posted by Heroguy293 (BOLINGBROOK, IL) Mar 15, 2011
Member since Feb 2011
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This game is the best i have played so far. But, some of you won't think the same, i personally love Training in this game. The Class system is the best of any ds game i have gotten. the training is a little boring at first. but once you get A certain combo of spells or abilities...(i choose to use the sunderbolt blade as an item to cast zap, and have another character use Kaboom) the Enemies Outside of Castle swanstone, (which is the best place to train, by the way.) All died quickly, which made training fun for me. i loved the story, It is very In depth, and makes you feel for the characters. There is a party chat system that lets you get little comments from your party, (Human characters say far more interesting things, and monsters usually say nothing.) but to wrap it up, i LOVED this game. It is my absolute Favorite game as of now. The class system is better than any Dragon quest i have tried. i give that a 10/10. The story is in depth, and you feel for the people caught in it. i also give that a 10/10. The sound is Amazing. on my dsi XL it sounds Great, something in the packaging i got with it said that the sounds and the music was composed by an orchestra. (By the way, i Pre-ordered it from gamestop.) i give the sound 10/10. as for the Overall, a definite 10/10. if i could rate it higher, i would.
posted by steelers206 (COVINGTON, WA) May 29, 2011
Member since May 2011
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
I got this game for my 9yr old daughter who is a big pokemon freak she almost refused to play it. but I have to say that once she picked it up it didnt get put down till she finished the game. had a easy story to follow and the challenges were not to hard for her. after she was done she now wants to try other games.......yaye got her away from the pokemon
Dragon Quest VI is that rare thing we see in gaming; a game that us Westerners missed out on, but get a chance to try the remake. But, is it worth the wait?
Story-wise, we are put in the shoes of a Gohan-esque young chap, who wakes from a rather foreboding dream of him fighting along side 2 warriors, and being defeated; turned to stone as a price of that defeat. After this, the Hero finds out that the world he saw in his dream is very much real, and thus begins a Quest to find out what's going on. If I had to choose which DQ game had the best overall plot, it would be DQV, but VI isn't that bad. The problem is, it stumbles a bit in the mid-way, and has a bit of odd pacing, for a DQ game.
As for combat; it's the same as the last 2 DS remakes. Same interface, same graphic engine, some new enemies and skills, and oh yes; the class system. DQVI introduces an updated version of DQIII's class system, in which character can change to any class they want. This means there is actually some customization to be had with your party, albeit, limited. Unlike in the future games like DQVII and DQIX, characters use specific weapon-types regardless of class, and most characters are recommended to role classes that aren't too far off from their initial abilities. You can try, of coarse, but the leveling of classes is solely dependent on beating monster around your level, so you might not want to waste too much time powering up experimental classes, and just stick with improving each characters unique aspects. One other negative is that monster recruiting was downsized, supposedly to make DQV's monster recruiting feature stand-out more. It's sad, but you will only gain a handful of monsters on your Quest.
Despite these snags, Dragon Quest VI is still a worthwhile experience for any DQ fan, and anyone interested in 'lost' games. I would also highly suggest renting DQIV,V, VIII and IX as they are all fun in their own way, and it will help you familiarize yourself with DQ as a whole.