Talk:Looking Forward: 3:10 to Hoenn
"...and to this day, it still remains the most controversial era to this day on message boards." Redundant sentence is redundantly redundant.
Remakes = CamelCase
I seriously want Gen III remakes--Darknesslover5000 00:08, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
Someone Agrees (plus typos)
This is what I've been saying since Black and White were revealed. Honestly, I think if they keep the connectivity, all will be better than it was. (Also, they didn't really return to simplistic designs in Generation IV. If anything, they got more complicated.)
Okay, typo time. Only this sentence, actually: "Sales slumped as the franchise’s hay day (should be "heyday") died out, many fans left the franchise for one reason or another, and to this day, it still remains the most controversial era to this day on message boards." ~Sadistic Blaziken
HELLO! WHAT HAVE I BEEN MISSING? Also, I can't be the only one thinking this will be a whole new start for the franchise. Giratina's Embodiment 04:03, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
Gen 3 Controversial, didnt sell?
I only see people say that one here, Gen 3 was a top seller for its time? Where are you getting these statistics? Everyone didnt hate gen 3 and I have alot of friends on alot of boards that state otherwise, and I dont understand what the problem is with the writers here with Gen 3, but its always superficial, Complicated designs? Most of us are adults, and the kids dont complain about "complicated designs", little boys LOVED the fact that Pokemon were finally looking "cool" I like the fact that pokemon are more proportional now, I love the inclusion of baby pokemon, and from what Iv seen Gen 5 is going to be a spectacular addition to the franchise. And it doesnt really matter whats written here anyway, this games pre-order sales more than make up for any negative reaction from people around my age who are still nostalgic about something they cant control, and shouldnt want to, its not even directed at us.
FYI: Its the internet, Typos are allowed.
I don't get it
I know one of the biggest things people hate about R+S is the lack of cohesion with the previous games, but surely the games achieved their goal: progress. I know that the fact that Ruby was the first Pokémon game I owned means that my frame of reference to the previous games may be flawed as I never experienced the frustration of not being able to transfer old, beloved Pokémon, but the new features of the first titles of Generation III completely changed the games (for the better, in my opinion).
You can almost compare it to the evolution of a Pokémon: although evolution may mean the Pokémon can no longer naturally learn certain moves (similar to the series' evolution removing some features of R+S), the result is something that is ultimately stronger. Then there are various avenues that can be taken to teach the Pokémon the moves it had lost the ability to learn, which are comparable to the release of Emerald, by which time the concerns of disappointed R+S players had been taken on board and something had been done about them in the new game (for example, the ability to once again catch every single Pokémon until that date).
Finally, as an excited kid in 2003 who had just bought a copy of Ruby - my very first Pokémon game! - I didn't care that there were big changes in the new games from the previous generations. I just cared because I loved the gameplay and (again, controversially) the storyline. Plus Groudon looked unbelievably cool.