Zero wrote:Every Gen has brought so many little quality of life improvements that doubling back to play old games can be pretty rough so I'd suggest leaving the blanks in place. Oddly though the Gold\Silver remakes in Gen 4 were developed by different folks than Gen 5 so they have different improvements that didn't all get carried forward. Would be nice to see Gen 6 take the best bits of both.
That's basically what happened. I started with Heartgold, thinking that would be a gentle reintroduction because before that the last game I played was Gold. And it was a fantastic game but I would find it really hard to play something from Gen 3 now because the physical/special mechanics of Gen 4 were such a huge improvement. And I miss not having Pokémon follow you around in Black and White.
I'm playing all of this on emulators, btw.