- Mar 25, 2013
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Please note that I neither disagree with you nor did I ever mention FR/LG. I was just stating how the remakes came to be, and why R/S/E has yet to receive said treatment.For issues, when I say Gen 3, note that I am referring to RSE the HOENN games, not FRLG. I don't feel the need to talk about Kanto here when they were already featured in HGSS not too long ago.Well, you have to remember that originally the reason gen 1 and 2 got remakes was because they weren't compatible with gen 3 onwards. They had to be remade so people could trade. Technically, R/S/E do not need remakes as they don't have compatibility issues. If they were to be remade, it would solely be for the aesthetic changes. And with the graphic overhaul they are doing with gen 6, basically all previous generations need remade if aesthetics is the only reason to remake them which I doubt GameFreak would be willing to do (would be pretty snazzy if they did). Now don't get me wrong, I love gen 3 (either my favorite or a very chose second after G/S/C) so I'm sure as hell rooting for some Hoenn love this gen....I seriously hope that bolding there was a typo because leaving out many Gen 3 pokemon isn't going to win back any Gen 3 fans.
Speaking of which...
I grew up with pokemon ever since Gen 1, and I'm part of the 'Gen 3 crowd' because when my peers started leaving pokemon, I fell in love with the Hoenn region all over and stayed with Gen 3 for a long time. It breaks my heart to hear that Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald are getting the worst treatment ever in the Pokemon franchise with no direct connections to the other games, no remakes, much less a mention, only the Golems, the Eon siblings, and the double Champions appearing once in a while to remind us that Hoenn exists somewhere and even when people talk about Gen 3, all they seem to remember is FRLG - everyone's favorite friggin KANTO.
I don't know why Hoenn is getting the cold shoulder. Hoenn was where abilities first appeared. Hoenn was where berry-farming first started. Hoenn was where double battles and tag battles started. Contests? Diving? The Battle Frontier? The friggin EV berries everyone loves? They all originated from HOENN. And people only think that FRLG is the only Gen 3 game out there. Hoenn EXISTS. RSE EXISTS, and it's more than thanks to HOENN that competitive playing exists, for god's sake!!
Sorry for the rant, but Hoenn is just being "conveniently" left out from everywhere, even when people talk about Gen 3 and nostslgia, Hoenn is almost never touched upon. GF isn't doing anything much to win back the HOENN fans.
Technically, yes, they can still connect to the DS for migrating, but eventually, there will be a time when Hoenn will be the last region left out. Also, Gen 3 is already the last region that can't use any of the features that were included in the game since Gen 4.
Like I said before, most of what we take for granted while playing the game nowadays have been introduced in Hoenn - a region that's already under-appreciated like hell. Hoenn was the first to enable us to play competitively by allowing us to change EVs using berries and introducing abilities and nature. I'm not saying the region should be worshipped like Arceus. It needs recognition in some way, and they fact GF is just leaving Hoenn to fade away from people's memories, it's heartbreaking. As a personal Gen 3 - read, Hoenn - fan, this is plain disappointing. Yes, I like how the Ralts family is confirmed to be in the Kalos region (Kirlia appeared in the demo battle clip), but of course I'd love more Hoenn promoting features.