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  • Summary: The Kingdom of Dokapon is in peril! Desperate to do away with the monster invasion that has overrun his land, the King has offered his crown and the hand of his daughter, Princess Penny, to whoever can restore peace once again. Heroes from distant lands rise to the call, but with multiple adventurers offering to assist in the struggle, each eagerly eyeing the prizes that await the champion of Dokapon, they must now fight amongst themselves to save the kingdom and claim their reward. Irresistible board game-RPG combination - This board game and RPG fusion will make you think strategy like never before on Nintendo DS! Customization, strategy, and depth are all yours as you squeeze battling, leveling up, conquering towns, and much more into each turn. Playing dirty is the name of the game - This is all-out, winner-take-all competition, where the system favors those that know how to fight dirty! Jump into someone else's fight, finish off the enemy, and snatch the experience. Mow down your competition and take a reward from their inventory. Use special items to slow down or injure those who get in your way. Total multiplayer experience - The zany head-to-head-to-head (-to-head) competition of board games is in full force whether you play alone or in a group! Assign control of each character to a human or one of three computer play styles. Get your friends together, and up to 4 can play in single- or multi-card mode. [Atlus USA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. It's a very unique take on an RPG, and the Monopoly/Mario Party elements combine well to create something new.
  2. 79
    Overall, Dokapon Journey is a refreshing game.
  3. This isn't a bad game, it's just trying to accomplish too much with too little, and ends up being a letdown. If you're into RPGs and you can stand generic, overrepetitive gameplay, then you will enjoy this. If not, then steer clear.
  4. This role-playing board game takes delight in letting you mess with your friends, and it's fun for as long as you can tolerate its slow pace.
  5. The game can be a lot of fun with three or four human players, but playing with the computer-controlled characters gets boring fast.
  6. It’s almost heartbreaking how much wasted potential there is here.
  7. There's hardly any redeeming factors in the entire game. It's too complex to appeal to casual or young gamers, and at the same time, it's too basic an silly to appeal to mature gamers.

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  1. ColinY.
    Jul 24, 2009
    9
    Gaming Age (33/100) "There's hardly any redeeming factors in the entire game. It's too complex to appeal to casual or young gamers, and at the same time, it's too basic an silly to appeal to mature gamers." This to me is the EXACT reason it IS appealing, I would come under their "mature players" umbrella, yet the simplicity to me, is the beauty of the game, It isn't an intense RPG with massively overpowered enemies, that will take you a long time to advance through. Yet it follows the formula, and as such presents itself as an easy bitsized (content-wise not time consumption-wise) RPG to play against friends when you have a bit of spare time. Which I find to be a positive thing, of course there are some aspects that are irksome, but I'm yet to play a perfect game, and I don't find them severe enough to detract from the overall experience. Expand