You gotta remember they said Faithful remakes of these two games. true to the facts or the original (second definition), while I do see where you're coming from I don't get why people are getting mad over it. You can still catch the Platinum mon, and giving the Gym Leaders rematch teams should be more than enough.
Yes, Platinum is considered the better version of the two. But third versions dont get remakes since they're just enhanced versions of the two original games.
Because then they couldn't sell the same game twice because Platinum was just one version. Same for Emerald not being remade because that was just one version as well. Which is a terrible reason to not make the better version as the base for a remake, but money i guess.
HGSS could get away with having Crystal elements because all of those elements were divorced from the main story.
Platinum and Emerald have enough differences in their plots compared to the first two versions of their respective generations that it would require story changes to justify two remake versions.
And that takes more effort than they were willing to make (which was not a lot given how BDSP turned out).
this is really interesting. do you know more about this or have a source where i can find more?For some reason, I can't help but feel that Masuda might have disagreed with the general direction Pokémon Platinum went in even if Diamond and Pearl may have not been exactly how Masuda envisioned it either, at least in regards to Giratina's lore. Some of the data surrounding the different beta builds of DP (both dex entry wise and the infamous Beta Giratina design, though found in different builds); the dex entries about Giratina hanging around graveyards in the release builds; and the names of the locations like Sendoff Spring and Turnback Cave might suggest that the initial plans surrounding Giratina were originally different. In fact, I think someone speculated that the Pokédex roster might have been partially been due to time constraints and development problems with DP in the first place.
There’s some information about stuff like Giratina’s original form on The Cutting Room Floor. I’m not sure if they added the Dex entries to that site yet though (I got the Dex entry stuff from a different source through searching Google; I think it was on ResetEra?).this is really interesting. do you know more about this or have a source where i can find more?