Reviews and Problems with Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
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Impression: Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
15 April 2010
Excerpt: If there was one game I didn't expect to play at Nintendo's Fall Press Event last week, it was Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia . Not only because I haven't kept up on the series much since Diamond and Pearl , but I also managed to somehow skip over every mention of its existence. Whoops! "Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia looks to offer more action-based, puzzle-solving fun than you can shake a stylus at...
Still catching Pokemon, just this time to solve puzzles.
Common Sense Media
5 April 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this Pokemon game de-emphasizes combat in favor of "befriending" Pokemon and capturing them for a short time so that they can help players solve environment-based puzzles. Players capture wild Pokemon by drawing circles around them with the stylus, but can also use other Pokemon to stun the target Pokemon. Some of the capture techniques include using electricity to shock the Pokemon.
Excerpt: In Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, you once again play as a Pokemon Ranger working to help people, Pokemon, and nature in general. These duties take place in a new area called the Almia Region. Starting out as a Student Ranger, you quickly earn the title of a full-fledged Pokemon Ranger. As you succeed in more and more missions, you will aspire to become the highest Ranger rank: Top Ranger. Along the way you meet and capture all kinds of different Pokemon.
Conclusion: With the little enhancements made in Shadows of Almia it is still a good game. I still prefer the regular Pokemon games; the Ranger series is just way too easy after awhile. Certain aspects of the game feel like a chore, which is why I can only recommend this to Pokemon fans. Newcomers to the series might want to hold off a little longer.