I had gotten this game originally around 2010 or 2011 and it remains one of my favorite pokemon games, and just favorite game over all. Now, it is very different from a traditional pokemon game. It is a dungeon crawler with limitless play time as the levels are RNG based. The characters and the story offer I'd say 40-80 hours of play unless you are quickly skipping through things. The side missions are very challenging yet rewarding as they show you more of the world and characters. The story itself, even as a 22 year old adult, can be tear jerking. Seriously. Any teen or adult who likes pokemon and is open to a new play style will love this game. It can be hard in some spots and takes a bit of patience but it is not endless grinding or a boring experience, especially when the story really kicks in. You always feel like you are progressing and when you think you are done and the credits roll, let me assure you are not finished as there is a true ending epilogue and the side missions that give you a complete story. Finish all of that? There are still challenges to be had, rare items and pokemon to gather, and legendary pokemon to find. The world is now your oyster and you feel like a pro explorer, able to evolve and prove yourself the best. It is very satisfying. Beware traps and tricks, these can very quickly mess up your dungeon! It can be hard, but it isn't an awful experience, as it is randomized. Sometimes it will just be difficult and that is ok. Have fun!
Length of ownership: 1 year or longer
yes: I recommend this product