Excerpt: At first glance I wasn't sure if this was going to be a kids' game that would bore me, or if it was going to be an over-exaggerated attempt at porting a Saturday-morning-cartoon-esque game to the DS. I was actually surprised. The game started out with a bit of difficulty in the controls. You have to use the D-pad to move around in this third-person title. The D-pad was a little difficult at first because I felt a little lag in turning and moving forward.
Excerpt: It has been nearly 10 years since the Pokemon craze hit North America. Pikachu, Ash Ketchum, the urge to “catch ‘em all” – these became a part of our everyday lives. The anime was huge, the games were enormous, and the merchandise raked in billions. It was a monster of a property that, while no longer a craze, still earns a top spot in the annual sales charts.
Conclusion: Collect them, battle friends and a whole lot more. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker is a good game in the Dragon Quest series. The game may be lacking in some fields, but over all it is a good RPG experience on the Nintendo DS. If you are like me and you love RPG games then I think you should give this game a chance. It might not be Pokemon, but hey at least you can play this game and not have anybody make fun of you.
Excerpt: Heading up the slew of Dragon Quest games to be released in the short future, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker is a monster-training spinoff based on the series’ popular creatures. Yes, of course it has slimes. While Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker doesn’t have a ground-shaking story, it does boast some interesting facets to an otherwise average plot.