Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 is a turn-based Action Role-playing game for Nintendo DS in which players seek to become a champion monster scout. As with the original game in the Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker series, players must scout for and collect monster to become part of their team that they will in turn use in battle against other teams. Features include: 300+ available monsters, the ability to level up monster's skills and abilities, the ability to share data with other players within Tag Mode and multiplayer battles both locally and via a Nintendo wireless connection.
On the surface, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 seems like little more than an accessory to the modern Dragon Quest RPG. Think the typical magic and monster adventure, only with no quaint towns to visit and no fallen warriors to avenge. Dragon Quest Monsters instead puts the monsters at the forefront, letting the story trickle in at a leisurely pace and relying on combat and breeding to entertain the player. (Here, monster breeding goes by the fancy name of "synthesis.") At its core, though, Joker 2 is an addictive monster rumble, filled with enough exploration, quirkiness, and colossal battles to stand on its own. Time-wise, the game is a perfect pick for those who don't want a 50 or even 100+ hour investment. The main quest clocks in at 25-30 hours, and there's... Read Review