Robert Workman writes:
''Pokemon fans that have a Nintendo DS will no doubt get excited about this week's release of the latest Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games, Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness. Granted, the games accomplish most of the same goals as the previous Dungeon games, Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team. You take control of specifically chosen Pokemon characters (based upon your personality) to help your amnesia-stricken owner and fellow Pokemon in distress by doing some serious dungeon crawling. Unfortunately, both fail to satisfy anyone outside of the rabid fan community.
One of the main problems with both Explorers games is your inability to choose your favorite Pokemon to play as. Instead, you must fill out a small personality profile, and then you're automatically given a Pokemon that suits you best. You can choose your partner-in-crime at the beginning of your quest, and make some new friends along the way as you save them from peril, but the fact that you can't even choose your favorite from the get-go is annoying.''