Pokémon Academy Life is a visual novel that takes you into an alternate world that doesn't send 10-year-olds off to fend for themselves. Here, characters from the core series games are put together in a more realistic high school setting. For those who aren't familiar with the visual novel concept, it is basically a form of storytelling that is usually more engaging than reading a standard novel. Some call it interactive fiction, some call it "choose your own adventure." Rather than the player character leave on a solo journey at a young age, he (in this case based on Red from Pokémon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow) attends school like any one of us and learn about the Pokémon world from there.