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DRAGON QUEST V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
8.7 out of 10

DRAGON QUEST V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

Never before released in North America, this entry in the Zenith Read more

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Overall 8
7.5

The Long Road to Adulthood

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: Find your bride in a beautiful but grind-heavy remake of the original RPG classic Graphics: Toriyama's art style shines through in the colorful characters and monsters Sound: The musical score is a suitable accompaniment, and a newly recorded orchestral version of the opener sounds great...
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Game Informer
10 May 2009
  • Summary: Dragon Quest V is a game from a bygone era - a time when rampant fantasy tropes and clich?d story points were not only expected, but celebrated in role-playing games. The legendary father, the childhood crush, and the pet-turned-ally are all accounted for.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Review

G4
11 March 2009
  • Summary: Another great retro release? Or the death of your childhood? Adam takes a look at 'Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride', a new RPG for the Nintendo DS and finds out in this X-Play Review.
  • Pros: Exotic and imaginative settings, Hits all the classic Dragon Quest notes, Awesome Monsters
  • Cons: Slightly more conventional than Dragon Quest IV, Sancho's stereotypical Mexican accent, Still the same turn-based grind
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 7
7.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Dragon Quest V: The Hand of the Heavenly Bride

Nintendo World Report
10 March 2009
  • Summary: This 3D remake of the Japan-only Super Famicom release offers tried-and-true RPG gameplay with a few fantastic twists.
  • Pros: Addictive monster collecting, Enthralling, unique story, Wonderful, revamped graphics
  • Cons: Random battles and grinding could be off-putting to some, Uninspired combat
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Overall 8
8.4
Gameplay 8
8.0
Looks 9
8.5

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS) - Review

VGChartz
11 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Most of you should have heard of Dragon Quest already, one of the most famous gaming series in Japan, but most of you probably never played a Dragon Quest game. That’s a shame but somewhat understandable. Dragon Quest is all about fabulous stories and a full-blooded traditional Japan RPG.
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Overall 7
7.4
Gameplay 7
7.2
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.3
Longevity 8
8.0

Dragon Quest V

NowGamer
9 April 2008
Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Review

gamezine.co.uk
5 October 2010
  • Summary: It's a welcome return for the Hand of the Heavenly Bride for the Nintendo DS.
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Overall 9
8.5

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Review

PALGN
23 April 2010
Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0

Expert Review

Gry - Wirtualna Polska
24 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Jakiś rok temu znalazłem ankietę internetową, w której brali udział sami Japończycy. Pytanie brzmiało: „Jaka jest najlepsza gra RPG w Twoim życiu ?”. Na pierwszym miejscu znalazł się właśnie Dragon Quest V , co niezmiernie mnie wówczas zaskoczyło. Dlaczego nie wygrało któreś Final Fantasy ?
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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

Gamereactor
5 March 2009
  • Conclusion: Jag är bara sex Ã¥r och kan inte ens läsa. Tur det, dÃ¥ det är mitt namn som stÃ¥r inristat i gravstenen vid det läskiga, övergivna slottet. Men jag ska komma att bli äldre. Klokare, starkare och med fler vänner.
  • Pros: Enkel men episk story, charmig grafik, skön musik, roliga strider
  • Cons: Lite för lätt, fÃ¥ val i karaktärsutveckling
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