1. Chary

    OP Chary Never sleeps
    Chief Editor

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2012
    Messages:
    10,820
    Country:
    United States
    I was recently playing through Pokemon Pearl Version. After playing through FireRed and Black, I noticed something that annoys me greatly. GEN IV IS AS SLOW AS CRAP. Battle movements take forever, not to mention that every single thing feels like its moving is slow motion. Does anyone else have this gripe, or nitpick, or am I just crazy?
     
  2. DiabloStorm

    DiabloStorm Anti-Semantic Bastard
    Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    666
    Country:
    Japan
    I didn't notice, then again, I played through diamond multiple years ago :P

    Max out text speed and turn battle animations off? :)

    Oh, also are you on your DS or an emulator like desmume? Everything runs in slo-mo for me on desmume (old PC)
     
  3. Chary

    OP Chary Never sleeps
    Chief Editor

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2012
    Messages:
    10,820
    Country:
    United States
    Nope. I do have animations off, and text speed set to fast. I'm playing on a legit cart as well. I guess I've just been spoiled by newer games flowing much faster. XD
     
    BortzANATOR likes this.
  4. broitsak

    broitsak Fight me.
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    2,327
    Country:
    United States
    It is slow, another reason why I hate those games.
     
  5. BORTZ

    BORTZ The Amazing
    Supervisor

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,144
    Country:
    United States
    Ive heard rumors about this, but never saw anyone else that noticed.

    Thats the first thing i was worried about in the Gen VI. (its gen 6 right? the new 3D one?) I was worried that things are just going to turn into Pokemon Stadium. Looks really really cool, but battles take forever. I guess the problem is rectified in gen6 according to some vids from game explain on youtube. Which is good, no one wants drawn out battles when you are trying to grind.:bortz:
     
    Deleted-236924 and Chary like this.
  6. That only really applies to Diamond and Pearl, Platinum and HG/SS don't have that problem.
    Also, keep in mind Gen IV runs at 30 FPS, Gen III ran at 60.
     
    gifi4 likes this.
  7. KazoWAR

    KazoWAR GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,949
    Country:
    United States
    Yes, in D/P there is a longer pause than normal with releasing a Pokemon out of the ball and before an attack animation. if you go back to D/P after playing one of the faster games it seems way to long.
     
  8. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    3,967
    Country:
    United States
    Yeah, this issue doesn't exist in Platinum and Heart Gold/Soul Silver. I never had Diamond or Pearl and went straight to Platinum, so this issue never bothered me, though I was aware of it.

    Side note, doesn't anyone else think that Platinum should have been the third title in the Gold/Silver series and then Crystal should have been the title for Diamond and Pearl. I really feel like the got those flipped, and its always bothered me.
     
    Sagat likes this.
  9. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    4,190
    Country:
    United States
    After Platinum I can never go back to D/P. :/
     
  10. BORTZ

    BORTZ The Amazing
    Supervisor

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,144
    Country:
    United States
    You are not the only one...

    I never understood what the heck a "crystal" (and a generic one, at that) was doing with two precious metals. Then D/P came out (precious ROCKS) and then they use a precious metal as the 3rd. WTF GAMEFREAK
     
  11. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    5,836
    Country:
    Germany
    while platinum was slightly faster than diamond and pearl, it is still slow. to be honest, even b/w 1/2 feel too slow for me. I I just wish they'd give us some more control on battlespeeds. like playing with animations but being able to skip them if desired. being able to skip the damn exp bar. or being able to skip the hp bar decreasing. sometimes i wish these games just gave me a number pop up like in dragon quest.
     
    Slamicite likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - Pokemon,