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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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!