Summary: A good spinoff game. In fact, this may be my favorite of the spinoffs yet. The gameplay in this game is more similar to Fire Emblem than Pokémon. I was disappointed that Pokémon could learn only one attack, and there is only about 150 of the Pokémon in the games, all from Gens 1-5. If you like strategy RPG's and Pokémon, you will find this game enjoyable.
Summary: I wanted the game because I love anything and everything pokemon and I am a fan of almost all of the spin off games. Pros: It's a fun game. I enjoyed the tactics and JRPG style of the game. I haven't really played a lot of JRPGs and it was a good way to get my feet wet. It was colorful and the stages were interesting. It was a refreshing change from the other main series games. I also got my order faster than expected so there's another bonus.
Summary: It's a fun enough strategy game, as the other reviewers have said. But it could have been so much better! The game suffers from an overload of mechanics. Here's what I ignored on my play-through... - Gold. It doesn't matter because nothing of importance costs any gold. - Items. You're going to randomly pick up items that are good enough to win with. No need to buy any or manage them. - Energy.
Summary: My son loves Pokemon!! We ended up not receiving this game through Amazon because of shipping snafu so we bought from a local store. It definitely held his attention for several days but he finished it way too fast in my opinion.
Summary: if you're a fan of pokemon and the games you'll be pleasantly surprised with this spinoff. It's a good yet awkward spin off you never saw coming. It's a neat addition to the series which has you do these turn based battles on game board like stages. It's pretty creative and cool to rest from the main series games. The negatives include not being able to catch very many pokemon besides the unova region ones and a few old ones.
Summary: Though the game had great gameplay, it was made a bit repetitive after the dozens of hours long post-game missions that stand between the player and the more interesting final missions. If you are a fan of pokemon and strategy games then this is a game worth buying. It changes up the traditional pokemon formula to make a better game with characters that show a surprising amount of depth.