the players hometown (it's pretty iconic though)
I would like to revisit Kanto and Johto, but the Sinnoh remake comes first, cause the game has not been remade yet.
My problem with FRLG and HGSS, particularly is the pacing, also, are the only regions that were not made in 3d. And I agree with the sequel/prequel idea. Or maybe revisit Kanto or Johto in post games in the future generations, with a plot linked.
 
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I just found an interview from Masuda and Ohmori, made by Euro Gamer Portugal. They specifically asked Masuda why did they choose Ruby and Sapphire for the remakes instead of Emerald.

I translated that one question from the interview.

This is what Masuda said:

I was the director of the originals and it is a very special and memorable project for me.
And since they were such a special project for me, I was sure that I wanted to remake Ruby and Sapphire for these games. But they are not simple remakes. We added many elements, like Rayquaza, who had a big role in Pokemon Emerald, is also important in the remakes, additionally to the new elements we added, which I assure the fans will like.

This is the link to the interview in portuguese.

Entrevista Pokémon ORAS: Nova habilidade Soar, mega-evoluções, longevidade, New 3DS e o futuro • Eurogamer.pt


I think this pretty much proves my theory about Masuda wanting HIS games remade (and he directs the original pairs, not the Emerald, Platinum, Yellow, B2W2, etc). We should therefore expect the same treatment for gen IV, V, etc. The third games get honoured, like Emerald, but are not central to the remakes.

But, Gen II remakes included more Crystal elements! That's cause Masuda wasn't the director of the original GS or RGB, he was the director of Crystal. He is the director of the original games since Gen III. I mean, Masuda remade Gen I. Did he include Yellow features there? No. That's how he understands the concept of remakes it seems.
 
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I just found an interview from Masuda and Ohmori, made by Euro Gamer Portugal. They specifically asked Masuda why did they choose Ruby and Sapphire for the remakes instead of Emerald.

This is what Masuda said:
] I was the director of the originals and it is a very special and memorable project for me.

And since they were such a special project for me, I was sure that I wanted to remake Ruby and Sapphire for these games. But they are not simple remakes. We added many elements, like Rayquaza, who had a big role in Pokemon Emerald, is also important in the remakes, additionally to the new elements, which I assure the fans will like.

I think this pretty much proves my theory about Masuda wanting HIS games remade (and he directs the original pairs, not the Emerald, Platinum, Yellow, Crystal, B2W2, etc). We should therefore expect the same treatment for gen IV, V, etc. The third games get honoured, like Emerald, but are not central to the remakes.

But, Gen II remakes included more Crystal elements! That's cause Masuda wasn't the director of the original GS or RGB. He is the director since Gen III. I mean, Masuda remade Gen I. Did he include Yellow features there? No. That's how he understand the concept of remakes it seems.
If that's the case, then we won't see much of Platinum elements in DP remakes. This would mean no Distortion World, no pokedex expansion, no gym leader rematches or other things from Platinum. Although Giratina may receive the same treatment as Rayquaza, they won't use the plot for the main story of DP remakes and could result in the Distortion World to not exist for the games. In my opinion, that is a pretty stupid reason to have about the remakes but it is obvious that Masuda is going to continue doing this method of remakes.
 
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I just found an interview from Masuda and Ohmori, made by Euro Gamer Portugal. They specifically asked Masuda why did they choose Ruby and Sapphire for the remakes instead of Emerald.

This is what Masuda said:
] I was the director of the originals and it is a very special and memorable project for me.

And since they were such a special project for me, I was sure that I wanted to remake Ruby and Sapphire for these games. But they are not simple remakes. We added many elements, like Rayquaza, who had a big role in Pokemon Emerald, is also important in the remakes, additionally to the new elements, which I assure the fans will like.

I think this pretty much proves my theory about Masuda wanting HIS games remade (and he directs the original pairs, not the Emerald, Platinum, Yellow, Crystal, B2W2, etc). We should therefore expect the same treatment for gen IV, V, etc. The third games get honoured, like Emerald, but are not central to the remakes.

But, Gen II remakes included more Crystal elements! That's cause Masuda wasn't the director of the original GS or RGB. He is the director since Gen III. I mean, Masuda remade Gen I. Did he include Yellow features there? No. That's how he understand the concept of remakes it seems.
If that's the case, then we won't see much of Platinum elements in DP remakes. This would mean no Distortion World, no pokedex expansion, no gym leader rematches or other things from Platinum. Although Giratina may receive the same treatment as Rayquaza, they won't use the plot for the main story of DP remakes and could result in the Distortion World to not exist for the games. In my opinion, that is a pretty stupid reason to have about the remakes but it is obvious that Masuda is going to continue doing this method of remakes.

Yes, it is obvious that Masuda wants his games (original pairs) to get more attention and not get outshined by games he did not direct.

It is not a problem for me in ORAS, because many new features are added and they compense that, and Emerald elements are mentioned in many parts of the game. But for gen IV remakes, the Distortion World will surely be added for the "Delta Episode equivalent plot". A plot where you have to go to the Distortion World and stop some danger, like in Delta Episode we go to Space to stop Deoxys.
 
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