Dragon Quest VIII Journey of the Cursed King - PlayStation 2
- For the PlayStation2
- Platform: PlayStation2
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: Video Game
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King [PlayStation2] For the PlayStation2
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is the latest installment of the immensely popular Dragon Quest series and the first to be released for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. For the first time ever, the colorful characters, exotic environments, and daunting dungeons of the Dragon Quest universe have made the transition to glorious 3D. In their continent-spanning adventure, players will be immersed in a unique world of seemingly limitless possibilities.
- A traditional turn-based battle system with jaw-dropping graphics merges the old with the new
- Cut-scenes feature voice-overs bursting with wit and charm--added exclusively for the North American version
- A totally revamped graphical user interface makes the classic Dragon Quest gameplay even more accessible--another feature exclusive to the North American version
- Individual party members' behavior can be customized for optimal battle performance
- Party members deploy awesome attacks and spectacular spells in stunning 3D
- Enhanced music and sound effects stay true to the Dragon Quest series while providing a fresh listening experience
- Characters designed by Akira Toriyama are brought to life by an amazing cel-shading graphics engine, bringing gamers of all ages into a world straight out of Japanese animation
- Finely tuned game balance makes this title easy to pickup, but challenging to master
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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!
The game looks and sounds great! The soundtrack is amazing. Those who've only played the demo need to know that the music has been completely revamped for the full release. The symphonic version of the music is beautiful.
The visuals are gorgeous. The cell-shading anime-like style is beautiful to look at. The brightly coloured, beautifully rendered graphics are full of plenty of little details. You're not going to get breath taking photo realism here, but the visuals are very consistent in their quality. The actual game play looks every bit as good as the cut scenes.
As this is an old school style roleplayer I fully expected to be hoping right onto the level up treadmill. However there is so much to do and explore in the overworld areas that this was never a concern. The leveling up ends up happening while you're busy just exploring and attempting to hunt down all of the hidden extras.
The overworld is huge! The game does a good job of limiting you from just wandering endlessly, while still maintaining the feel of a wide open world.
The world is beautiful to look at and utterly engaging. Time passes from day to night. The sun and the moon rise and set. The (gorgeous!) stars come out to light up the night time sky. You encounter different, more difficult, monsters based on the time of day. For example, some notorious monsters only show up at night time. The towns folk also have different things to say based on whether it is day or night.
The game play is simple and intuitive. The menus were clean and easy to work with. Movement both in town and on the overworld map is fluid.Read more ›
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This game absoluteley blew me away. This is my favorite game ever. Replay value is high and the characters are unforgetable. An great adventure from start to finish.Published on April 20 2006