Reviews and Problems with Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
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A sequel that's better than the original
A. Wu, Amazon
31 May 2014
Summary: Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 takes what the first game did and does it better. Everything moves at a much faster pace from the smallest actions like moving about the map to saving (you can save anywhere at any moment now). Items are more various and the monsters are bigger and meaner compared the previous installment.
Summary: This is a good squeal to Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker. It has improved game play, battle sequences, and overall, well remake of DQMJ. However, it still takes an extremely long time to level up the monsters in the game. Awesome game, but it just takes a long time to progress in the game and level up the monsters. Improved game from DQMJ.
If you like the others, you'll love this one, too!
27 January 2012
Summary: Keeping it short and simple: If you like DQM, then you'll love this one, too. This game changes the formula around a little bit. The story itself isn't very good - I like the first DQM better, but the gameplay has improved significantly. Instead of blindly using a move til it levels up, or synthesizing two monsters and hoping you get the outcome you want, you have more control in DQM Joker 2.
Summary: It's hard to make a review for this game being my expectations were much different than what was delivered. In some ways I feel the game designers did an excellent job, and in others I wish they would have thrown whatever plans they had and made a DQM 1.7 release copying the format of the previous title. Why? Because DQM Joker 2 just doesn't have the laid back feel of the previous title.
A Significant Improvement Over The Original DQM: Joker
Robert Hlozek, Amazon
22 January 2012
Summary: The original DQM: Joker was a fun monster hunting game, but a bit a flawed. The sequel addresses virtually every problem of its predecessor and adds several new features that really make this an impressive game. The only real complaint I had was the graphics. While they were a step up from DQM: Joker they still felt a big step backwards from Dragon Quest IX. The pacing also feels a little slow at time too, though not as bad as it was in DQM: Joker.
Summary: First, allow me to say that Joker 2 is miles better than its predecessor. The pacing is better, the menus are more accessible, and the travel is a lot simpler. That said, Joker 2 starts out VERY slow. Like Pokemon, the game insists on holding your hand for the first few hours in order to walk you through the game mechanics. One of the primary draws of Joker 2 is the ability to "synthesize" monsters by mixing them together.
Summary: The main quest felt longer that DQMJ1's but not repetitive which helped disguise alot of the level grinding. The new traits, skills and introducing monster sizes helped to flesh the game out. Thought i feel the main quest could be longer with harder end-game bosses and more side quests and non-story regions would have really add to the experience. All in all, great game and the best since the Gameboy colour's original, Dragon Warrior Monsters.
Summary: For a series that has been going on for so long, this game really meets the standards that most DQM (and DWM in the past) players look for. Even though it's got great gameplay and multiplayer, it's one issue is the game's longevity - it took me about 15 hours to finish the entire game, and then the part after that too. Well worth the money if you aren't a hardcore game player.
DQM: J2 offers plenty of fun, if little improvement.
23 November 2011
Excerpt: Having been a fan of the Dragon quest monsters series for many years now, I eagerly awaited the Uk release of DQM: J2. Having played it's predecessors I knew exactly what to expect from the title, and where improvements should have been made. Having now completed a bulk of the game I feel I can now make a well rounded judgement of the game without being influenced by boyhood nostalgia.
Pros: Longevity, Charming Dialogue, Plethora of Monsters/Characters
Cons: Slighty awkward camera, Recycled sounds, May be slightly imposing for newcomers to the franchise
Excerpt: If you love pokemon or dragon quest or both this is the game for you period. After what seemed like a life time the sequel to the acclaimed dragon quest monsters joker is here and it doesn't disappoint. Firstly the stroy line is worthy of any hollywood movie secondly it has some of the best graphics the ds is capable of and third and most important you can catch over over 150 monsters as well as some giant beasties to humiliate your pals over wifi.