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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker scan

The Pokemon of Dragon Quests, Dragon Quest Monsters, has been a hit in Japan and the newest installment, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker is headed to fans hopefully this Fall season.

A spin-off to the Dragon Quest RPG series, it features art by the infamous Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball). All of the Dragon Quest games have featured his same character design and honestly, its getting a little old. True the same can be said about Final Fantasy designer Yoshitaka Amano, but it depends on your taste.

With Wi-Fi availability and new ways to become a Monster Master, maybe fans here would get a rise out of this. It's worth a shot, right Square?

[Via QJ Net]

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20XX1

8-17-2006 @ 10:25PM

20XX said...

Toriyama and Amano are both eight hundred bajillion times better than Tetsuya "spiky-haired kids in asymmetrical clothing with a thousand belt buckles" Nomura. The fact that he's pretty much in charge of Final Fantasy stuff now makes me want to Gackt.

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Omegasquash2

8-18-2006 @ 6:35AM

Omegasquash said...

The comment about it depending upon taste is correct. I just think that the Dragonball craze that swept the U.S. a few years back biased people against Toriyama.

On a side note, I didn't think that Amano was still designing the FF series, and that it rolled over to Takahashi on FFX. You can still see some of Amano's influence in FFXI, but I had thought he was pretty well done with the series. I guess you learn something new every day.

Regarding the "old" comment, this is the first time that Toriyama's style has been projected onto a handheld system with the amount of detail that the DS can crank out (for what it's worth). I'm pretty sure that we got a healthy dose of it on the PS2 with the Dragonball fighting series, but let's face it, DQVIII was a fantastic game, in terms of both visual and gameplay aspects. But, returning to my first sentence, I agree. It's all about taste.

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Omegasquash3

8-18-2006 @ 6:37AM

Omegasquash said...

Bah, I meant Nomura, not Takahashi. For some reason I always do that. Please to be forgiving my error there.

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OyoyoY1234

8-18-2006 @ 5:17PM

OyoyoY123 said...

"makes me want to Gackt."

that s funny yo

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