Summary: Terrible game. Short, pointless. Took me about 8 hours to complete. I love the other dragon quest games. This is the worst video game I have ever wasted my time on. Play xenoblade, the last story or fragile dreams instead. Those are far superior in every way. If you like short games fragile dreams is shorter than most but a great story. The best Wii game is xenoblade, but it is very long.
Summary: Better game play than Twilight Princess. Yes, more repetitive than Twilight Princess, but the game play in DQ Swords is great and and takes more skill. It's definitely a must-buy for all DQ fans. As for short - uh, do you guys even TRY to do the after game stuff? DQ IX was longer after the game was "done", and DQ Swords is no exception. Your wrist *will* get tired, and maybe your shoulder too.
Summary: I've played ALL previous dragon quest games and while this is not the same turn based RPG as those, this is by far the worst Dragon quest game. The controls in town are just plain awkward using just the wiimote and it is completely on rails and combat swinging the wiimote is very awkward and I couldn't get a grasp of it. I stopped around Chapter 4.
Summary: The heading says it all. I chose this as an rpg that was turn based. The only thing it is, is that it's an rpg. It is not turn based. The controls are awkward using the wand. You can't even change to a regular type game controller (by wii). I don't understand why you have to buy a regular game controller to play a wii singing game, but to actually game you have to use the very difficult to deal with wand.