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Dragon Quest VIII

2017 is already brilliant for fans of Japanese games, and the Switch isn't even out yet!

2017 is already brilliant for fans of Japanese games, and the Switch isn't even out yet!

Ron Duwell

Japanese games came back as a force to be reckoned with in 2016 as many classic franchises and studios caught up with modern technology. A decade of lagging behind their Western counterparts on the home console HD market was finally addressed with adjustments made across the board to development cycles and corporate structure within the biggest publishers on the market. Square Enix...

Cor blimey! Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS sacrifices orchestrated music for voice acting

Cor blimey! Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS sacrifices orchestrated music for voice acting

Ron Duwell

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is a massive video game, setting the standards for a huge interactive world on the PlayStation 2 long before Skyrim and The Witcher 3 did it with superior hardware. The fact that Square Enix, Nintendo, and all other studios involved can cram it onto a Nintendo 3DS cartridge proves that Yuji Horii or one of his cohorts has dealt in wizardy at...

Dragon Quest VIII 3DS second trailer - Region-locking trailers is the new hottness

Dragon Quest VIII 3DS second trailer - Region-locking trailers is the new hottness

Ron Duwell

We have plenty of other generic “gruff” fantasy worlds out there. Dragon Age, The Witcher 3, each with a more miserable and dark story than the one before it. Why not try something happy for a change, gamers? It might help with that sunny disposition! Dragon Quest VIII is one of the most well regarded and beloved JRPGs in history for a reason. There is so much more here than simply...