Dragon Quest VIII

Wonderfull Masterpiece - 10/10

Review by kaicel | Originally Posted: November 26, 2007, 12:40:58
Every once in a while, as gamers, we feel the need to play an RPG that contains a good story, battle system and a nice world to explore.

DQ8 hits the mark on all of them. The world you explore as the silent Hero is huge, the story is attractive, and the battle system (although it is old school) fits the game perfectly.

Voice acting is one of the best in any game I've played lately. Monsters' and characters' designs are DB and DQ's designer Akira Toriyama, so expect a lot. And the music is well played.

One neat addition is the item creation with Alchemy. It makes money grinding less tedius since you can use weapons, armors, accesories, etc that you already collected from dungeons & towns to create new ones.

Only downsides are the level grind and money grind. Otherwise it is a worthy game to add to your collection.