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GAME REVIEW: FTN reviews Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

April 10th, 2020 by Geralt of Australia Comments

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Nintendo Switch

It’s been five long years since the last Mystery Dungeon was released and fans of the series can finally relax and play the newest instalment of the Pokémon franchise with Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team, but is it the game that the fans have been waiting for?

Personally, I love the franchise, I think it’s a great take on the already popular series and gives a different look into the lives of Pokémon. So it is with a heavy heart that I say that this game really isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.

When the first game came out in 2005 it was truly a thing of beauty, and this one is no different in that sense, the animation style almost makes it look as if its been drawn straight onto the Switch and is truly beautiful to play, however that’s where the compliments stop.

It feels like the game was created solely for the nostalgia and has no new ideas, or even new Pokémon past the third generation, it’s pretty much like they’ve just re-skinned the old games in new packaging and tried to pass it off as a completely new series and we will not be fooled.

The one other thing that really annoys me about the game is that you can’t actually evolve your Pokémon until you’ve finished the game, I mean how am I meant to beat legendary birds with just my Bulbasaur and a Torchic?! It’s just not done, I tell you.

The one redeeming quality is that we now know that Diglet have feet, yes you read that correctly, everyone’s favorite little pop-up mole has feet: they said so themselves.

Now, even with this being said, the game is about a human being turned into a Pokémon so who’s to say if it’s not just someone’s coma dream and none of it is actually real? But if it is, then this could be something for the ages.

I hope that Nintendo hears this and puts a little more effort into their next Mystery Dungeon; if this was meant to be something like the Let’s Go games and basically a trial for something to come then I’m all for that, but at least put some real effort in and add some new content or try something a little different.

Unfortunately I have to give this my lowest score ever…

1.5 out of 5 nerds

Geralt of Australia, holder of the One Ring of Sauron, mechanic to the Millennium Falcon and council to the Avengers, has been diagnosed as a nerd since falling through the wardrobe and being crowned king in Narnia. While fighting Boggarts and watching Storm Troopers miss everything, he has made his way back into this world through the portal in 221B Baker Street just to bring you all the news and reviews of the games of this world.