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Sega really wants to make sure you notice Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer, and we're firmly on their bandwagon. But we're crazy, sprite-loving masochists around here; we frequently whip ourselves with strips of leather wrapped around old River City Ransom, Ninja Gaiden, and Castlevania carts....

January 31st 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

The lack of enthusiasm American gamers have shown for Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer is depressing. Reading the comments viewers left on its GameTrailers page, it's clear that many just don't understand the appeal of roguelikes. Trust us, despite its SNES-level graphics and infamous difficult...

January 18th 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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One of the best examples of the Mysterious Dungeon subgenre of roguelike RPGs appears to be on its way, one step per turn, to the US. Fushigi no Dungeon 2: Furai no Shiren (Mystery Dungeon 2: Shiren the Wanderer) was one of the few entries in Chunsoft's series that didn't carry a license-- it's actu...

August 9th 2007 at 9:50am 0 Comments
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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon featured the story of a human who gets transformed into a Pokemon and ends up exploring a big dungeon with a team of Pokemon. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2 features the story of a human who gets transformed into a Pokemon and enters the fast-paced world of fashion design. Or does...

July 17th 2007 at 9:50am 0 Comments
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If you're desperate to join the Pokemon playing masses, but don't have enough cash to spend on luxury items like Diamond and Pearl releases, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team might be more suited to your budget. Amazon has a one-day deal for the game, offering new copies of the dungeon crawl...

May 2nd 2007 at 1:25pm 0 Comments
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A sequel to last year's Pokémon-infused roguelike, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, was announced in the latest issue of Famitsu. The original was received with mixed reviews, but fans of the dungeon-crawling formula welcomed the game with open arms. Both versions (Blue Rescue Team for the DS,...

March 20th 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments