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DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
8.2 out of 10

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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Overall 9
9.0

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Fragland
1 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Dragon Quest is a top series in Japan, with so much success that there’s an official banning to have a new game to be released during the week due to the fact that autorities are scared that too many people would stay away from work or school to get it!
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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.
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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.
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Overall 9
9.0

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Game Over Online
6 February 2007
  • Excerpt: One of my very first console RPGs was Dragon Warrior for the NES, a title that was beautiful in its simplicity. It simply cast you as a warrior who had some skill with a sword and magic trying to rid the land of evil.
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Overall 10
9.5

Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King

games xtreme
7 July 2006
  • Summary: Moz gives the 8th game in the successful Dragon Quest series a go, could this be a Final Fantasy beater?
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
1 July 2006
  • Excerpt: The special abilities available to the characters are determined by which weapons you decide to place their skill points in to improve their abilities with that specific weapon.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
1 July 2006
  • Excerpt: The special abilities available to the characters are determined by which weapons you decide to place their skill points in to improve their abilities with that specific weapon.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
1 July 2006
  • Excerpt: The special abilities available to the characters are determined by which weapons you decide to place their skill points in to improve their abilities with that specific weapon.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
8.7

Expert Review

Kikizo
13 April 2006
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: When it comes to RPGs, veteran fans always appreciate a hearkening to the past, and Dragon Quest clearly hasn't forgotten its roots. But it takes a giant stride forward with its massive environment, gorgeous visuals, and an unbelievably engaging adventure, all wrapped up in a glorious...
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