Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

released on Apr 28, 2010

As Monster Scouts, players can recruit wild monsters to build a team and battle against other players in this turn-based role-playing game. Each year, monster scouts from around the world gather to compete for the title of world's greatest scout. Players crash-land on a mysterious island after their airship is struck by lightning. They must rescue their missing passengers and crew members by fighting various enemies using their own monster parties. The only way off the island is to solve its many mysteries.

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Super JRPG, la capture de monstres super bien pensée et une super bonne thématique pour un spin off de la série DQ, bien différent de ses concurrents et pas pour déplaire

would have been a 5 if so much of the game's monster creation was based on other players helping you.

Amazing game.
At first I didn't care for the setting or why I had to go to the different areas, but I got over this about halfway through.
The gameplay is the amazing stuff you would expect from a DQ Monsters game. Breeding, grinding, scouting is as amazing as always here, and had me playing way later than I usually do.
The environments were amazing, really pushing what a DS could do. The addition of big monsters, both on field and in battle, changed it up in a nice way. Now some monsters take up more than 1 slot on your party, which usually means they're stronger, larger, and might even hit twice a turn.
Story was the only eh part, felt like they tried something new with the island you're on but it fell flat for me near the end. Rescuing the people at each area was fine, as well as the scout challenge arena.
Only wish the game was longer. It's not exactly short but I felt like the game wanted me to make A rank monsters earlier than I wanted, around 10 hours into the game.
Still had an absolute blast with this game.

areas were better than the first one but I felt like the first had a better progression. still good dqm fun

Sad that we never got the professional version that has more monsters, but still, good Pokemon-like.