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DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

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Overall 9
9.0

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Classic RPG fun never looked so good, It scores a solid 9 on the charm-o-meter, This is a huge, huge adventure
  • Cons: There's no epic drama, The load times are a tad annoying, Designed to end your social life
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

ZTGameDomain.com
3 July 2010
  • Excerpt: For those of you RPGphiles yearning for a little old school charm but still want to nourish your inner eye candy loving child, nirvana is nigh. Dragon Quest VIII, Journey of the Cursed King is made of the good old stuff that made games such as the original Dragon Quest and others like it classics. Level 5 has taken the game, retained what made the series great, and added next gen goodness.
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Overall 9
9.0

Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King PS2 Review

Console Obsession
31 May 2010
  • Excerpt: In this day and age of stupidly easy RPGS, epic yarns, creative battle methods and deep character growth systems along with other complexities, Dragon Quest is a dramatic throwback to a much simpler time. The only thing that really makes it recognisable as a modern game is the stunning cel-shaded visuals that developer: Level 5 favour and really excel at.
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

playmagazine
8 May 2009
  • Conclusion: To all RPGs a villain must be born, and in this case he’s a doozy…a jester by the name of Dhoulmagus whom I love for two reasons; he is a complete loon in the most likeable way (akin to Nicholson’s Joker, say) and he’s wonderfully creative. He seems to revel in his deviousness and I like that in an evildoer.
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Overall 10
9.6
Gameplay 10
9.8
Graphics 10
9.7
Sound 10
9.6
Storyline 9
9.2
Control 10
9.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
20 February 2007
  • Excerpt: For the last decade, I'll admit that I completely missed the Dragon Quest boat. This was mainly because North America only recieved one iteration of the series after the NES era. Nevertheless, I was pretty excited when I turned on DQVIII for the first time. Considering that the game comes from the developers behind the excellent Dark Cloud series, I had little doubts. Sure enough, Dragon Quest VIII is everything that it promised and more.
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Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King Review

VideoGamer.com
7 February 2007
  • Excerpt: It's hard to believe that Dragon Quest, a game so huge in Japan that it's infamously illegal for one of them to be released on a school day to prevent mass skiving, is only now being released in the UK, almost twenty years after its NES debut. Nonetheless here it is, in a title that manages to be both a dinosaur of the RPG genre and also one of its paragons, coupling vintage role-playing gameplay with a gorgeous visual style and a wonderful English translation.
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)

ccgr.org
28 January 2007
  • Excerpt: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is the latest installment in Square Enix's venerable series of Role Playing Games. Dragon Quest is actually one of Japan's most popular game series, but for one reason or another it has not been as successful on Western shores (where until this iteration the series has been known as Dragon Warrior).
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Overall 6
6.0

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Thunderbolt Games
28 December 2006
  • Excerpt: The Enix Dragon Quest series of games is one that’s always been greatly revered in Japan but in the West has always tended to be overshadowed by the Final Fantasy games from Square. Now the two companies have merged into one RPG giant called Square-Enix and woken up to the fact there is some money to be made released games on the PAL market, we in the UK finally get to see what all the fuss is about, with the release of “Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King”,...
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King – Review

GameCritics.com
20 November 2006
  • Excerpt: I’ve spent almost my entire life in Oregon, a state whose populace has a reputation for being both laid back and outdoorsy. While I’ve definitely mastered the laid back part, I never quite got a handle on the outdoors thing. I love the scenery around here, but I usually prefer not to be in it.
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

GameBrink
20 September 2006
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