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Good, but no Final Fantasy,
This review is from: Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King (PS2) (Video Game)
My expectations for this game were high - it was by Square Enix for a start and had received great reviews by the magazines I had read. That's why, on the day it came out, I dragged my boyfriend to the games shop before work to buy it for me. When I got home and turned the game on, I was a little bit shocked at first. The graphics were strange, not like anything I had seen previously, and the game's opening was a bit abrupt. The hero also didn't have a generic name - you have to put the name in on your own and, as I later realised, the hero also never speaks and has little personality.
However, as I started playing I realised that I was actually enjoying myself. The battles are a little boring at first; as with most RPGs with a turn-based battle system, they consist of clicking attack over and over. They do get better as you develop new magic and abilities though.
The storyline is thin, I'll admit. There are parts where it gets juicy but then all the excitement seems to die down again.
All in all, though, the game is fun to play. If you are expecting it to be anything of the calibur of Final Fantasy because it is developed by the same people then you will be sorely disappointed. But if you're waiting for Final Fantasy XII to come out and are bored, looking for something to amuse you until then, this game will be worth your money.
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Initial post: 18 Apr 2011 13:43:17 BDT
good review, just have one quick question? are you insane? granted story wise it isnt as good as final fantasy and the main character i will agree has no personality which is a little bit irritating but everything else about the game is so much better...for instance the size of the world and the amount there is to keep yourself occupied, I know you wrote this before final fantasy 12 was out but lets face it that was a bit of a dud, the final fantasy games anyway are massively over rated..as far as rpgs go there are way better ones out there (shin megami tensei series for instance?) everyone is entitled to there own oppinion but seriously square enix arnt that good, if you can name on absolutly astonishing game they have done this year (and final fantasy 13 doesnt count because that sucked..on rails much) i might agree with you and one more thing, i find it awsome your a girl and you like rpgs, the only other one ive met is my other half. cheers for reading :)
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 12:29:28 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
you thought only dudes play rpgs? you need to go out more
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jul 2014 20:30:27 BDT
R. Dennis says:
FFXII a dud? HAHA. It was one of the best FF games after IX.
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