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Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

Nintendo
Nov 20, 2015 - Nintendo 3DS
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

21%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Game Informer
6.8 / 10
Game Revolution
3 / 5
Destructoid
9 / 10
TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
IGN Italy
7.8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

Eurogamer

Unknown Author
No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Pok'mon Mystery Dungeon DX is pleasant and cheery, but for every moment of depth there's an accompanying frustration.

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Vibrant and full of personality, but has also tightened up the series gameplay so you'll actually need to pay attention, strategize, and conserve your resources to defeat its challenges.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The best entry in the series, but very far from being super – as the excitement of discovery is replaced with the drudgery of repetition.

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The promise of seeing all 720 Pokémon is tempting, but the experience can't escape the dull combat and bland environments

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If this goes out to someone who is familiar with past titles in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, then it's all aces. The elements of the past games are in the latest iteration, from the popular personality quiz to the familiar tactics of movement and team attacks, and if one can survive the almost criminally-awful first third of the game, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon does improve significantly and reveals a decent little game while waiting for the next core release.

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If you're like me and you haven't tried a Mystery Dungeon game yet, this one comes highly recommended. I'm fairly confident fans of the series will not be disappointed either. On its own, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is a quirky, light-hearted spin-off with well-developed dungeon crawling gameplay that provides a satisfying level of difficulty and gives the player plenty of room to develop their own strategies, all the while offering tons of customization options with a huge roster of potential allies and moves. It's a solid entry in the Pokémon franchise.

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Despite some mild improvements over the last entry in the series, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is a bland and uninspiring slog that is unlikely to please anyone but the most ardent of fans. 3DS owners would be far better served waiting for the remastered versions of Pokemon Red and Blue than touching this with anything but the longest of barge poles.

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While Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon can be considered a fair enough roguelike with some interesting feature, its quality is damaged by an unbalanced difficulty.

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