As you've read in the headline, it is that good. I'm not much of an RPG guy, not like i was in the past. Today i need a game that can keep me on edge. Games like DMC, God of War, and the recently released, Bayonetta. But like i mentioned i was a fan of the RPG genre. After going through several "Good RPGs" like Tales of Vesperia and ironically Dragon quest 8, none of them managed to hold my attention. I decided to give this one a try. After the first few hours, my love for RPGs that i've lost in past came back to me with a vengance. DQ5 has a great cast of characters that reel you in with their trials and tribulations especially the Hero, which is you. You'll practially play him from child through even marriage, hence the title, "Hand of the Heavenly Bride". The story itself is jam packed with plot twists and enough emotional moments that it'll make you weep for our hero. The story is really something else. My petpeeve with most RPGs are the always annoying random battles. Fortunately enough, the battles in DQ9 move at such a quick pace that it's hardly ever boring, although it still can get annoying when your trying to conserve your items for the boss. Speaking of which, the bosses don't give you too much difficulty save for the last 4 boss fights, but even then they arent too hard. Aside from the main quest you can also train monsters to fight for you in a pokemon kind of way. Training certain mobs grant you several handy spells like multiheal, which helps alot for the final boss. Theres also the casino where you can spend the coins you've earn for special weapons and armor, a knick knack museum to store your special items, and an extra dungeon with an extra boss. Yes, this game is worth your **$. i would pay the price of 1 PS3 game for this baby. DQ5 is amazing!
yes: I recommend this product