Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - 3DS/2DS

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Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Adventure: Role Playing
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: The Pokémon Company Soft. Co.: Nintendo
Publishers: Nintendo (GB)
Released: 17 May 2013 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Connectivity: Wireless Functionality, StreetPass


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While the Pokemon series is now an incredible 20 years into its run, the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon spin-off series is a newcomer by franchise standards. Sure, nine games would make a series an industry stalwart by most standards, but this is Pokemon. Rather taking the traditional route of having players train their pokemon, the game is an RPG that puts them right in the action as one of them.

Waking to a mysterious voice imploring you for help, you have a decision to make - will you be a Pikachu, Tepig, Snivy, Oshawott or Axew? Yes, for the first time you get to choose what sort of pokemon will be your avatar in the game world, as well as choosing one to be their companion.

You have two main goals in the game. One is to get to the bottom of this mysterious voice's problem, the other is helping your companion to build a Pokemon Paradise in what begins as a rubble-strewn area.

Much of the game revolves around the mystery dungeons of the title. For those new to the series, mystery dungeons are randomly generated, meaning you'll never have the same quest twice. You might have an item to liberate from them, or there might be some nasty outlaw pokemon that needs apprehending. Combat in these dungeons is turn-based, set at a level younger players should be able to grasp.

In Gates to Infinity, players can use Magnagates - special gateways to dungeons that are only accessible when you use the 3DS's camera to scan objects found in the real world, such as clock faces or footballs.

There's also a multiplayer feature, meaning that up to four players can team up to battle through dungeons together!