Dragon Quest 8
|a game by||Matrix Software|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
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Japan's most beloved role-playing franchise (previously known on these shores as Dragon Warrior) tries once again to snuggle up with Western questers with this latest installment.
With Final Fantasy XII pushed into mid-2006, DQ8 should easily grab the RPG crown this fall. This series has always offered fantastic depth (want to focus on maxing out your heroine's sex appeal skills? Go right ahead.) and fundamentally engrossing gameplay, but always looked and sounded archaic. Not anymore--this game looks fantastic, with vast fields to explore, stylish anime-style characters, and dazzling special effects.