By Cody Roark
Nintendo released a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX demo for the Switch yesterday. The remake opens with a personality quiz. Depending on your answers, the game will assign you a specific playable pocket monster who is supposed to represent the real you.
A writer for Polygon recently tried the demo out to see what all the hype was about. She wrote, “This is already the most important test I’ve ever taken.”
“Usually, when I pick a Pokémon starter, I go for the fire-types. Surprise, I’m an Aries. But in this case, I didn’t want to game Mystery Dungeon into giving me a specific outcome just because I believed I should be a specific creature.” She continued. “I wanted to answer truthfully, and see what the game would determine as my pocket monster essence. This, I reasoned, would be a true diagnosis of my character. And maybe my worth as a human being.”
The reviewer went on to describe the personality test as “pretty standard” as far as video game personality tests go. She included that there are some wild questions sprinkled into the test though. Questions such as asking what you would do if a human hand reached out of a toilet at you!
According to Polygon, the demo offered great insight into the user’s true personalities. Apparently, a significant amount of people are walking away with Pokémon they didn’t expect to get or with Pokémon they wouldn’t have traditionally chosen.
Maybe we’re all investing too much stock into a personality quiz on a video game about virtual monsters battling it out, but who knows? Maybe Nintendo has nailed human characteristics and personality traits?
Humor is another aspect of this quiz as the game spits out fun little tidbits of advice for whoever took the test. Our user was advised to think before she thinks and acts. The Polygon reviewer wound up being assigned a Squirtle for her Pokémon personality.
All in all, the demo is being received extremely well and fans of Pokémon across the nation are incredibly excited for the upcoming remake’s release. Nintendo doesn’t disappoint, yet again, in the world of Pokémon. The acclaimed series has garnered attention for generations and has been a fan-favorite for decades now. It would appear as though the newest installment is no exception.