Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.......
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
A finely formed JRPG, offering a different flavour to Final Fantasy
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.