Night can outbalance day
Until Sword and Shield came out I shared your preference for 2D. The aesthetic of the Sevii Islands was my favourite. I had reservations about what the early DS games looked like, and then I didn't play the later ones. But I feel that with SwSh the charm of the environments has finally matched the old games.Oh, sure haha. Yeah, you can definitely have those things in 3D games. I just liked the aesthetic in the 2D games; less definition/detail made it easier for me to feel like the world was full of possibilities and that I could daydream/imagine to fill in the blanks.