gamers (61%) found this review helpful
What happens when you mix one cup of pokemon, one cup of diablo, and a tablespoon of your own personality? Pokemon Mystery Dungeon is born. If you've never played a "dungeon crawler" such as diablo, xmen legends, or more recently - tao's adventure for the nintendo ds - then be prepared for a new experience. Unlike previous pokemon games, the action in this is on the spot, without a cut to an RPG-like battle sequence. All of your favorite attacks are there, evolving is there, absolutely every aspect of pokemon in it's most simple form is left in tact; with the exception of the change in battle experience. This game focuses heavily on exploring (sometimes quite lengthy) dungeons, which can get a little tiring after your fourth mission in a row, but this title actually does manage to stay fun even through the longest parts. My favorite aspect of this game is the "personality test" you take at the beginning which decides the pokemon you will be. It is surprisingly accurate (providing you are honest) and it is fun to see which pokemon the game says you would be. This is not your typical pokemon game, but with the off-beat titles that have been coming out under the name lately (such as dash and trozei), this is definately a welcome change of pace for any action-rpg/pokemon fan. Definately one of the best GBA titles available right now.