I've tried a little bittle of both IV and V for the DS and they're by no means bad games, actually kinda enjoyable.
Although IV, did seem pretty bland compared to V especially in terms of story, but this seems to be the case in alot of the DQ
games from what I've heard. The hero is often silent with little to no backstory, and instead of actual human allies you get recruitable
monsters, which means there's almost no character development regarding your party. The gameplay is really simple and old school
and the graphics for the majority of the games are subpar, even in the DS remakes. I just can't seem to understand why such a series
would be the number one most popular series in Japan, topping both Final Fantasy and Shin Megami Tensei, both of which have superior stories, memorable characters, and much more innovative gameplay(although the former has fallen off within recent years admittedly).
Is it pure nostalgia that seems to get fans craving for more with every release?
Or am I just plain ignorant and blind to what the series truly has to offer?