Dragon Quest Monster Joker... Which to get?

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#1 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18583 posts) -

So I love Dragon Quest (as a few poeple on this board know) and I love Pokemon (because who doesn't) so I'd like to play one of the DQ Monster Joker games. I found the first for a pretty good price (ten bucks) and the second for 30. Which one should I get? Is the second one a good enough improvement to warrant the extra dough? Which would give me the best bang for my buck? Thanks in advance to whoever answers.

Basically, which is the better game?

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#2 Posted by xGamePlayerx19 (379 posts) -

Ive played the first which was a fun game, but not the second. I have have looked into it before and for the most part it looks pretty much the same in terms of gameplay and such. I think mainly its just a different set of islands, monsters, and story. So as for the first though I do recommend it as it is an enjoyable game.

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#3 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18583 posts) -

Ive played the first which was a fun game, but not the second. I have have looked into it before and for the most part it looks pretty much the same in terms of gameplay and such. I think mainly its just a different set of islands, monsters, and story. So as for the first though I do recommend it as it is an enjoyable game.

xGamePlayerx19

So basically just go with the cheaper option?

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#4 Posted by Allicrombie (26207 posts) -
I thought the 2nd was quite a lot of fun, actually.
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#5 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18583 posts) -

I thought the 2nd was quite a lot of fun, actually.Allicrombie

Is it worth paying the extra dough to get it?

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#6 Posted by xGamePlayerx19 (379 posts) -

[QUOTE="xGamePlayerx19"]

Ive played the first which was a fun game, but not the second. I have have looked into it before and for the most part it looks pretty much the same in terms of gameplay and such. I think mainly its just a different set of islands, monsters, and story. So as for the first though I do recommend it as it is an enjoyable game.

turtlethetaffer

So basically just go with the cheaper option?

Yes, unless the other poster has some insight as to what the second might have different in it.

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#7 Posted by nintendofreak_2 (25896 posts) -

I only played the first one because the second looked exactly the same to me.  Which is fine really, because I put a good amount of time into the first one.  It's a fun series especially once you get to start customizing your monsters and teams.  The only problem with it, as with all DQ games, is that it's a grindfest. 

I don't know what the differences are between the two, but if the second only has different areas and more monsters, I'm not sure it's worth the extra $20.  If anything you can just buy the first and wait for a price drop on the second if you like it that much.

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#8 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18583 posts) -

Ok thanks for the tips everyone!

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#9 Posted by dsrules13 (1624 posts) -

Don't know if you've made a final decision yet but definitely go with the first one. Not only is it cheaper but its better. I liked certain aspects of the second one, but in comparison to the first it is extremely linear. The exploration of all the islands in the first one was one of my favorite aspects, so I ended up kind of hating the second one.

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#10 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18583 posts) -

Don't know if you've made a final decision yet but definitely go with the first one. Not only is it cheaper but its better. I liked certain aspects of the second one, but in comparison to the first it is extremely linear. The exploration of all the islands in the first one was one of my favorite aspects, so I ended up kind of hating the second one.

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People's comments on the game made me want the first and this seals the deal.