Nintendo Life writes: "Above all, Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia feels more like Pokémon Ranger 1.5 rather than Pokémon Ranger 2.0. The lack of improvements severely hurts the game, as does the rehash in additional missions. There is little to no improvement or variation in sound and graphics either. If you liked the original, you will probably love this, but if it wasn't enough to win you over then Shadows of Almia probably won't either. If you are new to the series, give the game a try and see if you like it. It's not your typical Pokémon title but it's definitely worth a look".