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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies


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Very Good

A few minor flaws.

posted by Ahiam94 (COTTAGE GROVE, OR) May 24, 2014

Member since Dec 2013

Let me start by saying this game is amazing! One of the best JRPG's on the ds. It's got a fairly original story, a great combat system and so much to do that you'll be playing for hundreds of hours.

With that said there are a few minor flaws that kinda take away from what could have been. One thing is the music. This game is proceeding Dragon Quest VIII which had one of the greatest scores in gaming history, which makes this games music all the more awful. Every song made me think that Square-Enix had completed the game and forgot about the music, so they just through some things together to finish the game. Although the music in the game isn't that important, it's always nice to get a great score to with with the epic boss fights.

Another flaw that isn't so small is the way the game was translated. I don't know who was in charge of doing it, but they need to be fired. When I see an ancient demon pop out of a jar that has been cursing an entire village, I expect dialogue of an evil beast, not the dialogue of a hillbilly. Instead of going out with a "I curse you all!" This demon yells out, "Ah don' want ta go back in tha gosh-durned p0t!" Kinda takes away any intimidation I could've gotten from the demon.

And the continues pun of Stella replacing the word "flipping" with "flapping" because she has wings isn't cute or funny. It makes me hate her. I'd much rather have Navy from Ocarina of Time guiding me on this quest than that annoying fairy.

Aside from the flaws, which are annoying, this game is amazing. Classic turned based fighting and the usual weird Dragon Quest monsters makes this game well worth playing. Just as long as you can handle a bad score and horrible southern accent demons.

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Great game. Not perfect, but still a lot of fun.

posted by davidstmichael (CHICAGO, IL) Apr 16, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

I enjoyed it very much. The story line is a little weak and the characters aren't all that interesting, so that's why I didn't rate it a ten. However, the customization of characters and the fact that you can create all kinds of items and weapons is a lot of fun. To me, anyway.

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posted by XDRPGPLAYER (KENNETT, MO) Feb 20, 2012

Member since Feb 2012

this game is by far the best out if you like rpg games and if you dont this could totally get you into rpgs first the custom team system is just amazing and really helps to put yourself into the game and the side quests and job system closer to the end is a good twist and second the story line is well thought out and very chalenging if you want a game that could last a while add this to the top of the list

i hope this helped

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