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If you played Ruby / Sapphire around when they came out, did you have any issues with it that you hoped would be fixed in Emerald? Additionally, did those issues get fixed or not?
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I genuinely don't think there would be anything else Emerald could have improved other than maybe the story slightly. Although I never really minded when I played it originally, in retrospect, I did feel that not a whole lot changed with the story (if at all) with the exception of Kyogre and Groudon battling in Sootopolis and Rayquaza Saving The Day. I dunno, I would've expected some more significant change in the story and not really be the same thing as RS, but eh....
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    Fishing! I always found it difficult to catch fish in RSE - I wouldn't press A fast enough and the fish would get away. This is why I never bothered searching for Feebas in these games, so I never had one in this gen. FR/LG handled fishing better, and I wish that fixed fishing mechanic had been in Emerald too.
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      I would say being able to fight Steven Stone in Meteor Falls each time you defeat the Elite Four, who should also have their Pokémon's levels increased.

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      I would've also appreciated Feebas being more easier to catch in Emerald than in RS, and I mean a lot easier.

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        I genuinely don't think there would be anything else Emerald could have improved other than maybe the story slightly. Although I never really minded when I played it originally, in retrospect, I did feel that not a whole lot changed with the story (if at all) with the exception of Kyogre and Groudon battling in Sootopolis and Rayquaza Saving The Day. I dunno, I would've expected some more significant change in the story and not really be the same thing as RS, but eh....
        I agree completely, which is why Emerald should've really been "Ruby and Sapphire 2," IMO. RS had already diverged from many of the standards of the RBY/GSC era, so why continue the stale third version tradition instead of doing something more interesting and inventive with a sequel?

        Emerald could've been so much more than it was. Just look at how many things B2W2 added and changed in comparison to the third versions.
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        Emerald could have had a more different story yeah. Be a sort of sequel to the Ruby/Sapphire cataclysm where Rayquaza did something instead.

        Also a day/night system would have made Emerald one of the utterly best pokemon games ever.
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          I think it would've been better if Wallace wasn't the champion. Nothing against Wallace, just, with a Water type champion, Water type final gym leader, a team that uses Water types, and the amount of Water trainers you fight on the ocean routes... Yeesh, I can see why people complained about the amount of water in Hoenn so much.

          I also kind of wish that the climax had a little more to it - but then again, seeing Rayquaza appear, tell Kyogre and Groudon to STFU, and then leaving and the day is saved, is pretty freaking hilarious in its own right.
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            I really hate the fishing in RSE, fishing is already more troublesome than grass walking, no need to remove our ability to spam A button like we can in FR/LG.

            Also wish that both Ruby and Sapphire pokemon could be caught in Emerald.

            And yes, have the Elite Four levels increased after you beat it. On a whole they should take more lessons from FR/LG.
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            Bar the Phys/Special Split, I feel Emerald is a perfect pokemon game, well paced, decent difficulty, nice pokedex of pokemon and is really fun to play.
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