I just have to say that the new character designs for just about everybody look absolutely...horrible
I was seriously hoping for Brendan and May to get the same outfits as before. I liked their Emerald look the best. I guess I should have expected there to be some changes made, but...now Brendan is wearing a wetsuit or something and May has that ridiculous looking bow. One of the main reasons I liked R/S/E so much was that it was the first time they gave the female player character an outfit that wasn't so stereotypically girly. Seriously, would it have been so much trouble just to let May keep her bandana? D: I mean, I guess the new outfits make sense with Hoenn's tropical climate but still...well, let's just hope that there will be clothing shops.
The Team Magma and Team Aqua grunts look relatively the same, which is good. It's kind of cool that Team Aqua looks even more pirate-y. But now Maxie looks like a nerdy professor, not the wicked guy who says 'fufufu'.
And DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON TABITHA D:
...At least we have a Grass/Dragon type now.
EDIT: Official trailer now released, and I must say everything looks loads better in-game. I feel much better now! HOENN FOREVER.