The game is fun but to anyone wanting a Manaphy....
17 January 2014
Summary: DON"T BUY USED! I bought it specifically for getting a legit Manaphy but someone already beat the game with Ranger Net unlocked and OMG the Manaphy Mission was already done with the egg taken!
Summary: I just got a DS recently so all of these stylus games are new to me. I think because of that I enjoyed this game...otherwise I think I would have found the gameplay quite repetitive. I thought the storyline was cute and great for pokemon fans. The one gripe I have is difficulty. This game seems to be targeted towards smaller children but I honestly had a hard time beating the game myself.
Summary: I bought the Pokemon Ranger game so my son could get a "secret" pokemon to add to his collection on his game. The bad news about buying a used game is you can not get the secret pokemon after the game has already been played. He was very disappointed and found the game boring.
Summary: ...but for 15, it is. And yeah, Amazon has cut the price, so you can get it for that much! Pokemon Ranger is a bit different from the other Pokemon games in the series (to be expected). The DS-style gameplay is a refreshing change from the capture-style used in other games (such as Pokemon R,B,Y,G,S,Ru,Sa,Em,FR,LG,D,P,(!!!)), although it can get old.
Summary: Pokemon Ranger is another spinoff for the Pokemon Franchise. This might be good for hardcore Pokemon fans but for many gamers, spin offs are usually not a good thing (as we saw with the Mystery Dungeon games) but every now and then they do turn out to be pretty well done (as we saw with Final Fantasy Tactics). Pokemon Ranger falls somewhere in between. The gameplay is certainly interesting, but it feels as though its missing something.
Summary: Okay, this game has great ideas. It has some major flaws in it's design however. Like frustrating gameplay mechanics. You're a ranger and as a ranger you capture pokemon to calm them down from attacking or capture them to use their abilities to help solve some problem. Like capturing a Squirtle or Mudkip to douse some fire. After you use their ability they go back to nature.
Conclusion: Hi, this game may be good for the older child, but advertised as being age 3 and up is extremely unrealistic. Yes, there is no particular violence etc...however, it does not warn that the player needs to be a fluent reader! My son was nothing but frustrated with this game as he was unable to progress due not being able to read some of the difficult words and therefore this expensive game was rendered unused. Buyer beware!!