Dragon Quest VIII
Old RPG style but still a Great GAME!
Dragon Quest is a nice game a must have for those are big Dragon Quest fans or just gamer who loves RPG's. DQ 8 is using a more older style then some of those new RPG's like FF12 or Shadow Hearts. But that doesn't mean this game is boring heck no it's fun and yes abit hard. The story of DQ8 is not the best but it fairs others I say. The graphics is cel-shaded colorful and breathtaking. Some tiny slow downs but you can hardly tell. The sound well great voice acting of course you don't talk sad to say it. The music is good but the same battle songs over and over again I had to mute my t.v but un mute it when the cut scenes came up. The sound is not perfect however but great voice acting. The gamplay is old but nevers gets boring you have to level grind in order to beat the bosses, the game is super long around 100 hours or even more just depends how good you are. There are different endings to this game it's good to play it twice or three times. Then again the game is great but some hic-ups.
Amazing Old School RPG
From the minute I started playing this game, I was addicted. I bought it not realizing the Dragon Warrior series had morphed into Dragon Quest, but some of the familiar sounds made me realize that quickly. The thing that impressed me most is that the designers of this game still understand why older RPGs were so charming and they did not stray from that. This game isn't about flashy graphics or being a borderline movie and not so much a video game (like so many have become), it's about a story and gameplay that are both very easy to pick up and immerse yourself into. You don't have to spend 6 hours piecing together an intentionally fragmented storyline to begin to understand the purpose of the game. It's just simple and fun from the minute you start playing, and you won't want to stop. Beautiful old school sound track and the characters are very easy to bond with as well. Any gamer that enjoyed older RPGs from the NES and SNES days will probably love this one too.
Dragon Quest VIII is the first and ony dragon quest game i have ever played. It was the first RPG I ever played and because of it I mainly buy POG games. It has a amazing storyline that really keeps you on your toes. Unlike most games that basicly tell you exactly what to do whenever you want Dragon Quest is a very.. "intresting" quality that actually makes you listen to the story so you know what to do. It also is grate for a grate fact that it allows you to do many diffrent side missions that make you learn how your surroundings are. It makes you work hard on it though by that it has a pretty challing lvl up system, you find the story and a easy "Get Lost" way with its vasy map. One feature that i absolutely loved was that it allows you to go just about ANYWHERE at ANYTIME, but its up to you to find out how. One thing that dissapointed me was its item storage system. There was no organization in it what soever. Everything is just tossed in there. Also it leads you to think that your leading the story at parts but its not. But I loved it and am REALLY expecting to OWN the next one!!
The story line is really good. It was a challenging game at first because i got confused at some parts, but overall a terrific game. One of the best for the ps2
I've went through this game many times, and find something new each time. From the Story to the magnificent Composition to just about everything else, this is one of the best games in the series, and probably one of the best RPG's to date.
Dragon Quest VIII ROCKS!!!
The latest installment in the legendary role-playing series is an absolute blast to play! I haven't been a raving RPG fan, but that all changed when I played Dragon Quest VIII. I've owned it for about three months, and I'm probably not even halfway through! An excellent storyline, amazing graphics, stunning music, and memorable characters make for a real gem of a game.The main plot of the game is simply outstanding. I don't want to spoil it for you, but let me tell you something; there are enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. Soon enough, you'll be asking yourself, "What's next?"The characters and monsters are designed by Akira Toriyama and look absolutely incredible. The cel-shading works perfectly for the environment. The musical score by Koichi Sugiyama is beautiful and fitting for such a masterpiece of a game. It gets rather repetitive over time, but that's just a small blemish.Characters, heroes and villains alike, are complex and full of emotion and are perfectly voiced.So, if you ever want a fun game to play all the time, than pick this one up!
GREATEST GAME FOR PLAYSTATION 2!
The gameplay is great, moves right along. The Graphics are good and clear. Dragonquest games are my favs because they're simple and they dont complicate things much. i just bought it yesterday but i'm awed so far. great game.
this game is so much fun. i randomly picked this from the shelf and found it to be super good. the game play is good along the graphics and sound. its a rpg - turn taking game with lots of equipment , items , and plot. GET IT
An in depth look into an original masterpiece.
If I had to label this game as anything I could I would say one of my favorite games in the entire world. The characters are amazing and the storyline captivating. This game has twists and turns that you won't expect until they are staring you right in the face. Each main character has their own distinguishing personality, even the main character has a personality without the need of a voice. The controls are difficult to get used to but when you do you the annoyance is at a minimum. This game has a great main story and then once it's over you can do the bonus dungeon and get a look into the main character's back story. Once you get past some of the annoying characters, it gets much better. In general, this game is fantastic and playing it would be one of the best decisions you would ever make.
RPG of the Decade
Best Game i ever played. Easily competed with Final Fantasy X and X-2. Game play was fantastic, Story line is good. Takes time to get through the game, which definitively adds to any real gamer's ideals about a great game. There are a lot of extras that one can take the time to go through, Bonuses at the end are also a great plus. I would recommend this game to anyone who loves a great story and wants to have something that will take no less than 1 week of solid play just to complete the first run through of the game. It takes me 2 weeks to get everything done in the game, and then i just want to start over and do it again.