All Pokémon, all the time

Over the past 10 years, the “Pokémon Mystery Dungeon” series has seen six releases on three Nintendo handhelds in North America. The series established its conventions for combat and exploration years ago, and while this latest entry does little to avoid its rote mechanics, “Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon” is well polished, and the handful of tweaks are good ones. Trainers are gone and the world is populated exclusively by Pokémon. The issues that have plagued previous iterations persist here; the randomly generated dungeons have different layouts, but they all feel identical and the combat is too simple. The other big addition is the inclusion of all 720 Pokémon, meaning that players always have someone new to fight — which is especially welcome considering exploration and combat quickly become repetitive.

Kyle Hilliard, Game Informer