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4.82 stars 4.82/5 Stars Average score of 11 user reviews spread across 16 releases and 0 DLC

A great introduction to the Dragon Quest series 1

I'm not one of those people who was super-familiar with the ins and outs of the Dragon Quest series.  I vaguely recall playing Dragon Warrior on a friend's NES back when I was a little kid, but I don't remember a single thing about it other than the name.  I am, however, a big fan of Japanese RPG's of all sorts, and when it was announced that Dragon Quest VIII would see a stateside release, I was pretty intrigued.  Like I say, I didn't know much about the series except that it was pretty popular...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Dragon Quest 8 is the best in the series thus far. 1

Dragon Quest 8 is the best Dragon Quest I've played to date. The story, while not on par with a few RPGs out there today, is still solid and better than any Dragon Quest prior. The character designs are magnificent. The quest is just overall HUGE, with a ton of sidequests, secrets, skills to learn, items to make, things to collect. This game will keep you busy for a very long time to come if you want. The game wasn't to difficult, the boss fights might offer somewhat of a challenge, but findin...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

It's the best of the PS2 RPGs 0

Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the Cursed King follows the trail of an evil jester named Dhoulmagus who has cursed the inhabitants of the kingdom of Trodain. The hero is the only person in the castle who manages to resist the evil magic, so the king (who has been transformed into an imp) enlists his help. Together they’ll make many friends and some enemies on a grand old quest for king and country. It closely follows series’ tradition, but also pushes the series forward with its more modern p...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

One of the best RPGs ever. 4

Dragon Quest 8 starts off so basic and familiar that its almost comforting. An evil man has gained new powers and cursed a king (omg shock!) and you survived his craziness, now its up to you (and a few friends along the way) to save the king and the princess and the whole kingdom! Such a predictable and used plot! So why is this the best RPG on the PS2? Because its the perfect example of old school RPGs, the story is actually good, it flows nicely and doesn't leave you wondering what the hells ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Could they have made this game any more long winded? 0

Man does this game take a long time. And no it isn't a good thing.Now I thought I would like this game a lot more than I did. The problem, is that this isn't really a classic RPG. It's old school flavored, but it's not old school. That's obvious, ain't it? You can't be an old school RPG if you have a 2005 release date, I know. But that the time I hadn't quite realized that.See, a classic RPG isn't all about level grinding. People seem to think that the minute you play an RPG that is about level ...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Dragon Quest VIII is a well done modern take on classic RPGs 0

After a long absence Stateside, Enix's Dragon Quest series returns in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. This time around, the story begins with a small group of strange travelers camped out in the woods. Leading the motley group is the Hero, a retainer from the ruined Trodain castle seeking to restore it to its former glory. He’s joined by a bandit named Yangus, who follows him around like a puppy, The Hero’s liege King Trode, and Trode’s beautiful daughter Medea. Well, she would be...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Classic, old-school RPG 0

Dragon Quest VIII is a great game with a neat, cute story and great combat.  The battle system is straight out of 1992, but the extras that come along with the game are amazing.  From the monster arena to the casinos to the alchemy system, there are a lot of things to do besides continue through the main storyline.  The story in and of itself is great too and very addictive.  The game's difficulty is pretty light.  The battle system is easy to learn and if you do come upon any hard parts it just...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An Overlooked Classic 0

As I said in my Dragon Warrior (Quest) VII review, I am a huge Dragon Quest (Warrior) fan.  However, I'm also getting older, so the tropes of "traditional" JRPG's are getting annoying to me.  Dragon Quest VIII takes those tropes, turns them on their heads and then uses them in ways that make you enjoy them.   It actively made me want to sink more time into this epic (70+ hours) JRPG.  This game was released in the US in 2005 (over 4 years ago as of the writing of this review) on a last-gen syste...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Classic DQ gameplay + orchestrated music = perfect DQ game. 0

NOTE: This review was written by me years ago, but it's never been posted on GB, so enjoy!***************Square Enix’s long-running RPG series Dragon Quest is about the only series that can stand toe-to-toe with that other famous series, Final Fantasy, in terms of popularity and sales. It’s well known, however, that Dragon Quest’s success isn’t as decorated in North America as it is in Japan. That didn’t stop Square Enix from trying, though, because they know that there’s a fairly large RPG audi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

My All-Time Favorite RPG: Dragon Quest VIII 0

I grew up attached to the Dragon Quest games since I was little and they were still called Dragon Warrior in the states. I rented Dragon Warrior Monsters on the Game Boy and loved it for it's mechanics and unique monsters, but when I went to buy it, I accidentally bought Dragon Warrior 1&2 for Game Boy instead. After my initial confusion and annoyance I settled down with and played through both games on the cartridge to completion. I eventually bought Dragon Warrior Monsters and beat that a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 0

Dragon Quest VIII, much in line with the Dragon Quest games of Japanese fame, is a very traditional RPG. It is turn based, with a set 4 person party, consisting of the hero, the heavy damage/weapons man, the mage, and a character that can be customized as a healer/mage/fighter or any combination of all 3. There is the traditional gaining of EXP, and leveling up, and for every time you level up, you are given a certain number of skill points you can assign to 5 different categories. Visually, the...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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