Lately I've been playing Pokemon Omega Ruby. I was planning on not touching Pokemon again until the inevitable Diamond and Pearl remakes come out but I saw a bit of ORAS footage on Youtube and the music struck a nostalgic cord. Even with the shitty 3DS hardware the game looks great and the soundtrack is spot on. It's a lot of fun to explore Hoenn in 3D. But the difficulty really leaves something to be desired. Combusken rapes the shit out of everything. I played a bit of Pokemon: Ash Grey some years back and that game was a challenge. Not ridiculously hard, just right for those who already are a Pokemon Master. But we really shouldn't need to resort to romhacks for features that should be in the game to begin with. Zelda games have a Hero Mode. Pokemon games should have a Master Mode. Most people picking up new Pokemon games have already become a Pokemon Master 7 generations in a row.