Looks like I got myself into quite a mess last night. I should really stop posting in the AM hours. This was not good news for me to read late at night, because of my hatred of the franchise. I should have been able to hold back, but I didnâ€™t. For this, I apologize.
They have already been remade twice now: Ruby and Sapphire were the first remakes, then Diamond and Pearl were the second remakes.Why are Ruby/Sapphire and Diamond/Pearl remakes? That's a sort of crazy assertion.
Your original post quoted a comment of mine which was about Gold/Silver, thatâ€™s where that confusion stemmed from. As far as Ruby/Sapphire and Diamond/Pearl are concerned, I already explained this one. When I referred to them as a â€śremakeâ€ť, I was using it as a derogatory term because they are incremental sequels. There is definitely some hypocrisy in this of course, since I like some game series which have incremental sequels, like Mario Party.
I didnâ€™t like the new stuff introduced in Ruby/Sapphire. The natures gave stat-building more guesswork, the abilities added another random element to battles, and the team battles were just annoying. Plus, they removed the day/night system and day-of-the-week from Gold/Silver. There was probably more too but itâ€™s been a while and I donâ€™t really remember.
The thing with PokĂ©mon is that I donâ€™t like it to begin with, so any kind of incremental sequel â€“ no matter how large or small the changes are â€“ means Iâ€™m still not going to like it. They would have to make some drastic changes for me to enjoy the gameâ€¦ but then it wouldnâ€™t really be a PokĂ©mon game anymore, now would it? A spin-off which has some different type of gameplay would be the type of PokĂ©mon game that would appeal to me, and thatâ€™s why the only PokĂ©mon game I like is PokĂ©mon Snap. Oh, and PokĂ©mon Puzzle Challenge/Leagueâ€¦ not really sure if that counts or not.
That's what happened with the original pair, but they definitely continue with the two-game thing because they know people buy them both.Your evidence for all of this is? Are you simply specuating with psychic powers?
If the multiple versions didnâ€™t result in more sales overall, they wouldnâ€™t have continued with them.
Besides the third game is usually a testing ground for the new features that crawl into the next full version. So even if you could vaguely call it a "remake" instead of a "Special edition" it's not like the additions do not warrant another version.
What other franchise releases a special edition of a game to test out features? There wasnâ€™t a special edition of Super Mario 64 to test the ideas put forth in Super Mario Sunshine. Itâ€™s done to cash-in on a franchise. As far as being worth buying, thatâ€™s a matter of taste. I personally donâ€™t think that new PokĂ©mon poses in battle and a tacked-on battle arena are worth buying a whole other game for.
Yeah and it's also against the rules. So quit it.
The difference here is that it really is my opinion, but I see your point.
I apologize if I upset anyone.