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Square Enix says timing, aesthetic makes Final Fantasy more popular than Dragon Quest in the West

Square Enix says timing, aesthetic makes Final Fantasy more popular than Dragon Quest in the West

Ron Duwell

One of the lingering questions in North American video games is “Why is Final Fantasy still popular to this day, and why can’t Dragon Quest catch on?” Indeed, Final Fantasy XV shipped 5 million copies within its first day, but neither Nintendo nor Square Enix have commented on the sales of Dragon Quest VII. Yeah, that probably means it’s not a pretty picture. Yet, Square Enix still...

What would it take to turn you into a Dragon Quest fan? How about an incredible Mincecraft clone?

What would it take to turn you into a Dragon Quest fan? How about an incredible Mincecraft clone?

Ron Duwell

You know me. I write about this franchise all the time, explaining how it is one of the most celebrated and influential in gaming history and how it is easy enough to be enjoyed by just about everyone. At the same time, it has more than enough traditions, depth, and familiarity with fans to make it more than just another JRPG. It’s never too late to jump aboard and try a new series,...

Screenshot Saturday - Dragon Quest, delays, and "goo"d times ahead

Screenshot Saturday - Dragon Quest, delays, and "goo"d times ahead

Ron Duwell

One bit of information that slipped through Nintendo’s own recap of its otherwise inspirational Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Direct presentation was the delay of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King into 2017. I think any reasonable person though saw this delay coming from a parsec away. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past was already delayed a full season as it proved...

Japan's best selling video games so far in 2016

Japan's best selling video games so far in 2016

Ron Duwell

Care to take a guess at Japan’s most popular video games so far in 2016? If you thought it was Pokémon, Mario, Monster Quest, or Yo-kai Watch, you’d be horribly mistaken. Instead, the franchise sitting on top made a grand return to popularity this year, once again showing that it is the eternal slumbering king who awakens once every few years. Of course, we’re referring to Dragon Quest...

Dragon Quest producer acknowledges fan demand, hints you should petition for DQXI

Dragon Quest producer acknowledges fan demand, hints you should petition for DQXI

Ron Duwell

Acknowledgement really is the sweetest candy. Dragon Quest producer Yu Miyake came to the Nintendo Treehouse today and opened up on the controversial localization of his franchise, controversial in that it happens only once every few years. Luckily, we find ourselves on the upswing with Dragon Quest Builders, Dragon Quest Heroes, and Dragon Quest VII and VIII for the Nintendo 3DS all...

Square Enix CEO acknowledges cry for Dragon Quest in the West, confirms nothing

Square Enix CEO acknowledges cry for Dragon Quest in the West, confirms nothing

Ron Duwell

Once again, we have a new Dragon Quest game that has become the envy of the English speaking world’s eye, and accompanying it once again, we have a Square Enix big boss implying the company’s favorite “M” word. Forgive me for sounding like a broken Carly Rae Jepsen album, but Square Enix doesn’t leave me much choice in the matter. Only this time, it’s the big boss of Square Enix’s...