Finally the overall length and vastness of the game made it very addicting. It could take you anywhere from 50 to 70 hours just to finish the main story. And to me this was the first game I ever got into that had a large country like setting to go on an adventure in. Beyond these aspects you still had many hours left to collect the 151 monsters, battle friends and do many other things.
Even though Pokémon Blue Version had seemingly simple tasks like collecting, this game was a very addictive and notable in my life. And though it was not the first game I had ever played, Pokémon Blue Version definitely helped make me into the gamer I am today.