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Dragon Quest VII has more “class” than the average RPG

by Ron Duwell | August 2, 2016August 2, 2016 4:00 pm PST

Oh man, I think that headline puts me in the same comedic pedigree as Dragon Quest’s localization team. Give me a call guys! We’ll talk…

We’ve seen Dragon Quest VII in action when it comes to exploring the destroyed world and battling monsters, and now Nintendo is introducing us to the game’s class system. With over 30 classes to mix and match, your characters will be overloaded with special abilities and super-powers to the nth degree come the end of the 100 hour adventure.

And yes, both Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy started experimenting with job classes at about the same time. Ultimately, I think the best Final Fantasy games revolving around “jobs,” Tactics and V in this regard, do their mixing and matching a lot better, but the Dragon Quest style has its benefits, too. The original Dragon Quest VII has a reputation for not opening these options until 30 hours into the game, though.

I wonder if the remake fixes that.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on Sept. 15.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...