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...

Dragon Quest VIII now available for the Nintendo 3DS, buy it if you're a franchise fan

Dragon Quest VIII now available for the Nintendo 3DS, buy it if you're a franchise fan

Ron Duwell

A day that I never thought would come has finally arrived. Square Enix, heeding the pleas of fans around the world, has finally released Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King on the Nintendo 3DS with the aid of Nintendo. The game is available now for $39.99. The release is more than just a great video game becoming available on a modern console. Fans have been struggling for...

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...