Comments on: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness /2008/06/04/pokemon-mystery-dungeon-explorers-of-timedarkness/ Spotlight's Game Reviews Tue, 06 Jan 2009 02:48:11 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7 hourly 1 By: Thestupidguy /2008/06/04/pokemon-mystery-dungeon-explorers-of-timedarkness/comment-page-1/#comment-1843 Thestupidguy Sun, 04 Jan 2009 17:01:48 +0000 /?p=907#comment-1843 Please stop saying pokemon are evil, its a game for little children and it is not real. Please stop saying pokemon are evil, its a game for little children and it is not real.

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By: The Wampa King /2008/06/04/pokemon-mystery-dungeon-explorers-of-timedarkness/comment-page-1/#comment-1792 The Wampa King Thu, 18 Dec 2008 20:24:45 +0000 /?p=907#comment-1792 @<a href="#comment-1786" rel="nofollow">Gina</a>: I agree with that @Gina:
I agree with that

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By: Gina /2008/06/04/pokemon-mystery-dungeon-explorers-of-timedarkness/comment-page-1/#comment-1786 Gina Wed, 17 Dec 2008 04:30:26 +0000 /?p=907#comment-1786 I am 18 years old and I have a bit I would like to say about these people who think Pokemon is "evil and teaches young children the wrong things". I myself have been playing the games since they first were released -- back when I was in second grade and I was about 6 or 7 years old. I never associated the evolution in Pokemon with the evolution I learned in school -- they were separate to me. Demons? Evil spells? Teaches violence? Demons and evil spells....I never viewed Pokemon that way. I never even believed demons existed until I met my current best friend and my current boyfriend (I will not explain that, as it is not pertinent to the discussion). From what little I do know about demons, they are nothing like Pokemon. Also, the psychic Pokemon are not controversial in my mind -- they are a fantasy creature, not based on anything people can do in real life. Pokemon does not teach violence either. The Pokemon attack with moves that a human cannot learn. Trainers don't shoot each other with guns or steal cars (hint hint...Halo and Grand Theft Auto). The Channelers in the game just provide diversity. You meet all kinds of people in real life. Why can't the same hold true for a fictional world? Also, the pro-abortion message is a falsity. People read too much into these types of things. Chansey's eggs do not hold baby Pokemon or anything like that. The game was designed for young children, and they don't understand things like abortion. I didn't make that connection at all when I played the game. I am 18 years old and I have a bit I would like to say about these people who think Pokemon is “evil and teaches young children the wrong things”.
I myself have been playing the games since they first were released — back when I was in second grade and I was about 6 or 7 years old. I never associated the evolution in Pokemon with the evolution I learned in school — they were separate to me. Demons? Evil spells? Teaches violence?
Demons and evil spells….I never viewed Pokemon that way. I never even believed demons existed until I met my current best friend and my current boyfriend (I will not explain that, as it is not pertinent to the discussion). From what little I do know about demons, they are nothing like Pokemon. Also, the psychic Pokemon are not controversial in my mind — they are a fantasy creature, not based on anything people can do in real life.
Pokemon does not teach violence either. The Pokemon attack with moves that a human cannot learn. Trainers don’t shoot each other with guns or steal cars (hint hint…Halo and Grand Theft Auto). The Channelers in the game just provide diversity. You meet all kinds of people in real life. Why can’t the same hold true for a fictional world?
Also, the pro-abortion message is a falsity. People read too much into these types of things. Chansey’s eggs do not hold baby Pokemon or anything like that. The game was designed for young children, and they don’t understand things like abortion. I didn’t make that connection at all when I played the game.

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By: Finn /2008/06/04/pokemon-mystery-dungeon-explorers-of-timedarkness/comment-page-1/#comment-1752 Finn Fri, 05 Dec 2008 06:08:38 +0000 /?p=907#comment-1752 i'm a little older then some of these peep : lets just say 30ish years old and I play the DS pokemon, GBA pokemon - I have kids and want to make sure what they play is SAFE from a point of view. I don't think there is anything wrong with the video game Other then its got some GREEN points of view worked into it. Catching and Battling little pokemon: they don't kill each other: friends battle. It just a way of learning new moves and growing stronger. i’m a little older then some of these peep : lets just say 30ish years old and I play the DS pokemon, GBA pokemon - I have kids and want to make sure what they play is SAFE from a point of view.

I don’t think there is anything wrong with the video game Other then its got some GREEN points of view worked into it.

Catching and Battling little pokemon: they don’t kill each other: friends battle. It just a way of learning new moves and growing stronger.

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By: Sammi_H /2008/06/04/pokemon-mystery-dungeon-explorers-of-timedarkness/comment-page-1/#comment-1133 Sammi_H Thu, 31 Jul 2008 18:00:29 +0000 /?p=907#comment-1133 I have to agree with Matt. Although I'm only sixteen, I still play Pokemon. I find it relaxing and fun after a day at work. My family has very high morals, yet we find Pokemon to be completely innocent. Most of them are cute, cuddly, small creatures that one could pose off as a pet to anyone. They even have dog, cat, horse, and rabbit Pokemon. Pokemon basically takes our every day animals and transforms them into something that children would fantisize about in their dreams. I mean who wouldn't want a horse that has fire for a mane and tail? In the past (Red, Blue, Yellow) the game had some pretty good graphics for its time. But the graphics then kind of bulked and were rarely rounded, making some of the Pokemon look odd or scarier than they were meant to be. If you watched the Anime though, you whould know that they arn't that scary. Now that the game has progressed (Diamond and Pearl) you can see how they are really meant to look. They added more cute Pokemon, and there are very little scary ones. I think the worst one right now would have to be Darkrai, but most children call him "cool" or "awsome" and not scary. Then you have those Mystery Dungeon games. Those just enhance how children can play. I mean, now they get to be the Pokemon, and experence things in an all new different way by befriending other Pokemon and making a team. It's just a fun way for them to make friends in a game and share them all over the world. Pokemon Ranger is a good game as well. Mind you, it ends pretty quickly. But it's really fun. It shows the environmental part of the Pokemon games, as you can't take the Pokemon out of their natural habbitat (till the end) and you get to put out fires, move rocks for people, ect. In the games, it's not like your destroying the world with demons from hell. You're actually saving it from bad people who are trying to take over and use Pokemon to do it. These games are strictly a fictional based world with fictional creatures who help you on a long quest to be the best you can be. If I had to rate the game, I would give it a solid 9.5 out of 10. It's just that good of a game, and I've been playing since I was a kid and saw the show...over ten years ago. I have to agree with Matt.

Although I’m only sixteen, I still play Pokemon. I find it relaxing and fun after a day at work. My family has very high morals, yet we find Pokemon to be completely innocent. Most of them are cute, cuddly, small creatures that one could pose off as a pet to anyone. They even have dog, cat, horse, and rabbit Pokemon. Pokemon basically takes our every day animals and transforms them into something that children would fantisize about in their dreams. I mean who wouldn’t want a horse that has fire for a mane and tail?

In the past (Red, Blue, Yellow) the game had some pretty good graphics for its time. But the graphics then kind of bulked and were rarely rounded, making some of the Pokemon look odd or scarier than they were meant to be. If you watched the Anime though, you whould know that they arn’t that scary. Now that the game has progressed (Diamond and Pearl) you can see how they are really meant to look. They added more cute Pokemon, and there are very little scary ones. I think the worst one right now would have to be Darkrai, but most children call him “cool” or “awsome” and not scary.

Then you have those Mystery Dungeon games. Those just enhance how children can play. I mean, now they get to be the Pokemon, and experence things in an all new different way by befriending other Pokemon and making a team. It’s just a fun way for them to make friends in a game and share them all over the world.

Pokemon Ranger is a good game as well. Mind you, it ends pretty quickly. But it’s really fun. It shows the environmental part of the Pokemon games, as you can’t take the Pokemon out of their natural habbitat (till the end) and you get to put out fires, move rocks for people, ect.

In the games, it’s not like your destroying the world with demons from hell. You’re actually saving it from bad people who are trying to take over and use Pokemon to do it. These games are strictly a fictional based world with fictional creatures who help you on a long quest to be the best you can be.

If I had to rate the game, I would give it a solid 9.5 out of 10.

It’s just that good of a game, and I’ve been playing since I was a kid and saw the show…over ten years ago.

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By: never know it /2008/06/04/pokemon-mystery-dungeon-explorers-of-timedarkness/comment-page-1/#comment-1083 never know it Mon, 21 Jul 2008 01:47:04 +0000 /?p=907#comment-1083 i think pokemon is a great game for people 6 and up. although i dont agree with the pyschic types. even some pokemon look weird but they dont shape shift into demons of any kind unlike what bob corker thinks about it. they come in shapes that are cute funny and cool. pokemon were made for fun and play by children unlike some games like jack*** and grand theft auto. pokemon was a fun game for me to i still play (even though im 14). so overall this is a good game for kids and i give 9.5 stars out of 10. i think pokemon is a great game for people 6 and up.
although i dont agree with the pyschic types.
even some pokemon look weird but they dont shape shift into demons of any kind unlike what bob corker thinks about it. they come in shapes that are cute funny and cool.
pokemon were made for fun and play by children unlike some games like jack*** and grand theft auto.
pokemon was a fun game for me to i still play (even though im 14).

so overall this is a good game for kids and i give 9.5 stars out of 10.

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By: Anonymous /2008/06/04/pokemon-mystery-dungeon-explorers-of-timedarkness/comment-page-1/#comment-1024 Anonymous Wed, 09 Jul 2008 16:06:05 +0000 /?p=907#comment-1024 First, I must say that I agree with the Mystery Dungeon review and loved the games. In regards to this debate... Overall, the arguments against Pokemon seem, frankly, ridiculous. Like mentioned earlier, Pokemon evolution is like the life cycle of a tadpole, and as long as the children know that it's not the same kind of evolution, what's the harm? The violence in Pokemon is incredibly minute and it is stated that the Pokemon enjoy battling or do it to protect their trainers, who become their friends and partners. Pokemon doesn't teach violence or hatred; it teaches friendship, unlike most games today. In fact, friendship is the theme of the first two Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games! I would have never thought that Chansey would have any connection to abortion and I seriously doubt it does. Chansey is an adorable, egg-shaped blob that, according to the Pokemon Yellow Pokedex entry, is "a gentle and kind-hearted Pokemon that shares its nutritious eggs if it sees an injured Pokemon." Chansey is definitely one of the most docile Pokemon and the move Egg Bomb has absolutely no reference to abortion. A Disastrous effect on our girls? How? Chansey is one of the most harmless, innocent Pokemon! Liberal media? This is Nintendo, not CNN! Although there are Psychic and Ghost-type Pokemon in the game, there aren't any real references to the occult (no references to spells or demons, period) and unlike Harry Potter, kids aren't going to try to become wizards and dabble in magic. The idea of Pokemon being "Pocket Monsters" isn't going to make kids start looking for evil spirits and start thinking that demons are our friends. This is an extreme exaggeration. Pokemon teaches critical thinking skills and to respect your environment. The games and TV series teach perseverance, hard work, and patience. For example, in the show, Ash, the main character, considers his Pokemon to be his best friends and is willing to sacrifice himself for his Pokemon and human friends. I grew up with Pokemon and have played every single Pokemon game released and love the series for its strategy, replayablity, and sheer fun. I don't want to offend anyone, but these arguments are pretty absurd. I totally agree that parents should pay attention to what their kids are playing, but... Pokemon? Shape-shifting demons? Evil Spirits? Magical Spells? Abortion?(!?) None of that is in the Pokemon series, which encourages hard work, patience, critical thinking, and being true to friendships. First, I must say that I agree with the Mystery Dungeon review and loved the games. In regards to this debate… Overall, the arguments against Pokemon seem, frankly, ridiculous.

Like mentioned earlier, Pokemon evolution is like the life cycle of a tadpole, and as long as the children know that it’s not the same kind of evolution, what’s the harm?

The violence in Pokemon is incredibly minute and it is stated that the Pokemon enjoy battling or do it to protect their trainers, who become their friends and partners. Pokemon doesn’t teach violence or hatred; it teaches friendship, unlike most games today. In fact, friendship is the theme of the first two Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games!

I would have never thought that Chansey would have any connection to abortion and I seriously doubt it does. Chansey is an adorable, egg-shaped blob that, according to the Pokemon Yellow Pokedex entry, is “a gentle and kind-hearted Pokemon that shares its nutritious eggs if it sees an injured Pokemon.” Chansey is definitely one of the most docile Pokemon and the move Egg Bomb has absolutely no reference to abortion. A Disastrous effect on our girls? How? Chansey is one of the most harmless, innocent Pokemon! Liberal media? This is Nintendo, not CNN!

Although there are Psychic and Ghost-type Pokemon in the game, there aren’t any real references to the occult (no references to spells or demons, period) and unlike Harry Potter, kids aren’t going to try to become wizards and dabble in magic. The idea of Pokemon being “Pocket Monsters” isn’t going to make kids start looking for evil spirits and start thinking that demons are our friends. This is an extreme exaggeration.

Pokemon teaches critical thinking skills and to respect your environment. The games and TV series teach perseverance, hard work, and patience. For example, in the show, Ash, the main character, considers his Pokemon to be his best friends and is willing to sacrifice himself for his Pokemon and human friends.

I grew up with Pokemon and have played every single Pokemon game released and love the series for its strategy, replayablity, and sheer fun. I don’t want to offend anyone, but these arguments are pretty absurd. I totally agree that parents should pay attention to what their kids are playing, but… Pokemon? Shape-shifting demons? Evil Spirits? Magical Spells? Abortion?(!?) None of that is in the Pokemon series, which encourages hard work, patience, critical thinking, and being true to friendships.

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By: Sara_and_Bri /2008/06/04/pokemon-mystery-dungeon-explorers-of-timedarkness/comment-page-1/#comment-1022 Sara_and_Bri Mon, 07 Jul 2008 15:31:23 +0000 /?p=907#comment-1022 We used to play Pokemon, collect the cards, and everything in between. But we finally realized the elements represented witchcraft and the game was a sweeter and cuter version of the game 'Dungeons and Dragons'. We used to play Pokemon, collect the cards, and everything in between. But we finally realized the elements represented witchcraft and the game was a sweeter and cuter version of the game ‘Dungeons and Dragons’.

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By: SeriousGamer /2008/06/04/pokemon-mystery-dungeon-explorers-of-timedarkness/comment-page-1/#comment-965 SeriousGamer Sun, 22 Jun 2008 06:55:00 +0000 /?p=907#comment-965 I'm a more recent Pokemon fan. It's only the games I'm into though. I used to share your opinions, Bob Corker and I respect those views, as I hope all of you will respect mine. I used to think a lot of game series were evil, this one included. Most of them, I've changed my mind about after playing them. Objectionable content, yes, but if you are mature in your faith, it's nothing too problematic. I played Pokemon to understand what it was I hated. But enough of my rambling. I've not yet played a Mystery Dungeon game, I've only played two old ones. I don't see anything wrong with Pokemon personally. The so-called evolution thing was already discussed. The psychic Pokemon raised an eyebrow, but I saw no difference between them and the Jedi of Star Wars. Bottom line, like Corey said, talk it over first. Then again, if you've got a kid my age, I doubt that would be necessary. I’m a more recent Pokemon fan. It’s only the games I’m into though. I used to share your opinions, Bob Corker and I respect those views, as I hope all of you will respect mine. I used to think a lot of game series were evil, this one included. Most of them, I’ve changed my mind about after playing them. Objectionable content, yes, but if you are mature in your faith, it’s nothing too problematic. I played Pokemon to understand what it was I hated. But enough of my rambling.

I’ve not yet played a Mystery Dungeon game, I’ve only played two old ones. I don’t see anything wrong with Pokemon personally. The so-called evolution thing was already discussed. The psychic Pokemon raised an eyebrow, but I saw no difference between them and the Jedi of Star Wars.

Bottom line, like Corey said, talk it over first. Then again, if you’ve got a kid my age, I doubt that would be necessary.

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By: Corey /2008/06/04/pokemon-mystery-dungeon-explorers-of-timedarkness/comment-page-1/#comment-935 Corey Wed, 18 Jun 2008 04:57:55 +0000 /?p=907#comment-935 A little more on the Pokemon Chansey's eggs. The eggs are meant to heal. Chansey eggs are often used to heal the wounds of other Pokemon at a Pokemon Center (which is like a hospital for Pokemon). There are some things that could/should be gone from Pokemon however. Psychic type Pokemon should be omitted. The Pokemon Cubone wears the skull of it's deceased mother, it's evoulutionary form, Marowak, whom was killed by Team Rocket, a group who wants to spread trouble in the world of Pokemon. Also the channellers and such in the early versions of Pokemon. Overall I think it would be safe for most kids to play/watch Pokemon, but parents should talk to their kids first about the game first. A little more on the Pokemon Chansey’s eggs. The eggs are meant to heal. Chansey eggs are often used to heal the wounds of other Pokemon at a Pokemon Center (which is like a hospital for Pokemon).
There are some things that could/should be gone from Pokemon however. Psychic type Pokemon should be omitted. The Pokemon Cubone wears the skull of it’s deceased mother, it’s evoulutionary form, Marowak, whom was killed by Team Rocket, a group who wants to spread trouble in the world of Pokemon. Also the channellers and such in the early versions of Pokemon.
Overall I think it would be safe for most kids to play/watch Pokemon, but parents should talk to their kids first about the game first.

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