DRAGON QUEST II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line
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Developer: Spike Chunsoft
Content Rating: Teen
The second installment of the classic RPG comes to Nintendo Switch with updated controls. Join the descendants of the legendary hero Erdrick as they embark on an epic adventure to defeat the diabolical High Priest Hargon!
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Overall, Dragon Quest II is a port of a port that’s just ‘fair’. It’s an old-school RPG with some enhanced graphics to give it a slightly fresher feel, but the framerate is choppy and jarring. It’s not the first time we’ve seen this re-released, though if you’re a fan outside of Japan – particularly in Europe or Australia – this version of a classic RPG might still be a treat for you.
In the end, this is a game you can't really assign a score to. On the one hand, Dragon Quest 2 is completely solid and enjoyable by itself. The port is good in terms of presentation, but it really did need some extra attention to help ease that transition into the modern era. If you're good with retro blemishes and don't mind having to put up with some iffy features, then jump right in. If not, you'd probably want to look elsewhere for your first, or next, Dragon Quest experience.
Dragon Quest and its next two sequels, Dragon Quest II and III, are historic JRPGs, with a special place in the hearts of many of we NES veterans. A re-release of these three classics coincides with a release of the newest entry in the series and capitalizes on nostalgia that the games engender. By and large, the re-release does the series justice, and gives an opportunity for a new generation to enjoy experiences from the early days of video gaming – for better or for worse.