Why is 2D Pokémon so goddamn comfy?
There's few things in the entire series that beat GSC Ecruteak City, the 8bit music, the simple, crude designs.. Or maybe it's just fond memories from when Pokémon was simpler.
>no autumn trees in the Ho-oh tower part
>rock textures that literally look like big dino turds
>Or maybe it's just fond memories from when Pokémon was simpler.
No anon, it's memories of when life was simpler.
Economy of expression; imprinting your own imagination into it; added immersion. Lots of reasons I'd imagine, including nostalgia and yearning for simpler times.
I think sprites died an early death and are not mourned for enough.