I have played the original and this game is as equally great. After renting it and going thru 4 chapters, I bought it. Looking forward to continuing the adventure. Highly recommend for all you RPG gamers out there. The graphics are exquisite and the flow of the story is good. This is a great all round RPG..
I've never played the original Dragon Quest 4, I think I've just played Dragon Warrior. I think that this remake of Dragon Quest 4 is very nice the story is great, the graphics are outstanding for the DS. The only thing I wish that Square Enix did is have voice acting cut scenes. I liked how you go through 4 chapters with different characters and that they join up with the hero in capter 5. I'm looking forward to Dragon Quest 5 and Dragon Quest 6, also Dragon Quest 9. You did a great job on this game Square Enix, keep up the good work on all these remakes.
I had a ton of fun playing this game. I am all about leveling up, earning money and getting the best equipment I can buy. The characters are great and the game doesn't do long drawn out "scenes".
But... here is my but.. Sometimes I would go a day or two without playing Dragon Quest. I would turn the game on and have no clue what to do next as it doesn't give any hints... I had to use a walk through many times. So thank my lucky stars for walk throughs. But that was kind of a pain in the butt. Most games at least give some clue as what to do next.
Play this game if you want to spend hours and hours leveling up... everything about it is fun!