Often referred by the fan nicknames, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2 or Pokémon Explorers, this generation of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon versions came out on Nintendo DS with the first two versions Time and Darkness following by an enhanced version, Sky. Out of the three versions, Sky is the most popular version if not the most popular entry in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series and was the one brought to Wii U Virtual Console.
The Explorers games all start with the usual beginning: You play as a human turned Pokémon with no memory of what happened to you or who you used to be outside your name. You then meet your Pokémon partner and then set off on adventures trying to figure out what happened to you, figure out who you used to be, and as that mission goes on, the world comes under threat of a growing evil that you must stop.
The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games are mainly known for their stories instead of gameplay. The gameplay namely takes the form of three things:
1) You talk to Pokémon in the local town for information, to arm yourself, and then...
2) You're tasked to explore Mystery Dungeons and carry out missions. These dungeons will change their layouts every time even if you reenter the same Mystery Dungeon.
3) Some Mystery Dungeons have bosses/events you must clear to advance the story.
Originally during the DS era, I didn't think much of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon due to unfavorable reviews (and later playing the Gates to Infinity demo on 3DS -- I did enjoy the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon animé OVAs though), but once I sprang for Explorers of Sky, I fell in love with the game even if the gameplay isn't that special. The story is just SO GOOD. The ending though...
As I just mentioned I did beat the main game of Explorers of Sky and am currently working in the post-game. The following pictures contain SPOILERS from the post-game (note I'm the Squirtle and Eevee is my partner). Pics captured from Wii U VC via Elgato Capture HD:
Edited by Ngamer01, 08 November 2017 - 05:37 AM.