While gen 4 Pokémon games(DP/Pt/HGSS) aren't my favourite in the series, I still enjoyed them when I first played through them, which was around 9 years ago.
Recently just before restarting Y(save file glitched out) ,I thought I'd Replay the entire series again since it's been a few years since I'd played firered , platinum.
Since these were my least favourite I came to them last,and holy shit are these games slow as hell, I mean it'rather start soft resetting for a shiny in BW, that'd take lesser time than finishing a battle in these games.
Somehow after finishing platinum, I thought maybe HGSS would be better, but even my nostalgia goggles weren't enough to let this slide, given the high encounter rate and the absurd level curve, the frikkin slow battle animations, I actually ended up finishing a season of The big bang theory before I finished the 5th gym.
Also who thought it was a good idea to lock evolutionary stones for later generations to the pokeathlon? I'm fine with the stones available only post game since it helps gen 2 Pokémon shine more but even after that, evolving a togetic is unnecessarily complicated.
The only thing that seems to hold up are the pokemon walking behind you and the music,
No offense to people who love these games ,i love them too, but replaying them feels more like work than fun, especially after something as fast as black and white.
P.S. Ignore the typos if any, typed on a phone with a broken screen.