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

DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King

swapgame
9 April 2007
  • Conclusion: one of my all time favourite games. This game is at final fantasy standard or even better. The story of the game is unpredictable and the game is challenging.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King

swapgame
9 April 2007
  • Conclusion: one of my all time favourite games. This game is at final fantasy standard or even better. The story of the game is unpredictable and the game is challenging.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.......

blackaciddevil, Amazon
13 August 2006
  • Summary: In all honesty, the only reason why I picked up this game was because I heard that the character designs were made by Akira Toriyama(who's the artist behind Dragonball Z) and I'm certainly glad that I did. This game is about as old school as you can get but, even so, it's a lengthy one and a very enjoyable one that shouldn't be missed by RPG fans.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good solid fun

A. Griffiths "Adrian", Amazon
12 June 2006
  • Summary: Dragon Quest 8 is a good, solid RPG that any fans of the genre should be playing. This review is just to let potential players know what they are in for. I won't go into the story, but to help you decide, I'll just list the features that my be the make-or-break factors for your enjoyment. Battle style: Traditional turn-based, although you enter all character commands at once and then see the results.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Quest 8 is GREAT!

The Deadly Nightshade, Amazon
12 March 2006
  • Summary: I am a *looooooong* time Dragon Quest fan (previous installments were all called 'Dragon Warrior' because of copyright problems), and I had high expectations for this game. I am happy to report that all of them were met, though there are one or two niggling problems I have. More on that later. First, the good. This game looks and sounds amazing!
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Overall 8
8.0

Best RPG of 2005

Norman D. Mcdonald II "The Jaded Gamer", Amazon
20 December 2005
  • Summary: A mute, a fat guy, and a mouse walk into a bar. This is not the start of yet another tired, old joke but, the beginning of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, the latest game in the popular RPG series that didn't want to grow up from Square-Enix. The sequel comes four years after the Dragon Warrior VII, the game that caused many a gamer to quit their jobs and left their families to complete before the coming apocalypse, was released. Its evolution, baby.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

R F Purnell, Amazon
5 November 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Sue, Amazon
21 August 2014
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Sound quality 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 8
8.0

Dragon Quest 8 one of the best RPG games ever

FlameKira..., Ciao
2 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Dragon Quest 8 one of the best RPG games ever Dragon quest 8 is one of the best, most interesting RPG game I have ever played. I have played it all the way though a lot of different times each time a little bit different. In this review I am going to talk about how this game stands on its own and how it stands next to the rest of the RPG games out there.
  • Pros: Story, Graphics and sound, Lots of extras
  • Cons: Very simple, simple battle system
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Overall 8
8.0

A finely formed JRPG, offering a different flavour to Final Fantasy

Amphioxus, amazon.co.uk
21 March 2014
  • Summary: This is the first of the wildly successful Dragon Quest games to make it to Europe. Brighter and softer in tone than Final Fantasy, its Square Enix stable mate, this reminded me very strongly of early RPGs with its relatively simple plot and medieval setting. The battles and abilities system is easy to pick up and understand - the designer has stated that he wants to make his games as straightforward as possible to start playing.
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