Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Just released on Sunday July 11th, Dragon quest IX stormed US stores. It is the main series first release on a portable system. Nintendo is the US which are also pushing the game thru 2 funny (IMO) commercials starring Seth Green.
Gameplay is still turn based, and plays as expected. Changing things up multiplayer, and designing characters are thrown into the mix. You also see enemies on the area maps, no more random battles. You get to participate in various quests during the game (though most aren't necessary). While only 8 hours in so far, the game seems kind of easy, but still has the DQ charm fully intact.
More impressions to come as I get farther into what is so far a quality game.