Your post makes sense. Level design and puzzles are important too, but not AS important as storyline (in this case), because it's only the GBA. If you're playing a GBA game, you can't expect stunning graphics, so there has to be SOME incentive.
Only in Gen V did Game Freak finally start to make improvement on their graphics -- they (and Nintendo) are still way behind.
But omg if you've played Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS, Nintendo is catching up fast with graphics. For a handheld, it's amazing. And the courses are fun too.
Thanks for understanding. Everyone thinks I'm a monster xD but I'm used to being the bad guy.
I'd be really happy if you'd give my game a try, though, if you have free time. (Shameless plug!) Although tbqh, when I was 13, I wouldn't have liked this type of game either. It might seem too weird and abrasive, but it can be fun.(I consider it Indie-style. Like Portal. (Not Portal 2.))