On a plus side you can get johto pokemon in fire red.
I'll admit, i thought pretty much like you did... It's a cheap remake, the same old stuff i already own, another way of nintendo leaching money out of the people... but then im not sure what changed...
In a way, FR/LG are simple juiced up clones of R/B/Y (kinda like
huh).. but then... even though they are remakes.. they are great (as is
). They're are some changes, and some nice additions, like i said, you can find johto pokemon, in a new, never before seen area (the sevii islands) and there are even some funky mini-games! does anyone... other than me... play those...?
Either way... i wasnt sure about FR myself, but once i got my hands on it, and got playing it... i sunk in to my couch for about a week playing.
Though i do plan on getting emerald (i cant stay awake in colosseum), i like fire red, and maybe if you're anything like me, you will too
Besides... a gameshark would cost just as much as the game, so why not skip the cheating part and do things right? you'll probibly feel better in the end.
Or at the worst, you'll trade in the game for another