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Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

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Impression: Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

RPGamer
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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Still catching Pokemon, just this time to solve puzzles.

Common Sense Media
11 May 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.
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Overall 7
6.8
Graphics 7
7.4
Sound 8
7.8
Control 8
7.8
Addiction 6
6.0

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Review

Cheat Code Central
29 January 2009
Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Kidzworld
25 January 2009
  • Excerpt: The next adventure in the Pokemon Ranger series is here and it's up to you to make it to the top and become a Top Ranger. Will you be the next player to make it to the top?
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 6
6.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 6
6.0

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Nintendo World Report
28 December 2008
  • Summary: Pokémaniacs, get ready for another go-round with this swirling spinoff series—just don't expect anything markedly different.
  • Pros: Boss-type captures are challenging and fun, Brings the Pokémon world to life more fully than mainline games, Still an appealing concept
  • Cons: Lack of variety and originality, Very slow and protracted introduction
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
7.5

Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Game Boyz
26 December 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 5
5.0

Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

GamesRadar
4 December 2008
  • Pros: Being back in the Poke-world, Collecting pokemon, even temporarily, The Friendship meter
  • Cons: Too simple and similar to last game, Gets boring fast, Lame plot and bonus pokemon
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Overall 8
7.5

Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Review

GameSpot
2 December 2008
  • Summary: Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia improves upon its predecessor just enough to make it a fun, solid addition to the spin-off series.
  • Pros: Distinctive and slightly improved touch-screen controls, Slightly deeper than its predecessor, Lengthy but briskly paced adventure
  • Cons: Pokemon cries still sound 8-bit, Lack of quest queuing can be slightly irritating
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Overall 7
7.0

Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (DS)

The Review Busters
1 December 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
7.9
Gameplay 8
7.7
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.1
Longevity 8
8.0

Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

NowGamer
21 November 2008
  • Summary: It's time to put your Rangers skills to the test in a brand new setting...
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