This is the only main Pokemon game that I never played, the 3rd generation. I have played the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th and enjoyed them all. It's quite cheap and was wondering is it worth getting?
How does this game do against the other games?
3rd generation is probably the one I sunk the most hours into- then again, I was 13, and traveling around the world with my family, in a very unique situation where I didn't have any consoles for like 3 years... I remember those games being awesome, I've still got.all 3 versions around here somewhere.
In my opinion, the third generation were the weakest games and Emerald didn't really add much, except the Battle Frontier, which is only good for serious hardcore battling.
But if you really love the games, then yeah, you can't really go wrong with any of them. Fire Red is amazing though, especially if you have nostalgia for the originals.
It's the generation where they reallly got into reoccuring characters, you got two rivals and there was two evil organisations fighting against the other. I really enjoyed the slight more focus on story, and the conclusion with fighting a legendary Pokemon in a storm felt pretty dramatic.
It's nothing you haven't seen if you've played the later gens, it's still Pokemon after all, but if you're up for some it's as good as it's always been.
I was in the same boat, having played all of them but skipping the entire advance era games. I picked up Emerald a few years ago after I got back into Damond, and it never held my intrest the way the other's did. Then again I may have had Pokemon fatigue at that point playing through Diamond and Heart Gold.
Still getting Emerald and Fire Red as a bonus is absolutely worth it. Even if you don't like Emerald, Fire Red's nostalgia factor should be enough to keep going back to.
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