Look forward to the launch of Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon in winter 2015, continuing in the legacy of the exciting Pokémon Mystery Dungeon video games! With dungeon layouts that change every time you enter them, the fun never ends! Battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to save the world from a crisis in a tale of unprecedented scale.
You’ll get to pick one of 20 Pokémon to become your partner. With the Pokémon you choose, head out on a quest to encounter all 720 Pokémon, including Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. Set off on a grand adventure as you explore ever-changing Mystery Dungeons and connect with Pokémon to save the Pokémon world!.
This is a wonderful game for players of any age. I have been playing Mystery Dungeon games sunce they first came out. This one in particular has become my favorite. The story is absolutely amazing and the replay value is very high.
I definitely would reccomend this to a Pokemon fan, or a dungeon brawl fan. This game always has me coming back again and again. As a another note. The game is exceedingly long and will take some time to fully complete everything it has to offer.
If you like long games that take loads of comitment.
My opinion may be a bit biased considering the old edition of Pokémon Mystery dungeon (Explorers of Sky) is my all time favorite game, and while the graphics have been intensely heightened with 3d modeling and a whole new story has been introduced with the mystery dungeon concept still intact, I was honestly a little disappointed.
I mean this game and it’s story are pretty great and I had a lot of fun with it, but in comparison to the older versions (other than the graphic quality) everything was a bit lacking, almost none of the old charm carried over, the characters were very scripted and felt lifeless, the sense of adventure was lost with all the hand-holding the game does, there was no feeling of danger that the old game presented, and all together the game was over very quickly with nearly nothing to do post-game.
Being $40 when I bought it, I had a few regrets with this purchase. When doing a remake of a game, it is imperative to IMPROVE on the previous concepts, and while the game did add it’s own spin with mega evolution and newer generations of pokemon, it did nothing to recreate the immersive adventures, fond characters, or self accomplishment that it should have had.
I gave the game 3/5 instead of 2/5 because if it did, at least, have an interesting story.
Become a Pokmon. Save the Pokmon world. What if you woke up one day and you were a Pokmon? You can meet and recruit Pokmon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokmon world a safer placeand uncover your true purpose along the way.
As you recruit Pokmon these trusty teammates will need somewhere to stay so build rescue team camps to house manage and strengthen your Pokmon friends. Think hard about who is right for the job and how to approach each mysterious dungeon as you prepare a rescue team.
Youll move a single square at a time or use Auto mode to speed up movement until you engage other Pokmon in turn-based battlesbut dont forget about Pokmon strengths weaknesses and potential rare qualities! This version adds Mega Evolved Pokmon gorgeous watercolor-inspired graphics and more! Get comfortable in your Pokmon form theres a lot of work to do.
TL;DR nice remake of the original blue rescue team, worth a shot definetely. This is a remake of the very first Mystery Dungeon game: Red and Blue Rescue Team for the DS and GBA, and it does a very good job of retelling the story.
It takes about 25-30 hours to beat the game. It’s relatively easier than the orginal I’ll give it that, but you’ve obviously not played post game if you think it holds your hand throughout the entire time.
Post game is definitely difficult and can give you a challenge, but it does so in a way where it is optional so that it doesn’t scare off those who are new to the series. The artwork and design is charming.
The music has even more impact than before. They added new features such as Rare Qualities in replace of IQ which makes the game easier. ONLINE Rescue making things so much better when you want rescue or be rescued by an actual player! Which was never available like this before!, they had the password system but you can’t really use it unless you have a friend that owns/plays the game or you know a community that actively still plays (which in 2005/2006 wasn’t that big in a lot of places) So the fact that now you can rescue people via online is a huge step, because you can just check the requests as if they are on your daily bulletin.
Rescuing people online is also a great way to get more points for ranking up, you get rare items as rewards, AND you feel like a real rescue team for saving someone not just an NPC!.
This is a good games but, I have a slight problem with it. The way it controls. The environments are 3d and you can used the joystick to play the game don’t get me wrong but your locked in 8 directions of movement.
This wouldn’t be so bad if the base switch had an actual dpad but since your left with buttons its kinda funky to move around as is. But add the fact the dpad is in a TERRIBLE spot its kinda a headache to play in my option.
Like do you go with the controls what give your hand a bit of a cramp but you can get a better sense of the movement or do you go with the one that feels better on your hand but gives you (in my option) worse movement.
But besides the controls the game looks pretty and the story (to what I got up to) is really good. i just stopped playing because I don’t like how it controls and its a shame because i really wanna see how the story unfolds but i just don’t like the movement options so I’m stuck.
This game has caused nothing but anger and frustration in my house. My kids pooled their money to buy it, and now they both wish they could return it. The game is engineered to force each person to have their own Switch hardware, much like a DS.
The problem is that multiple Switch users are forced to share an island and compete for resources. Everything one user does affects all other users on the system, so essentially there is only one save file common to all users.
My daughter started the island and started building a village. She laid out a plan for what resources she needed and how to spend her in-game currency. My son waited patiently for his turn and started a “new” game under his profile and began harvesting/collecting resources, but soon discovered that he cannot build any houses or add to the village since it’s my daughter’s island.
Now that he has cut down trees and smashed up the big rocks on the island, she has to wait several days in real-time for them to respawn. Neither of them can progress right now. My daughter rarely plays the Switch, but she was so much looking forward to this game that she decided that the easiest way around the sharing issues was to use all of her savings to buy a Switch Lite.
We soon discovered that, unlike with other Switch games, Animal Crossing data cannot be moved to a new Switch! And we cannot make my son the owner of their island, so his progress will always be limited by a user profile that won’t get played anymore.
Both of my kids are proud of the progress they managed to make during the past week, and neither wants to start over, but it’s a lose-lose situation for everyone.
What if you woke up one day, and you were a Pokémon. You can meet and recruit Pokémon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious, changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokémon world a safer place.
and uncover your true purpose along the way. As you recruit Pokémon, these trusty teammates will need somewhere to stay, so build camps to house, manage, and strengthen your Pokémon friends. Think hard about who is right for the job and how to approach each mysterious dungeon as you prepare a rescue team.
You’ll move a single square at a time or use Auto mode to speed up movement until you engage other Pokémon in turn-based battles – but don’t forget about Pokémon strengths and weaknesses! This version adds gorgeous watercolor-inspired graphics, and more! Get comfortable in being a Pokémon, there’s a lot of work to do.
Simple game, but not bad – just a bit too drawn out and grindy. Gameplay mostly involves around entering a set of dungeons with other pokemon, delving on average 4-10 floors down to find a ‘lost pokemon’ or similar.
That process is mostly grinding and not very exciting. Upon doing this, you gain items and in-game money to further expand your access to pokemon and consumable items. The main charming element of this gameplay are the (still basic) cutscenes that follow a plotline surrounding the broken state of the world.
Talking pokemon can be entertaining, just know that the core is pretty monotonous. I’d recommend this only to specific friends.
It’s a nice relaxed, casual style of game. This is just for the pure Pokémon fan that can enjoy a different kind of adventure with the Pokémon they love. You control Pokémon and they can talk too each-other.
There isn’t anything stressful about it and it’s enjoyable at home or something quick to play on the go to make the time pass or get your mind off of things.
For years you’ve captured, traded and battled with them; now it’s time once again to become a Pokemon yourself! Join a guild and prepare for adventure as you return to a fantastic land untouched by humans.
Hundreds of Pokemon, randomly-generated dungeons, and online compatibility enhance strategic exploration and battles. Head out to explore long-lost dungeons, or hunt down criminal Pokemon – the choice is yours in this epic game.
Mystery Dungeon is the best game series ever; I see it on equal terms as the mainstream Pokemon games. Comparing it to Red/Blue Rescue Team, there has been great improvements in music, graphics, and plot, and puts Pokemon in a completely different perspective.
The ending is so sweet, it would definitely make gamers cry, and even after, there’s still post-ending events that lead up to shocking surprises. The only drawback? After defeating Darkrai, it gets a bit boring.
The only motivation is recruiting legendaries afterwards, and I greatly GREATLY miss Friend Areas from Red/Blue. Still, I always discuss this game with friends, draw fanart and write fanfiction for it for how much I love it.
It’s a definite must-have for diehard Pokemon fans. (How can you call yourself a fan without it???).
So I got this game from my step-brother because he said it was boreing and he didn’t like it. Well he was very wrong, because it was very fun. I never really liked pokemon but it was still very fun. I got caught playing it for hours.
He was shocked because I got so much farther in the game than him. Its cute because you take this little personality quiz in the begining and them you get to be the pokemon most compatible to you. And the game is fun even after the credits because it has extended little senarios and never ending missions( which is a good thing).
For years you’ve captured, traded and battled with them; it’s time once again to become a Pokémon yourself! Join a guild and prepare for adventure as you return to a fantastic land untouched by humans.
Hundreds of Pokémon, randomly-generated dungeons, and online compatibility enhance strategic exploration and battles. Head out to explore long-lost dungeons, or hunt down criminal Pokémon – the choice is yours in this epic game.
The Mystery Dungeon series is a franchise that’s been going on since the days of the Super NES just recently Sega released a remake of one of the original Mystery Dungeon games: Shiren the Wanderer. The latest version in the series is the second one Chunsoft has made for Nintendo, titled Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness.
The team created two versions of the same game, and more doesn’t necessarily mean better. This sequel isn’t much of a step up from the first game in the series, which wasn’t all that great to begin with.
Mystery Dungeon features a distinct gaming style: it’s all about randomly generated dungeons in a turn-based, real-time RPG hybrid design. The whole idea of Mystery Dungeon revolves around working your way through a series of multi-level dungeons, with each floor being generated on the fly when you get there.
What this means is, potentially, you’ll never see the same floor layout twice if you decide to enter the same dungeon multiple times, but since the dungeons are incredibly basic, tiled and angled layouts it’s not that huge of a deal.
And many times the dungeon generator will create a level that requires no exploration at all you’ll often find yourself placed in a room where you’re standing right next to the exit. For the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, players enter the world of Pokemon as a Pokemon itself.
The story revolves around discovering who turned you into a Pokemon and why. Just like in the original Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, your persona is decided at the start after you answer a series of questions about your personality.
Depending on how you answer the questions, you can end up as a Bulbasaur, Skitty, Piplup, or one of a dozen and a half Pokemon in the game. Once you’ve landed on a mysterious beach it doesn’t take long for another Pokemon to show up and join your team his appearance is to give your character someone to play off of, and to help out in battle.
This Pokemon partner is just as important as your own: if you let him perish in the game, it’s just as punishing as if you were the one that failed in the dungeon. Just like the original Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, the core gameplay of the sequel revolves around performing jobs that show up on the message board.
These jobs are usually rescues or delivery tasks that require players to enter the same dungeon over and over again. As you accomplish more tasks and knock them off the list, you’ll drive the story forward and learn more about the mysteries of Time, Darkness, and why there’s a team of jerk Pokemon trying to get in your way.
The game play was just as engaging as the first 2 games, Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team. The graphics are up to par with the ds, and seeing that now every pokemon has their own image when they talk instead of only the important ones makes it easier to get attached to using more pokemon so their expressions can be seen.
I’m sad to see the friend areas go from the first 2 games, as it was cute seeing the pokemon in your team in areas special just for them, and seeing how many of them were needed for a collection. However, the addition of eggs and pokemon wanting to join from side missions adds a whole new way to add to the team.
The story bonds you with your partner even more tightly than the first, and the ending to the main story. Good lord can whoever writes the stories for the mystery dungeon games bring out emotions.
I played my friend’s copy of this game a few years ago and even now I still think this is one of my favorite games. Compelling story (though sometimes the in-game text gets a bit long and distracting) but overall a really good game that you can sit down and binge.
If you have never played a mystery dungeon game (or are a seasoned player) I would recommend you buy this one! My favorite so far!.
One day, it suddenly became Pocket Monsters! In 2005, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance released the 『 Pocket Monsters Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team 』 as a single piece of software, and the Nintendo Switch brings back vivid colors.
The story of the main character himself becoming a Pocket Monsters to advance the story is kept as it is, the graphic has been renewed into a cute picture book touch, and the function of assisting the operation such as auto play has been added to make it easier to play.
One day, you suddenly become a Pocket Monsters. Together with the partners you met in the forest, you will become a “rescue team” to help the troubled Pocket Monsters while venturing into the mystery dungeon whose terrain changes each time you enter.
While working together with your partners and fellow Pocket Monsters to rescue, you will know the real reason why you have become a Pocket Monsters and have come to this world.
In the beginning of the game, players answer a series of questions to help them decide which Pokmon to play as. The role-playing adventure involves befriending other Pokmon and exploring randomly generated dungeons where enemies and treasure await.
As is tradition for Pokmon handheld games, Pokmon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness is released alongside a companion game, Pokmon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, which features the same basic story and gameplay with slightly different character choices and quests.
Two DS Mystery Dungeon Explorers players can team up through a wireless connection, to trade, text chat, and complete rescue missions together.
Discover the incredible 3D world of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity for the Nintendo 3DS, where Pokemon speak and amazing adventures are always nearby! What’s more, you will become a Pokemon yourself! You’ll meet all kinds of Pokemon throughout the game, both in the towns you’ll visit and the Mystery Dungeons you’ll explore.
Infinite Mystery Dungeons await you and your Pokemon friends on your quest to stop the forces that threaten Pokemon Paradise! Features:Explore the infinite possibilities of Mystery Dungeons as they come to life with vibrant 3D graphics and detailed environments! Become a Pokemon and travel through a fantastic land inhabited only by other Pokemon! Enlist their help as you build Pokemon Paradise! Play as Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig, or Axew, and talk with other Pokemon! Theres a new adventure around every corner as you battle and befriend Pokemon, collect treasure, and explore Mystery Dungeons that change each time you enter! Use the Nintendo 3DS Camera to discover Magnagates in the real world that lead to new Mystery Dungeons! Play with up to 3 other people and explore Mystery Dungeons together in Companion Mode!.
The product arrived on time and was exactly as advertised. I have played all the other Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games, and although I am not close to being done with this one, it is very different. Many consider it to be the worst installment in the PMD series, and I can see where that opinion comes from.
That being said, the game’s not bad! They definitely tried some different mechanics with the dungeons and I think that’s cool. My only real complaint about the game so far is that it starts off very slow and there is a lot of un-skippable dialogue that takes a while to get through.
I appreciate how they tried new things in this game, even if not all of those new things ended up being well-received. Glad I didnt pay full price for this game when it was new, because it would have been a disappointment for $40, but buying it for a much lower price online is a good value.
First of all, if you enjoyed any of the previous titles (Red/Blue Rescue – Explorers of Sky/Darkness/Time), you will enjoy this game. The storyline starts out as it did in the previous games – you’re human that’s turned into a Pokémon.
I felt that the plot in this game wasn’t as strong as it was in the Explorers games, yet it is still enjoyable to play. There are a few twists along the way, and also a few memorable characters too. This game gets rid of some crucial elements from the old games, such as the Hunger feature.
This gave the game a sense of realism that is now missing, yet it would certainly make the game more enjoyable for the younger audience. Another bad point about this game is that you are truly restricted with the Pokémon you can get.
There are a few from each Generation before the fifth (literally 3 or 4), and you can’t even get all of the Unova Pokémon! I also felt that there was a lack in dungeons. It is true that there are DLC dungeons coming out.
However, there are only 12 of these, and these don’t introduce many more Pokémon. This game also lacked the Legendary Pokémon bossess from the previous games, with only a few. However, this game introduces a number of new features.
The first is the Magnagate feature, allowing you to use your 3DS’s camera to scan round objects to find new dungeons, which I suppose makes up for the lack of Dungeons in game. However, a mistake they made is that you are given random Pokémon to enter these dungeons with, not ones that are in your team.
This was disappointing, but the feature is still enjoyable. Also introduced in this game is the Pokémon Paradise. This is an addictive feature which allows you to find building materials from completing Dungeons, and using them to build your ultimate Paradise.
In conclusion, I believe that this game is a great addition to the Mystery Dungeon series, but is aimed at a younger audience then the previous titles. Because of this, they have dumbed down the game a lot.
I would still recommend purchasing this title, as I have throughly enjoyed playing it!.
The graphics are really good, the colours are bright, and the story is engaging. There is a lot of dialogue, but it’s usually put in as blocks(-) of it, so it’s not as big of an issue. You get to pick which pokemon you want to be as well as your partner, but you can only choose between the five on the cover (sitting just behind the logo).
There are plenty of new features introduced, such as building your own shops, and the Magnagate feature in the main menu, where you can go to a random dungeon with the pokemon you didn’t pick as either yourself or your partner.
Personally, I thoroughly enjoy this game, and can’t wait to beat it. It might not be for everyone, but there is a downloadable demo available through the Nintendo Shop on the 3DS. The gameplay in the Demo is about an hour long, depending on how long it takes to get through a couple of dungeons, and if you decide to get the game, you can choose to pick up where you left off in the demo, or start again.
My game arrived well on time as well, as usual, so I was really pleased about that too.
One day the player awakens to find that he or she has been turned into a Pokémon. The land is being ravaged by natural disasters so the player decides to form a rescue team with a partner Pokémon. The player can interact with many different Pokémon on various missions while trying to uncover their true purpose and destiny.
An engrossing story of adventure, redemption and, most of all, friendship. Players form a rescue team with a Pokémon friend, accept various missions and try to help Pokémon in trouble. They go into many dungeons and strategically make their way through many floors.
The layout of the dungeons is randomly generated, so they present a different challenge every time. Strategy and thinking are the keys to clearing the dungeons and completing the missions.
Game functions perfectly. Cartridge didn’t even look cosmetically flawed which is what I bought so that was a nice surprise. The package was thoughtfully cushioned and it arrived within the estimated time safely.
Yeah, just love the game and this site is so sweet. Thanks so much :).
The game came in absolutely spectacular condition and looked nearly brand new. This series is a thrilling side game with a surprisingly dark storyline. The character development is unparalleled in my opinion, and this installment in the series truly solidified my love in the series.
I would highly recommend this game to anyone who likes adventure, puzzle, or action turn based rpg games. Truly an amazing game series.
I had this game when I was younger and it was stolen, along with my DS, Advance SP, and all my games. Slowly, I’ve been trying to get what I’d lost back. Stumbled on this website by chance, and I love it.
The game though it said ‘used’ looked brand new. It works like a charm too. Awesome.
The main character, who has become a child of Pocket Monsters, and his partner go to schools in “Omaya Village” and spend every day happily dreaming. One day, the main characters, who have found a stone Pocket Monsters, join the “Pocket Monsters Expedition” and set out for adventure.
It’s a spectacular story. The number of dungeons is the highest in the series! Let’s travel around the world!.
The Game is amazing, just what I always wanted from a Mystery Dungeon, a shame it took SO long to get past all the tutorials at the beginning. I would have loved to see the story begin sooner. Apart from that, the music, overall is stunning as usual but lacked the “magic” that previous Mystery Dungeons had, such as Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team.
Gameplay is fun and varied as usual, leading to a very fun experience. Personally I found the challenge a bit too hard until I found a Pokemon that was 40 levels higher than me and just used that one constantly.
So I guess that could be seen as a bit of an overlook. Overall, a much better installment since the last ones, but still lacking the magic those old ones had. I don’t regret buying it though, and would recomend to other people.
I bought this game for my little brother and he is hooked. I have it myself and it’s as good as it’s always been and the replay value is very high. Lots of content and things to explore and find. I also have to give major credit to the seller.
Very friendly when there was an issue going on, and kept me informed of every issue and detail about the package. I was very impressed. Well worth the time and money.
Explore the Mystery Dungeons near Aslarga, a small village far away in the mountains, at your own risk in Etrian Mystery Dungeon! Containing classic Etrian Odyssey environments and role-playing elements, Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a dungeon-style adventure like no other.
Meet with different adventurers and pick a four-person party of the best fighters. Enjoy moving their skills up to 10 class levels as you face monsters in turn-based action combat and discover the great rewards, including equipment and loot, waiting in the seemingly infinite and varied dungeons.
As the game progresses, return to Aslarga as often as needed to heal your party, form rescue teams, re-supply and sell the items that you have won!.
So you played and enjoyed some Mystery Dungeon game (like Pokemon, or Izuna, or some other), but for some reason, you thought it wasn’t really that good. Too many limitations, like being stuck to one party leader, the lack of diverse equipment customization, the stupid endless trek of ninety-nine floors in one go with stairs only going one way, the sheer stupidity of the AI.
Well, EMD has three out of four of those fixed! (The AI being your own damn fault if you toggle their skills wrong. ) Etrian Mystery Dungeon keeps the spirit of the original EO series, allowing you to create your own characters (albeit limited compared to the mainstream games) and set off to explore the mystery dungeons of Aslarga at your own pace.
Playing defensively and patiently- Bring a Protector to take the brunt of the damage and a Sovereign to keep them alive. Playing aggressively- Fill up your team with Runemasters and Gunners. Do you want to solo the entire game- I don’t really know why you’d want to do that, but I’m pretty sure you can.
Somehow. Great, immersive game, albeit somewhat short if you’re the type not to take things slowly. As with all in the classic EO series, would not recommend for those without their own creativity.
I loved this game so much it was on eBay one hour after I started playing it. What’s right with it is more the point. I bought this as it is done by SpikeChunsoft,great DEVS that bought you the 999,and Virtues last reward games, they were great, BUT This is a total waste of time avoid.
What I suggest is the game I bought before this one, called Etrian Odyssey 2, untold story of the Fafnir Knight, NOW THAT IS FREAKING AWESOME,THAT I SUGGEST YOU BUY AND AVOID This pile of dog refuse.
Great music by Yuzo Yoshiro, lots of build and team composition options, charming enemies, some really great bosses, and plenty of content to keep you busy for ages. I don’t know what else you’d want if you like Roguelike games.
Take on the role of a Pokémon Trainer and uncover new tales, and unravel the mystery behind the two forms reminiscent of the Legendary Pokémon. With new story additions and features this earns Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon the name “Ultra!” Another adventure is about to begin! New Pokémon forms have been discovered in the Aloha region inPokémon Ultra SunandPokémon Ultra Moon! These forms are reminiscent of the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma, first revealed inPokémon SunandPokémon Moon.
Head out on an epic journey as you solve the mystery behind these fascinating Pokémon! In this expanded adventure, get ready to explore more of the Alola region, catch more amazing Pokémon, and battle more formidable foes in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon!.
This is legit. I’ve been a Pokmon player since Red/Blue as a kid and now being 25 years older with a child of my own it’s been hard to keep up on some of the rare event mons. This was perfect. I don’t have tons of time to play these days but was really pumped to be able to finally have Volcanion (along with a number of other shiny legendaries that I missed Gamestop codes for).
I even transfered some over to Pokmon Shield – although I won’t be using any for competitive play, it’s so easy to get good IV’s from eggs that having a solid base is more than enough. Have had no issues with transferring Pokmon Bank or Home.
Thank you!!! P. S. It arrived super fast, even with the Corona Virus pandemic going on. Extra thank you!.
is a good addition to anyone’s gaming collection. The game takes place in the same set of islands from pokémon moon/sun. The game initially begins just like pokémon moon does, but once you established the main characters and the basics, that’s where the similarities end.
I assure you, the stories for moon and ultra moon are indeed different from one another. The game is well developed, in my opinion. There’s a lot you can do before and after you beat the game and so there’s a lot of game play.
All of your favourite Alohlan pokemon are present, plus a lot of new additions. Fly with Charizard, compete in the trainer island challenge or try to catch’em all, this game is cram packed with pokémon adventure and fun.
If you like the pokémon franchise, you will like this game.
Exactly as described. Any avid Pokmon player should have one of these. Ive never been able to complete a full dex and missed a lot of event pokemon, this literally has every Pokmon with proper natures and a lot of Pokmon holding items.
Maxed out PP movesets and perfect IVs. Could go on and on. Again overly impressed and happy, phenomenal product. Will be buying again for the shiny collection. Cheers.
Begin your adventure in the Galar region AND discover newly-added areas, The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, with the Pokémon Sword + Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass! This bundle includes both the base Pokémon Sword game and the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass, which gives you access to two new areas, newly discovered Pokémon, and stories of growth and exploration! Begin your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer by choosing one of three partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble.
Then embark on a journey in the Galar region, where you’ll challenge the troublemakers of Team Yell, while unraveling the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazen. Continue your Pokémon Sword adventure in The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, two new areas to explore that will be added to the Galar region as part of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass! Game Features Begin your adventure in the Galar region AND discover newly-added areas, The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, with the Pokémon Sword + Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass! This bundle includes both the base Pokémon Sword game and the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass You’ll get access to two new areas, newly discovered Pokémon, and stories of growth and exploration!.
To start with, I’m not a long-time Pokemon fan by any means. I didn’t play my first one until a few years ago, so I don’t have any nostalgic or fond memories of playing the games or watching the show as a kid.
This game really embodies a lot of what I’ve come to know about the series, the good and the bad. There are things it does excellently, and there are things that I think really needed some reworking at best.
Gameplay: For the most part, the gameplay is standard Pokemon. You run around capturing monsters and battling trainers, with the goal of eventually becoming strong enough to be crowned as the Pokemon Champion – the most powerful Pokemon trainer in the region.
It’s honestly a lot more fun than I’d expected as a gameplay loop, and if you’re looking for that, you’ll definitely get it with this game. Now there are some things that are different between this game and the previous entries in the series.
To start with, tall grass behaves a little differently than you might be used to. Rather than having completely random encounters in it, you’ll see Pokemon spawn, and you can choose to engage with them, or try to avoid them.
This makes it so that you don’t have to deal with an obnoxious amount of battles when you’re just trying to get to the next story area. Some of the Pokemon will chase you for quite a ways if they notice you, some will approach and stop at a certain distance, and some are so ridiculously fast that you have no chance of getting away if they notice you.
I think it’s a great way of giving more control to the player, and I utilized it quite a bit as I played. If you’ve ever played Dragon Quest XI or Final Fantasy XIII, the random encounters often behave like they do in that game.
I should mention that there are still encounters in the grass that are a little harder to avoid – an exclamation point will appear and the grass will rustle, but you won’t see a Pokemon. Those are random encounters that are still avoidable, but it’s a little harder to do so.
Another new thing about the game is what they call Dynamaxing. Essentially, you or your opponent’s Pokemon (only a singular one) will grow really big. and that’s kind of it. The attacks don’t really do a whole lot more damage than normal ones, and most of the Pokemon in the game do not change their design at all when they do this.
There are a select few that actually have a design change when they Dynamax – in that case it’s referred to as Gigantamaxing – but personally, I never had any in my party that could do this at any point.
Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing is only possible in select battles, however. Most gym battles and a few story battles allow it, but otherwise you’re not going to encounter it very often. I expected it to be an annoying mechanic to deal with, and it kind of is, if only because it doesn’t really change anything you’re doing as much as you’d expect for how long each dynamax animation is.
By the way, it only lasts 3 turns, which I understand, but at the same time it makes it even less of a challenge or threat to deal with when you encounter it. There are a lot of quality of life improvements from previous entries here.
For example, you don’t need to go to a Pokemon center to access your box. You can swap Pokemon from your box to your party and back from the regular menu, and it’s extremely helpful. You don’t need to go into the key items menu or make a shortcut to use your bike – you just press a certain button once you have it.
You don’t need to teach Pokemon TMs or HMs at all to navigate the area – most of those sorts of things have been streamlined in some way, which I have mixed feelings about, to be honest. Pokemon Centers are home to the nurse (of course), the PokeMart, and an NPC who will do anything from name rating to move forgetting, all in one location.
It’s really convenient and I have no qualms with it. In terms of building friendship with Pokemon, the main way to accomplish that this time around is by going camping. In most of the overworld, you can set up camp.
Your party of Pokemon will be out, strolling around the campsite, interacting with each other, getting stuck on an invisible wall for no apparent reason. You can cook curry for them, using berries and various ingredients you’ll find throughout the game.
It can restore HP, grant experience, increase friendship levels, and if it’s REALLY high quality it can remove all negative status effects, including fainting. It’s annoying because it’s difficult to tell whether or not you’re doing a good job during the cooking minigame, and for a consistent experience I’d recommend using the button inputs to do the game rather than using the motion controls – they will cause issues more often than not.
You can also play with your Pokemon – you can play fetch, have them attack a toy (when you have a 7 foot tall Pangoro attacking you in first person, it’s a little terrifying) and you can also chat with them.
There are a LOT of glitches with this system – Pokemon will get stuck on nothing, they’ll get stuck on each other for amusingly long periods of time, they will pick up a fetch toy and then just not bring it back ever, they’ll get stuck in loops where they stand there doing the same animation and making the same noise for 10 straight minutes, it’s honestly pretty hilarious, and I got a lot of entertainment out of it.
I think this is the best they’ve done with making you as a player feel like you’re connecting with them – rather than only having the option to forcibly feed them dozens of treats, you can actually play with them and I think it’s really cute.
Overall, the gameplay is standard Pokemon with some QoL improvements and a new gimmick that feels a little bit half baked. It’s a lot of fun, and aside from Dynamaxing being underwhelming, I have nothing to complain about.
Story: You know that thing in every other Pokemon game, where the apocalypse is actively occurring as an unbelievably powerful creature destroys time and bends space, and then everyone tells a 10 year old that the fate of the universe lies on the shoulders of them and their pets? It’s something that’s always kind of bothered me.
But it doesn’t really happen here for the most part. Of course it happens a little, but without spoiling it, it ends up being saved until the very last moment and it’s actually explained pretty logically.
I really liked this change because I always thought it was weird that nobody else in the region could handle the situation or even attempt to control it. The rival is extremely annoying in my opinion.
There comes a point where, basically, your dinner plans get cancelled and then you and a whole group of people decide to storm a private corporate headquarters as a result. No, I’m not joking, and no, it doesn’t make any sense in context either.
It’s a major plot turning point and it’s frustratingly bad. I wasn’t expecting anything profound, but. really? It’s like they had two halves of a story and didn’t know how to connect them together so they just had an AI write the connection and called it a day.
It’s acceptable at the lowest possible standard. I’ve experienced worse stories in games, but this one was aggressively mediocre, even compared to most other Pokemon games. General Stuff: The online in this game ranges from being okay but badly implemented, to being outright broken and barely useable.
If you want to join a Dynamax raid, good luck. It will show one is available to join, you’ll try to join it and it will give you some vague error that doesn’t tell you what’s actually going on – most of the time, it means the raid party was already full.
If you start one and hope people join you, good luck there too. You’ll be waiting for 2 and a half minutes for nobody to join the raid half a dozen times before you get a single person to join you. You can technically play without real players – they’ll add NPCs to fill the missing slots – but the NPCs are worthless.
They never bring effective Pokemon (they will sometimes even bring a useless Magikarp), if they DO have an effective Pokemon they will almost never use a move that actually does damage, they’ll just buff their stats literally every turn without attacking until the raid ends.
You might think it’s a bad AI, but there are a number of battles in the game where the AI is very clearly well designed – it will not hesitate to one shot your whole team and it will always find a way to win in a war of attrition – so that’s no excuse.
In my opinion, there is no real post game. There’s a small story bit that lasts maybe an hour and a half, there is a battle tower, but aside from that you’ve got nothing. There are no difficult, new, or interesting dungeons to explore.
There are no areas where you can use a TM/HM you didn’t have before to explore a new section, that aspect is just. not here. There are only a grand total of 3 legendary Pokemon in the base game. One you catch for the story, one you catch in the post-game story section, and one you are literally handed at the battle tower for no reason.
That’s it. It’s. disappointing. Especially since you can catch nearly all legendary Pokemon if you buy the $30 DLC. Conclusion: It’s not bad. It’s pretty par for the course with a few things that are different from the normal formula – the issue is that for every good thing they bring, there is a catch somewhere, or there is something else that brings the experience down.
If you like Pokemon, it’s worth a play. If you don’t like Pokemon, this isn’t likely to change your mind. If you’ve never played Pokemon, this is as good a place as any to give it a try. I would rather rate it 3.
5 stars, but half stars aren’t possible, and I didn’t think it deserved to be rounded up, to be honest.
Initially I thought this game wouldn’t be worth purchasing because upon looking at the game and the details provided, it seemed to be severely lacking for a Pokemon console game. It came off as a game that was meant to be on the 3DS, but ended up getting ported to the Switch.
I also kept asking myself where is the justification for the increase in price? After waiting almost a year I finally gave in to my craving to play a Pokemon game, and I am glad that I ended up purchasing this because despite this not being the Pokemon game fans have wanted on a console, the game is very fun.
The visuals can sometimes look rough in some areas, but overall it looks good and I’m having a balst doing max raids. It is unfortunate that all Pokemon are not included in this title but there is a good amount to make anyone happy.
There is DLC that adds new locations and quite a few Pokemon, so that may be something else you may want to purchase, although not necessary. Ultimately, this is the most fun I have had with a Pokemon game in a while.
Loved the game! Only concern is, just four things. I found it quite out of place to suddenly introduce the villain of the game towards the very end of the game. It’s much more fun when the villain has already appeared ages ago in the game and the player strives to beat them throughout the journey, alongside a group of lackeys that stop you with an actual evil goal — different to Team Yell since they didn’t exactly have a very “evil” goal.
The post-game story is usually what I am excited and satisfied with after beating the main story, but this time it was not exactly satisfying as it usually was for me. Long-time fans in particular usually look forward to seeing the Looker in the game and it was disappointing to not see him again.
Apart from that in particular, the post game story was too short and could have used some more activities and a storyline that emotionally pulls the player in — I didn’t really feel that when I was playing and trying to beat the two villains in the Post-Game story.
As well as that, it would have been nice to see an introduction of a new character to aid you in the Post game story or a character (that has some loveable traits) who you go up against (rather than the two we got, as to be honest, their designs were.
not likeable. and their personalities weren’t so unique. )And finally, it would have been nice to have had more extras after beating the main story and the post-game story — mainly with npc interactions as many players do enjoy interacting with NPCs after beating the game and completing their various given tasks or talking to them about something interesting.
We did get this in the game but not so much that would have been more fun. And the last thing is — I’d LOVE to be able to bring out my Pokémon out of the ball again, it was an enjoyable feature in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, as well as in Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee — it seems to realistically bring one closer with their Pokémon partner.
The Camp feature was fun but this is something I’d like to see making a comeback. Overall though, apart from these, I loved the game, the characters and the gameplay. Only thing is after the Dex Cut, lots more things could have been included that would have perfected the game.
Far off in the mountains, the small village Aslarga becomes a hub for adventurers looking for fame and fortune from the Mystery Dungeons. But dire challenges await even the most stalwart adventurers in Etrian Mystery Dungeon, a turn-based action RPG rogue like developed by ATLUS and Spike Chunsoft.
The Nintendo 3DS exclusive mixes Etrian Odyssey’s vast RPG party and skill customization aspects, and Mystery Dungeon’s infinitely random dungeon adventures. There’s no hand-holding in Etrian Mystery Dungeon.
The action/turn based combat means that battling monsters is not just about using the right skills, but becomes an elegant Pas de Quatre of strategic positioning. Players form their parties with familiar Etrian Odyssey classes, such as Landsknecht and Runemaster, customize individuals using Etrian-style skill trees, and then take up to four members into the dungeons.
Always randomized with various levels and paths, the dungeons require plenty of exploration, not to mention the incredible loot rewards — just be wary of what waits among the deepest depths.
You simply need to tame them all. Bring Pikachu and your favourite pokemon in to the mysterious dungeons. One of the most remarkable features in this RPG is that all dungeons are randomly generated. The layout of the floors, the locations of the treasure chests and the resident monsters change upon your every entry.
Your goal is to reach the deepest floor in the dungeon. However, traps and foes are standing in your way. Use the skills you have learned in the Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 to defeat the stray pokemon inside to recruit them into your stable.
So wake up in this new world, discover that you have turned into a Pokemon. Pair up with another friendly pokemon and off you go on an adventure.
Pokémon mystery dungeon is not only a Pokémon collection game but a sort of Dungeon crawling game with elements similar to Rogue-lites and Diablo 1. Well that’s w weird combo but it works, definitely full of hours of fun and work sinking your time into if you like dungeon crawling story based games with monster collecting.
This game is a part of a series of dungeon crawling games in japan that isn’t just Pokémon but has other series too like dragon quest and final fantasy. So also look for those titles if you enjoy this.
I’m so pleased I managed to get this game at such a good price. No problems with it at all, it works fine and is keeping me entertained. I love the strategic style of gameplay and how each time you play the adventures are always different.
A must for any Pokemon fan. The game arrived neatly packaged too.
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