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Parent reviews for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

Common Sense says

Nothing new, but still a fun dungeon crawler for fans.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 14 reviews
Adult Written byTheFancyPants March 25, 2010

NOT for kids

Game is good, but definetly not for kids. It contains violence not appropriate for children and number of scary content, such as : Child kidnapping[ok, pokemon child kidnapping, but still], characters sent to execution. Even more, they're supposed to be executed by being torn to shreds with sharp claws. Main character dies at a certain point, and player's character is asked if he wants to commit suicide. There's more of stuff like this, so it definetely doesn't deserve E rating, nor is appropriate for 8 years old kids!

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Adult Written byspeedyblupi October 17, 2014

Great game, but very violent for pokemon.

This game is very good, but not suitable for any children under the age of about 5, and due to the complexity of the plot would probably not make sense to most children up to the age of 7 or 8. I'm pretty sure "Mystery Dungeon: Explorers" is the first pokemon game where one character has attempted to kill another onscreen (and this happens more than once). On a note less related to whether it's age appropriate I think it's also the first pokemon game where two characters (Grovyle and Celebi) are in a romantic relationship. The words "suicide", "kill" or "die" are never used - only "disappear" is used, but these words would be a lot more appropriate to describe the issues and events in the game. This game's philosophically very deep, and has some very good lessons in it about morality, self sacrifice and the meaning of life. It's strange among games aimed at younger audiences (apparently it is, judging by the age rating, even if the game itself is more appropriate for teens) in that good and evil are generally pretty ambiguous. One character (Grovyle) implicitly tries to kill the player's partner, and though he had a reason to do so (needing to escape by any means necessary so that he can save the world) it's pretty extreme for a pokemon game. Also, if you play this game all the way through, and read all the text, YOU WILL CRY. It's the saddest story I've ever read or seen >>SPOILERS<< in the ending a pokemon watches their best friend (you, the player) being erased from existence, then has to return home and work out how to live without them, then breaks down crying on a beach when they are reminded of everything they have lost, then the credits roll.

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Parent of a 12 and 14 year old Written byANTI-PARANOIA August 26, 2012

fancypants what are you on?

THIS GAME IS GREAT! good story, good fun cartoon action [not violence, action] and good messages about teamwork now please don't listen to TheFancyPants he is PARANOID. the main character doesn't die he gets lost in a time warp..... yeah it's explained in the game. there isn't anything about scuicide, the excecution..... i got nothing there. IT DEFINITELY ISN'T SCARY, IT HAS CARTOON ACTION AND IS GREAT FOR KIDS. I should know, i played through it because its fun!!! get this game if your kid is a pokemon fan.

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Adult Written byHAWK ULTIMATE GAMER November 1, 2009
This is a good game due to the fact that there is stratergy in the game

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