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Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS)

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS)
alaScore 90

36 reviews

May, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. People really like the price. The story is also mentioned favorably.

story, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS) Review


If you have played through the original before, I wouldn't recommend buying it unless you are a huge Dragon Quest fan, or if you want to see the changes. If you haven't, and you're a fan of RPGs, I would give this game a very high recommendation.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Game Informer (

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Dragon Quest V is a game from a bygone era - a time when rampant fantasy tropes and clich?d story points were not only expected, but celebrated in role-playing games. The legendary father, the childhood crush, and the pet-turned-ally are all accounted...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Common Sense Media (

Popular 1992 Japanese RPG gets remake for DS.


Parents need to know that although Dragon Quest V isn't as heavy-handed as other RPGs, it explores some themes that very young children might find upsetting, such as the death of a parent, ghosts who desire to cook children and eat them, the...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Philip Kollar (

Review: Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride for Nintendo DS


The easiest way to date Dragon Quest V as a 16-bit era JRPG is to look at the dialogue. Even with the stellar translation job done in this Nintendo DS remake and the efforts to give characters regional dialects, the words have this particular special...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Patrick Gann (

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride


The original, indomitable Japanese RPG series, Dragon Quest, had a rough start in North America. Between a renaming (Dragon Warrior) due to trademark issues and a competitive market where Final Fantasy seemed to dominate, it's no wonder that Americans...

After playing this game, and taking time to weigh out all the good and bad in this review, the only thing left for me to say is this: "I can't wait for Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie!" Let's hope Square Enix does another excellent job localizing...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : G4 (

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Review


Another great retro release? Or the death of your childhood? Adam takes a look at 'Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride', a new RPG for the Nintendo DS and finds out in this X-Play Review.

Exotic and imaginative settings, Hits all the classic Dragon Quest notes, Awesome Monsters

Slightly more conventional than Dragon Quest IV, Sancho's stereotypical Mexican accent, Still the same turn-based grind

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Aceinet (

DRAGON QUEST V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Review


Dragon Quest fans shouldn't miss out on finally playing Dragon Quest V for the first time in America

As I stated with the Dragon Quest IV review, DQV doesn't try to reinvent the wheel. This is an old-school experience with traditional gameplay that fits this game well. If you're expecting a revolutionary experience you will be disappointed. But if...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Brittany Vincent (

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS)


If you haven't experienced a Dragon Quest title before now, this is the game to begin with.

Entertaining story that bucks RPG clichés; rich and vibrant 3D environments; enjoyable monster taming integrates well into the game's style; definitive release of the title

Typical RPG mechanics may turn some off; quite a few random battles to wade through

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : GamesRadar (

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride


The enormous journey from boy to man, The entertaining bonus content, Building a party all your own

The borderline-insulting stereotypical accents, Parting with characters you just learned to love, DQV's Ned Flanders equivalent, Dr. Agon

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : GameSpot (

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Review


Satisfying plot that has stood the test of time, Impressive dual-screen presentation, Great enemy variety and inventive attacks freshen the battle system, Addictive monster taming, Strong replayability due to storyline twists and extra dungeon

A little difficult to target specific monsters to recruit

Feb, 2009