I feel the need every once in a while to play through a Pokemon game. In years past, that has mostly meant booting up an old copy of Red or Blue or Yellow and calling it good, cruising through with mostly the same strategies and rolling the AI with, by the end, nearly the same team every time.
Which is fine. I have no issue with that. BUT--I want to move on with my Pokemon hankering. I think I'm ready to pony up and, well, evolve beyond Generation 1 Pokemon. And to do that, I need your help.
Here's what you need to know in order to make a good suggestion for me:
- I have very little familiarity with Pokemon beyond Red, Blue, and Yellow. Take this to mean, ostensibly, that I haven't played through any Pokemon game post-Yellow.
- I have nearly infinite resources. So don't hedge your suggestion by saying something like, "If you have a DS/3DS, play this, but if not, do something else." If you feel there's one Pokemon game out there that's head-and-shoulders above the crowd, let me hear it. (I say this because I'll probably only have the wherewithal to make it through one run before my hankering has been quelled. So this suggestion needs to count).
Right now, I'm eyeballing FireRed. It's a remix of the original (something I'm comfortable with), but it has the newer Pokemon sprinkled throughout, as well as some of the mechanics that've been implemented throughout the franchise's history.
Let me hear your thoughts, folks! Many thanks in advance!