- Sep 23, 2015
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Quite a late answer.Ruby and Sapphire had the Emerald "update," and yet the remakes were still of Ruby and Sapphire, not Emerald.
I wanna see a remake of Platinum more more than original DP, but going off of past trends, I am not getting my hopes up at all.
ORAS had Emerald elements into it, but not all of them. BF is missing, also the leader rematches. It felt more like ORAS had half of the Emerald features and half new stuff like the E4 rematches, soaring and the delta episode. As a Ruby/Sapphire remake, ORAS was a good remake. As an update for the original gen 3 games including Eemerald, it was on par with Emerald -> mediocre remake. HG/SS beeing better than Crystal wasn't hard since Crystal didn't introduced many new features and was arguably the weakest third version. Also the plot of crystal was an extra to the standard plot of GS, so it wasn't hard to implement them into HG/SS. Emeralds plot was different of R/S, since Rayquaza took the role as the main legendary of the game. OR/AS were remakes of Ruby/Sapphire, not Emerald. The msot extras of Emerald was in the Delta episode. The Magma/Aqua battles in Moosdepp City, the plot of Rayquaza and even the Wallace battle in Emerald was in ORAS with hios original Emerald team.
And it will be similiar to DP. The cover pokemon of DP are Dialga and Palkia, not Giratina. The whole Giratina stuff including the Distortion world will probably be packed into a "Platinum episode" after the main story, especially since there weren't many story changes in Platinum. The whole Platinum story extra, including the battle with Cyrus in Celestial Town should be easy to implement into the standard DP story, since it doesn't involve Giratina in it. So either way the remakes are gonna fell like DP with some Platinum extra in it. The same as OR/AS. Maybe there will be the BF in those games. Platinum felt more like a gameplay improving game with more pokemon in the dex, better graphics, better speed and some more improvements on existing features rather than a game with more features than the originals. Emerald was the only third version IMO with a completly overhaul of the plot and region.