Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for Nintendo 3DS
3DS

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Jan 20, 2017

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About this game

Developer: Square Enix
Content Rating: Teen

Summary

Uncover the story of the Cursed King as you save the world from a twisted magician in this genre-defining role-playing game. Across the vast world you'll wage turn-based battles against more than 250 monsters designed by famed artist Akira Toriyama. As you level up, upgrade your warriors' skills to learn mighty attacks. Untold possibilities await.

Gamer Reviews

1700 Reviews
9.33

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Critic Reviews

36 Reviews
8.44
Trevor GouldApr 28, 2017
With no nostalgia factoring in, I’m left viewing Dragon Quest VIII in a mixed light. I have some real issues with it, but I still recognize its quality features. I acknowledge that I’m something of an outlier among the game’s audience. On a system with as many RPG choices as the 3DS, I’m okay with that.
Scott SullivanJan 24, 2017
Dragon Quest VIII itself is a standout in an already highly regarded series, but this enhanced edition is the definitive version to play through. If you’ve never given this series a shot, you’d do well to pick up this entry. It features a charming story that is remarkably well paced, and its mechanics help feel a slightly more simple RPG still feel incredibly deep.
Zachary MillerFeb 08, 2017
Dragon Quest VIII is a magnificent RPG that is an absolute highlight and showcase of the entire genre. It’s a long journey, but it’s one worth taking, especially if you’ve never played it before. I know that, after getting through this game, I need to reassess my personal favorite RPGs of all time. This game is that damn good.

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