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  • Summary: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky is the newest installment in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon video game series. The game expands on the fun found in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness. Players be a Pokémon and team up with aPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky is the newest installment in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon video game series. The game expands on the fun found in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness. Players be a Pokémon and team up with a partner Pokémon. Together the two set out on an adventure of exploration and discovery, ultimately saving the world from destruction. With additional Pokémon to be, new “Special Episodes” and enhanced communication features, this is a grand adventure with a moving story and stunning finale. This game is a great starting point for players to enter the world of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and for returning players to discover even more secrets. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
  1. 68
    If you can’t handle Pokémon, stay away from this one. Same goes for those who have Explorers of Time and / or Explorers of Darkness, because there’s not much added value in this Explorers of Sky. Diehard fans will enjoy themselves and if you have missed the previous titles, then Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky will offer you a tasteful dungeon crawler in a Pokémon jacket.
  2. 60
    Explorers of Sky is a bizarre mix of child-like presentation with hardcore gameplay mechanics which have long since been abandoned by most other hardcore games. It's simultaneously simple and obtuse, easy and challenging.
  3. 50
    Explorers of the Sky proves one thing: Pokemon's a fantastic classic RPG, but it still doesn't work as a dungeon crawler.
  4. Completely useless for those who have played one of the other 2 versions, quite futile for other players. Just for Pocket Monsters fans.
  5. The story isn't interesting enough to keep you involved, and the gameplay doesn't elevate past mashing attacks for combat. All together, it's a disappointing title, and not one that I suggest checking out.
  6. 40
    There's barely any new content to sift through in this third chapter, and most of it fails to impress. Nintendo needs to rejuvenate this brand or scuttle it entirely. We're sick of going through dungeons. Show us something new.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 119
  1. May 28, 2016
    10
    "The game isn't perfect by any means, it can get a little repetitive at times and the story takes a little while to get interesting. However,"The game isn't perfect by any means, it can get a little repetitive at times and the story takes a little while to get interesting. However, it's perfect in my eyes and this game had a massive impact on my life. The story is amazing and the gameplay gives a fresh twist on Pokemon. In my opinion, this is the best game ever made, second only to the sequel, Explorers of Time/ Darkness/ Sky." - A review I wrote for Blue Rescue Team.
    Everything positive I said in that review holds true for this game, everything negative does not. This game is perfect in every way and I heartily recommend it to everyone. The game has the most amazing and compelling story to ever exist and has many aspects from the previous game improved and redesigned (for the better). Many people in this world, alongside myself, may not have become the people we are today without this game. It's that amazing...
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  2. Dec 8, 2013
    10
    This is the most UNDERRATED game in modern gaming history.
    This is the most UNDERRATED game in modern gaming history.
    This is the most
    This is the most UNDERRATED game in modern gaming history.
    This is the most UNDERRATED game in modern gaming history.
    This is the most UNDERRATED game in modern gaming history.
    This is the most UNDERRATED game in modern gaming history.
    This is the most UNDERRATED game in modern gaming history.
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  3. Nov 16, 2019
    10
    Really underrated game and one of the best game I played for now. This game is a real masterpiece for me, with a great gameplay, music andReally underrated game and one of the best game I played for now. This game is a real masterpiece for me, with a great gameplay, music and story especially. Dungeons games like this game can be boring to some people, but for me, it was enjoyable and fun to play without being too repetitive. There was also lot of strategies, lot of content compared to Darkness and Time, plus the story was probably the best story from a Pokemon game. The end was really overwhelming and surprising to me. Post game was really interesting too! Expand
  4. Jan 27, 2016
    10
    This is an amazing game. It still makes me cry 6 years later so to all those who are posting **** reviews because of graphics, you are theThis is an amazing game. It still makes me cry 6 years later so to all those who are posting **** reviews because of graphics, you are the cancer of the internet. Expand
  5. Apr 30, 2018
    10
    This game is just so extremely underrated. Story, Gameplay and everything else is incredible.
  6. JohnSmith
    Nov 19, 2009
    9
    The Mystery Dungeon series has never done well in America, but this Pokemon title is truly fun to play.
  7. May 22, 2018
    2
    I usually enjoy RPGs, but this is RNG bs. There, I summarized the main gimmick of Mystery Dungeon games in two words. I was hoping that I'dI usually enjoy RPGs, but this is RNG bs. There, I summarized the main gimmick of Mystery Dungeon games in two words. I was hoping that I'd find a fun time waster with this game but nope.

    Cons:
    - Gameplay: While I don't mind RNG, as it can be great when done correctly, I just don't want an entire game depending on it.
    - Soundtrack: Horrible, not memorable.
    - Characters: I don't like a single character from this game.

    Overall, Explorers of Sky is a horrible game that not even Pokemon deserved and warrants a 2/10 from me.
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#1 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
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#3 Most Shared DS Game of 2009