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Old March 18th, 2013, 11:35 PM
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Which ones would I be able to get the most play time and features out of. For instance, Emerald VS a top tier hack like Flora Sky or Light Platinum? I have never really played any Pokemon game before for more than a couple hours and I want one that will last me a few months. Thanks
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Old March 18th, 2013, 11:46 PM
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You'd get more fun out of hacks because they're something new, games like Flora Sky and Light Platinum and Snakewood and the Ruby Destiny series are great.
Alternatively you could try Victory Fire for ragequits and general wtfness.
The original games are still fun, but once you've played them once, their appeal lessens.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 11:51 PM
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Well I havent played the original ones either, and Im only looking to play one game, not multiples ones. Im just asking which has the most features and items and stuff and offers the most playtime, originals or hacks?
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Old March 19th, 2013, 12:11 AM
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Pokemon Black2 sounds like the game for you.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 12:18 AM
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I think the originals are better than the hacks, at least the first 10 times you play them.
After that, the hacks make for a great change and new game experience, which is nice
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Old March 19th, 2013, 12:18 AM
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only have a gba emulator on the device im using. sorry i left that out.
basically i have narrowed it down between flora sky and emerald 386. which one will last me longest and has the most features
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Old March 19th, 2013, 12:28 AM
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Emerald 386 is an upgraded version of the original emerald game, with some new added features.
So if you've never played an original game before, it would be good.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 12:40 AM
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ok, thanks. If I use the randomizer on a game like the regular emerald or fire red, does it unlock all 386 pokemon to be catchable or just randomize the ones you could catch but still make you trade the other half? So, i could use the randomizer on a regular unhacked emerald rom and be able to catch all 386, or am i wrong about that?
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Old March 19th, 2013, 04:50 AM
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Well, it depends on how the game is enjoyable.
To be honest, I like the original games better.
And besides, there are some hackers who can't surpass Emerald.
Emerald is also my 2nd best game.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 05:44 AM
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I only play the originals so they are much better to me, however, I do believe that there are some great hacks out there.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 07:48 AM
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Original games. I have only played two hacks, and one was because it was a friend's and it was also a really popular hack. But yeah, generally hacks don't interest me. And I'd rather play official games where I can hoard keep my Pokemon on a storage game when I'm done playing that file.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 10:35 AM
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If you've never played the originals, DEFINITELY play them - I'd suggest Emerald, since you're limited to GBA.
Ultimately, the only real virtue of most hacks is that they're different, which appeals to the people who have played the originals so much that they're bored with them. Since you haven't played the originals at all, that'd be the place to start.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 11:10 AM
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alright I went with emerald, thanks guys
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Old March 19th, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Even though the op has his question answered, I'm gonna leave this thread up in case anyone wants to discuss hacks vs original games since I think it's a neat topic. So carry on~
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Old March 19th, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Original Games have (or should have) less bugs (we all know that even originals have bugs...) so as you have never played the originals you should go for them as you decided.
Hacks are for those who are either bored of originals or want to try something new.
Hacks have bugs... they are edits of originals so obviously they have them... but they usually provide some features you don't find in the originals.
I would suggest playing at least one game of each region before trying some hacks.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 02:50 AM
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I've always felt much more excited playing an original. I don't quite know why, but hacked games don't give me the feel of the originals. I would personally suggest an original game, or a SLIGHTLY hacked game, like the Emerald 386 hack. But, you could just play Emerald and have just as much fun.

Overall: your choice. you could get both.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 09:19 AM
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I'd rather play the original games because I've had bad experiences with hacks, like them deleting save data at random times.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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I restarted emerald with the randomizer, I like it better so far but some pokemon are hard to catch. I guess there difficulty to catch is seperate from there level?
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 05:22 PM
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Ever since I've played hacks,I've been wanting more ever since.The hacks themselves provide me with a challenging,yet fun experiences. Add this with the challenges from these forums,and the endless number of teams that can be made,and you've got a PKMN Journey that will keep you glued to that game for hours(at least for me.)
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 11:20 PM
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Even though I had my own go at making a hack way back when, I still much prefer playing the original games over them. That being said, I do enjoy hacks, and some of them are far better than the versions they were made from- but if I'm playing Pokemon, I'd much rather play it on a handheld console than at my computer desk. If I had an easier way to play hacks on a handheld device (like some people can with their phones), I might even play the good ones more than the originals, but until then, it's the biggest selling point against them in my eyes.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 03:32 AM
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Personally I get more fun out of the original ones.

It's rare that I find a hack that I'm satisfied with on the same level that I'm satisfied with the original games. It's often poor spelling and grammar that throws me off.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 06:19 AM
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I enjoy the original games more than hacks, but some hacks are really fun once you've already finished the game that their based off of. 386, 493 and 649 hacks are also great hacks to play too because of how much choice for your party you are given. In fact, I have Pokémon Prestigious Platinum on my flashcard.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 07:23 AM
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I enjoy the original games more than hacks, but some hacks are really fun once you've already finished the game that their based off of. 386, 493 and 649 hacks are also great hacks to play too because of how much choice for your party you are given. In fact, I have Pokémon Prestigious Platinum on my flashcard.
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Old April 5th, 2013, 06:20 PM
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I prefer playing original games. The fun never dies for me, I enjoy doing challenges in them. Hackers, no offense to them, don't have the necessary knowledge to overcome the geniuses that work at Nintendo. Nintendo thinks everything in the game with a killing precision, so it is enjoyable and accessible for all.
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Old April 5th, 2013, 11:04 PM
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I used to like hacks a lot, until I discovered that cheating was very easy (getting the rare candy and master balls in the PC, and making my favorite Pokemon appear) gave me high unfair advantage, to the point where I lost interest in them (same with the originals on emulators), took me a while to get used to not having tons of rare candy or master balls in the regular DS games

I now prefer to play the original games in the DS, if people make hacks that are playable on the DS I may play them, otherwise, I given up on hacks and emulators all together.
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