Rumor: Pokemon Gen. Four Remakes

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday!

With the coming holidays, there are a plethora of new video game releases that are on our radar. Most are new but some are remastered versions of older games that we had loved. Now there are rumors of another remake…

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Pokemon is one of our favorite franchises, probably one of the first that truly got us into gaming on a regular basis. The Yellow, Red, and Blue trio were my first games for my Game Boy Color, and Rachel joined me in on the Pokemon adventure with Gold, Silver, and Crystal. The first generation of Pokemon has been remade a couple of times — with FireRed and LeafGreen, then most recently with the Let’s Go duo — and the second and third generation games have also been given makeovers.

There has always been clamor for the fourth generation of games — Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum in the Sinnoh region — to be remade as well. The fourth generation of Pokemon games was one of the most acclaimed with the Pokemon world, with it introducing the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to allow trainers from all over the world to communicate, as well as updating the graphics, battle and contest mechanics, and introducing the most Legendary Pokemon in a generation.

According to a recent rumor, the Sinnoh region may yet still be remade.

Granted, the rumor is due to a Pokemon merchandise online store noticing that a slew of Sinnoh merch is slated to come within the next year or so. Saturating the market with fourth generation Pokemon toys would help with marketing when it comes to remakes. Considering the next core Pokemon games are being released in November, a remake of the fourth generation could be the next Pokemon game on Nintendo’s to-do list. In all seriousness, Nintendo may not have to do any market ploy for the generation four remakes, not with how much fans have wanted these remakes for years.

With that said, while I’ve always enjoyed the remakes, my favorite Pokemon games were the third-tiers, which haven’t been a thing since the original Pokemon Platinum game back in 2009. We’ll get the remakes, whenever they get released, and we’ll probably enjoy them just as much as we enjoy the others.

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Rumor: Skyward Sword HD for the Switch

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday everyone!

I hope everyone who celebrates it had a wonderful Thanksgiving and, whether or not you do celebrate it, I hope you all had a great weekend! 

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Here’s a rumor for you — supposedly Aonuma teased Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Switch. There’s not much information at all on this topic, just that many people were tweeting about the tease after the Osaka Zelda concert.

I actually enjoyed Skyward Sword when it came out on the Wii about seven years ago. I wasn’t that great at the motion controls, but I didn’t mind them. In fact, my flailing was quite amusing, if Rachel’s opinion is anything to go by. The motion controls with the Joy-Con would probably be much more precise, considering the Joy-Con have much better gyro motion controls than the wiimote plus.

The story of Skyward Sword is definitely one of the more linear games, but I enjoyed the story, finding the “prequel” to the rest of the Zelda franchise interesting. If they do the HD remake, cutting down on some of the hand-holding and ridiculous dousing quests would make the story run smoother, in my opinion.

I remember loving the graphics and music of Skyward Sword, so if we do get to see it in HD with on the Switch — especially after seeing how gorgeous Breath of the Wild is — I’ll definitely be interested in it! It’s one of the Zelda games that I keep meaning to go back to, so Nintendo will have my money if Skyward Sword HD ends up being a thing.

Are you interested in a remake of Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword?

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Friday Favorites: Wanted Remakes

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy November, everyone!

The holidays are right around the corner, and my mother is already playing Christmas music throughout the house. With the holidays come the video game companies scrambling to come up with publishing dates for their new and exciting games. There are, though, plenty of remakes this year as well, and here are some that I would love to be added to the rosters.

3. Spyro the Dragon

Spyro right now is in hanging around in Skylanders, but I would love to relive his original adventure that was out on the first Playstation console. The mechanics, character designs, and level challenges were awesome, even if some of it was a bit goofy. It was an enjoyable adventure with plenty of exploration opportunities and replay value.

 

2. Mario Party

So this franchise is actually still ongoing and Mario Party 2 is technically on the Wii’s Virtual Console, but I’m looking for a remake of the original. Give me the rigged one-player games, the ridiculous Bowser events on the board, the blistered palms from the mini-games–Okay, wait, we don’t need blistered palms, I remember how much those had hurt.

Still, I would love the release of the flagship Mario Party game on one of the virtual consoles so I can still kick ass in those mini-games.

1. Pokemon Crystal

We recently had the original first generation Pokemon games released on the 3DS’s virtual console, and being able to play Red, Blue, and Yellow again have been amazing. While I’m looking forward to Sun and Moon, I do find myself wanting to go back to the other original Pokemon games. The second generation was just as special as the first, especially Crystal. I was a little older, a little more video game-savvy, and the Crystal version allowed you to play as a girl.

Hey, representation matters!

Sure, we have HeartGold and SoulSilver for the second generation, but those third editions of the generations — Yellow, Crystal, Emerald, and Platinum — were always my favorites with the deeper stories. I was severely disappointed when we got Black 2 and White 2 as opposed to a Gray or Rainbow version for Generation 5 and then no third installment for Generation 6 (especially after all the Zygarde fuss — where’s my Pokemon Z?). Although Game Freak isn’t planning on doing other remakes just yet, I think Crystal would be a nice addition to the set.

What are some of your favorite or wanted remakes?