Pokémon-related games in which you crawl through randomly-generated dungeons or capture Pokémon by drawing circles around them probably seemed pretty random at one time.
But they weren't as out-of-concept as this. Also, the main reason why I like Ranger series is not the concept of drawing circles around Pokemon but because they had a really good plot (except the third title, which was very lacking and the Oblivia Region was small and empty). This game seems to have some plot too. But it just doesn't fit the Pokemon image in my head.
They could as well crossover Pokemon with World of Warcraft or even GTA...
That's simply not true. The last pair of core titles are just over a year old in Japan and are not yet even a year old internationally, and history would indicate the next core title to follow after a period of about two years, which would put it at fall of 2012.
Knowing this as I'm sure you do, can you really say we've been " waiting for a core title TOO FREAKIN' LONG"?
Patterns, patterns, patterns. Screw them.
Especially that this "pattern" works only for Generation IV. Even FRLG weren't released in fall. So, please don't invoke a pattern based on ONLY ONE gen.