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  • Summary: You can meet and recruit Pokémon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious, changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokémon world a safer place…and uncover your true purpose along the way.

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    You can meet and recruit Pokémon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious, changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokémon world a safer place…and uncover your true purpose along the way.

    As you recruit Pokémon, these trusty teammates will need somewhere to stay, so build camps to house, manage, and strengthen your Pokémon friends. Think hard about who is right for the job and how to approach each mysterious dungeon as you prepare a rescue team. You’ll move a single square at a time or use Auto mode to speed up movement until you engage other Pokémon in turn-based battles—but don’t forget about Pokémon strengths and weaknesses! This version adds gorgeous watercolor-inspired graphics, and more! Get comfortable in being a Pokémon, there’s a lot of work to do.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 75
  2. Negative: 5 out of 75
  1. Mar 19, 2020
    90
    In truth, it's a game that feels endless despite its relatively short core content.
  2. Mar 4, 2020
    80
    Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a good remake which successfully updates the same old formula with charming visuals, QoL adjustments and some new content.
  3. Mar 18, 2020
    80
    No matter when you are reading this review, Rescue Team DX is a title that you cannot miss in your Nintendo Switch library. Any fan of Pokemon, or even those who love strategy RPGs, can enter this beautiful world, a complex and patient game that makes us experts in one dungeon at a time.
  4. Mar 13, 2020
    70
    Despite some balancing issues and a lack of ambition, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX still delivers the emotion and challenge that fans new and old will appreciate.
  5. Mar 4, 2020
    68
    The first few hours might be challenging if you're new to Dungeon-RPG. The gameplay and controls are completely different from the main games in the license, but Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX is much more accessible than its original 2006 versions. Between a cute and colorful graphic redesign, and new options that make the game more dynamic, this new opus is a rather addictive success.
  6. Apr 8, 2020
    60
    Mystery Dungeon DX gets the story right, but ultimately fails to deliver on everything else.
  7. 40
    A thoroughly uninteresting roguelike that undermines the most compelling elements of both the genre and the Pokémon universe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 113
  2. Negative: 8 out of 113
  1. SSZ
    Mar 6, 2020
    10
    This game is fantastic, the story is great, the music is incredible and I loved the gameplay.
  2. Mar 16, 2020
    10
    For a Pokémon game, the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games tend to have much more rich story, and this remake is no exception. Not only that, butFor a Pokémon game, the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games tend to have much more rich story, and this remake is no exception. Not only that, but an excellent soundtrack and numerous quality of life improvements have made this a pretty solid entry in the series, in my opinion.

    That said, this game can be an exercise in patience. The game play will be fairly easy at first (perhaps too easy?), and it, in fact, is a bit easier than the original Red Rescue Team/Blue Rescue Team. However, it really ramps up as you near the end of the game. The post-credits game play, as always, is the real test of your skills.

    Note that this plays almost nothing like the main series Pokémon games by Game Freak, so don't go into this game expecting it to play anything like that. Of course, that's part of the reason why I like this series so much.
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  3. Mar 6, 2020
    10
    It’s the classic that started the series, minus all the problems of an unrefined game.

    I’ve seen a ton of complaints about how it doesn’t
    It’s the classic that started the series, minus all the problems of an unrefined game.

    I’ve seen a ton of complaints about how it doesn’t match up with the original. It’s a remake, not a port. Of course there are differences.

    The only actual complaints I have are that a handful of the models and animations look weird, and I wish there was a toggle between the old map style and the current. Neither of these are a big deal. The other common complaints either have a workaround (deselect all moves and you effectively have your basic attack back albeit nerfed to have recoil) or are debatably an improvement (streamlined friend areas).

    Aside from that, it’s the same game I enjoyed except the gameplay is actually good for people who like the genre, it looks and sounds better, and all of the frustrations of the originals have been removed.
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  4. Mar 10, 2020
    9
    Great remake of one of my favorites. Only negative is they replaced friend area Biomes with a boring list. They could've kept the list (forGreat remake of one of my favorites. Only negative is they replaced friend area Biomes with a boring list. They could've kept the list (for ease of use) and added the option to visit the friend area as it was quite a charming part of the game. Otherwise lots of QoL improvements and a little extra conent on top of an already great game. Expand
  5. Mar 10, 2020
    9
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a delightful trek back into a game that I vividly remember putting many hours into. I loved thePokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a delightful trek back into a game that I vividly remember putting many hours into. I loved the original and this remaster breathes fresh life and vitality into the game. The ONLY reason I cant give it a 10/10 is due to shinys (which are already a low rate of appearance) not being auto-recruits. I have found 3 shiny mons in my many dungeon replays and have yet to recruit even one successfully. It is fun grinding through hoards to try and recruit a mon you have been trying for, but when it comes to shinys in a game like this it would be nice to set them up on your team automatically upon beating them.
    Otherwise the game is great, and I still have so much more to do!
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  6. Mar 6, 2020
    8
    Pokémon Mystery Dungeon DX is not a flawless experience. The gameplay can be a bit repetitive, but is fairly solid outside of RNG the gamePokémon Mystery Dungeon DX is not a flawless experience. The gameplay can be a bit repetitive, but is fairly solid outside of RNG the game make you deal with! The game is also noticeably easier compared to the other games, but that might be a good thing for some. I recommend trying the Demo before buying, and if you like the game enough to buy it, the same file in the demo will carry over. Otherwise Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is a fun experience that proved a good story and fun gameplay! Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2021
    0
    Very sad, not playable without friends (as a casual gamer it’s sometimes hard to win a dungeon)
    Always the same gameplay, nearly no variation.

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