Just a thread I want to post for people who love (or maybe hate) gen 4 and want to discuss it.
I liked gen 4. I just hated the fact most new Pokemon were only available post-game or were legendaries, evolutions, or pre-evos.
I like gen 4 mon, though, just not enough easily available in game.
>Best third version
>Lots of legendaries
>Good, well designed starters that were all dual type
I would say it's easily the best gen but I still haven't actually played Gen 5. But Platinum and HG/SS win out over anything from 1-3 or 6.
The only thing I absolutely hate is how slow the engine speed is, especially in battles which P and HGSS didn't fix. It's hard going back from a Gen 5 or Gen 3 game where the speed of battles and on the overworld is acceptable at the least, so I hope if there ever is a DP remake GF would have at least fixed the framerate issue in the Gen 6 games.
so many great new mons
so many cool routes
so many fun diversions
I'm playing through Pearl again right now (because it's the only gen IV game I currently have access to) and even though it's way inferior to Platinum, it's still great.
you don't actually believe this do you? gen 2, 3, and 5 poop on it
>best third version
>lots of legendaries
this is a bad thing. Gen 4 has the worst legendaries, there are more fucking legendaries in gen 4 overall than there were fire types
>good, well designed starters
the only hard parts in that entire game are the third gym, the eighth gym and maybe some of the rival battles if you're not prepared. the NPCs are ridiculously underleveled for most of the game.
I think the worst part of gen 4 was how dull the world was, especially after the vibrant hoenn
aside from that and the music being slightly worse, platinum is probably the best pokemon game
Platinum really had it all
VS Seeker, Battle Frontier, Gym Leader Rematches, Increased Difficulty, Trainer's Pokemon having thought out movesets, etc.
It still feels like the most complete game
It's not like you visited the same part more than once or twice,
Mt. Coronet had a lot of different sections, with differently leveled pokemon
I wouldn't be surprised if Mt. Moon and Rock Tunnel combined were bigger than Mt. Coronet, and no one says anything about those
I played Diamond not long after it came out, and I didn't enjoy it at all. Usually I go through a Pokemon game 4-5 Ike's before I'm bored of it, but I only did one playthrough and wasn't really impressed. I actually got away from Pokemon and stopped caring about it. Then platinum came out, and I had no interest in it. Then I got a Best Buy gift card, there were no DS games I was interested in, and I figured "why not?" I loved that game so much that I bought a 2nd platinum game (it helped that some idiot at GameStop marked the price down $10 by accident). 2 so I could go through the game as much as I wanted and enjoy the post game. It's probably my favorite game in the series. HG/SS were just icing on the cake. Gen 4 revitalized my interest in Pokemon that's stayed to this day (for better or for worse).
I always wondered why people called Platinum hard and wondered it again when I played Platinum. Until I fought the Elite Four. Holy fuck, those guys are hard when your entire team is 53. It certainly didn't help my team lacked defenses.
Honestly, Platinum was my favorite. I want a gen 7 platinum rehash. I want Sinnoh to look awesome, and I want a Star Sapphire-esque hack.
As for the DPPt meta, I liked it quite a bit, but maybe I liked gen5s meta a little better, since Contrary and Moxie made their way onto a bunch of my teams, and shell smash became a thing.
Hopefully we can fix that with romhacks. Don't know if we'll be able to put Distortion world and whatnot into the game
I have no idea how much power romhackers have
Yea, unfortunately. I really liked the gen4 metagame, but I feel like it could deal with a few of the less broke abilities being added. Stuff like Drizzle and Drought on Ninetails and Politoed. Fuck Prankster, fuck Magic mirror, fuck poison heal on gliscor, and a whole bunch of others that I'm for sure forgetting.
>Glorious Route 217 in 3D
Hnnnnnngh, diamonds. Tbqf, I hope they make it longer and more intricate. Throw a cave somewhere in there. Make it so when you reach the lakefront, you feel relief and a sense of triumph.
It would be great if they replaced Defog with Dive. Or just do away with HMs altogether, replace them with passive skills.
I've always been an emeraldfag, but real talk platinum is probably the best one factoring in its awesome online metagame
it's a shame the servers are down, but even single player wise platinum is very good
only complaint I have is that the region could be better as could the OST
worst gen ever. playing this was my worst pokemon experience and I played green.
the story was so good I can't even remember what it was about,
the starters were ugly but you did not had choice anyways because if you did not pick the fireass monkey, you would never get a fire type
the characters were that good I can't remember any of them, except the moronic rival and the charismatic cynthia but other than that, even the main character was useless.
I don't say this is an objective point of view but I can't care less for an hypathetic gen4 remake...
I played last year. I was really hyped but before getting into the 7th Gym my hype went down a lot. It didn't helped that I wasn't liking my team too much.
It did got better when I reached E4. Holy shit, every pokémon had some good coverage moves. It was pretty hard to switch in safely. And Cynthia beat me on the first time.
Someday I'll play it again with a better team.
I'm playing through Pearl again, and why the fuck did they have to hide evolution stones behind this terrible RNG minigame?
I just wanted to get a thunderstone for my Pikachu before the last city and I'm going insane
>Skipped out on Gen 4
>Decide to try it out last month
>Start planning my team before plsying
>Dragonite is my favorite pokemon since gen 1
>always have him on my team as my leader bro
>Can't catch him until after the pokemon league
>Get pissed the fuck off
They never treat Garchomp, Haxorous, or Salamance like this. You can always get those motherfuckers around mid game, and at worse, before the elite 4.
Anyway, I enjoyed platinum, but I wouldn't say its the best gen.