So I'm browsing around through Amazon after someone mentioned how great a game Radiant Historia is. This was when I stumbled upon another DS game called Monster Tale. After looking through the reviews on Gamerankings, I noticed it had some pretty decent reviews. So I decided to pick it up.
The game has a Castlevania feel to it because of its 2D side scrolling and how you're going through different parts of a map. You also gain different abilities along with purchasing upgrades to those abilities. Now, the best part about this game is the monster that you take care of. Your monster gains experience depending on if he helps you kill other creatures and the items that you throw down to the bottom screen. Sometimes even those items help you kill other creatures. For example, if you were to acquire a catapult. You would send your monster to the bottom screen and he would study it for a little bit and start using it to launch cannon balls towards the upper screen. Here's the next best part. As your monster gains experience, he can evolve into different forms. Depending on those forms, he would have different abilities. He can also master the abilities so you can equip them for him to use in different forms.
The game plays fantastic and I don't want anyone to miss out on a great title that a not-so-well-know developer has made.