An O.K. premise, but the episode by episode storyline is really bad. Being based on a game means it already has a large audience. One problem I think this anime has it that it thinks the people who play the game, and therefore watch the show, are younger than they actually are. This means they have made it very simple and to an older viewer the formulaic episodes can get a little tedious.
Pretty basic and cartoon-y, O.K. for target audience. Being that it is cute monsters beating the day lights out of each other it can't be too realistic and it does well not to be offensive in that respect.
One of the most awesome title sequences is ruined by some incredibly annoying voice acting. You will all know the title sequence, it is amazing. The dubbed voices used leave something to be desired Brock especially, who feels creepily old.
No real depth, but that’s to be expected. This is a kids show after all. The little development there is, and it is little, is very similar to other character 'realisations' you can't do it alone and friendship conquers all, it's all very cheesy.
O.K. for when you are feeling nostalgic. If you have played the games for any time Ash will annoy you very quickly. If you want a long trip down memory lane then I would recommend it I suppose