This is IMO the best video game i've ever played... The story is amazing, the ending was so tearjerking I'm still upset about it, and there are so many twists and turns and zero predictable moments. When you think you know what's gonna happen, something vastly different does.
And don't listen to the critics; They have ALWAYS Hated Rougelikes. YS I and II for example, while a perfectly amazing TGCD game, gets bad reviews for no reason.
In terms of if they removed too much: No. the lack of pokemon is a good thing IMO considering how overcrowded it would be if they put all of them in. That's why the wiiware games failed horribly. Just like Kid Icarus uprising, this is a game that divides fans. IMHO, get it ASAP, as it's a perfect RPG in my mind, and probably the best I played this decade.
Mienshao became my favorite pokemon.
Why? Because it is SO CUTE!
Black 2 FC: 1808-0259-1596