posted by Vignirsson (SANTA CRUZ, CA) Feb 22, 2008
Member since Nov 2005
gamers (84%) found this review helpful
And I can say that this is more interesting than some of the other, more in depth games.
This is NOT like the other Dragon Quests/Warriors that we have all come to know and love, this is a little different and the controls are a bit awkward.
Gameplay is pretty basic, use the directional pad to move and turn, press the B button to run and the A button to interact with people and search areas. It is pretty simple to search and interact as the red arrow pops over their heads or over the items that you can investigate. It is pretty much on a rail for battles, though through the town and castle it is open for free movement.
Battles are resolved with the flicks and thrusts of the Wiimote. It takes a little getting used to and I have to admit that even after a few hours, there are times that I am just sort of swinging as wild as I can in some places. Blocking attacks is controlled with the B button which brings up your shield. The nice feature about this is that the shield degrades if it is hit on the edges, so it really forces you to be a bit more precise with your blocks.
Story is engaging but not "original" in any means. Sure, the characters might be a little stale as well, but they are voiced well and the actors have certainly given these characters some... well, character. The plot has some depth to it as well, but there is a lot of reading involved so if you don't like text, then this isn't for you either.
Mini-games are another interesting event as they certainly use the Wiimote well. They did a great job here, even if some of them are a bit... interesting. Nothing like playing mini-games with a hulking warrior in drag...
All in all, this is a fun game for the Wii. If you aren't into this sort of thing then I STRONGLY advise you to stay away because you will not enjoy it. If you enjoy this sort of thing then don't hesitate to get your hands on this and give it a go!