View Full Version : Pokemon Firered/Leafgreen: One of the best pokemon games?

June 9th, 2008, 2:09 PM
Yes, actually probably the best!

Because of its smooth graphics, excellent story and capability, and its originality, also at the end you get to journey longer than usual, the only other game that is capable is GSC, they should remake that because it would bring in Big Cash! but atm this is my favorite game.

What do you think?

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 9th, 2008, 2:49 PM
I wouldn't say its the best of the Pkmn games, I dont find it boring or anything. Its a really good game but I happen to like D/P better. It is better than R/S


June 9th, 2008, 3:03 PM
I didn't really enjoy it too much. Barely anything in the storyline was changed fron the Red, Blue, and Yellow Generations. I would have preferred if there were legendaries tied in with the main event in the game. The storyline had barely any depth and not many new surprises in it. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting when I had first opened up my GameBoy. I liked the Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Versions better. Even Diamond and Pearl showed some greatness compared to FireRed and LeafGreen. Overall very boring game, but it could be worse.

June 9th, 2008, 3:44 PM
FR and LG were great games to stall us for DP. Are they great games on their own? Not really. I think the order is this:

GSC > DP >/< Emerald > RBY > FR/LG > RS

June 9th, 2008, 7:25 PM
I found a good way to simply train pokemon (not ev'ing of course) and level them up for storyline play etc.

Vs seeker > Bike route form Celadon 6 trainers who give 1-2k exp EACH almost always battle. Ride down teh bike path fly back to celadon and boom another 6 or so battles lined up for exp.

Before getting to the 5th badge I had level 70 Pokemon from sheer dilligance.

And rumor has it, GSC is FINALLY getting a remake

June 9th, 2008, 7:48 PM
I was acually gonna say that hours ago, but for some odd reason it wouldn't let me post it. So I just waited. Anywho there is gonna only be around two more Pokemon RPG generations. I'm assuming they will both be remakes for GSC and RSE.

BTW: Thanks Stricken for the pre-noted notice about remake rumor for GSC.

June 10th, 2008, 1:12 AM
D/P is better, but firered and leafgreen was alot of fun too.

June 10th, 2008, 1:59 AM
FR/LG is fun and not as boring as RSE. Basically FR/LG >> GSC >> DP

Slave to the Poké-Rave
June 10th, 2008, 8:07 AM
i think firered/leafgreen is absolutely brilliant. Not only is it the core pokemon idea, gyms and the actual pokemon (unlike tiresomely chasing team galactic around and around and around). It also had all the good bits from other games added in (running shoes, sevii island pokemon etc)

However, it doesn't beat G/S/C as that is possibly the best. I want it to be redone so bad.

I really disliked D/P. Chasing team galactic was really boring, the pokemon designs weren't great (why did all the new evolutions of past ones just get fatter?) I also wasn't big on the 3D ness.

I just a traditionalist i guess

Dark Banette
June 10th, 2008, 8:53 AM
Not the best game, but close. I liked Gold, Siler, and Crystal better. And D/P seemed to be a good game also. But hey, if you like a certain game then stick with your opinion. We all have different opinions on which game we think is better.

June 10th, 2008, 9:02 AM
D/P was a very good installation to the pokemon franchise and i enjoyed it immensely. Fr/LG was good because it was an updated version from Pkmn Blue and Red and you could use the old first gen pokemon again but it wasnt as good as S/R/DP imo

June 10th, 2008, 9:25 AM
Well I think it is one of the best in the handheld series. other pokemon handhelds i liked where mystery dungeon, pokemon gold and silver,and Pokemon Emarald.

June 10th, 2008, 4:37 PM
My opinion is, D/P is an overall good game, better than R/S/E, as for FR/LG, they are also better than R/S/E, I can't decide whether D/P is better than FR/LG, and I have no idea about G/S/C because I used a 'monster brain' thing, it's like the pokesav of the 2nd generation, in other words, I 'cheated' my game too much to have a good opinion...

EDIT: I'd of course like to say that I think the very first ones(R/G/B/Y) are the best; they're the ones that started it all after all... Not to say the later ones have better gameplay.

June 10th, 2008, 5:35 PM
Yeah I you've gotta love the starting games. Of course what really helps determine whether you like the series depends on personalities of Graphics, Storyline, ect.

For instance R/B/Y were bad graphics, classical, nice starting game. S/G/C were same graphics /w little advances, advance story, and only game to have two regions and 16 badges. So many places so many pokemon to catch. R/S/E was a major advancement toward graphics. Which led to better Gameplay and Storyline, but just as equal(Graphics can never change a storyline, but they do help describe it better). LG/FR Classical storyline, better graphics, not much new though. D/P stepped up got tons of pokemon(keeps you busy), little better graphics. Completely new region and storyline(same for R/S/E too).

It really does depend.

My choices of games would be Red Version for Classic, Crystal and Emerald for Storyline. And Diamond for Graphics.

June 10th, 2008, 5:47 PM
My favorites in terms of gameplay were FRLG and GSC, because these two generations had the longest storylines out of any. I've said it before, but the makers of pokemon really need to step it up in terms of story modes. Pokemon collection is excellent, and competitive battling in the 4th gen is a blast, but the story is still the same generic "Go get eight badges and on the way stop some random team who is too incompetent to do anything anyway." One great thing about FRLG is how it had a bit more story with the Sevii islands. In summation; pokemon games need longer and more interesting stories.

June 10th, 2008, 5:57 PM
Yes I agree Graconos. They do need to. I never really thought of it until now. They need to do something else. Maybe get the time events back and use them to help with the stories. I don't know if you guys noticed but they got rid of time events from G/S/C. I acually liked it. Maybe you can only fight a certain gym leader on certain days and/or times. Same with a buch of things.

Slave to the Poké-Rave
June 13th, 2008, 9:57 AM
yeah, aipom is right, the time things was great. Also, I swear Johto was generally bigger and filled with more things? Like the bug competition, I thought that was great. And there were loads of trainers around, the mobile phones were also cool.

June 13th, 2008, 10:10 AM
I agree with "Slave to the Poké-Rave" on the mobile phones thing, it was like having friends on your game boy for me. Nice having them phone you for a battle, nice to see their pokemon getting stronger over time too.

Lt. Silver
June 13th, 2008, 4:47 PM
G/S/C was clearly the best in my opinion, Firered/leafgreen is probably second with D/P coming in 3rd

Ninja Caterpie
June 14th, 2008, 1:35 AM
If you guys like GSC, go find Shiny Gold...it's a ROM hack which is a remake.
Although, I liked Emerald the best :D

June 15th, 2008, 7:43 AM
in my opinion they were really good, also the whole game moved fast - the battle flowed quicker and easier than in diamond/pearl and the graphics seemed brighter

i thought the game got amazing once you got to the Seven Islands

Mr. Pokemon
June 15th, 2008, 11:05 AM
My list of favorite Pokemon games would go something like this:

1. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
2. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
3. Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen
4. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
5. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
6. All of the other games I didn't mention - there's ton of 'em

But FireRed and LeafGreen are good games. It provided players a way to get their favorite Kanto (and Johto) Pokemon into their other GBA games. Not only that, but it provided players a new area to explore (the Sevii Islands) and a chance to relive their favorite Pokemon adventures. I got both the day they came out. I wish I still had Ruby and Sapphire though, I was stupid and sold them because I had Emerald.

June 15th, 2008, 10:30 PM
Fire Red and Leaf Green were boring, period. Couldn't get through them. But weirdly enough I've replayed the old games several times. The sheer nostalgia... But there's something else I can't quite explain about the old games as well. The graphics had a weird quality about them that I liked-- sometimes I wasn't sure what the heck things were, and some of the pokemon looked funky and amusing compared to the newer ones, they really reminded me of actual 'pocket' monsters.

June 15th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Fire Red and Leaf Green were boring, period. Couldn't get through them. But weirdly enough I've replayed the old games several times. The sheer nostalgia... But there's something else I can't quite explain about the old games as well. The graphics had a weird quality about them that I liked-- sometimes I wasn't sure what the heck things were, and some of the pokemon looked funky and amusing compared to the newer ones, they really reminded me of actual 'pocket' monsters.

i know what you mean - i got that more with Pokemon G/S/C, it had this really "different" feel to it

June 17th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Yes, the BEST, (tied with emerald =D)
We all like the original pokemon games, but this remake was simpily SUPERB, classic, yet...uh...playable. I mean that by ALL of the graphics were great, and the characcters squarey hat was weird, in a good way, it made me like running around

But i hate the bike....alot

June 18th, 2008, 8:22 AM
I'd say it was the saving grace of the 3rd generation. Out of all the 3rd gen games I own, Ruby, Emerald, and Fire Red, Fire Red gets the most play time. I have no idea why you guys would not like these games, or say they need more features and what not... it's a REMAKE which means they can't change it up all that much because they're remaking the same games, you can't add a bunch of stuff to mess up that concept.

Also, I love Gold Silver and Crystal as much as the next guy, but why do we need a remake of them? What's wrong with the originals? I cannot figure out for the life of me why everyone and their mother wants a remake of Gold Silver and Crystal, those games had the worst level choices for wild Pokemon, the phone feature was terrible at it's time because you almost NEVER got a call for a battle, you could hardly ever find the evolutionary stones, they gave you too much freedom after you got Surf and could end up in the town with the 7th badge, thus crippling the levels that you face in the wild making it extremely tedious to level up and everything. For everything they did wrong in Gold Silver and Crystal why do people love the games so much? Whoop de do you get to go to Kanto, a watered down Kanto where everyone just about has level 30 Pokemon minus the Gym Leaders, who again aren't that much of a challenge. I'd have to say they made a lot of stupid decisions with Gold Silver and Crystal yet they made even more stupid ones in Ruby Sapphire and Emerald. I'd have to say (Fire) Red, (Leaf)Green, Blue, Yellow, Diamond and Pearl are the only games they got it right in.

So, again, can someone please explain to me why we need a remake of GSC? I love the games because of the retro feel, and that's about it.

June 18th, 2008, 8:46 AM
Well the first time i played it i had a lot of trouble with the elite 4, but now the only thing that is giving me problems now is Lance and my Rival. But anything else i like.

June 18th, 2008, 11:36 AM
I wouldn't say its the best of the Pkmn games, I dont find it boring or anything. Its a really good game but I happen to like D/P better. It is better than R/S


I was gonna say that.. but amen to that. =]

June 18th, 2008, 5:03 PM
I like it the best, R/S/E are OK games but i don't like their stories, mostly because I don't like the new Pokemon shows/or the actual Pokemon.

But no idea why it is my favorite but it is.

June 19th, 2008, 4:48 PM
GSC > DP >/< Emerald > RBY > FR/LG > RS

That's almost my opinion. I agree with the left half, but on the right, I think that RS & FRLG should be switched. I found FireRed to be a reasonably boring game, because not enough elements were added to it as compared to RBY. I find the RBY games to be more entertaining, because they at least have a retro feeling to them which makes it almost amusing to play them. I really liked the Metal generation in comparison to most other games because I feel that it was the most revolutionary set of games of them all, and it even connected to the previous games' storyline. Aside from graphics (and GSC was a huge step up from RBY... in terms of battle/back sprites, at least), double battles, running shoes, and possibly the addition of the second screen, I didn't find anything to be particularly exceptional about the other games as compared to GSC.

FireRed/LeafGreen aren't that great.

June 23rd, 2008, 9:40 AM
I like it best except there's no poocheyena and the beaches are not as good as Emerald's