DQM: Joker is square enix's newest monster collecting game. If you like pokemon or monster rancher I suggest purchasing this, it's somewhere in between the two. Unlike what some claim this game to be, a clone of the pokemon series, I personally enjoy it much more. I find the game has more dimensions to it, especially with the ability to "synthesize" your old monsters into new and improved ones. Having played the two prior english releases (dragon warrior monsters I and II) I find this better in some ways and worse in others. It's a shorter game but had endless playability -- as most monster collecting games do. DQm: joker is a 3d game which adds a very neat element and even though some of the models are reused the game doesn't get old quickly. I would suggest this game to anyone who likes devoting time and strategy to a game, however, if you're looking for a fast paced, action game this isn't the product for you.