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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team (Nintendo DS)
- For the first time ever, the player is a Pokémon
- A deep, involving and dramatic story
- Strategic battles enhance the adventure
- Randomly generated dungeons make every mission unique.
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- Platform: Nintendo DS
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team plays as a Pokemon edition of Chunsoft`s popular Fushigi no Dungeon RPG series.
Game storyline: One day the player awakens to find that he or she has been turned into a Pokemon. The land is being ravaged by natural disasters so the player decides to form a rescue team with a partner Pokemon. The player can interact with many different Pokemon on various missions while trying to uncover their true purpose and destiny. An engrossing story of adventure, redemption and, most of all, friendship.
Characters: Players can choose to be a Pokemon, and then choose another Pokemon to be their partner. Numerous Pokemon can become friends with the player and can be called upon to join his or her rescue teams. Assuming the role of a Pokemon, the player converses with other Pokemon for the first time using engaging graphics with various Pokemon expressions.
- For the first time ever, the player is a Pokemon, speaking and interacting with other characters in a world populated only by Pokemon.
- A deep, involving and dramatic story brings the player into a world of Pokemon not seen or experienced before.
- Strategic battles enhance the adventure.
- Randomly generated dungeons make every mission unique.
One day you awake to find that youve been turned into a Pokémon and the land around you is being destroyed by natural disasters. Its up to you to explore dungeons filled with wild monsters and uncover your true destiny and purpose in a game where you get to "be" a Pokémon.
Rather than being one of the core role-playing games in the Pokémon series this is a spin-off based on ChunSofts long running (in Japan at least) Mystery Dungeon series. The basic idea is that you enter a random generated dungeon and defeat all the wild Pokémon you find within it. Most of the standbys of the Pokémon world also make an appearance, including Technical Machines that enable you to lean new abilities, resistances and weakness to different elemental attacks. You cant capture wild Pokémon but you can recruit them to your team, which adds something to your strategic options. Admittedly the game can get repetitive, but theres generally enough to see and do until the "real" Pokémon sequels come out sometime next year.
Most exciting moment:
The combat is a clever mix between real-time and turn-based combat, with wild Pokémon moving about the dungeon at the same time as you. You can have four Pokémon in your team at once, with the computer controlling the other three, and each can have four attacks or abilities each. If youre sensible youll put together a varied team so youve got an attack ready for whatever enemy comes your way.
Since you ask:
As with most Pokémon titles there are two versions of the game, in this case one for the DS and one for the GBA. Theyre both essentially the same, except with different distributions of Pokémon in each. The DS does have a couple of extra options though, as well as an easier to use touch screen interface.
The bottom line:
Not the deepest Pokémon game ever but youll still find yourself wanting to catch em all. - HARRISON DENT
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The main object of the game is to go on rescue missions to help save pokemon in trouble. On these missions, you can pick up objects (like berries) by stepping on them and defend yourself against wild pokemon, either by using your pokemon's moves, or by throwing things at them, like stones, from a distance. Pokemon randomly become your friends if you defeat them in battle, have enough space on your rescue team, have purchased their friend area (a place where they can live) and you have a higher level than them.
The first thing that you need to do in the game is to fill in a questionnaire to determine what pokemon you'll turn into. There are about 16 possible pokemon that you can turn into (including all the main starter pokemon from the previous games). Once you find out what pokemon you are, you get to choose a friend pokemon to accompany you on your adventures. You can only choose a friend that isn't the same type as you, and is from the original list of 16 pokemon that you could have turned into. Then, you take your first steps into the truly wonderful world of pokemon!
The first part of the game is a story adventure, in which you try to find out why you've turned into a pokemon and why there are strange natural disasters happening in the world. The story is delivered a little bit at a time, in between rescue missions, and unfolds through dream sequences and scenes that are acted out by other pokemon. In these action scenes, the pokemon move about and say things (you can understand what they're saying). When they say things, you get to see a close-up of their facial expressions, which is incredibly cute!
The storyline is great and very entertaining. All of the characters are portrayed in such a cute way and you can get a real sense of their personalities. You can even become quite attached to some of them (particularly your friend pokemon)!
In the second part of the game, you mostly just keep going on rescue missions to try and befriend all of the different types of pokemon. You no longer need to be the pokemon you originally turned into, but can control any of the pokemon that you have befriended. You also get to evolve pokemon (which you can't do in the story part of the game).
Overall, I found this to be the best and most exciting pokemon game so far. I found the game-play to be much more interesting than previous games, as it involves more strategy and variety, and it is also immensely cute! This game is an absolute must for any pokemon fan.
When you first get this game you get asked lots of questions about your personality and you have to pick answers from multiple choice questions! (I was really happy that i was pikachu!) Then you get to choose your partner to go on adventures with. You get a choice of about 10 pokemon including bulbsaur and squirtle wich i picked! Then you set off on your journey. Firsltly you have to rescue a lost caterpie from a forest! After that you make a sort of rescue team where you can choose a name for ur team and get to save different pokemon for different rewards!
The only bad features are that it can get a little repetitive and its practically the same as the red GBA version (As it even says on the box!) but overall i think its fun and worth buying !
While the Pokemon mechanics are well implemented and work nicely, with the possibility to recruit a huge roster of Pokemon for your team and to constantly level up and learn new abilities, the dungeon crawling element of the game is unfortunately as weak as it can be. The dungeons are randomly generated, and consist in no more than an endless mix of narrow corridors and rooms of various sizes. They basically look like mazes, which makes very little sense given that they are all supposed to be natural environments, and they tend to give you some kind of claustrophobic feeling to boot. This dull level design is absolutely similar for every single dungeon, with just color palette swaps to mark the difference from one dungeon to the next. The items that you are supposed to pick up in those dungeons are just unceremoniously scattered on the ground, and there is not a single bush, stone or any other scenery element to give more life to the whole thing. The dungeon design in that game is just as lazy as it can be, entering the realm of plain indigence.
Because of this lazy and uninspired level design, the game becomes boring very quickly. Since all dungeons look the same, there is very little incentive to keep on exploring and discovering new ones. It is quite a pity, because the game is rather solid and could have been excellent, had the level design been richer and more inspired. Now, if you are here solely for the Pokemon evolution mechanics and do not mind spending hours trudging through similar-looking dungeons, you may actually enjoy "Blue Rescue Team". On the other hand, if what you want is a rich dungeon crawler with a lot of variety in terms of environment, I would definitely recommend to pass on this game.
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