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Submitted by mikegotgame 2107d ago | article

Pokémon "enhanced" remakes don't really have enhancements

Have you seen Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver in action? Now's your chance. While you're watching the video, try to pay close attention to anything that's different about the upcoming "enhanced" remakes.

Good luck-you'll need it.

You see, there's not much difference between the "enhanced" remakes and its recent predecessors, and that's exactly the problem. (Nintendo DS, Pokemon Heart Gold, Pokemon Soul Silver)

Godmars290  +   2107d ago
Does it have to have anything new?!
People - kids - are going to buy by the ton regardless.
Blaze929  +   2107d ago
That's why I agree with this article. I don't see why there's so much hype around these upcoming remakes. Sure the originals were good as hell; I enjoyed ever minute playing. And its always better to get updated visuals...but still, its just the same picture with new paintbrushes.
randomwiz  +   2107d ago
its a remake of what the fans favorite generation was, in this generation of video games. The game mechanics are going to be the same, the only thing that differs is how nice and more next gen it is.

If you really want different game mechanics, get nintendo to make pokemon on psp.
gintoki777  +   2107d ago
its the same thing but with enhanced graphics some cutscenes mini games and every pokemon can follow you. plus there are probably more regardless Im getting the new remakes of gold and silver just because i enjoyed silver gold and crystal
BigMassacre  +   2107d ago
Pokemon can be easily compared to Dragon Quest. Fans of either series know what to expect with a new installment, and they like it that way. Stray too far from the tried and true formula, and you're gonna have a huge problem on your hands.
starvinbull  +   2107d ago
But a 3D Pokemon is long overdue. Fans or no fans, the Gamecube tech demo sort of confirmed that Nintendo knew it was highly expected.
BigMassacre  +   2107d ago
@starvinbull
I myself would like to see the much wanted Pokemon MMO, though I don't know how far Nintendo would go to reach that new level for the series.
Nitrowolf2  +   2107d ago
i like pokemon but i would like to see something new with it. I don't what, i mean even have it so we can be on the bad team in the game or something.
hell even add the ability to get all the badges in each region or something.
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not impressed1  +   2107d ago
funny thing is they already remade pearl/diamond (platinum)
Nitrowolf2  +   2107d ago
well they always do that
blue/red/green =yellow (i think)? leafgreen/firered are remakes of those
silver/gold= crystal
ruby/saphire= emerald
daimond/pearl= platinum
presto717  +   2107d ago
Pokemon has been the same forever
When are they gonna add something new...
YoungJuvi  +   2107d ago
Right
Look ll these games that are doing something different, GOWIII, GT5, Halo ODST and Reach, Takken 6, Cod4, Guitar Hero, Rachet and Clank, Forza3, Metal Gear, Madden and the list goes on.
Nitrowolf2  +   2107d ago
idk if your saying that they are doing the pokemon thing but they are not. Pokemon always has the same story with new pokemon, but still the same story. all those games (well except some like GH,Madden, mybe tekken and mybe GT5, and mybe forza 3) all have a completly different story. I mean i won't know right away what to do in GOW3? i know some of the story and it not the same as the other ones
heroicjanitor  +   2107d ago
Amazing
Nintendo truly are the most innovative company out there, noone else would even have thought to repackage and old game with f all improvements. Creative thinking right there.
NexGen  +   2107d ago
I'm not the world's biggest Pokemon fan here, but I played 3 of them so far from start to finish. I know one was pearl or diamond, and the others were old original ones. That said, I can't tell a single one apart from the other. The story is blurred into one big pile of same, the pokemon may be a little different from game to game, but it's all the same to me - I don't know where they came from or what game they belong to. Its just all the same, from the first game to these latest ones...nothing different.
lizard81288  +   2107d ago
it does have new things
it has new attacks, new pkmn, updated graphics, new animations,wi-fi, more stuffs to do, in this one(gold/silver remakes) the pkmn can come out like pikachu in yellow.

yeah there are like no difs from the old and new ones 9_9
Monk3y  +   2107d ago
No matter what people say
Pokemon's are one of the best handheld games ever.
keops3  +   2107d ago
agreed!!!
drummerx2709  +   2107d ago
Why change something if its not broken?
The formula has proven to work since the beginning so there is no need to make it drastically different.
Bubble Buddy  +   2107d ago
Just wish some parts could be improved. Maybe the Pokemon, instead of a growl have them actually say their own name from the TV shows. Pokemon has been going downhill for both TV/Games since Gold/Silver.
zootang  +   2107d ago
Pokemon yellow HD remake! woah, billion sold! I have never played any other pokemon than blue/red/yellow. When it expanded i was really upset and never got into any other
Poopface the 2nd  +   2107d ago
wow, I only had the original blue pokemon on the old gameboy but...
over 10 years later and the counltess pokemon games, this is kinda sad. Doesnt seem like they added much. Some color, 2 pokemon at once and the same exact looking world grafx but in half azzed 3d. Id expect them to do alittle more in the 10+ years since I played pokemon. They could atleast give the pokemon some animation, instead of little paper looking things that shake around, thats so 1998.
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Seven_ate_Nine  +   2107d ago
There gonna run out of decent colors and elements at some point

"Coming soon, Pokémon Magenta and Periwinkle!"
Saaking  +   2107d ago
I don't mind that they keep everything the same. That's how I like it and that's how I want it to stay.
starvinbull  +   2107d ago
Why bother making any more then?
ustayclassyn4g  +   2107d ago
wtf
this isn't spectrobes D:
Newmanator  +   2107d ago
c'mon guys
Give them a Chansey, so much Gloom around here...:p
Nihilism  +   2107d ago
agree completely, so far i bought pokemon blue, silver, saphire, diamond,

of course you only need one of the 2 games that come out simultaniously, and leaf green and platinum were just remakes........and no way am i buying this game, i bought a ds gameshark so i could get all the pokmeon last time, it will be exactly the same this time, no more pokemon for me untiel they bring out a new game......or maybe never again.....very much over it
kraze07  +   2106d ago
Why try to improve on something that's already great?
xxBATTLECATxx  +   2106d ago
you would think that after gold n silver 16 badges would be the standard. also with three generations of consoles since the birth of pokemon, we would have a full fledged pokemon rpg/adventure game, and no i dont mean that gamecube game about shadow pokemon.

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