The only thing it did right was the fair amount of side shit/exploration to do, Pokéstar Studios, and the PWT. all three of which still could've been better but they were done better than not.
Everything else about it was dumbed down, missing, or done shittily.>2.5D
Shitty compared to that of Gen 4 which introduced it and only made you wish you could move the camera which you STILL can't do despite the graphicfag pandering from a company not equipped to do 3D for a series that looked better in 2D anyway. Should've left it to the side series to do anything beyond the 2.5D. Especially since they've already stated no more games like Colosseum will come to exist because the main series is now 3D and they don't want more than one in the RPG genre in 3D so anyone who wanted something else is now shit out of luck thanks to the main series taking that slot.>musicals
Shitty versions of Contests introduced in Gen 3 and expanded upon in Gen 4.>Frontier
Hahahahahahahahahahahahah. Nope. Just the stupid battle Tower clone, even in the follow ups.>seasons
Hope you like waiting up to three fucking months to do shit when 99% of you won't be playing past the first one meaning weeks would've been more reasonable. Oh, want to reset the clock so you don't have to pointlessly wait? Now you're locked out from daily events for 24:00:01 - 47:59:59 depending upon what you set the time to because fuck you (which, to be fair, was implemented in Gen 4 but the point stands it makes the wait unreasonable and there was nothing in Gen 4 that you needed to wait 3 months for because it was a weekly schedule like the seasons should've been).
Also, hope you like almost never being able to properly get the seasonal formes we've intriduced if you start playing later when we fucking remove the idea because this is just the beginning of removing features for no reason...