I kinda wish Sinnoh got its own HGSS or ORAS Discussion / Venting
BDSP was alright for what it is (essentially a mobile app company making a copy of the original games), though it feels incredibly lacking compared to HGSS and ORAS. I can't view Sinnoh from above, riding on a Giratina or Arceus. The mini-games feel lackluster. The walking Pokémon isn't implemented as well either. Worst of all, the remakes were immediately pushed aside with the release of Legends just two months later. As someone who started with Gen 4, it sucks to feel like I've got the short end of the stick compared to other guns.
I can already tell some of y'all are gonna say "But Snorkelberry, Sinnoh got Legends! Isn't that better treatment than any of the other regions?" No, not really. I don't have infinite money and I already spent $60 on Brilliant Diamond two months before Legends released and by the time I was ready to buy another game, Scarlet and Violet were about to release. Not to mention, the "Sinnoh" in Legends might as well be a completely different region. They pulled random starters from other generations out of a hat, none of the cities or characters are there, the music and vibes are different, etc. If I wanted to play BOTW (which doesn't appeal to me, personally), I'd just spend $60 on the actual BOTW rather than the bargain bin version with a Pikachu coat of paint on it. I want my Sinnoh, the one I grew up with, to have the same treatment as the previous regions rather than just shoved off to a third party company like an afterthought. I don't even give a damn if they reused assets from Sword and Shield or the Gen 9 games they were already developing anyway just to save time.
I'm not saying they should've developed 3 games at the same time, that's utterly ridiculous. Hell, they shouldn't have worked on PLA and SV simultaneously and released them in the same year! I wouldn't mind a delayed Gen 4 remake if it meant it was at the same caliber as the other remakes.
"Should've bought PLA, sucks to suck." First off, PLA wasn't what I wanted in a Gen 4 game. At the time, I thought it'd be a better investment to buy the game that vaguely resembled the game I wanted rather than the game that wouldn't appeal to me. I got a 100-200 hours of gameplay in BDSP; PLA would be collecting dust like Sonic Forces and Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (2020). BDSP still feels like less of a waste, even if it definitely could've been better.
Stop being condescending; I'm not joining your cult.
Edit 2: Look, I think it's a shame people miss out on the wonderful gameplay, story, and characters in Scarlet and Violet. Do I blame anyone that hates SV or returned the game before they could truly experience it? No. So why do y'all feel the need to push a game that I've already said I don't like? I've seen the trailer before it released and watched reviews of the game post-release; I know enough about the game to know it's not for me.