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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)
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Jul, 2014

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PlayStation 2)

 

The beloved Dragon Quest role-playing game series (previously known as Dragon Warrior in the States) has traditionally had a somewhat quiet reception outside of Japan, where, conversely, each release is consumed with fanatic devotion. Dragon Quest...

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

 

It's strange to realize that many gamers weren?t even born when the first Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior in the US) title was released. It?s nearly impossible to believe the series has finally made its long overdue migration to a 3D world with the...

It?s been a long time coming for this series to go 3D, and it?s been worth the wait. The developers should teach a class in the way to convert games to 3D and keep the feel of the 2D versions on the new consoles. Dragon Quest VIII is a spectacular...

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

 

Epic old school goodness at its best.

And you'll appreciate all the extra help you can get. The hunt for the evil jester Dhoulmagus is a long one, and unlike many of Square/Enix's other offerings, there isn't a huge cast of playable characters to aid you. The basic four-person party you...

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

 

One of my very first console RPGs was Dragon Warrior for the NES, a title that was beautiful in its simplicity. It simply cast you as a warrior who had some skill with a sword and magic trying to rid the land of evil. It also provided a number of...

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King harkens back to a time where one very small group of heroes joined together to overcome seemingly impossible odds against a dangerous threat to the land, and it does so extremely well. It also proves that...

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

 

Say hello to the best RPG of 2005.

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King on Playstation 2

 

It's hard to talk about Dragon Quest VIII without mentioning the history of the series in Japan and its popularity there, the resistance it has faced in the U.S., and that other RPG series. If you're in one camp, you think the series has been greatly...

movie, the voices add that touch of feeling to the world

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

 

The originator of the console RPG sticks to its roots while rapidly evolving into a game that will come to define the PlayStation 2 experience.

Beautiful graphics and finely-tuned gameplay collide in this highly traditional but advanced RPG

Slow pacing can result in light boredom; less story than you might want over the long quest

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

 

Coming close to the popular Final Fantasy franchise, the Dragon Quest also have huge following in its native Japan and here in the States. Today we

Dragon Quest VIII is hands down one of the, if not the best RPG that was released for the Playstation 2 this year. Sure this game may not be for everyone, and it may not convert the anti-RPG crowd, but fans of the genre can’t do much wrong checking...

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

 

Like RPGs? Snag this one.

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

 

Dragon Quest is the seminal console RPG, really. Enix's brainchild is the one that really launched the genre in Japan, and it was the first console-specific RPG to gain any traction at all in the United States (before Ultima fans get on me – that...

Of course, I'm more concerned about what should have been added. Don't get me wrong, Dragon Quest VIII is certainly a competent job. The entire visual team put in a yeoman's job, and the sound crew managed the best they could. However, it really is...

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