@Ramon I never said the Pokemon formula should be changed, but the DS could have been utilised much much better with more buttons and the touch screen. Faster access to bag items and other stuff. The Mario Bros formula has changed slightly but constantly with each games and it succeeds, but when i played New Super Mario I started playing it with a craving for SMW so I guess thats why i couldnt get into it in the short time.
@Ωmega & L4ndo
Of course pokemon can be better without leaping to consoles. The GBA was capable of doing that but didnt. You telling me they couldnt put proper animated battles into the game instead of the same old flashing colors around still-image pokemon? The addition of 4 extra buttons couldnt be used to assign more items from your bag to? The touch screen could be used to better interact with your pokemon or at least display more info on them, change your party order on the fly etc..