Summary: Excellent installment in the renowned Dragon Quest series. The party and job mechanics are top notch. The story isn't as deep as Dragon Quest VIII or Dragon Quest V, but it's still pretty good. The party members are also a little generic, but that's to be expected with the job system.
Summary: I LOVE IT! It's a very addicting game! My parents gave me guidelines for games I was allowed to play, and Dragon Quest IX was the one that stood out the most. I was afraid that the game might be cheesy and 'kiddish', since I'm used to Aragorn's Quest and Heroes of Dragon Age, but this game did not...
Summary: This game is probably the best RPG on the NDS. It's also one of the best Dragon Quest games because it shows all the action in battles unlike older titles where battles are in first person perspective, this one is more like DQ8.
Summary: So, I'm going to come right out and say it, this is my absolute favorite DS game of all time. After having a 3DS for more than a year and experiencing the wonderful magicalness that is 3D gaming I still come back to this game.
Summary: This must be one of the best DS games out there. And no random encounters! I'd recommend this for anybody looking for a good jRPG with an engaging story and many hours of playtime. It's also non-linear so feel free to explore and do side quests.