> The quality of life stuff you're looking for is only going to be in the latest games.
> Most Pokemon games are very clearly descended from the gen 1 games with all the busywork
> and dialog boxes that come with it. Game Freak was not one to keep on modern game
That's too bad. I hope they give more gens the "Let's Go" treatment soon, that game was great.
> HeartGold/SoulSilver are often considered the best games, and they'll have
> lots of gen 1 Pokemon if those are your favorites.
Right now I'm just planning to play through the originals of each gen, starting with Ruby/Sapphire. I may go back eventually and play the remakes, if I don't get completely burnt out on Pokemon before then.
> Black/White 2 are also considered the best, which are story follow ups to B/W.
Based on what I've read, I think I'll play both.
> Otherwise play the "third" game in each series (Emerald, Platinum).
I wasn't planning to do this since I didn't really care for Yellow, but based on what I've read about Emerald it sounds much better, so I do think I'll play these afterall.
> All the Pokemon games are mind numbingly easy. There's no point in trying to pick
> good Pokemon, just play with your favorites and you'll breeze through all of them.
> Gen 1 and HGSS are the hardest but even then you can cruise through nearly the entire
> game with a single OP Pokemon at the front of your party of 6. Karen already gave
> you this advice:
I know, I just can't help but go for the best when I play a game like this.