Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
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- Platform: Nintendo DS
- ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
- Media: Video Game
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The battle system is antiquated by modern standards. Final Fantasy V was the first Final Fantasy game in which you could take your actions at any time, and fans new to Dragon Quest will wonder why they have to set all their actions prior to every turn, something that should have been done away with ages ago. The job and skill system is onerous - it takes forever to learn skills, unless you do it in a "roundabout" way. There really should have been some kind of ability points system, like Final Fantasy V's perhaps? Not that I was particularly fond of FFV, but if you're going to have a game with jobs you might as well crib from that.
Considering that the environments are all rendered with game-graphics (think Xenogears as opposed to Final Fantasy VII-IX), they're quite engaging and manage not to be *too* similar.
The postgame is a game in itself, and you will have finished everything by the time Korea reunites.
* Characters are customizable.
* NPC's are fun and interesting.
* Combat is turn based and straight forward.
* No more random encounters, monsters are viewable on the world screen.
* Less pointless combat that just wastes time.
* Beautiful graphics that enhance the gameplay experience.
* Lots of side quests.
* More fleshed out story then in previous DQ games.
* Characters appearance changes when armor and weapons are changed.
* Tons of different monsters and equipment.
* Improved AI.
* Don't lose experience if your party gets wiped out.
* Common actions in town like saving at the church and banking still have too much dialog.
* Combat is too easy and lacks challenge.
* Getting key items for the alchemy pot takes up too much time and is boring.
* Unlocking some of the classes requires completing annoying side quests.
* Most of the side quests are boring and are a waste of time.
* All of the playable characters are created by you and have no background or personalities.
The gameplay is standard like most turn based rpg's, you control a party of characters and you save the world with them by undergoing many quests that lead up to defeating powerful foes.
The graphics are very good for an ds game, they look and feel like an early ps2 game
The story is much more fleshed out for a DQ game compared to previous DQ games.
DQ 9 is packed with value. I spent 68 hours playing the main story and some of the side quests, but there are a lot of extra side quests that I didn't do. It's not unreasonable to believe it could take 100 hours or more to play all the content in this game.
Cons: The storyline, at least up to now is simplistic.
The game's mechanics makes this a definite grinder.
Most recent customer reviews
I got this from one of the seller for a great price.
Only to found out that the copy of the game was a UK version instead of the US? Read more
I love Dragon Warrior 1 for NES, Draogn Quest 8 for ps2, and now Dragon Quest 9 for the DS!Published on Feb. 2 2014 by Braeden Lirette
Reasonable delivery delay, product intact.
Very fun game, addictive gameplay. Slightly outdated graphics and music, but charming and original. Read more
I love it , its a nice games of the dragon quest series , i recommand it for all fans of this kind of gamesPublished on Dec 27 2013 by Martin Chouinard