Reviews and Problems with Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
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18 October 2006
Excerpt: Have you ever played a game's sequel first and thought "I like this - I should go back and play the original?" Were you disappointed? Did you then have to review the original that you were disappointed in? Because that's what I'm about to do. It's difficult to be impartial, and more difficult still to give a score that compares the game to its contemporaries rather than games that have come later.
Excerpt: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is not, strictly speaking, a Pokémon game. It is a Mystery Dungeon game. Chunsoft has been developing these simple little dungeon crawlers for years now. Usually they use either Chunsoft's own, Dragon Quest or even Final Fantasy characters, and consequently their appeal is limited outside of Japan: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is the only one other than the PlayStation's Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon and its sequel to be released elsewhere.
Pros: Story is well written and can easily consume 20 hours, No shortage of rescue missions to attempt, Interesting connectivity options between the two versions
Cons: Simplistic dungeon hack with Pokémon characters slapped on, Dungeons recycle the same background tiles and enemies, Random dungeon layouts don't always turn out sensibly, Nothing to do in the overworld except shop and save