Ever since the debut of Pokemon Red and Blue back in 1998, the series has since gone through so many changes that have made the long-running monster-catching JRPG series better than ever. It’s been over 20 years and when you go and look back at Pokemon Red and Blue screenshots compared to Sword and Shield’s, it’s crazy to see all of the differences between the two but you can really see just how far the series has come.
Title Opening of Pokemon Sword (2019) vs Pokemon Red (1998)
Just from looking at the opening sequence of both games, you can tell just how much more advanced Pokemon Sword and Shield are. The opening shows off one of the gyms in the game and you can see the sky which is full of clouds!
And even the logo itself is much more appealing to the eye compared to the bleak look of Pokemon Blue.
The one thing that I do like about Pokemon Red and Blue though, is that if you stand idle at this screen, you can see a bunch of Pokemon slide in and out of Squirtle’s place, giving you a peek at what to expect in the Kanto region.