Where Are the Generation Three Remakes, GameFreak?
As happy as I am about getting an entirely new generation of Pokemon, I can’t shake this… anger toward GameFreak. Skipping a remake of generation three is just stupid. It was one of my favorite generations of Pokemon games, and to not give it a remake is like slapping fans like myself in the face.
The remakes began with the third generation. After Emerald, we saw Fire Red and Leaf Green, two games that brought back wonderful memories. I still play Fire Red just about every day. After Platinum, we saw what I call my favorite of all Pokemon games, Heart Gold and Soul Silver. These remakes’ new touch interface was a more than welcome feature, and it saddened me when I saw Black and White didn’t follow in their footsteps.
Anyway, by now, you probably see the trend GameFreak started. I’m quite positive everyone loved this trend. After the third versions were introduced, remakes of two versions before were done.
When I had heard there would be a Pokemon Direct, needless to say I was ecstatic. I knew it was going to be a game announcement, and I knew it going to be Ruby and Sapphire remakes, since this March will mark the games’ ten-year anniversary. Similar to the generation two remakes, it had been ten years since Gold and Silver. One could rightfully assume a Pokemon Direct so close to the ten-year anniversary of generation three games would be about, you guessed it, generation three remakes. This, as you all must know, was not the case.
There’s still time, though! Perhaps the project is under wraps and will be announced as a finished surprise to hold us over until X and Y. We can only hope, right?