The original Pokémon games are coming to the 3DS, Nintendo announced today. They won’t be remakes, as everyone had guessed/hoped, but the games will have online functionality that will allow you to trade with others without needing a cable link. Ha.
And then everyone will realize how poorly these games have aged.
I’m as big a fan of this franchise as they come, but let’s be real people- completing your Pokédex in Red/Blue was a CHORE, since you couldn’t breed your starter you had to either trade with your friends as you kept up a similar pace, or start one person’s game a bunch of times to horde them all. Admittedly Stadium fixed the main Pokédex problem, and maybe they’ll even fix some of the bugs, but the series has improved so much since then that I can’t help but think that these will ultimately disappoint.