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    Default Mysterious Dungeon...is it worth it?

    Two questions here.

    1) Should I buy this game?
    2) Is the amount of required reading in the game prohibitive to the level where I wouldn't be able to play a Japanese version of the game? (Zhen, I expect you can answer this question?)

    The English release of the game in Australia is on the 28th, the day before I expect I'll have my Japanese copy of Diamond. Given how much I'll be playing that, I've been holding off purchasing anything else for now, but...it's still tempting.
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    I want MD as well, but like you, I'll be playing Diamond too much.

    Maybe you should just get MD for Christmas or something?

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    The joys of having a decent job. I can afford to buy my own if I want it, anytime I want it. I just want to make sure it's worth my cash before I take the plunge.
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    I can afford MD at the moment as well, I just won't play it much with Diamond coming out.

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    MD is a pretty repetitive game with only the characters of Pokemon driving you forward really.

    It IS very much aimed at kids, who would no doubt find being the chance to be Pikachu or whatever the biggest appeal but it can be fun for the older gamer too.

    Just don't expect anything deep, or expect to stick with it unless you're masochistic.
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    It has a great story though, something we're not used to in a Pokemon game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archaic View Post
    1) Should I buy this game?
    If you don't have patience, you'll probably get very annoyed after finishing the main storyline, assuming getting to the epilogue isn't sufficient motivation. (There are two endings, as you may or may not know. The main ending is reached after perhaps 16 hours of play. The epilogue... I don't know. There are a few giant dungeons you must clear before the epilogue mission becomes available.)

    2) Is the amount of required reading in the game prohibitive to the level where I wouldn't be able to play a Japanese version of the game? (Zhen, I expect you can answer this question?)
    Yes and no. The operation of the game itself is slightly different, so having an English manual will be helpful. Furthermore the dialogue and plot are far more enjoyable than the usual mainstream Pokémon RPGs, so it would be better if you could appreciate it - i.e. if it were in English. Finally, according to Yamato, in the Japanese version, the dialogue varies depending on your partner character - there is a feminine variant (Chikorita and Torchic, apparently), a mild-masculine variant (the most common) and a macho variant (Treecko, and presumably Cyndaquil).

    Also... battles are a little more complicated than in the mainstream RPGs, so being able to know the functions of items and moves at a glance helps a lot.

    Finally: get Blue, not Red. You'll grow to appreciate having the stylus interface.
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    Wait....Cyndaquil has a macho attitude...

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    Quote Originally Posted by King of the Internet View Post
    Wait....Cyndaquil has a macho attitude...
    Well, I don't actually know. Cyndaquil is the timid type. On the other hand, Cyndaquil is also male-only. Macho here means rough male speech - something like Satoshi.

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    Hmm, so I'm assuming macho is "ore, omae," mild-masculine is "boku, kimi," and feminine is "atashi, anata"?

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    I can only confirm for mild-masculine.

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    It's aimed mostly for kids younger than the usual ones that Play the other RPG'S but it's cute and dificult. Battling is much more dificult, since 4 Pokemon at the same time can surround you and kick your butt, luckily my bulbasur survived a battle of 2 houndooms and two tauros at the same time.
    I been watching Pokemon for so many yrs.. I feel really old

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    Forget 4 Pokémon, Monster Houses can have 10 or more Pokémon, and don't forget there are ranged attacks which can reach targets several squares away.

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    Hmmm....guess I might consider trying this out, with an English version of Blue, once I get to a point where I'm tired of playing Diamond constantly. If I switch between the two, I won't experience burn-out as quickly.
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