Summary: I've never been much of a Pokemon fan. Given, the gameplay is quite addictive and I've played a few of the games but the monsters you collect are just too cutesy for me. Which is why I've been a fan of the Dragon Quest Monsters series and the Shin Megami Tensei series. I'm sure you're saying to yourself, "Well, the monsters in those games are kinda cutesy too..".
Summary: DQM Joker is an excellent take on monster RPGs. I'm not a big fan of the traditional random encounter battles that so many other games have implemented, so I appreciated the fact that this game let you actually go out and be the hunter. The story is fine, and the characters are amusing; but the real meat of this game is in the monster synthesizing.
Summary: This is pretty much the type of dragon quest game I've wanted to play since I could use a healee in dragon quest 4 back in the NES days. Its pretty simple, and a bit too easy, but I won't hold that against it. Very much a grind fest because all you end up wanting to do is create more monsters! Got it on sale for $12 too, and worth every penny! If your thinking about buying this, do so, you won't regret it.
Summary: Unlike a lot of other reviewers, this is my first in the DQM series, although after reading about the earlier ones, I want to play them. :) I'm an avid gamer, and DQM has to go in my top ten list of all-time favourite games. I love a game with depth and extendability and this has both. As one other reviewer so aptly stated, "This game is easy to pick up and hard to put down". I have about 350 hours of gameplay in DQM, and still going strong.
Not a pokemon in sight, but a monster battling game all the same
4 February 2008
Summary: I was a little worried when I first thought about getting this game; I knew it had the Dragon Quest name on it, so I thought it should be good. But, from game play descriptions (and my own imagination), I was a little worried I might be buying a slightly more "mature" pokemon game. Thankfully, I was wrong, and what I ended up with is one of the most-addictive, fun, and time consuming games that I've played for the DS.