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.
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.
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...
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS) Review
11 March 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.
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.