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Title: Should I bother with any MD game past Explorers?
Post by: MonsterMon64 on September 25, 2017, 16:15
I have some money to spare and was thinking of getting Super Mystery Dungeon, but I heard mixed things about that one. I was curious about the plot and circle gimmick from Gates to Infinity (which is like the most metal title for a Pokemon spin-off ever btw) since I tried the demo ages ago, but I dunno if it's worth paying more than I need to just for that.

Apparently, the general consensus is that Explorers were the last good games. Darkness was the first and only I've played, so if all else fails I can just pick up where I left off in that, but I'd really like to try something new. Also, can someone confirm what I heard about evolved Pokemon merely being a cosmetic change and not affecting stats in SMD?

EDIT: Either way, it looks like I'm getting physical copies if I get one or the other. SMD alone is over 14,000 blocks huge. Sheesh.
Title: Re: Should I bother with any MD game past Explorers?
Post by: Shaymin on September 25, 2017, 16:51
Darkness, Time and Sky were the last good PMD games, all the other ones suck
Title: Re: Should I bother with any MD game past Explorers?
Post by: GlaceonHybrid on September 25, 2017, 19:01
Personally? Skip Gates to Infinity, but Super Mystery Dungeon was actually a lot of fun. It's not the most challenging of the PMD games, but it doesn't think you're an idiot like I felt Gates to Infinity did. It also brings a lot of cool stuff to the series, such as multiple islands, that I really like.
Title: Re: Should I bother with any MD game past Explorers?
Post by: Captain Jigglypuff on September 26, 2017, 02:09
I agree. Skip Gates to Infinity. Took me literally a year to finish the first mission and I was an Axew and didn't even have a type disadvantage against Conkeldurr or Scraggy. Then I couldn't even do the second mission without constantly dying. It even got worse when I was looking at some stuff in a dungeon that Kecleon was selling and I somehow got off the carpet and that thing accused me of stealing when it was an accident. I think that the Kecleon should only attack you if you take more than five steps off the carpet. It's easy to step off of it.
Title: Re: Should I bother with any MD game past Explorers?
Post by: MonsterMon64 on September 26, 2017, 13:41
Alright, so far that's one vote for Super Mystery Dungeon and three marks against Gates to Infinity. I guess that rules out one of the games, at least. Could use a few more opinions regarding the other, though, before I commit either way.

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I'm reminded I don't think I ever beat the demo for this game... but that aside, you at least have my sympathies with accidentally-stealing-from-Kecleon. I never actually did invoke its wrath (that I recall?) but it was always a concern of mine in Explorers. I take it they stopped asking if you want to buy the stuff you picked up? That's a bit weird. Hope it didn't care over into SMD.

Personally? Skip Gates to Infinity, but Super Mystery Dungeon was actually a lot of fun. It's not the most challenging of the PMD games, but it doesn't think you're an idiot like I felt Gates to Infinity did. It also brings a lot of cool stuff to the series, such as multiple islands, that I really like.
I'm guessing that's a post-game feature? Was planning to go in blind, but since you brought it up, can't help but be curious. And yeah, I guess if it's not Baby-Mode easy then the (lack of) difficulty shouldn't be an issue for me.
Title: Re: Should I bother with any MD game past Explorers?
Post by: SirBlaziken on September 26, 2017, 13:49
Honestly, Explorers were the last good games. I played GtI and while it wasn't No Mans Sky bad, it was still a slap to the face. I haven't play SMD but from what i've heard it's not worth it.
Title: Re: Should I bother with any MD game past Explorers?
Post by: Captain Jigglypuff on September 26, 2017, 17:52
Alright, so far that's one vote for Super Mystery Dungeon and three marks against Gates to Infinity. I guess that rules out one of the games, at least. Could use a few more opinions regarding the other, though, before I commit either way.
I'm reminded I don't think I ever beat the demo for this game... but that aside, you at least have my sympathies with accidentally-stealing-from-Kecleon. I never actually did invoke its wrath (that I recall?) but it was always a concern of mine in Explorers. I take it they stopped asking if you want to buy the stuff you picked up? That's a bit weird. Hope it didn't care over into SMD.

Yeah. As I recall you pick what you want and talk to Kecleon to purchase the item. It somehow stays in your inventory until you either put it back or buy it.
Title: Re: Should I bother with any MD game past Explorers?
Post by: GlaceonHybrid on September 27, 2017, 04:27
I'm guessing that's a post-game feature? Was planning to go in blind, but since you brought it up, can't help but be curious. And yeah, I guess if it's not Baby-Mode easy then the (lack of) difficulty shouldn't be an issue for me.
Nope@ It's not, as too not give things away...you travel around multiple islands through the main story

You'll have to play to find out why though~