So apparently I’m totally out of the loop. The Dragon Quest lovin’ blogs have been doing a day-by-day postings of their favorites and least favorites of the DQ series. I’ve been busy this summer so I’ve missed out on this latest buzz. I don’t always have time to visit tumblr.
Well, me being JessicaAlbert13 I’m going to share mine! And me being, well me again, I am gonna ignore the days and just show ya’ll my favorites and least favorites all in one go.
Favorite Main Series Game: Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
The game follows the hero’s entire life from childhood to parenthood! The story is beyond epic and even Yuji Horii himself states it as his favorite main game. I am obsessed with this game. I even have a journal where I write down quotes and party talk moments. I have pages and pages of words from my beloved bride Debora. Dragon Quest V is an RPG legend.
Favorite Spin off Game: Dragon Quest Heroes Rocket Slime
I am of course talking about the DS version. There have been three Heroes games released in Japan, but we only received Rocket Slime for the DS. If you haven’t tried it yet I urge you to find a copy! The game plays like an anime starring DQ’s beloved slimey creations. The tank battles are hard-core and addicting. The anti-villain of the game, Slival, is a gooey badass! I’m a fan girl of his!
Least Favorite Dragon Quest Game: Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
Now this game is only my least favorite because of what localization did to the DS version. Giving characters dialects is great - when your game has voice acting! But when the game is all text the accents become hard to understand! WTF is a bairn? Answer: Scottish word for child. The first chapter had me dreading the rest of the game. The party talk feature was removed thus limiting character development. There were parts I was so lost I had no idea where to go. I had to result to using a game guide to figure out where to go next because my party and NPCs weren’t giving me any hints. Sorry, chosen heroes, but your game was better on the NES.
Least Favorite Spin-off Game: Dragon Quest Monsters Joker
I’m a fan of the earlier Monsters games with Terry, Tara, and Cobi, Although honestly I’m not a monster-hunting kind of gal. I prefer party members to monsters. Joker 2 had a bit more appeal introducing a wider array of characters and a more interesting plot: trapped on an island. But the first Joker falls short in my book. I got about halfway through the game then gave up. I got bored. Now I just own it for the collector’s value.
Favorite Dragon Quest Character: Marcello of Dragon Quest VIII
He’s got black hair, green eyes, a commanding voice, a sexy captain’s uniform… He’s my dream guy! A man willing to do whatever to get to the top. Talented, intelligent, a tad villainous, Marcello won my heart! I still squeal whenever I hear that infamous line, "I’m notoriously bad at taking orders."
Least Favorite Dragon Quest Character: Sellma from Dragon Quest IX
Odd choice, I know. She lets you use DQVC and gives you great deals on special equipment and items! But then there was her character quest. What the flap, Sellma? You little spy! You could have put the entire Quester’s Rest at risk! I don’t trust her! She’s too nice and she’s duplicitous! Also I’ve seen her alive in Dragon Quest X so I doubt she’s human. I think she’s some kind of dimension traveling demon.
That’s my favorites and not-so-favorites. In the future I plan to do a video of my top five Dragon Quest games of all time, so look forward to that.
Have you ever eaten three Hostess cupcakes in one sitting then immediately regretted every decision you’ve ever made in life? Because that’s my feel right now. I’m gonna go take a coma, I mean, nap.
I like how in old animation, you knew what object the characters would interact with. Because they were significantly less detailed than the stationary objects around them.
Fifty Shades of Grey, which started out as Twilight fan fiction
If it was Twilight fanfiction then shouldn’t it be called Fifty Shades of Sparkles?
Hmph! I cannot believe some people list Dragon Quest VI as their least favorite DQ game. I believe they only say this because they have yet to defeat the game and they got frustrated at some point. Or they just dislike Akira Toriyama’s artwork. AND IF YOU ARE NOT A FAN OF TORIYAMA-SAMA AND HIS MAGNIFICENCE GET THE HELL OFF MY BLOG!
Dragon Quest VI has two huge worlds to explore! And you can even go under the sea and find hidden treasures and dungeons! Then there’s the Dread Realm where your strength is truly tested!
And the memorable, lovable characters! Carver, Milly, Nevan, Amos! I understand how some players find Ashlynn a tad annoying, but I love her spunk. And how could you dislike a game with the God of Cool, Terry?! The DS game has party talk. PARTY TALK! You can chat with your favorite characters whenever you want! There’s character development! They even offer help when you’re lost in a puzzle and remind you where to go next!
The story of Dragon Quest VI is huge in scope and sometimes overwhelming, but I urge you guys to give the game a second chance!
Now that’s not to say that I, JessicaAlbert13, love each DQ game unconditionally. In fact I do have a least favorite game in the main series. Which game, you ask? Well, I’ll let you speculate before I reveal it to you!
First World Dragon Quest Problems