Pokemon

Discussion in 'Games Talk' started by LeSwordfish, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    So i've never played Pokemon.

    Yeah, i know.

    Anyway, if i were to get one and run it in an emulator, which should i get? Which one is the definitive one? And what emulator? I'm very much in the dark when it comes to this stuff.
     
  2. TheKieranator

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    If you want to play Red/Blue (the originals), minus the bugs, black-and-whiteness and interface that makes OCD cry, get FireRed or LeafGreen.

    I started my Pokemon experience last year with Pokemon Emerald, a combination of sorts of Ruby and Sapphire, the series' Third Generation.

    For emulators, I suppose it depends on the generation. For example, I've only played Generation 3, which uses the GBA, so I use the VisualBoyAdvance Emulator. It works pretty nicely, and even has a fast-forward function.
     
  3. YM

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  4. Micnax

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    Yeah, I suggest going through the generations with the better version:
    Gen 1 = Pokémon Yellow (FireRed/LeafGreen are optional upgrades)
    Gen 2 = Pokémon Crystal (HeartGold/SoulSilver are optional upgrades)
    Gen 3 = Pokémon Emerald
    Gen 4 = Pokémon Platinum
    Gen 5 = Pokémon Black/White

    And emulating the DS games isn't much of a problem if you can run TF2 decently. DeSmuME is well optimized and has lots of customizable settings so you can use that if you want to emulate.
     
  5. Trotim

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    I don't think he wants to play multiple, especially since they take forever to beat in the first place
     
  6. Sel

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    yellow/silver
     
  7. YM

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    You should put the updates in the generation they're involved in (the third in each generation is a directors cut of the previous two, they're essentially the same with some small improvements and sometimes a different storyline)

    1 - Red/Blue/Yellow
    2 - Gold/Silver/Crystal
    3 - Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Remakes: FireRed/LeafGreen
    4 - Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Remakes: HeartGold/SoulSilver
    5 - Black/White

    In each generation more Pokemon are added, in the remakes they go back to the pokemon available in the original then once you finish the main story all the new pokemon become available to you.
     
  8. Jeremy

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    gasp

    Have not played Pokemon in so long. Thank you for reminding me.


    brb
     
  9. LeSwordfish

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    To be brutally honest, i'm playing as a tester. I doubt i'll play more than one, i just want to not feel like i'm missing out on anything. Same reason i tried MW2.

    I downloaded FireRed and the VisualBoyAdvance emulator, and... it's kinda cool. i can see why its really popular, though certain things- limited powers, expensive healing outside the centers, the fucking horrible soundtrack, and the fact that in this world you apparently can't walk three feet without someone ordering their pet rat to beat up your pets- are grating on me. I'll finish it, i suppose, though i'm not going all OCD on catching them all.
     
  10. Micnax

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    You think that's bad? Wait till you get to the caves.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. YM

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    There is something wrong with your brain. I will not listen to any opinion you express ever again.
     
  12. LeSwordfish

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    Maybe the emulators playing it wrong, or possibly i'm thick. But i hated it. The sounds were cool, but the music hurt my soul. And even the sounds were starting to drag the hundredth time some fucker asked me to beat up his caterpie.