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This review is from: Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King (PS2) (Video Game)
First of all I will state something very honest (which is obviously the point), this game ranks in my top 3 best ever games! Here are my top 3/4 best games in no particular order:
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time
- Final Fantasy VII & IX (Joint in best)
- Dragon Quest: The Journey of The Cursed King (Here it is!)
I truly feel that this is a marvellous game and almost anyone will like it, this game will provide stimulating gameplay for lovers of RPG's and Platformers. It combines elements of the Zelda series and small parts of the Final Fantasy series which results in an exceptional game.
Graphics: The graphics are very unique, the cel shaded graphics have only recently been established with games such as Zelda: Windwaker. This is a totally fresh and new type of graphics, it provides an uplifting and charming feel to the entire game! The graphics are so good, even if this game had rubbish gameplay I'd still play it quite a bit. Overall - Exceptional and beautiful (10/10)
Gameplay - I have had the game for 2 weeks and I haven't stopped playing it hardly at all. The gameplay is very good and will keep you going for a long while with it's interesting characters, quests, storyline and it's overall charm. If you enjoy adventures/RPG's then this gameplay will sit magically, setting on long journeys to unravel mysteries and exploring the beautiful, vast world.
There are enough extra features i.e. skill & character upgrades i.e. spells, physical abilities etc, battle records and alot of additonal extras according to sources. There are hidden treasures all over the world and intriguing side quests which are interesting and that will keep you on your toes. Overall - 9/10 Also brilliant, people that do not have alot of patience may find the battle stops tedious at times, but they are not too invasive and are interesting.
Oh and there is another small bit I've recently come across, within the first 13 hours of the game you'll be able to create new weapons and items using a cool alchemy pot which the 'Cursed King' created... very cool, you can make loads of interesting things!
Overall - 10/10
The game is almost perfect, there are endless lists of secrets and extras and the characters, graphics, storyline and additionals will keep you with the game for a long time!
Buy this game, you will not be dissapointed, if you like Zelda, you'll also love this!