Dragon Quest Builders II: A Sequel Done Right
Like a true architect, the second entry builds upon the first!
Dragon Quest Builders may only be number 28 on the list of Best Switch Games, with an impressive PlayScore of 8.37, there's no denying its achievement in successfully merging Minecraft building and crafting with Dragon Quest's storied role-playing history. With the recent release of their second installment, here's what the critics have said about Dragon Quest Builders II so far.
Pure Nintendo 8.50/10
Overall, Dragon Quest Builder’s gameplay plays to the strengths of the Nintendo Switch’s intended purposes. There are countless hours to be had here, and players with extra creativity will find reasons to come back even after the land of Alefgard has been restored..
Critical Hit 8.00/10
Dragon Quest Builders 2 refines its formula and cuts out many of the frustrations from the first game, delivering a more structured story and rewarding pacing that lets you see your hard work gradually blossom rather than be swept away. It's an engrossing sequel that is difficult to pull away from, and now far more welcoming to start too.
Game Reactor 8.00/10
With this being said, few games have offered a world as diverse, charming, and unique as the one present in Dragon Quest Builders 2, making for a great experience for players new and old alike.
It was hard for me to imagine a way to expand on a game that was already so god but Dragon Quest Builders 2 has managed to do just that. A bigger story, new things to build, multi-player and more make this an absolutely jam-packed experience. Building game enthusiasts will love the blend of crafting and survival management, while Dragon Quest fans are sure to love the unique spin on the long-running JRPG franchise, and if you’re a fan of both? Well, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the must have game of 2019.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a much more confident game than its predecessor, boldly expanding on its concepts, fixing many of its flaws, and providing an overall more robust adventure experience that fans won’t want to miss out on. Charming characters, a well-tuned gameplay loop, and near endless replayability ensure that you’ll be coming back to this one for quite some time, and though the performance issues are disappointing, we’d still highly recommend you pick up Dragon Quest Builders 2.
Pocket Gamer 8.00/10
Dragon Quest Builders 2 is an inventive and engrossing sequel, offering a significant, graceful expansion of scale
The charming mix of Minecraft and Dragon Quest works even better the second time round, with a smart sequel that address the flaws of the original while adding plenty of new features of its own.
Nintendo World Report9.50/10
Dragon Quest Builders 2 features solid controls, attractive presentation, online multiplayer and limitless charm, but these don’t tell the whole story. Each element of the experience on its own would be less than impressive, but like a pile of wood, bricks, mortar, and steel before its shaped by human hands, the sum of its parts culminate in an impressive and memorable architecture.
The reception has been pretty positive so far. So if you're planning on getting Dragon Quest Builder's latest installment, the coast is clear. Or, you could wait for the User reviews to seep in.