I haven't played Pokemon since Gen 3. Should I emulate the DS games, or buy a 3DS to play the newer games + DS games?
buy a new new 3ds get the games and join the experience, family
ignore the gen 6 hate meme
As someone who has played the new games, I highly recommend actually getting a 3DS so you can play the old and new games. They added a lot since Gen 3, some great, some not. But it's worth it in my opinion.
>Get ORAS (has the most new features etc among Gen 6 games, also nice nostalgic remake for your gen 3 ass)
>Get Platinum, HGSS, BW/BW2 at your convenience since 3DS plays DS games as well
You really can't go wrong with a 3DS.
Kinda related question here...
Do you guise think there'll be pokemon new 3DS version coming out soon? I want a new system and I hear the new screens are a lot better (that is if you actually get one of the new IPS? units)
The entire board is literally banking on there being a Z version later this year; most of the telltale signs for a third version are present. ORAS were announced in May and released in November of the same year, so I'd be sorely surprised if we didn't have a similar schedule for Z.
Emulate DS, there aren't any Pokémon games worth playing on 3DS. Except Super Mystery Dungeon.
Also New 3DS is a complete waste, has a couple advanced features for a couple games and only one exclusive and it's been out for over a year. If you do decide to get a 3DS, an old 3DS or 2DS sounds fine.
He could just use a simulator if he wants that, it's quicker to build a team and (at least in my experience) quicker to find a game. And 6v6 singles.
I don't know about DS, but you can locally trade with emulators for GB and GBA games and I wouldn't think it a stretch to be able to do so with DS.
3DS games run at the same resolution regardless of which version of the console you're running them on. New 3DSs might have higher brightness, and I think they're a bit bigger, but you don't really get much difference in image quality.
A lot of people will disagree, but 2DS is a good choice if you're not going to be playing it all that much. It's dirt-cheap and not as uncomfortable as it looks. It's not like anybody actually cares about the 3D either.
What point is there for trading in the current generation that isn't in older games?
And I've traded with other people in emulation if we were playing a game at the same time. I suppose you don't need to since every game these days has a 151/251/386/etc. patch, but I still want to know what makes Gen 6 trading so special compared to Gen 4 or 5.
>the current games have an active trading community
Wonder Trade is fun for a bit, but I found it boring after getting the 50th Zigzagoon, doesn't seem worth trading anything through that if people aren't even going to try, the only time I ever use it now is pumping illegal event legends everywhere so 10-year-olds can have a power trip.
GTS stopped being useful after I caught them all.
But you can do it without GTS if you wanted. And if he wanted to beat a game naturally you can catch 'em all in older gens if you team up with a friend who has the other version. And the GTS isn't going away any time soon either, it'll be there in Gen 7 if Gen 7 is less shitty than Gen 6 and worth getting.