Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 is a role-playing game set in a world where the most popular sport is not football or soccer, but monster battles, a la Pokemon. Players collect a team of monsters and send them out to battle other monsters in the hopes of becoming the greatest competitor in the world. Although battling is a focal point of the game, it is presented as somewhat of a formal sporting event, and even in the instances where it is not, the violent depictions are minimal. Damage is presented with a flash of color and a number on the screen. In addition, fights are always depicted between two creatures, or "monsters," never humans.
What's it about?
In DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: JOKER 2, players take the role of a young boy who strives to be the ultimate Monster Scout. Players collect monsters and use them in battles against other budding Monster Scouts. In this game's story, there's an unexpected detour when players find themselves stranded on an island and must rescue everyone to find a way off. Along the way, players will fight monsters both in competitive monster battle settings, and in random encounters with enemies. In the end, the goal is to rise to fame as the greatest battle competitor in the world.
Is it any good?
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 is the latest entry in the successful Dragon Quest series. The franchise is popular for its accessible and intuitive battle systems, and the addicting nature of collecting the best monsters and coming up with the best fighting strategy. This game is no exception. Even though battles are depicted with very little visual stimuli, the strategy of the battle itself is what's important, and players will easily find themselves continuously tweaking their lineup of monsters and attacks. The underlying storyline sometimes falls by the wayside, but is intriguing enough to keep players motivated until the end.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the violence in this game. How is the violence in this game different than something like a fighting game?
Who are the heroes in this game?
What would you do if you were stranded on an island?