Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia:: Nintendo DS Game Review
The next adventure in the Pokemon Ranger series is here and it's up to you to make it to the top and become a Top Ranger. Will you be the next player to make it to the top?
The next adventure in the Pokemon Ranger series is here! In Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, it’s up to you to make it to the top and become a Top Ranger. Befriend Pokemon, work with other rangers to help others and explore the exciting new region of Almia. Will you be the next player to make it to the top?
Ranger SchoolOn your journey to becoming a Top Ranger, you must first learn all of the essential skills of being a Pokemon Ranger. Bravery, Capture Styler skills and friendship are just some of the many lessons the teachers of Almia's Pokemon Ranger school will teach you. Players must finish simple tasks to graduate from the school and become a full-fledged Pokemon Ranger.
With the help of your partner Pokemon and your Capture Styler, players must complete quests for the Ranger Union to earn rewards and power-ups. Along the way to becoming a Top Ranger, players will need to capture wild Pokemon and create a team to help others and solve puzzles. With the help of your team, players must use the Capture Styler to circle wild Pokemon and capture them. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you wildly whip your styler around to nab that legendary Pokemon.
With tons of great potential and action galore, the game can seem pretty dull as players struggle not to fall asleep during the beginning of the game. Although you find out tons of usual tips and learn the ins and outs of how to play the game, there is just too much talking and running around the school. Most of your time is spent pounding the “A” button to get to the end of all the talking.
Even though it can take a while to get through the beginning of the game, there is tons of action once the game really gets started. So hang in there, it gets better and it's definitely worth the wait. You'll be so busy saving people that you won't even notice your fingers turning blue!
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone