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Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl Thoughts from people who have played the remakes.

Discussion in 'Switch Pokémon Games' started by Katanaeyegaming, Dec 17, 2021.

  1. Katanaeyegaming

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    Hi there,

    I've played all the other remakes for gens 1-3 and well they are all good (ORAS was the last good mineline Pokémon change my mind). However I've been seeing mixed things about BDSP.

    What I want to know are 3 things

    1. Is the game what one would have expected from a gen 4 remake
    2. Is the game in your eyes worth it (why or why not)
    3. Has it affected your view of remake of future generations.
    I ask this both because I'm looking at buying shining pearl and because I want a more general consensus of how the game is.


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  2. Wizard

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    1. Is the game what one would have expected from a gen 4 remake?
    When I was envisioning a Gen 4 remake, I was more envisioning it being in the art style of Sword/Shield. Additionally, I was anticipating more elements from Pokémon Platinum to make it into the games. I certainly was not expecting the nearly identical remake that we ended up getting.

    2. Is the game in your eyes worth it (why or why not)?
    While I cannot speak for other people, the game is worth it for me. I have played Gen 4 way too many times, and this game is just Gen 4 all over again. The EXP share is super convenient too, ensuring that I have almost no desire to return to the original games. For better or for worse, these games are practically just Diamond and Pearl with minor enhancements (EXP share, new Pokémon in the Underground, HMs for the Poketch, etc.). If you like Gen 4 and see yourself playing the Gen 4 games more than once over the next few years, I'd get it. If the new QoL changes don't matter to you, just play Platinum.

    3. Has it affected your view of remake of future generations?
    Honestly, not really. The Pokémon remakes have all varied, and none of them feel super similar to one another. The next remakes I am anticipating are Gen 2 remakes, so I'm curious to see what they do with those or whatever remakes they decide to do. Next time, I'd prefer the remakes to have infinite TMs since that is still one of my favorite changes to the series.
     
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  3. WavePearl

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    Is the game what one would have expected from a gen 4 remake?

    I can't speak to those that played Platinum, but as someone that only played the original DP, they were everything I expected, and a little bit more. I liked that you didn't have to have an HM slave anymore, and making Poffins didn't destroy your screen anymore.

    Is the game in your eyes worth it (why or why not)?

    After finishing the main story and seeing some of the post game (around 40 hours in) It is totally worth it, despite some nitpicks/wishes (make using the EXP Share a choice, include the Platinum extras and the Battle Frontier for those that never saw it, make Poffin making a little easier (my thumbs...), expand on the Contests just a little, include more outfits (and Contest coords) and expand the Pokédex a little more)

    Has it affected your view of remake of future generations?

    While there are some things I wish they had included/done more with (see above) what we got was actually very good. Some of the Gyms were made harder (Maylene and Candice come to mind without spoiling anything), and many of the fights were challenging even with the EXP Share. I will warn you now--Cynthia is harder in the remake!

    I look forward to Black and White remakes (a BW Definitive Edition that also includes the stuff from BW 2?), a non-Let's Go remake of Kanto, and a new Johto remake.
     
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    I'm probably not the best person for an opinion, because Sinnoh is my main region. I've played Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum more than any of the other games. I haven't beaten the game yet, despite a day one purchase, because I just don't play as heavy as I used to. But I love the graphics and the style. Sword and Shield are good, but they feel so empty, and I spent hardly any time outside of the wild area, but things feel so much more connected in the remakes.

    I can see some people's complaints of the lack platinum content, and there arae a few decisions that seem a bit odd (like leaving out sylveon) but over all I feel it was worth the money for me at least.
     
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    1. Yes, its a pretty faithful recreation, down to the lack of fire types. Classic!
    2. I like running challenge runs in Gen 4 and 5 a lot. Remakes make it so much easier for me to do so I am all for it.
    3. Not really, I dont really get most of the complaining? It's a gen 4 remake plain and simple. They expanded the underground and allowed some neat wild Pokémon encounters. The new bases are dull but at least they have a function so its a 2 way street I guess. The chibi artstyle on the overworld is pretty bad but honestly I am able to see past it lol.
     
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  6. Rezna

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    This makes me feel accomplished, considering my status update I just posted. Having never had my own copy of DPP, I never had the chance to actually play through the entire game. I was always told it was difficult, however, and that Cynthia and the Elite Four were the hardest of them all. Knowing that I managed to beat all of them on the first try feels great, even if it was extremely hard for me. I didn't try to prepare aside from buying recovery items (in retrospect, i wish i had X Attacks going back because i didnt realize i ran out before i went in) so i basically went in blind, having no knowledge of the elite four aside from Flint obviously being fire type (which i was wrong about but i thought he would be fire) and Cynthia having the famed nightmare Garchomp with speed and attack. I had basically no plan going into it.

    Also, I would adore a Johto remake.

    Anyways, answering the real question, it's absolutely worth it. While the art style isn't what everyone was expected given Sword and Shield, you really start to admire and take in just how beautiful the game is. As terrible as this sounds, Lake Valor was ironically, to me, the best graphical display offered in the game. It just looked so good, even with everything there. As for gameplay, it was Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. I don't know about the interior of the gyms themselves or the Super Contests (love them by the way!) but I believe the rest of the game is pretty much exactly like the original according to what I've heard. I do know that Super Contests are a bit different, or I think so anyways, because I remember playing the original in DPP and having no clue what I was doing yet it was nothing like this Super Contest. Overall, I think it's a very, very enjoyable game, and the remastered graphics and soundtrack would probably be very refreshing to old players who tire of the original games
     
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  7. Dwight

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    1. The games are a little better than I had expected. I do not ever expect much of remakes when it comes to games and movies. Because of this, it wasn't very hard to be better than my expectation.

    2. The games are very worth it in my eyes. Of course, this depends on your budget and what not. But without getting into that, I'll give some thoughts. The games are very close to a copy of the originals, however, they are not exact. This means that it isn't a whole new game that could potentially be ruined. However, it is also not the exact same game, making you feel like you wasted your money. There are a lot of features that have been expanded upon and a lot of things that I found uninteresting in the originals that I love now. If you want more specifics, just ask and I will explain some more. Over all, I think the games are worth getting.

    3. Despite my positive view on these remakes, it has not changed my view of future expectations. This is a personal thing, though. They certainly did a great job with this remake and I hope that future remakes are just as good.
     

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