I just beat Destiny Tower! Now the game is 100% complete. In-game, my play time is 103 hours and 30 minutes (and 20 seconds), but the Activity Log lists it as 110 hours and 56 minutes, obviously taking into account times I did Resume from Save Data.
Yeah and the developers have said it would take like 300 hours to 100% complete that game.
By the way, I have just finished the Treasure Collection in SMD today and now only need to finish Destiny Tower and connect with Arceus in order to 100% complete the game! Will be attempting that tomorrow. I've got over 100 hours on it.
Personally I still liked Explorers a bit more too, but SMD is definitely better than Gates by a long shot. Admittedly haven't played Rescue in a while (really hoping it gets a Wii U VC release soon, which seems likely). The new twists were interesting and I liked the other changes made to the game too, though leveling up is much more difficult and enemies seem to take too many hits. My brother just got the game yesterday for Hanukkah. He is up to Nectar Meadow and has a pair of Charmander & Treecko.
I see you got Super Mystery Dungeon! What are your thoughts on it so far?
I am up to Chapter 8 and have played for almost 7 hours. I thought I was playing through it quickly, but I see you are already on Chapter 11! So far, I really like this game. Too early to say if I like it more than Explorers or Red/Blue.
I definitely understand and agree with what you're saying. I totally love Paul as Ash's rival because it's his first rival to act like that. I loved every episode that involved paul. I really hope to see him again! And X&Y is definitely being shaped up. Noibat is slowly getting shaped up. I can't wait to see when frogadier evolves. I still wonder what Ash's sixth Pokemon will be. I thought it would be mega sceptile but since we see sawyer's mega sceptile idk anymore.
I always knew I'd use Froakie and for my partner, I was deciding between Charmander, Chimchar & Riolu. Would be nice to have a Fire type, but I also want someone who can go Mega, so I guess that rules out Chimchar. Will use him in Sky if we ever get Sky on Wii U VC (we might be getting Blue Rescue Team in the future!!!!!). I already used Charmander in Y and I always liked Mega Lucario, so that's why I was thinking of Riolu. I suppose I could also pick Torchic. Now that I think about it, I might pick Torchic instead. I do kind of regret not picking Torchic in Omega Ruby.