3 years to get to playing a game I've really wanted to since I first bought it, yikes. That's this version of DQIV at least, on DS. Wanted to play it for the NES back in the day but I was always about 2 years behind on the Dragon Quest/Warrior games, and by the time I wanted IV, it was either too hard to find or I'd have to pay $50 for a used copy. Also, I wasn't employed in grade school haha.
This was my chance though, and I loved the game. Also did just about everything I could with the game, in just over 45 hours. I love when rpgs have a bunch of bonus content at the end, but I don't always get to much of it. This time I did the bonus dungeon, all 3 of the bonus bosses, filled out the bestiary, got some extra gear, kicked ass with the excellent bonus character. Really only a couple things I didn't do. There's a pair of bosses at the end of the bonus dungeon you can fight several times and get a different item each time. Got the gear for beating them 4 times but didn't see the value in going further. For the 7th victory I'd have to do it in under 10 rounds (20 was pushing it) and would just get an extra character for the town you can build, which I already got up to the highest level (5) anyway. Another thing I didn't do: win at the casino, because it was too damn hard.