Lately i've been discusted with RPG games, Dragon Quest 8 actually brought me back to a time when RPG role playing was fun!
This is what RPG's should be, easy to pick up and play, no complicated menu systems and battle sequences in this game. Dragon Quest 8 brings back the series to its old school roots when the NES and SNES days were nothing but pure fun games!
The graphics in this game are awesome! The anime style artwork really works, and reminisence of old school SNES graphics.
The replay value for this game is through the roof! You can go anywhere, but if you decide to further up your adventures, you'll find that enemies will get harder to battle, so its best to fight around the area your in first to gain more experience before going further.
Similar to old school "Dragon Warrior" of the past, you'll encounter random enemies with the classic battle menu sequence.
The music and presentation is top notch, the graphics are superior to anything you'll encounter in a great anime style rpg game. Don't let the graphics fool you, it looks cartoony, but its not a game for children, I'm 31 and i love this game!
Story-wise, after an evil Jester destroys your kingdom, its up to you, and several others you'll encounter to help take down this evil Jester before he destroys the lands and lives of everyone in the world.
Like I said earlier; The replay value is through the roof, you can go to casinos, collect rare and monster medals, and combine items for new and rarer items and weapons.
I was skeptic at first before i purchased this game, but after hearing friends at work descibing their adventures and tricks, it got my attention and my moneys worth. Thjis is the best Role playing game to come out in a long time!
Dragon Quest 8 brought my attention to role playing games once again, even when i gave up on it years ago. Well done guys!