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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

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Overall 7
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Gameplay 8
7.7
Graphics 7
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Sound 7
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Replay value 9
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Dragon Quest IX Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Graphics: 68% Sound: 67 % Replay/Extras: 87 % Gameplay: 77% Family Friendly Factor: 56% 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 8
8.0

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies super review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Provides traditional RPG feel like no other, One of the best looking DS games ever, Promises hundreds of hours of play
  • Cons: Multiplayer options occasionally hurt story, Too old school for some, Heavy accents steal focus from plot
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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. What system is more widespread than the DS? And what better way to ensure the game spreads like wildfire, at least in Japan, than to add a local co-op mode?
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Overall 9
9.0

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

ccgr.org
13 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Quests are a big part of this game and usually have good rewards.  There\'s story line quests and side quests that you can accept by talking to the villagers.  You\'re limited to a certain number of open quests; fortunately you can later decline doing them.  More quests are available via wireless download.  In fact, many of the DS features are utilized in this game.  You can use the stylus to move around, but I preferred using the regular controls.
  • Pros: Simple and fun game play, lots of online content, no random battles
  • Cons: Some may find it too easy
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Overall 7
7.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Originality 4
4.0

Goin' Through the Motions

RPGamer
23 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Dragon Quest upholds tradition with every new iteration. Its mechanics have certainly been streamlined since the days of the original game on the NES, but Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies will fool no one familiar with the series into thinking it is a bold break with the past.
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 4
4.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Originality 4
4.0

I May Want Your Blood Mummies!

RPGamer
23 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Long ago, the Almighty created the angelic Celestrians to watch over humanity. They were to protect the feeble creatures and guide them in times of trouble. The Celestrians didn't always appreciate their task, but they performed their duty admirably... until one day when everything they knew was challenged by one of their own, a lone hero. Thus begins Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies for the DS. If the story sounds familiar so far, it's because it is.
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Overall 8
8.2

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Auracore MediaWorks
23 August 2010
  • Summary: The classic is back, with a few changes under its belt.
  • Pros: New class system; fun local multiplayer mode; lots of content.
  • Cons: Framerate issues; archaic menu design; lack of a real story or characters; party members have no personality.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0

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

Gametactics
11 August 2010
  • Conclusion: Add a point to this score if you’re lucky enough to have a friend-or-two with a DS and another copy of Dragon Quest 9. Still, even without the ad-hoc multiplayer, Dragon Quest 9 is a great game that will keep you occupied for months. While I wished that there were some type of personality between your party members, it’s not a deal-breaker. Even so, the rest of the games story is charming and simple in a good way.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Thunderbolt Games
27 July 2010
  • Excerpt: It’s been six years since the release of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for the PS2, and though plenty of JRPGs have come and gone since then, genre enthusiasts eagerly nurtured a special level of unchecked anticipation for the next entry in the Dragon Quest franchise. Well, the time has finally come – Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is here and it is quite good, though gamers unimpressed with JRPGs in the past will unlikely find enough here...
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Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 8
7.5
Looks 8
7.5

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

VGChartz
27 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Dragon Quest remains one of the most popular JRPGs and it is the best selling series of its genre. Many have been anticipating a western release for over a year now, and even though games in the series are known to maintain core elements of their predecessors, Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies doesn’t really offer anything new, besides a limited character creator and a frustrating online multiplayer system.
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