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DRAGON QUEST V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
8.8 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 9
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Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS) Review

411mania.com
3 November 2009
  • Summary: If you have played through the original before, I wouldn't recommend buying it unless you are a huge Dragon Quest fan, or if you want to see the changes. If you haven't, and you're a fan of RPGs, I would give this game a very high recommendation.
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Overall 9
9.4
Graphics 9
9.2
Sound 10
9.6
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 10
9.6

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Review

Cheat Code Central
31 July 2009
Overall 9
9.0

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

HonestGamers
10 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Give or take a year, the time was 1994 and the place was backwoods Oregon. I was in high school--just barely--and I was looking forward to Dragon Quest V like you wouldn't believe. The first four NES installments have always ranked among my favorite RPGs of all time, so the idea of a new entry in one of my favorite franchises kept me awake at nights.
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Overall 9
8.6
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Storyline 8
8.2
Control 9
8.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
28 April 2009
  • Excerpt: The original, indomitable Japanese RPG series, Dragon Quest, had a rough start in North America. Between a renaming (Dragon Warrior) due to trademark issues and a competitive market where Final Fantasy seemed to dominate, it's no wonder that Americans originally missed out on Dragon Quest V and VI for SNES. We also missed countless remakes of the games in the series.
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Overall 9
9.1

Expert Review

GamingNexus
24 March 2009
  • Summary: Hot on the heels of Final Fantasy III and Star Ocean: First Contact, Square Enix is bringing eager adventurers another handheld remake of a long-lost classic role-playing game. Like so many of Square Enix's 8- and 16-bit games, this 17 year old adventure game never made it to these shores. It's a shame too, since Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride is easily one of the company's most engaging and emotional adventure games.
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Overall 9
9.4
Gameplay 9
9.0
Funfactor 10
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Dragon Quest V:Hand of the Heavenly Bride

Digital Chumps
27 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Dragon Quest V proves again in my eyes why Dragon Quest is such a loved series in Japan. Taking its tried and true gameplay, it continues to add elements to further the game's incredible design. But overall, Dragon Quest V stands out through its incredible storytelling and ability to make you truly feel emotions for some of the characters and events in the game. Though it's hard to top Dragon Quest III in my mind, this game is very close. Highly Recommended.
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Overall 9
9.4
Gameplay 9
9.0
Funfactor 10
10

Dragon Quest V:Hand of the Heavenly Bride

Digital Chumps
27 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Dragon Quest V proves again in my eyes why Dragon Quest is such a loved series in Japan. Taking its tried and true gameplay, it continues to add elements to further the game's incredible design. But overall, Dragon Quest V stands out through its incredible storytelling and ability to make you truly feel emotions for some of the characters and events in the game. Though it's hard to top Dragon Quest III in my mind, this game is very close. Highly Recommended.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Storyline 9
9.0
Control 9
9.0
Replay value 10
9.5

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

Project COE
16 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Dragon Quest V has taken a 17 years-long journey, and even though certain elements feel slightly archaic, it’s worth every penny of the asking price. Square-Enix promises that DQ VI is set for North America in the near future, which will finally complete the legacy started in the mid-eighties. Don’t let the random encounters or lack of DS features put you off. The story alone is worth your attention.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Storyline 9
9.0
Control 9
9.0
Replay value 10
9.5

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

Project COE
16 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Dragon Quest V has taken a 17 years-long journey, and even though certain elements feel slightly archaic, it’s worth every penny of the asking price. Square-Enix promises that DQ VI is set for North America in the near future, which will finally complete the legacy started in the mid-eighties. Don’t let the random encounters or lack of DS features put you off. The story alone is worth your attention.
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Overall 9
9.0

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

GamesRadar
13 February 2009
  • Pros: The enormous journey from boy to man, The entertaining bonus content, Building a party all your own
  • Cons: The borderline-insulting stereotypical accents, Parting with characters you just learned to love, DQV's Ned Flanders equivalent, Dr. Agon
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