The-other-MasterFeatured By OwnerNov 17, 2012Student General Artist
I think a remake might be quite good. Keep ALL the same pokemon, don't add newer ones, but change the way they look a little so they are more up to date and better looking, keep the same soundtrack too but improve the quality. Basically a huge graphical and sound overhaul wil be required but I will definately play it.
That's not going to happen. The ruby and sapphire versions were about as complete as they could get: graphics in full color, 2D sprite transformations, updated sound quality and a complete world full of more secrets and locations than anything before it.
On the other hand, the original Game Boy games were almost entirely in black and white, even the gold and silver versions were mostly white with just a few other colors. The overworld sprites were somewhere around 8 pixels big, and the battle sprites were sharp and pixelly. The music was made with square, triangle and sawtooth signals (8-bit music, as it's commonly known). Besides, they were from a time when Pokémon was still popular even among non-gamers, unlike the ruby and sapphire versions. Such classics deserved a remake.
I'm not saying that the Game Boy Advance versions are not great games. In fact, what I'm saying is that they were too good quality to need a remake. The only significant difference between those versions and the ones today is 3D graphics.
Take a DS/DS Lite and transfer said Pokemon from R/S/E to Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver then transfer them again to Black 2/White 2 using two DSs (any family) and/or 3DSs (any family.) It cannot be done in any (legal) manner for Green, Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, and Crystal which were all remade.
I think it's already on the table. There's been a noticeable pattern in remakes and items such as Shoal Salt and Mulch are being brought into the 5th gen games and mechanics. Given the evidence, I'd say it's inevitable. Personally I'd like to see how I fare in the second run with all of the new abilities and mechanic differences there are now. Also it would be the return of the Battle Frontier as it was meant to be, facing Tucker, Lucy and everybody else. I'm personally awaiting it with glee.
I don't think I'd enjoy a remake, because it'd include the new useless bastards. All I want is the 386 there were. And graphics that are actually worthy of the system the remake would be developed on. With user adjustable camera angles, trainer customization and hookers!
Didn't Ruby and Sapphire come out in the Japan in 2002 and North America in 2003?
Red and Blue came out in 1996/1998, and the remakes came out in 2004 for both Japan and North America. That's an 8/6 year difference, respectively. However, it is true that there's indirect backwards compatibility between Gen5 and Gen3, when there's no compatibility between Gens1 and 2 and any later generations.
But still! It's 2012! It's been ten years since RS came out in Japan and nine since it came out in North America!
The Gameboy remakes definitely made sense to me because, as Gameboy games, they are completely incompatible with the DS games. You couldn't even trade from G/S/C to R/S/E. The GBA games are compatible with the DS games, so it doesn't seem like a remake is absolutely important. Maybe it will happen if Game Freak wanted to make more money out of its cash cow, of course...