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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker battle footage


Taken from Nintendo World 2006, this embedded video reveals more on the battle system for Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker. Featuring a turn-based system, it appears that the player will have a roster of 3 monsters that are out, in battle, by default. Also, is it just us, or does this game look amazing?

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Nick1

11-06-2006 @ 10:24AM

Nick said...

This game look fantastic, the DS is more of a graphical powerhouse then I ever expected. I know it's not a PS2 but you've got to admit that looks pretty close to Dragon Quest 8 on PS2, it's got to be the same engine with a slightly dumbed down graphic system.

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Naruhodou2

11-06-2006 @ 11:14AM

Naruhodou said...

Wow. That's just impressive. This might be the first game I buy for the graphics alone.

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poopy3

11-06-2006 @ 11:42AM

poopy said...

um are u sure this is a ds game, cause this game is looks amzing..

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simon4

11-06-2006 @ 6:21PM

simon said...

It's a wii game! :P. had me scratching my head too though

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Nick5

11-06-2006 @ 7:27PM

Nick said...

This is not a wii game, this is the second video i've seen the first was released at TGS. The Wii game your thinking about is Dragon Quest Swords, which is featured today on wiifanboy.

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Mikey6

11-06-2006 @ 7:36PM

Mikey said...

impressive!

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pukeruaBoy7

11-06-2006 @ 7:38PM

pukeruaBoy said...

Is it a Wii game or have GameVideos stuffed up by saying "Square Enix's newest RPG tricks on Wi.." ? ..what do they mean by that?

Here's a link to a vid of the DS version:
http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/7286

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pukeruaBoy8

11-06-2006 @ 7:40PM

pukeruaBoy said...

bugger wrong link, try this one: http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/6351

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Dead Prophet9

11-13-2006 @ 2:39AM

Dead Prophet said...

It's not really that impressive. DS has hardware-based toon-shading (though not really "shaders"), rather than having to rely on a software-based approach (on non-shader based hardware no less) like the PS2 game which gives it some edge. But you definatly notice the lower resolution of the textures, and the low-poly meshes. The animation is also much worse, and less is shown on screen. It's similar to Viewtiful Joe in that respect, as well as Tales of Tempest. Including Cel-shading as a standard hardware feature was a very smart idea, and has helped them narrow the gap with the capabilities of the PSP.

All that said, it doesn't look BAD, but it's not as great as it may seem in small doses. I like the style, of course, and I love the DQM series so I will definatly be picking this one up.

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SquigglyChicken at deviantart.com10

11-13-2006 @ 4:37AM

SquigglyChicken at deviantart.com said...

the DS is highly underrated when it comes to graphics. I have Mario Hoops, and let me just say, best graphics on a DS game I have yet. I don't really like Dragon Quest though. heehee!

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