Dragon Quest IV
Far And Away The Most Underrated RPG Of All Time
Dragon Quest/Warrior IV is a gem that everyone missed. Coming out late in the NES cycle while games like Final Fantasy II (IV) were hitting the SNES, DQ/W IV got overlooked by a good majority of the North American RPG fan community. This is far and away my favorite game on NES and will look great on DS. Never before had you seen a chapter system. 5 unique chapters for the game. The first 4 covering an individual hero or set of heroes known as the Chosen Ones. Each group dealing with their own individual causing only to see a link between all the happenings in the world and then culminating in a great uniting chapter to face the ultimate evil that threatens the world. This game made no bones about character deaths or how horrible conditions were in villages embattled by monsters. Whether it was deadly conditions at a mine town, political intrigue about the current king of the land or the growing need to war with a neighboring kingdom, intrigue was the name of the game. Pick up this game and you won't regret it.
People are Under Rating Dragon Quest IV
People who are giving a 7 or under on a scale through 1-10 just DON"T get the point.The game is a true clasic that stands out on it's own. I played this game for 3 months and I'm still not done beating the main story. The 5 chapers makes the game like 5 different video games combind into one epic most-get RPG.
The Greatest RPG Of All Time? Quite Possibly
Dragon Quest IV, the re-release of the original Dragon Warrior IV (NES), brings us back to the true heritage of the great RPGs we know today. The Hero, along with MANY other characters (both playable and non-playable), embarks on a journey with the most-noble of intentions. However, unlike many other RPGs of the era (and sadly, even of today), the storyline of the Hero, while the centerpiece of the game, is not the only area of focus. Featuring the first-ever inter-storyline engine, where the lives of MANY heroes, each with a different goal and agenda, will inter-twine to save the world from certain doom. RPG fans (and newbies alike) will long-remember the vast story of Dragon Quest IV, from the lovable Taloon, who wishes to become the world's premier arms dealer, to Maya and Meena, who areseeking to revenge their father's death. How in the end, all of these characters from all walks of life, come together to accomplish the goals of the greater good, as well as their own goals. Dragon Quest IV offers hours upon hours of exciting gameplay and one of the deepest stories of all time. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone looking for a good challenge and a memorable experience. And that's only the beginning.... The game also features new enhancements, while maintaining the original integrity of the game. Enhanced to a 3-D platform and split screen for the DS, the battle-style has not changed from the original NES Days (You know, back when you played games for how good they were, not for how they looked). Among the enhancements are a continuing storyline with extras to find and conquer even after the demise of the final boss. The DS version also maintains the ability to switch your characters during battle, so you can always keep a fresh face among the team. Old school game, new school name and design. Enix's original masterpiece returns for a new-generation and for those who remember the good-old-days. Fight on Mr. Hero, Fight On!
Fun, but flawed.
I should start this review by saying I've been a Dragon Warrior/Quest fan for as long as I can remember. Of course, when I heard Dragon Quest 4, 5, and 6 were coming to the DS, I felt I had to purchase them. For the moment, let's forget all of that, and get to the review! Without spoiling anything, I can tell you that this game is played in different chapters. You play as the hero for a short time in the very beginning of the game. Each of these chapters follows the members of your eventual party, explaning some things about them and how they became who they are. One thing I really was disappointed about in this game was the detestable translation. At times, the dialogue is just silly. Case in point, I can distinctly remember a cook telling me "I have to prepare the edibles." While things like this don't take away from the fun of the game, at times, it is annoying. While this game has a few bad things going for it, it has several good things going for it. The graphics, for one, are awesome. The use of the dual screen is good, too. As you've probably seen in the screenshots, the lower part of a building is showing in the bottom screen, while the higher part of it is in the upper screen. Something else I liked was the battle screen. I haven't played this game since the NES years, and, of course on that game, the monster spirtes didn't move. This is not the case in the DS version. The monster sprites have a very fluid motion. The best thing about this game, I think, is the music. It is very pleasing to the ear. Personally, music is a big element for me to fully enjoy a game. Thankfully, the music in this game is very nice. I was slightly disappointed by the fact that this game does not utilize the touch screen whatsoever. Personally, that's part of the reason I purchased a DS. The idea of being able to dictate parts of a game with a simple touch fascinating. Once again, this does not take away from the game at all. With everything in consideration, this game isn't bad. It's a solid DS RPG. A must-have for any Dragon Warrior/Quest fan, if they own a DS and want a taste of nostalgia.
such a great game
I never played the original dragon quest games but from this game right here I would highly recommend this game to everyone. This game was so well planned out and the storyline and the characters how the story is split up into 5 parts and the characters all come together. I have been playing this game non stop since I got it last week. I got it used with a discount so I got it for around 30 bucks but I would have payed the full forty otherwise. The controls are good and easy to use but I wish the ds touch screen would have been used at all because it's no use at all in this game. Also the music is real good too and it gets stuck in your head, ha-ha. Overall I would grade this game a solid A because of the depth of the story and how the game is played and I would highly recommend this game to anyone who loves RPG's.
Epic RPG for DS
I have been a RPG fan dating back to the early 80's. If you are a true RPG genre player you must buy this game! This is the first remake to reach the USA shores regarding the Dragon Quest series or known in the US as Dragon Warrior. Dragon Quest IV DS is a remake of the original game for the Nintendo NES Dragon Warrior IV. In Japan (Dragon Quest as it's called in Japan) - did see a reprise for the Super Famicom for Dragon Quest I, II, in one Cartridge & Dragon Quest III Reprise. Dragon Quest IV did not appear on the Super Famicom in Japan. Dragon Quest V, and VI did however make it to the Super Famicom in Japan. I have played the Dragon Quest IV Japan version and the USA Version. I have played them entirely from start to finish. The Japanese version and USA version are the same. It's nice to see that Square-Enix kept the game in conjunction between the US version and Japanese version. For the very first time Dragon Quest IV - V - & VI will be revised for USA RPG players. I would recommend the Dragon Quest IV - V - & VI to any DS RPG fan. My personal opinion - the Dragon Quest series are far more dynamic fighting in the 3D perspective. It's about time the USA players can enjoy the Dragon Quest series for the DS. Final Fantasy I - II - IV & VII has been the only other RPG to keep up with Dragon Quest games in my RPG book. I really hope to see more Dragon Quest games make it to the USA! I hope that Square-Enix in the USA will do a remake of the Dragon Quest III reprise Super Famicom edition for the Sony PSP! If you like the good old days of RPG nostalgia - buy DRAGON QUEST IV for the Nintendo DS!
Another good game for the DS
First off all I have to say is this game is great, I never really had a chance to play it on the NES when it came out because I did not own one lol. With all that said there are a few things that bug me about the game and that is the translation is passable at best, I mean the misspelled organize with organize and armor with armor and that is just a few examples. The other thing is they took out the neatest feature witch is team chat, it is hard to explain but the only way I can is if you played Tales of Symphonia or The abyss and ever so often you would press select for extra dialogue with characters witch expanded so much with the other characters and depth as well. With all this said it is still a very good game and if you're a Dragon Quest fan like I am you will love the game.
This game is great. The Cover is not that good but the game itself is excellent.
Has its high points
fun game was really disappointed with the lack of depth of story, even though they go into backgrounds of the individual characters which was okay but still lacked depth. Overall its dragon quest so its a good game though
This is one of the best rpg's ever made and I cannot wait for it to come out. I like it how the game is actually going to use both of the screens while you are playing the game, plus it will have an additional chapter from the original for NES. The dragon warrior series is very simple to understand how they work so anyone will be able to play them. If you are thinking about purchasing this when it comes out, do it, because you will not regret it. I just bought a DS for this game.