Excerpt: Ready to transform into a Pokemon? These two brand-new games put you into the skin of one of 16 Pokemon as you play a twisting, turning adventure full of dungeons to explore. But that’s not all.
Pros: Living life as a Pokemon is fun; scenes between gameplay are gorgeous; WiFi lets you e-mail your pal for help.
Cons: Gameplay feels old and sometimes like the same thing over and over again; very little use of the touch screen; gameplay graphics are too small and aren’t nicely done.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game features plenty of combat by pitting the Pokemon on the player's team against various renegade Pokemon. Conflict isn't graphic, and the Pokemon retain well-known special moves from other Pokemon games, like Bulbasaur's Leech Seed move – so, a prior knowledge of...
Excerpt: I hope I'm a cute Pokemon! Please don't make me a Cydnaquil or a Chikorita! Pressing your finger to the DS touch screen and letting it read your "aura" causes just these types of anxieties, but luckily my personality quiz says I'm...lonely? Oh well, at least that makes me an adorable Mudkip!
Pros: Adorable Pokemon dungeon crawling, local and Wi-Fi rescue system
Excerpt: It would be very easy, and a little unfair, to just wade in and say that the two latest Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games - Explorers Of Time and Explorers Of Darkness - are almost identical to their predecessors, Red and Blue Rescue Team.