>Same drab, lifeless 3D models reused across all three new generations. Colorful sprites crafted with love and full of life each gen, gone.
>Boring attack effects, visually and audio-wise
>Lazy new generations, XY only having 72 new Pokemon
>Nonexistent postgame content
>Unwanted changes to gameplay such as how you can't fish normally as you would in the old games
>Music arguably not as good, albeit better quality
>Frame drops(in horde battles for example)
>LOTS of handholding and annoying forced cutscenes that are drawn out way longer than they ever were in gens 1-5. Sense of actual adventure removed.
>Difficulty significantly decreased. It's easier than ever to just plow through the game now-The difference between S&M and say, Emerald, difficulty-wise, is staggering.
>Mega evolutions as well as min-maxed, 255 base attack/speed, 5 base defense mons destroying the OU meta and making competitive less and less fun to participate in each passing generation
Why do Pokemon fans continue to purchase the new generations and fund the perpetuation of obligatory, uninspired and watered down games?