Gen 2 is my all time favorite. I liked that it was like a sequel where I could still kick it in Kanto and people like Lance showing up again. I loved the music and the gen starters for this game the best. It was a good blend of the first game with just enough of the new stuff. The later games felt like they just really went OUT there lol. I played them all and like em all enough sure, but I feel like they started kind of going against the world they established in the first 2. Hard to keep track of imo and the designs started going all over the place too. I, for example, don't understand (or like) how they designed Rhyperior after Rhydon.