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decent plot, great gameplay.

on 5/13/2007

I found the plot to be good, but not great by any means. However, I found the gameplay to be quite relaxing and enjoyable, and this game has fast become one of my favorite games. It's a great RPG that's just enjoyable to play!

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A mysterious jester. A forbidden scepter. A fiendish curse. A once idyllic kingdom lies entangled in a web of enchanted vines, its king and princess hideously transformed, its castle and subjects frozen in time. Only one person has survived this horror unscathed: you!

Only you can save your king and country by lifting the shadow of the evil jester's curse... But it won't be easy. An epic tale of friendship, bravery, and adventure awaits you on the grassy fields, snow-capped mountains, and restless seas of Dragon Quest VIII!

The world of Dragon Quest VIII is created with breakthrough 3D graphics. The world, which includes fields, towns and dungeons, allows players to move around seamlessly. The graphics are of a high-quality animation, and players can feel as if they are walking around inside the world created by Character Designer, Akira Toriyama. The battle scenes and monsters make users feel as if they were actually facing them. All of the monsters and characters are transformed with 3D graphics. Battle scenes provide a strong presence of characters and monsters due to its stunning visuals. Moreover, both new and familiar monsters have been recreated with uniquely detailed animation. Characteristic monsters popular among fans of Dragon Quest VIII come alive with a fresh breath of life. An entirely new original score by Koichi Sugiyama, the composer of Dragon Quest VIII and all of the music from previous titles in the series, composed an entirely original score. A classic and elegant score, the music is also memorable and will leave people humming the tunes. The impressive score makes the journey much more adventurous and paints each scene with emotion.


Manufacturer Square-Enix Usa
SKU 201647435
UPC 662248905013
UPC 14 00662248905013
Format PlayStation 2
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ReviewSource GameSpy
Review This game stays truer to its roots than any other currently surviving hit game series from the 80s, and it's all the better for it; it shows us that radical rethinking isn't always the key -- that developers can preserve the look, feel, and soul of a series across decades.
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Gaming Horizon
Review Just an extremely enjoyable, beautiful, nostalgic, and engaging RPG for the PlayStation 2. This charming, atmospheric RPG is not to be missed.
ReviewRating 9
A traditional turn-based battle system with jaw-dropping graphics merges the old with the new.
Cut-scenes feature voiceovers 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 for North American users.
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 pick up, but a challenge to master.
Gaming Age ...the best, not to mention most polished, role-playing game of the generation.
Next Level Gaming One of my favorite games of the year. Great graphics, storyline, characters, gameplay, controls and polish, this is simply a fantastic title.
Play Magazine DQ8 is the epitome and ultimate maturation of traditional role-playing, nothing more, nothing less.
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decent plot, great gameplay. on May 13, 2007