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8.1 out of 10

Dragon Quest VIII

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Overall 9
8.7
Gameplay 8
8.2
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.3
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 9
8.5

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PSX Extreme
20 April 2006
  • Excerpt: Dragon Quest VIII tells the tale of a magical scepter, one that was sealed away for several years until it was found by a twisted jester known as Dhoulmagus, who broke the seal and used the scepter to cast a curse upon the land, a curse that froze time, changed the king and his daughter into weird forms and enveloped the land in vines. It is up to The Hero to save the king and his daughter, as well as the whole world.
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Overall 10
9.5

Dragon Quest VIII

Evergeek
17 January 2006
  • Excerpt: There's nothing revolutionary or evolutionary (or even particularly mold-breaking) about this candy-colored, cel-shaded high-fantasy adventure role-playing game, yet Dragon Quest VIII is one of the best things the PS2 has going for it...
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Overall 10
9.5

Dragon Quest VIII

Evergeek
17 January 2006
  • Excerpt: There's nothing revolutionary or evolutionary (or even particularly mold-breaking) about this candy-colored, cel-shaded high-fantasy adventure role-playing game, yet Dragon Quest VIII is one of the best things the PS2 has going for it...
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Overall 10
9.5

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TheStar.com
17 January 2006
  • Excerpt: There's nothing revolutionary or evolutionary (or even particularly mold-breaking) about this candy-colored, cel-shaded high-fantasy adventure role-playing game, yet Dragon Quest VIII is one of the best things the PS2 has going for it...
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Overall 9
9.1
Design 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 9
9.0

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Game Freaks 365
23 November 2005
  • Excerpt: To my extreme disappointment, throughout my video gaming career, I’ve been deprived of all that is Dragon Quest. This is mainly due to the fact that this popular RPG series has made few quests across the Pacific since the NES days. However, I knew that it was only a matter of time before America got its fair share of Dragon Quest greatness. As of November 15th, 2005, that wait was over, and Dragon Quest VIII was ported.
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Overall 9
9.1

Dragon Quest VIII

Into Liquid Sky
22 January 2004
  • Excerpt: In terms of Japanese roleplaying games, there's Final Fantasy and then there's Dragon Quest (also known as Dragon Warrior). Everything else is secondary. When Square and Enix merged, it seemed that the two top RPG properties would have to compete for the company's attention. While Final Fantasy has always pushed the envelope in terms of visual presentation, Dragon Quest has been all about old school style.
  • Pros: Wonderful polygonal environments, Great capturing of Akira Toriyama's style, Solid old school gameplay, Nice voice acting
  • Cons: Music can be repetitive, Old school turn-based gameplay may turn off some
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Overall 9
9.3
Gameplay 9
9.2
Graphics 10
9.6
Sound 9
9.4
Storyline 9
8.5
Control 10
9.5

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RPGFan
17 November 2003
  • Excerpt: Although insanely popular in land of the rising sun, the Dragon Quest series has had a rocky history in the US. Popular in the US during the NES days, the long hiatus between games, as well as the non-release of Dragon Quest V and VI for the SNES, meant an almost decade long Dragon Quest dry spell.
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Overall 9
9.0

Test : Dragon Quest VIII : L'Odyssée du Roi Maudit

GameHope
1 week ago
  • Summary: 20 ans. Il aura fallu 20 ans à la série fondatrice du genre RPG pour parvenir sous nos latitudes. Square-Enix s’étant enfin décidé à nous faire partager cette légende du jeu vidéo, voici venir sous nos mains fébriles le 8ème épisode de la saga, réalisé par le studio Level 5, connu entre autres pour le fameux Dark Chronicles. Le public européen est-il prêt à assimiler ce qui au Japon est devenu au fil des ans, plus qu’un succès, une véritable institution ?
  • Pros: Joyeusement débile, Simple d'accès, Musique grandiose, Très bonne durée de vie, On en a pour ses sous
  • Cons: Un peu gamin, Parfois difficile, J'en vois pas d'autres
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Overall 9
8.9
Graphics 9
9.3
Sound 9
9.0

Dragon Quest VIII: El periplo del Rey Maldito

PS2 Vicio
17 March 2008
  • Conclusion: El apartado sonoro cuenta con una música orquestal impresionante que ha sido diseñada exclusivamente para las versiones de fuera de Japón. Todos los diálogos de la historia principal están doblados al inglés, una pena que no se hayan dignado a doblarlo aunque nos arriesgábamos a empañar todo este trabajo con un doblaje cutre, ya que al no contar con selector de idioma podría haber sido catastrófico. Pero bueno, nos quedamos con unos subtítulos de muy buena calidad.
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Overall 9
9.0

Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)

Gamesurf
24 April 2006
  • Conclusion: “L'Odissea del Re Maledetto” è davvero un'opera a tutto tondo, capace di primeggiare in molti degli aspetti che plasmano un videogioco. Capace, soprattutto, di offrire un singolare viaggio di fantasia (che innova la serie ed al contempo tocca le corde della nostalgia). E' questa pertanto una Fiaba interattiva, che si radica e trova linfa vitale in un mondo vasto, colorato, ricco di vedute, di passaggi e di dettagli.
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