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7.5 out of 10

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Being free to explore the islands, Synthesizing new monsters, Collecting Dragon Quest monsters
  • Cons: You don't like collecting monsters?, Level grinding through the same places, Too much like Pokemon for some
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 7
6.5
Control 6
6.0

Expert Review

RPGFan
17 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Back in 1999, Enix saw the success of Nintendo's Pokémon franchise and decided it needed to get on the "gotta catch 'em all" bandwagon. And honestly, this wasn't such a bad idea for the company, as its Dragon Quest franchise had already spawned 6 titles, each one featuring a bevy of monsters from which they could pull.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.0
Addiction 10
10

Joker is no Joke

GIN
21 April 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
7.6
Graphics 7
6.6
Sound 6
6.0
Control 7
7.4
Addiction 6
6.2

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker Review

Cheat Code Central
1 April 2008
  • Summary: Compared to the original Dragon Quest, it's simpler, cuter, smaller, and a little dumber
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Overall 9
8.5

NDS Review - 'Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker'

WorthPlaying
19 February 2008
  • Summary: Hop on your sea scooter and navigate the seven isles of the Green Bays archipelago as you scout, train and synthesize a colorful array of over 200 classic Dragon Quest monsters.
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Overall 8
7.5

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (DS)

The Review Busters
18 February 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 6
6.0
Control 7
7.0
Addiction 6
6.0

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

Nintendo World Report
29 December 2007
  • Summary: More like Dragon Quest Monsters: Grinder...
  • Pros: Great graphics, Lots of monsters
  • Cons: A weak story fails to reward the player, Synthesis forces even more grinding, Too much grinding
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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker review (DS)

HonestGamers
27 November 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
6.7
Graphics 6
5.6
Sound 4
4.4
Storyline 6
5.6
Replay value 7
6.7

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

RPG LAND
14 November 2007
  • 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.
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Expert Review

Homemademech
15 June 2008
  • Excerpt: An RPG that plays like a fantasy version of Poke’mon? Count me in. With an entire world designed by DragonBall Z’s creator Toriyama, you find the world looks like it should be called DragonBall Z Quest Monsters : Joker as there are endless clones of people who look like they were cloned from the DBZ universe… but who cares about that, let’s talk about the gimmick of the game!
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