01-02-2009, 8:48 PM
Okay, first of all - I realize that this is an absurd question for an 18 year old to be asking, but I had the weirdest craving to play Pokemon the other day. I did once a long time ago for about three weeks straight, and I rather enjoyed collecting all the little animals and naming them. If there's another game with a similar premise you think is better, please suggest that to me rather than telling me how ridiculously stupid I am for wanting to play Pokemon. I already know that.
Anyway, as we all know, there are about a million different "colors" of Pokemon games ranging from red to ruby. So, my question is: Which one should I get? Is one better than another? What's the difference? Or should I get two or three? They're probably pretty cheap now that no one likes them anymore.
red, blue, and yellow, the oldest games were fun... at their time. after playing updated versions, it was... difficult to stay in those games.
gold, silver, and crystal were quite fun - you can't trade from this version into later games because there are tons of messups in these games, but since they involve EV charts that you never have access to, go for them if you want - they are quite decent
fire and leaf are remakes of red and blue, and they are updated to include the new types of gold's era. also, they are compatible with other modern pokemon games. definately a plus
ruby, sapphire, and emerald are the games i would recommend. just pick any of the three, it really doesn't matter. although emerald is a little more updated. these three games have a storyline through the entire game to follow, which is why i would have you choose one of these.
there are spinoffs as well. including mystery dungeon, which takes an old game by some company that makes random dungeon games, and puts a nice storyline to it, and uses the moves of the pokemon quite well. this is definately a good game, if you have a nintendo DS. also, pokemon ranger just came out on halloween
animal crossing is not a pokemon game, but there is an element of collecting things in it that you might find addictive. it's a good game - better if you can get your DS online (it's also on the gamecube, but no online play) where you are new to a town, and you collect things like bugs, fish, decor for your house, etc..
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