Summary: This is a must have RPG for the DS (or your 3DS) but your mileage will depend on your tastes. If you were bred on old school NES RPGs like Final Fantasy or Dragon Warrior I/II/III, then you will definitely love this game. The battle system combines the tension mechanic from Dragon Quest 8, with the job system from previous games (III, VI, VII).
Summary: I adore this cutesy game. You have the power to fully customize your character up to the clothing, job/class, and skills and spells you could learn. I've contributed 200+ hours upon this monster and still have a ways to go. You can harvest, kill monsters, and play with the Krock Pot. I recommend this game for those who like turn-based games and animated cut scenes. The Amazon services were also pretty good, considering it had to go to Alaska. Thanks!
Summary: This is the first game I've played from the Dragon Quest series and I am in love. I can't believe I hadn't heard about this sooner! The combat is typical of a handheld JRPG- walk around, approach enemies, combat screen appears, fight them with your party. Win. Yay. But it's so much more than that. The game is reasonably difficult, and requires the grinding I have become so fond of from JRPGs. I even find myself following along with the plot! Imagine that.
Summary: I absolutely love this game. It was recommended to me by my boyfriend. It's extremely hard to find an rpg that has as many features as this one. I love the fact that I can choose my gender, fully customize my appearance, and fully customize my skills. I admit that it takes a lot of time and effort to level up your character and party, but basically you get what you put in the game. It's completely up to you.
Summary: I could not get enough of this game when I bought it some time ago, there is SO much to do and such beautiful scenery! I've been a fan of Pokemon since 1998, so it was about time for me to see where 'it' began with the mother of all monster RPGs, Dragon Quest. This was my first exposure to it, and I love it! I've been sold now, I consider myself a fan and I even went on to purchase the retro-remakes for the DS.
Summary: A wonderful Dragon Quest experience. I have been wanting a Dragon Quest game since 8 on the PS2. The game is linear and have spent the majority of the game walking from area to area fighting monsters to level up. This is a typical JRPG after all. The side quests I find to be more optional than necessary. They reward you with items not experience points. When you reach the next shop in the next town, the Rewards usually become useless.
Summary: This excellent game captures the spirit of older Dragon Quest games and merges it with modern graphics. Not only is this the best DS RPG I have played, but it is one of the best RPGs I have played on any system. The graphics are colorful, the battle animations are fun, the story is good, and the dialog is entertaining. The game is huge, and there are plenty of things to do. Being able to change classes once you get to a certain point adds an extra level of depth.