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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
9.0 out of 10

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

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Overall 9
8.6

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Game Over Online
30 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Dragon Quest IX has kept its fans waiting for quite some time. After the success of Dragon Quest VIII on the PlayStation 2, fans eagerly awaited news of the series’ next instalment for years.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies review (DS)

HonestGamers
15 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Although I really enjoyed playing Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies , it's hard not to look at it as a step back from the eighth game in the series. Moving from the PS2 to the handheld DS was a regression on a technological level, and the new emphasis on post-game content left the main...
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Overall 9
9.0

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Fragland
9 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Dragon Quest is together with Final Fantasy about the most well-known and succesful RPG series in Japan and since Dragon Quest VIII on the PS3 also gamers in our region have warmed up for the classic gameplay, the intimate stories and the original monsters of these games.
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Overall 10
10

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo DS) Review

Cubed³
1 March 2011
  • Summary: Having already sold over 4.5 million copies in Japan alone in both its full and budget-priced formats, Square Enix’s Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies has become the biggest selling iteration in the long-running RPG series that started way back on the humble 8-Bit Nintendo Entertainment...
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Overall 9
9.0

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

ztgd.com
22 January 2011
  • Excerpt: The series continues running strong. Dragon Quest is one of the most well known Japanese […]
  • Pros: + Intriguing story, + Battle system is addicting, + Multiplayer is very well done, + Hour and hours of gameplay
  • Cons: Not enough personality, Can be a difficult game when played alone
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Originality 4
4.0

I'm Starry Eyed

RPGamer
15 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is the first original mainline Dragon Quest series entry to be released on the Nintendo DS. While to some this might seem like an odd decision, for Square Enix's flagship Japanese RPG series it really makes perfect sense.
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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Review

VideoGamer.com
11 November 2010
  • Excerpt: What do you expect from the next iteration of your favourite JRPG series? Better graphics? Improved voice acting? An innovative new battle system? Dragon Quest IX has none of these things.
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Overall 7
6.6
Gameplay 7
7.2
Graphics 6
6.3
Sound 6
6.2
Replay value 8
8.2

Dragon Quest IX Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Family Friendly Gaming
20 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Graphics: 63% Sound: 62 % Replay/Extras: 82 % Gameplay: 72% Family Friendly Factor: 51% System: Nintendo DS Publisher: Square Enix ESRB Rating: 'E10+' for Everyone 10+ {Alcohol Reference, Animated Blood, Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes}
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Overall 10
9.5

Expert Review

Destructoid
29 September 2010
  • Summary: A hallmark of excellence. It may have some flaws, but they are negligible to what is otherwise a supreme title. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
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Good Things Come in Small Packages

GameCritics.com
27 September 2010
  • Excerpt: When it was announced that the ninth installment in Square-Enix's venerable role-playing game series Dragon Quest would be a Nintendo DS exclusive, some of us were a little bummed out.
  • Pros: Finding a rare piece of equipment in one of the game's numerous optional dungeons.
  • Cons: Grinding for hours on end so you can afford to buy new gear.
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