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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Not Rentable
GF Rating
8.2

3080 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

A great game.

posted by Zeifear (RENO, TX) Apr 12, 2006

Member since Apr 2006

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Game play 10/10
My favorite part of ANY game, was the battles, and this really did the trick to me. The battles were random encounters that occurred anywhere in the world except towns. If you've ever played any other Dragon Quest, there almost exactly like that except you saw your characters attacking. The world map was huge, with so many places to explore, I couldn't have been happier. But that didn't make it so it took a long time to get to a place half way around the world, since you had a spell that could teleport you to any important place you'd visited in the past.

Story 6/10
This is where the game failed in my opinion. It just lacked any kind of serious story to keep the player going, and there were certainly no twists that made the game make up for this. But it didn't screw up bad enough that it didn't recover.

Sound 10/10
All the music in Dragon Quest VIII was orchestrated, which was a big okay from me, being a fan of that kind of music. This also kept me drawn to the game, so much so that I couldn't get enough of the music and almost had me buying some kind of soundtrack.

UI/Control 8/10
The UI and controls were good, except that you had to go through many of your party members inventory just to find that one particular object, which was very annoying. I also had some troubles getting to things like the options menu.

Overall 9/10
This game is definitely worth buying, especially if your a die hard RPG fan!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

GREAT Game

posted by tpbutch (TOLLESON, AZ) Sep 6, 2006

Member since Nov 2004

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

For me, this was one of those games that I was sad when I had finished. Great story, great character development and the game play was phenomenal. Many many hours of game play and side quests. I'd recommend this game to anyone, in a heartbeat.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Next to perfection

posted by Tattooed (LELAND, NC) Apr 16, 2006

Member since Mar 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Easy to pick up & go while detailed enough in gameplay aspects to keep you hooked instantly. The graphics are top notch and a definate boost for cel shading. Crisp, clean control and a brilliant storyline with all the usual RPG elements. The best PS2 rpg since FFX and should definately hold you over untill FFXII comes out. Must try this one out to believe.

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