1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to Lake Valor!
    Catch, train, and evolve Pokémon while you explore our community. Make friends, and grow your collection.

    Login or Sign Up

Dislikes about earlier Gens?

Discussion in 'Pokémon General' started by Achromatic, Dec 6, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Achromatic

    Achromatic #TeamMagikarp

    Eevee (KS)
    (Eevee (KS))
    Level 17
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Posts:
    12,736
    PokéPoints:
    ₽700.5
    Deep Sea Scale ★★★Deep Sea Tooth ★★★Star Piece ★★★★Rage Candy Bar ★★★Dragon Fang ★★★★
    A lot of Gen wunners always praise the older games as the best, but what faults can you find?

    - No abilities or natures until R/S/E
    - Poor Graphics
    - Weird stats (Like I swear there was Stamina as a stat lol)
    - Not enough Pokémon
    - Limited communication with other players
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  2. Oim

    Oim Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Posts:
    2,426
    PokéPoints:
    ₽60.0
    For Gen I anyway, terrible item system. It's ONE list that is limited to like 30 that everything goes into. It's a mess. Also, TMs are not described at all. In order to see what a TM actually is, you have to boot it up. Otherwise it's just TM(number) in the shitty little item list. Most of the things listed I don't mind much really, although no running shoes in the first two gens made moving around before you got the bike slow as balls, that was annoying.
     
  3. Spire

    Spire Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Posts:
    303
    PokéPoints:
    ₽35.0
    Gen 1: Crappy graphics, no running, TMs annoying and pointless, No Wifi
    Gen 2: Sub par plot, no running, No Wifi
    Gen 3: Lackluster bad guys
    Gen 4: (I actually liked the Gen 4 plot) No moving sprites (I figured they could have done it by then)
    Gen 5: No interaction with 3DS FC List (Hopefully soon to be fixed)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    Achromatic likes this.
  4. Nate

    pooper scooper
    (Meltan)
    Level 2
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Posts:
    2,885
    PokéPoints:
    ₽121.9
    Running Speed
    The move leer's super high pitched noise x_x
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. Slugkid

    Slugkid Slacker Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Posts:
    924
    PokéPoints:
    ₽50.0
    In Gen I, not being able to automatically use the HMs, and having to go to the Pokémon screen to do it. What Doima said about the items. TMs weren't an issue since I've always been like SUPER conservative with TMs. Gen V changed that a lot. The graphics were bad, yeah, but it's not like you could expect much more. I like the music.

    Now, Second Generation juiced all it could from the GBC in my opinion. And the plot was way better than Gen. 1's, heck, it was better than Gen. IV's plot to me. The Pokémon added weren't original Pokémon redone like in all other generations (Pidgey= Taillow, Starly, Pidove. Rattata: Zigzagoon, Bidoof, Patrat... Etc.) and it introduced the time system. I don't know, I just really like it.

    The Third generation was pretty cool. It completely redid a lot of things, better. I wish it had the time of the day system. It also started the fad of having a lot more legendary Pokémon than before, which I don't like so much.
     
    Achromatic likes this.
  6. Ashe

    Ashe Silly

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Posts:
    1,115
    PokéPoints:
    ₽55.3
    The R/B/Y games were my favorite until HG/SS came out. I wasn't a fan of gen 3/4 so r/b/y were my favs for a long time. But yeah, there is definitely things that just do not come close to comparing to what BW2 has now and such.

    1. The graphics were terrible; they didn't have animated movement or anything like that. I really do like the animated movement throughout the battles, I was really glad to see this feature ^^

    2. There was limited extras in the game compared to what there is now. Like now there's so many other things to do to keep you busy throughout the game, whether you like it or not, they are still available to you. (PWT, PokeStar Studios, etc)

    3. Some say they enjoy having a less amount of Pokémon but it's makes it more fun and exciting to have more of a challenge to catch/see a lot more.

    4. I can't yet use the wifi additions to the games but really I'm glad to see more wifi additions and I can't wait to try them for myself XD

    5. Just overall there's a lot more that the newer games offer. Especially in BW and BW2. Character wise and story wise as well.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    Achromatic likes this.
  7. Banshee

    Banshee Pokémon Professor

    Gregg the Egg
    (Odd Egg)
    Level 3
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2012
    Posts:
    1,387
    PokéPoints:
    ₽62.1
    Well, the graphics didn't bother me too much for the first generation due to it being on the GB and GBC. XD

    But what did bother me was;

    Gen 1
    - â„¢s weren't described.
    - Lack of friends playing Pokémon, so I had to rely on my sister to get Pokémon I didn't have on her game lol.
    - EXP share sucked >:C

    Gen 2
    - â„¢s still weren't described. (Thank goodness for that booklet I had. Told me the â„¢s)
    - No running
    - NO GOOD GAMBLING GAMES! No slot machines... >n< (HG/SG)
     
  8. Oim

    Oim Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Posts:
    2,426
    PokéPoints:
    ₽60.0
    They were described in Gen 2 while in the bag, at least in Crystal version. I just verified it. It lists them by number and shows the name.
     
  9. espeonbird

    espeonbird Poké Maniac

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Posts:
    307
    PokéPoints:
    ₽25.0
    I don't really understand how they managed to make animated sprites on Crystal for the GBC but not in Ruby/Sapphire for GBA lol

    Also i'm a really big fan of deep plot lines and, even though it was more about gameplay back then, the lack of a good storyline kind of made R/B/Y so much less fun to play.
     
  10. The Unknown

    The Unknown Collector

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Posts:
    281
    PokéPoints:
    ₽30.0
    Back then, it was all about "Gotta catch 'em all!". Now, the game's are so sophisticated that a plot is necessary, and you really can't "catch 'em all".
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  11. ShadowLugia199

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Posts:
    6
    PokéPoints:
    ₽5.0
    Graphics were pretty poor but the gameboy couldn't really do much. It did get better in third generation. I didn't like how you couldn't re-battle people. There was a lack of good plot line. Once you had completed the story, not much was left to do. Lack of girl player until Crystal.
     
  12. Auron

    Auron Ruin Maniac

    Magnemite
    (Magnemite)
    Level 5
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Posts:
    373
    PokéPoints:
    ₽73.6
    the thing I hated about the Earlyer Gen's is the NPC's they Spam Pokémon Moves Like Recover to Heal HP or Minaturize To Raise Evade. Not a Complete Fair Fight
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  13. bubbie

    bubbie Sassmaster

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Posts:
    615
    PokéPoints:
    ₽45.0
    one thing i remember hating about gen 1 was the tiny bag and how you had to keep running to the pc since you couldn't pick up more items. also that there was no organization there at all.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  14. Ashe

    Ashe Silly

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Posts:
    1,115
    PokéPoints:
    ₽55.3
    I almost forgot about that. It was pretty annoying that you had 1 bag to carry everything actually. The new bag system is more organized and allows us to have a ton more items. (even now I have a million items in my bw2 bag) I couldn't imagine sorting through everything the way it was in gen 1 xD
     
  15. Achromatic

    Achromatic #TeamMagikarp

    Eevee (KS)
    (Eevee (KS))
    Level 17
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Posts:
    12,736
    PokéPoints:
    ₽700.5
    Deep Sea Scale ★★★Deep Sea Tooth ★★★Star Piece ★★★★Rage Candy Bar ★★★Dragon Fang ★★★★
    Oh god, the bag thing. I always hated how you had to meet a certain requirement of Pokémon to get certain items, like the EXP Share. (Or as it used to be, the EXP all)
     
  16. queeniewolf

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Posts:
    60
    PokéPoints:
    ₽20.0
    Let's not forget how the boxes don't change automatically in R/B/Y. You just encoutered an awesome Pokémon and wanted to catch it when suddenly "THE BOX IS FULL YOU NEED TO CHANGE IT"
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  17. Slugkid

    Slugkid Slacker Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Posts:
    924
    PokéPoints:
    ₽50.0
    Yeah! That sucked. It was also that way in the second gen games I think, but Bill called you when it was about to get full, so that was a big help :P
     
  18. bubbie

    bubbie Sassmaster

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Posts:
    615
    PokéPoints:
    ₽45.0
    i think gen 2 had the infitie bag space and i know it sorted everything into pockets but i remember bill calling when your pc boxes were getting full.
     
  19. Slugkid

    Slugkid Slacker Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Posts:
    924
    PokéPoints:
    ₽50.0
    Gen II did introduce pockets, but bags weren't infinite until generation IV!
     
  20. bubbie

    bubbie Sassmaster

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Posts:
    615
    PokéPoints:
    ₽45.0
    huh, i guess i just never collected enough haha. i don't remember ever having to empty my bags
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page