Hi everyone. Let me start off by saying that, for starters, I'm old (36). This means that when the first Pokemon craze hit the US, I was roughly 19 years of age. This meant that I would completely miss out because, you know, image, girls... you get the picture. Since I didn't get "hooked" like alot of you early and mid 20 somethings, I never had any interest in playing the franchise. When the second generation was released, I was playing my Dreamcast. When the third generation hit, I was too busy killing hookers in GTA. When the fourth generation hit, I was already completely tuned out of handhelds altogether. It wasn't until literally like, a week ago, that I started to get interest in trying the franchise out. I decided to go on Ebay, and procure an original Gameboy due to having one as a kid, along with a few stellar classics. After that, I did some research on the top games for the system and discovered that the original Pokemon games (Red and Blue) where held in really high regard. So I decided, what the hell. Better late than never... right?
So, I'm 100% going to get Red or Blue, because I have always been adamant on starting from the begining when attempting to play a franchise for the first time. But, I am fully aware that just as with most IP, evolutions DO happen, and usually for the better so, I was just wondering what some of you vets think about someone doing that (starting from the very beginning and working their way forward through time). Do you think it's a good idea? Or should I start with a newer version? Like I said, I am getting Red or Blue, or both no matter what. I just don't know if I should start with those titles as an introduction or if it would be better to come back to them after playing the newer versions.