What's the best Dragon Quest?

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#1 Posted by woogity (192 posts) -

I've only played a little of the very first one on the NES. With all the attention on DQIX coming out on DS recently, I've started to consider picking on of these games up. I've been thinking about getting DQV for DS. What do you guys know about the Dragon Quest games? I like my RPGs with good stories and character development.

#2 Posted by Zathic (2012 posts) -

Dragon Quest VIII is great. Look it up and see for yourself, but its definitely my favorite.

#3 Posted by TriggerGear (154 posts) -

Dragon Quest III (On the NES, Super Famicom and Game Boy Color) and Dragon Quest V (Super Famicom, PS2 and now DS) are usually regarded as the best in the series. But you really can't go wrong with any of them.

#4 Posted by barcodedagent (57 posts) -
Dragon Quest VIII is the most talked about. Look for yourself. You'll know for yourself.
#5 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

I loved DW VII, my personal favorite so far in the series.

#6 Posted by WitIsWisdom (3837 posts) -

Dragon Quest/Warrior I through IV are NES games I own 1-3 and I am looking to purhase IV. I would give a recommendation to ANY of the DQ games... DQ is my second favorite roleplaying series behind only the Breath of Fire series.

Dragon Quest VIIis a massive game... and good.

Dragon Quest VIII is an awesome game, but I would save it until later. Seeing as though it kind of trumps the rest of the series as far as cutsecene and voice overs.

I would start with II and play through the series in order... that is of course if you already beat the original!

#7 Posted by woogity (192 posts) -

What do you guys think about Dragon Quest V? What about it do you like? I've heard this one focuses on story more than the older ones did (since it was the first one to be released for the Super Famicom).

#8 Posted by trick6952 (1488 posts) -

What do you guys think about Dragon Quest V? What about it do you like? I've heard this one focuses on story more than the older ones did (since it was the first one to be released for the Super Famicom).

woogity

I heard it was a great DQ game but I only have the jap super famicom version so I dunno WTH im doing, but id highly reccomend VIII if you have a PS2

#9 Posted by chadwick1343 (940 posts) -
Dragon Quest VIII
#10 Posted by pooyanh (937 posts) -
I didn't like DQ VIII. It's not as good as everybody says IMO. Played it for like 40 hours and it was not fun anymore and the story wasn't good enough to keep me going either so....
#11 Posted by King9999 (11835 posts) -

What do you guys think about Dragon Quest V? What about it do you like? I've heard this one focuses on story more than the older ones did (since it was the first one to be released for the Super Famicom).

woogity

What I like about DQV is the monster recruiting. The only problem with it is that it's based entirely on probability rather than any influence on the player's part. It's still cool to get powerful monsters in your party though.

The DS version has a fun minigame called Traps n' Treasure. You can get a lot of powerful items and get lots of cash from playing the game.

#12 Posted by zmbi_gmr (3577 posts) -

Dragon Quest 8 on the PS2 was fantastic. this is the only DQ that I've played. I probably put 100 hours on this game.

#13 Posted by travisstaggs (10557 posts) -

Dragon Quest 8 on the PS2 was fantastic. this is the only DQ that I've played. I probably put 100 hours on this game.

zmbi_gmr
Yeah DQ8 is fun but it does get boring at times, I put in around 130 hours into it I think,
#14 Posted by Generic_Dude (11707 posts) -

Dragon Quest VIII for PS2 was probably the best for me... I have a lot of fond memories of playing the first few on the NES, but they're very primitive by modern standards and newcomers may find that a hard barrier to transcend.

#15 Posted by Flame_Blade88 (39348 posts) -
My favorite is DQ VIII.
#16 Posted by Wolf-Chief (2894 posts) -

Dragon Quest VIII is great. Look it up and see for yourself, but its definitely my favorite.

Zathic

Dragon quest VII is the best of all dragon quest games ;)

#17 Posted by benleslie5 (7962 posts) -

Dragon Quest VIII for me.

#18 Posted by gamengineer (51 posts) -
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is the best as far as I know of any Dragon Quest game. But recently I have heard Dragon Quest IX on DS has broken all the records. Wonder if its being launched on the PS2 or not.
#19 Posted by speculative (176 posts) -

I played about 10 hours of DWVII on the PS1, got to a point where I needed a shard of a tablet, realized that I missed the opportunity to get it, and the game would not go back to let me get it. Needless to say, I put down that junk and never picked it up again, lest I get 80 hours into it, find out I missed something during those 80 hours, and would have to start all over again. Not my idea of a fun time...

On the other hand, I only started DQVIII but it seems very good. I'll definitely finish it someday.

#20 Posted by VVatson (714 posts) -

DQ1 or Dragon Warrior, can't believe it hasn't been mentioned yet, it might be fairly dated and short but it was revolutionary and I've played it a handful of times.

#21 Posted by Marshkip (6 posts) -

Am I the ONLY PERSON WHO LIKED DRAGON QUEST VI? Out of all the Dragon Quest games I've played, (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, and all the monsters except caravan heart) It has by far had one of the best stories. Plus, anyone remember MORTAMOR AND NOKTURNUS FROM THE LEGEND SCROLLS IN DQIX? Yeah, they wer from 6(VI)

#22 Edited by Krelian-co (12563 posts) -

Dragon Quest VIII was probably the best one and one of my fav rpgs of all time

wow necro thread

#23 Posted by Bigboi500 (30964 posts) -

V, VI, VIII and IX are my favorites.

#24 Edited by Lucianu (9549 posts) -

Necro as it may be, i can't praise V enough. By far, the best entry in the series with a unique storytelling and engrossing characters.

#25 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (18236 posts) -

BORING ! :p

#26 Posted by Tqricardinho (434 posts) -

Dragon Quest VIII

#27 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4322 posts) -

Dragon Quest VIII is my favorite