Reviews and Problems with DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
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My favorite game of all time
Gaming Perfection, Amazon
11 April 2014
Summary: This being my favorite game, I was surprised to see mixed reviews on it. But I think I figured it out. The is a very old school RPG. The story is thin. The random battles are numerous. I could see how modern gamers could get the sense that they aren't getting anywhere. But if you grew up on the SNES or Genesis rather that the Playstation or Playstation 2, this game feels natural to you. This is just the way games used to be.
Summary: This is an awesome game! I love the funny names for the badguys. It's nice to be able to go just about anywhere you want, yet have a good story line to follow. I've had this game before and I haven't beaten the big boss at the end yet. I have enjoyed every step along the way though. There is very little that could be called suggestive, and nothing I'd call rude, lewd or crude. A good game for kids. (and any adults who like video games too).
Summary: I ordered this game as a surprise for my sister and a birthday present to myself. I absolutly love it. When I was younger my big bro would play it for me and I loved to watch him fight "The big purple guy!" aka Rapthorne, the final boss. It brings back memories and it makes me smile.
Summary: I got this for Christmas from my parents. Honestly, I thought I would hate it, but since they bought it, I decided to at least try it. As I played, I found myself saying "Holy ****, this is ******* awesome." IT'S GREAT. Basically, you are this Knight Guy that worked for a king and his daughter. Then this total jerk takes this scepter that has forbidden power and curses the king and his daughter.
Summary: I got this game as a present a couple years back, and I still go back to play it. The graphics are wonderful, the story is fun, with both sad moments and lots of humor. The battle system is the menu type, where you select your action from all the possible choices. The world you explore is huge, and very beautiful. There is also a nice little feature that allows you to combine some items into new ones (which I loved playing with).
Summary: Dragon Quest VIII is a massive RPG that takes tons of time to play through with beautiful graphics and wonderful game play. It's story is good, and the characters and fun to listen to and voice acting is present through a lot of the game for the main characters and some other characters. My main gripe against this game and having the fun factor be one lower than the total overall game experience is that at times you will have to grind.
Summary: I always like to read detailed gamer reviews before purchasing a game and I did for this one too. Fun game; challenging battles (noted in reviews as they are more challenging than most rpgs); a solid plot line; superb english voice acting cast (which can be hit and miss. There was one unnamed baddie that had one line and he sucked. I mean bad. Like reading Shakespeare without knowing how... yeck... anyways, I digress.); and a nice customization of character powers.