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    Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

    Game » consists of 5 releases. Released Jul 11, 2009

    The most recent installment of the "Dragon Quest" franchise debuts exclusively on the DS. It features 4 player co-op and turn-based combat.

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    4.3 stars

    Average score of 9 user reviews

    It's Dragon Quest and it's good. 9

    It's easy to draw some comparisons to Final Fantasy when talking about Dragon Quest. Both series debuted on the NES, both are long running series, and both are JRPG's at their core. However, despite it not being anywhere near as popular as Final Fantasy is over here, Dragon Quest is a phenominom to the Japanese and with it's latest installment, it's not that hard to see why.  As with any other RPG, story is a big aspect here. You start as a celestrian (Pretty much an angel) tasked with protectin...

    35 out of 37 found this review helpful.

    Unprecedented amount of content for a portable RPG 0

    Square-Enix sent shockwaves through the worldwide gaming community when it announced that the latest chapter in its long running role-playing game series Dragon Quest was being developed for the Nintendo DS.  Each new game in the franchise had always been developed for the most successful game console of its day, but back in 2006 (with no clear indication of what the future console wars might bring) Square-Enix broke series tradition and went with the popular portable.  The previous game ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    A great RPG... for 1995 0

     With the exception of a few titles in recent years, the Dragon Quest series has never been one to click particularly well with western audiences. Dragon Quest, along with Monster Hunter, Final Fantasy and Pokémon represent the cornerstones of the Japanese RPG industry, with each franchise selling gangbusters every time there’s a new release. Perhaps that’s why the Japanese have a penchant for releasing game after game after game with little to no improvement over its predecessor, or perh...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Execellent RPG 0

    Dragon Quest IX lives up to it's predecessors in every way. Intriguing story, epic quest, memorable characters, and a boat load of hilarious monster names. Sure you will want to grind a bit here and there so the bosses are a breeze (and believe me, with the best equipment and a little grinding, they will be!) but with the non-randomized monsters, that won't be as annoying as before; you can skip past the slimes and go for the juicier creatures if you wish. And with the pacing as it is, you will ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    A fun game for anyone who enjoys classic J-RPGs. 0

    Although it starts off a little slow, it's a ton of fun. It does a lot of stuff you wouldn't expect and the tiny little details really make it. Each adventure is fairly stand alone and episodic, which is a lot different from the norm, which ends up being a good thing. Equipment changing outward appearance is a plus as well. It's just a lot of fun.I would definitely recommend it....

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Too Much Grind, Not Enough Payoff 0

    While the Dragon Quest formula has barely changed throughout the years, the series has always been defined by accessible gameplay concepts and a measured pace, repetition, and overall flow.  In my opinion, Dragon Quest VIII got this formula right more than any of it's predecessors while managing to add modern features such as stunning graphics, a fun skill leveling system that allowed character customization, and an excellent balance between challenge and simiplicity.  While DQ IX has many of th...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies 0

    Best game ever! People who agree with me cheer! People don't agree with me I don't care. The bosses aren't that easy and they aren't that hard, so I suggest the next game you want to buy for DS is Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. Don't know what you other people think about having this extremely awesome game, but I bet you feel jealous. Sorry for you, but I actually don't care. (jk)....

    0 out of 8 found this review helpful.

    Dragon Quest IX 0

    Square-Enix has always been a brand you could trust to make a quality RPG. Sure, for a few years all their games were the same, but we still bought them, loved them and sunk hours into them. Lately though, the company has begun to shake things up a little. We saw major changed to our Final Fantasy franchise, and now we’re seeing the rippled effects of change in Dragon Quest. And I’m pleased to say that this time; change has worked for Square Enix in a very addictive way. What I like No Random E...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    This Game Will Spoil You. 0

    RIght off the bat, I have to say "go buy this game." I recommend you just buy it before you read anything and spoil whatever sense of wonder that could could be had by simply picking it up and diving in. It is just that amazing. So feel free to stop reading this and go pick it up and sink about 10 hours in real quick and get back to me. For the rest of you who are still sticking around, understandably snubbing such a hasty recommendation, I present you with a review that will hopefully at least ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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