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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
8.8 out of 10

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

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Overall 6
6.0

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: If there was ever a monster outside of Pikachu that you just wanted to take home as your new pet, it'd be Dragon Quest’s lovable slime. How could you ever want to hurt that precious smiley face on that little blue drip?
  • Pros: Scouting tons of monsters, Getting your party just right, A wealth of online options
  • Cons: Too much grinding, Losing monster pals in fusion, The cliché characters and story
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Battling monsters is strategic rather than violent.

Common Sense Media
22 January 2012
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 is a role-playing game set in a world where the most popular sport is not football or soccer, but monster battles, a la Pokemon .
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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Nintendo DS) Review

Cubed³
3 December 2011
Overall 7
7.0

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

Auracore MediaWorks
29 November 2011
  • Summary: Mo' monsters, mo' problems.
  • Pros: Addicting fusion system; lots of monster varieties;
  • Cons: Barebones story; lots of grinding; areas feel empty.
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 4
4.0
Originality 6
6.0

Monsters Don't Joke Around

RPGamer
6 November 2011
  • Excerpt: The Dragon Quest Monsters series is a long running spin-off that has been around since the original Game Boy. Being that this is the second Monsters title on the Nintendo DS, I found myself going into Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 expecting merely a slightly updated version of the original with...
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Overall 7
7.1
Gameplay 7
7.4
Graphics 7
7.4
Sound 7
6.9
Storyline 6
6.2
Control 7
6.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
19 October 2011
  • Conclusion: It's a good game to play while watching TV or a movie.
  • Pros: Tremendous variety, tons of content, imaginative monsters.
  • Cons: Lacks charm, mindless gameplay, where's the story?
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Overall 8
7.5

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

Nintendo World Report
16 October 2011
  • Summary: Explore a mysterious island and collect over 300 monsters in this decent Dragon Quest spin-off.
  • Pros: Addicting gameplay, Over 300 monsters to collect and battle, Plenty of extra content
  • Cons: Lack of emphasize on story, Repetitive story
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.0

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

Game Boyz
9 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Having played quite a few Dragon Quest games over my gaming career, along with reviewing a couple over the past few years, I have come to appreciate the story, the art, and the loveable, although often hated, monsters that you battle throughout the games.
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Overall 8
8.0

NDS Review - 'Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2'

WorthPlaying
30 September 2011
  • Summary: In Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, players take on the role of a Monster Scout who has crash-landed on a mysterious island. To rescue missing passengers and members of the airship crew, one must assemble a strong team of monsters and fend off enemies in strategic turn-based battles.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 is About Conquest, Not Compassion

1UP
27 September 2011
  • Summary: In the latest Dragon Quest spin-off, cute monsters are your tools, not your friends.
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