I bought the game, played a lot, and just finished the main story.
I was kinda mad to have put so many time on my pokémons just to lose all the link % in a blank. At least, you keep the links themselves (if you had an umbreon and an arba with the hero, he will still have them) and your items I think. I'm at my first post-main-arc scenario. I also lost my 200 000g.
I really like Pokémon and strategy RPG. I felt the game was a bit easy for my taste, then again maybe I did too much grinding.
Is anyone farther than that in the game? What are you impressions so far?
Every time I've wandered into Target I peruse their DS selection with the thought that if they have this game, I'll get it. However, they never have it. And after having the heightened interest to get this game over the weekend, I've found that no one carries it at the moment - online or off. I don't think I've seen a game like this become so scarce so fast, especially during a non-peak gaming period. It just makes me want it even more!
I had interest in this game and, like others, had trouble finding it. Even one of the GameStops nearby did not have it in. Seemed strange for a game with Pokemon in the title. I lucked out getting the final unopened copy at a Play-N-Trade, though. I haven't tried it out yet, but it seems up my alley. I hope to try it soon. And I wouldn't at all mind if it's on the simpler side of things.
I played a bit more into the scenarios last night. Good news is : it gets harder. The other realms don't just sit there and actually attack you. So if you don't plan your things carefully it is possible to have a hard time.
For example, I decided to level a zone first instead of recruiting new Pokémon. Bad choice, bad bad choice. Now I'm stuck with two low level pokémons and a level 2 zone to recruit from. Haha!