DRAGON QUEST VIII: JOURNEY OF THE CURSED KING
I would search this world for you, even though you can't imagine...
After last yearís incredibly successful recycling of the
incredibly bulkily titled original PlayStation JRPG
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments
of the Forgotten Past, many hoped for it sequel, the PS2
classic Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King would
receive the same venerable treatment.
But it hasnít. This
review is a fabrication. Itís all a cruel hoax. It doesnít exist...
Yeah, youíre smarter than that. Sorry. Of course it exists Ė
and itís quite the thing of greatness. Well, it is if you dig
genre-defining JRPG exploration and turn-based action with oodles of
This particular story, for those who havenít
already lived it, involves one King Torde and the good Princess
Medea. Well we hope sheís good, itís a bit hard to tell when evil
magician Dhoulmagus has gone all Wonder Twins activate on her and
made her take on form of horse. Not that good King Whatsisface has
fared any better, as heís gone all Yoda-meets-Morbo trolly Ė and
before the internet was even a twinkle in a very clever geekís eye!
The swordsman that is you joins this peculiar posse, along with a
Cockney warrior dude called Yangus. The object? Well, think about it
for a moment...
Your quest to re-royal the royals Ė and exact
revenge on a certain sinful sorcerer - is not for the faint of
heart. Much challenge equates to many hours, but itís time spent in
one of the most gorgeous looking worlds to have yet graced the 3DS
(even if thereís little in the way of actual 3D). Plus thereís new
stuff like a distraction for snap-happy types.
and grumble about remastered games, but not everybody has access to
the original software or hardware. Anyway, games such as engaging as
DQVIII:JOTCK (damn, itís cumbersome even when abbreviated)
deserve a certain immortality.
Donít agree? Youíre dragon me