We've been suffering through a tremendous drought of Dragon Quest games being brought over to America. With the exception of IOS Apps, we've been denied some GREAT Dragon Quest games over the years.
I'm soooo happy to see a title finally squeak through -- probably in part because this action oriented title will be easier to translate and bring over here. And, WOW, what a game to receive -- as its going to have the Next Gen power of the PS4 bringing to life all of Akira Toriyama's incredible art design to life! (Only Japan will get the PS3 version. I guess they want to focus on Next Generation over here.)
What does this game entail, you might ask? Well, it's molded in the Dynasty Warrior's vein -- where you control a powerful character, and fight against hordes and hordes of enemies. You get to feel very powerful and very special playing this way - dealing out devastating damage to enemies, and changing the course of historic battles. Tactics, and some RPG elements, will also be present here. For anyone who played and enjoyed Hyrule Warriors, its pretty similar to that style of gameplay.
This title also features original characters, and the inclusion of popular fan favorite characters from the Dragon Quest Universe. For people unfamiliar with the series -- don't worry -- this would be the perfect opportunity to get to know these characters, as the original story seems to be self contained (even if its cherry picking characters from other DQ stories and games).
Here are two trailers for the game.
This trailer is longer, but goes through the different characters, action, and other info about the game. (Its not translated; but you can understand most of what they are getting at)
Dragon Quest is one of my absolute favorite video game franchises - and seeing it dwindle into obscurity in America was very painful to see. I sure hope that changes with this game. Besides -- the PS4 desperately needed a fun and colorful game in its catalogue.
I urge anyone who wants to see more Dragon Quest games in America -- to please buy this title!