I have been a fan of the Dragon Quest series for a long time, but this game takes the cake of all the DQ games. The cell-shaded graphics look amazing on the DS, and the controls aren't half bad. The replay value is really high on this game because of the fact that you make monsters. Technecly you're synthesising them, but you can make new combinations each time around. This is a game that's not meant to be rushed, but taken slowly in order to continually make new and more powerful monsters. Plus the online battle and trade mode makes a big difference towards making new teams. Get a new monster to synthesis with another, or go against someone else to know your stading in the world.