How does this game do against the other games?

#1 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

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?

#2 Posted by TooWalrus (13218 posts) -

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.

#3 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

The dude also is throwing in Pokemon Fire Red for free, which I have also never played before, so I'm getting it.

#4 Posted by AlisterCat (5593 posts) -

At the time the weather effects were incredible. Sometimes it would rain. It's the game I remember the least about (well, I played Ruby). If you want to play a Pokemon game that you haven't played before then go for it.

#5 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

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.

#6 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

Fire Red is amazing though, especially if you have nostalgia for the originals.

Fuck yes! I even had a large amount when you went back to Kanto at the end of Pokemon Silver/Gold/Crystal.

#7 Posted by Boboblaw (298 posts) -

The third generation is fine. I personally think it was the worst of the lot they are still good games. It could have something to do with the age I was at/I wasn't as interested in pokemon at the time. 

#8 Posted by JackSukeru (5916 posts) -

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.

#9 Posted by ckeats (489 posts) -

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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