Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia is a great follow up to the original Pokémon Ranger. Is it a better game? Well the gameplay and balance have improved and there are three downloadable Pokémon for your D/P carts, but the story, sound and originality have all taken a hit, so they're about equal. If you're looking for a fast paced action RPG, this is great purchase, even for those of you not normally into the Pokémon franchise. For those who are, this is a sure fire hit.