Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors
More than I expected...
Yes, you read the headline right. The more you put into the game the deeper the experience. It's like you are given a choice wether you want to speed through the game or take your time. After you beat the game you can take on these uber bosses and get even stronger swords like the Metal Knight sword and the Dragon Quest sword (your gonna need them) and you can also upgrade them as well! And also even get better armor while fighting these bosses too ( your going too need those as well). And, if you beat all of these bosses ( which can tack on many hours of gameplay of level grinding and finding upgrade materials and "mini metals") you will be able to do a "New Game Plus" but start with a sword that made it all worth it! A great game that might seem shallow at first but given time and patience it really pays off and gets very challenging when taking on these extra bosses. Oh, if you decide to buy this game save the "mini metals" (you will know what I mean) for the liquid armor!
CLASSIC!!!! Was not sure what to expect when i got this game. But i am here to tell you what i do think now that i have played it. PROS: I think the storyline is great, the music is great, graphics and animation great, and all the remakes on the classic music, and sound effects? PRICELESS... Anyone who has ever played any of the Dragon Warrior Games for NES will be taken back by the intro, and a ton of the music and sound effects. It is a fun an rather addictive game, that i try to play just about every night for about 1 hour. CONS: While i am not finished with the game yet i am finding that i seem to be flying through the chapters. I wish the game was a lot longer. Also the fact that when you go adventuring you have to pick a place, and then stick to a path, this kind of ruins the excitement and suspence. Maybe something to wish for if they make another. FINAL THOUGHT: I love the game, and it is officially a Favorite RPG of mine now. Definitely worth playing...
Worse then expected
I have played a few games in the Dragon Quest series and this game was nothing compared to the rest. This game only has a few good points but it has many bad points. The only good points about this game are the music, the easy to understand controls, and the graphics. The bad points are that it is a short game, you can't explore the levels, on the levels you have 2 directions you can go, and there is very little deviation from the story line. The game is so short that even with spending 3 hours tempering swords I still beat the game in just over 11 hours (no game has taken so short a time before this 1). All you can do is go forwards and backwards and turn at preselected spots there are areas that even with switching characters each run I could not access them. Once you select the level that you want to do all you can do is go forwards and backwards you cannot turn around at all. And the only deviation I found away from the story line came after I beat the game and in the refectory you can challenge monsters stuck in 4 mirrors otherwise all you can do is follow the story line to advance in the game.
Five minutes into this game I had to pause and check the wording on the case. Was this really dragon quest? (The last taste of which I had gotten with the PS2 version VIII) The answer I came up with is that despite what the box says, this is not a dragon quest game. I enjoyed the length, the story of dragon quest 8, both things are missing here. You get to explore slapped together "zones," that all appear similar to one another. The ability to swing the sword to attack enemies loses it's novelty shortly, and when faced with the characters. You want to mute the television. Some of the most annoying, uninventive character concepts yet. It seems to me the point of having new games, on new consoles, is that they are suppose to be better than those before it. This is by no means, better, than the last dragon quest game. It is a waste of money, and time. One can only hope this is not a mark of the future of Wii RPGs.
Waste of time
This game was such a huge disappointment for me. I am a fan of the series and have played all of the games minus the DS ones. If you’re a fan of the series then do yourself a favor and don’t get this game. This game was designed for the average Wii user and not the hardcore RPG fan. This game offers very little with its basic controls, a boring story line, and cheap quests in cheap slapped together zones. You don’t even get any free will when it comes to exploring the map. You can’t leave the tiny town unless you’re in the middle of a quest. Once you engage on a mission you’re stuck walking down the road in a “rail” like setting where you can’t go left or right. You just hold up and you ride the rail where the game makes every little turn for you. I even walked back to town backwards by holding down… The only half fun part of the game was swinging the controller to slash your sword at the monsters. Even that got old really fast. You do get to team up with really lame NPC’s in 2 man parties but they don’t attack and barely do anything useful. I hated this game… RAWR!!!
A Pretty Awsome RPG.
When I first saw reviews on Gamestop of 8.0, I was so suprised. I thought the game would be a "Ugh.." game saying that its garbage. So I went out and bought it, slipped the disc into the Wii and just started to get excited. I was very impressed of the graphics. I had Dragon Quest 8 and this was so similar to it! As soon as I started the game, they taught you how to use the Wiimote for fighting, I was surprised how this remote can do that. Normally you would use A or B but this had all of those controls in a battlefield. I also loved how you have a Charged Strike. Raising the sword in the air [I just love doing that too on Tales of Syphonia (Wii) even though you can't] and you feel like your a knight and your actually game playing. The battles aren't too hard. Once you get used to it your set for the game. So far the storyline is incredible, they have a "Hello there Lad" kind of talk. (I love that in some games, AND THIS IS ONE). The length so far I cannot tell you for I have just started yesterday. If you LOVE interactive RPG games. Buy this one! You'll like/love this in a heartbeat.
Finished the import!
Just wanted to write a review from someone's who's actually played through the whole game. I thought the game was surprisingly fun, although a bit on the short side. YES, it DOES take full advantage of the WiMote. In fact, it uses it quite well. The story is also very good and the character's are interesting. Toriyama's designs are really cool and the game plays a bit like a hybrid between Super Punch Out(SNES) and Crossed Swords(NeoGeo), but with swords and sheilds. The Boss's are probably the coolest part of the game, I love the end boss. As far as comments on the "graphics". Yeah, they are old school, but design it solid and the animation is tops(of course). I'm personally getting a bit tired of Next Gen games with hyperealistic visuals but crap animation. Swords is a worthy addition to your Wii collection although it does not last long :(
Graphics great, Controling sucks
that graphics and gameplay were great but i didnt like the way you controled the main person, it sucked, you couldnt see hime when you were walking around and it was kinda hard to move him, when he was in the towns, and you could only move him with the use of the wii remote and you couldnt use the numchuck at all, over all it liked the game but hated the way you controled the main charater
A Little Disappointing for SquareEnix
The interactive fighting aspect of the game is unique, but not much more after that though. It is alright for the two levels or so (it takes a level to get used to the controls), but to me the game gets old very fast after that. The movements are repetitive and fighting is boring. I don't know if they actually consider this game an RPG or if it is action, but it falls very short of my expectations for SquareEnix. The storyline develops really slow, it is not very challenging, and the controls for movement is too jerky. They should have used the Nunchuck’s joystick instead of the D-Pad on the Wii remote. The character's movement would have been much smoother. I would compare it to Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest on the SNES. It’s a dumbed down RPG. Try before you buy people!
Not quite what I had hoped for...
I found the game overall not as good as I expected. I have played the Playstation version Dragon Quest 8, and enjoyed the fact that the game actually took some time to complete. I was a bit disappointed that this game only had a limited number of quests, and although the story line was decent, it wasn't nearly as challenging. I found some of the characters to be a bit annoying, especially during fight scenes, it might have been better if they didn't even talk at all. I did like the way you could level up your swords and the options that came with it, and some of the "practice" games were fun for a bit. I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys the action/adventure game, but might not have a lot of time to dedicate to long game play.