I played and this game for about 2-4 hours and I have to admit, it is a solid game for the DS. The only I wish is that I could customize my class for play in "singleplayer". I mean this as in I wish I could have chosen a predesigned class the could be played for the game, call me lazy if you must but I think that if your looking for a fun rpg for the DS with good quality and depth, go for this game. (graphics are really good as well, considering that it's from the DS.)
Let it be known I have never played the DQ games, so I have no idea what the previous games were like. In the early chapters of the game, I felt like it was a great game, with tons of customization, monsters, and dungeon crawling, and even if you did have to sometimes backtrack a bit so you could train a bit before taking on a boss, it was still a cool and awesome game. What annoyed me though, was that it seemed at time like an open-world fantasy game, which it wasn't. Realizing this made me a bit annoyed but I kept going with it.
Then I got to the point in which the storyline of the game got clear which inspried me to play more. After that, it all went downhill. First of all, changing your vocation set you back to level one which was a major setpback for my level 20 power minstrel, so whatever, I decided I'll keep with Minstrel vocation. Then I realized, to survive the next few boss battles, I have to get better armor, so I pay a visit to the armory, turns out the only good armor they have can only be worn by Warrior vocation characters.
The game is very good up until that point. Maybe you feel different, btu definitely rent this game before buying.
posted by popokata (PACIFIC PALISADES, CA) Jul 27, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
i enjoyed this game i thought it had a awesome battle system and a okay story. in the begining its super boring but when you fall to earth it gets fun. like you can play with buds or create team mates which was fun. so over a good rent