I completly forgot about poor Dragon Quest VIII. Released for the PS2 back in late '05, I bought this game day one, mostly due to the demo of FFXII that was bundled with it. Previously, I wasn't a big Dragon Quest person, as I had a bad experience with Dragon Warrior for the NES when I was 6 or 7. This game really should of been on the list instead of Xenosaga, but I had forgotten it until I got DQ IX from Gamefly.
|A nameless hero, a loud-mouth brit, a girl with a great rac-erm, whip skill, and a guy I never got far enough to unlock.|
Will I go back? I hope so. Moving on..
|Not to be confused with anything Toriyama did that has Dragon in the title.|
As the game starts out, you create a hero/heroine from a selection of sizes, eight types of hair (including the hair of familer style.), eight types of faces, skin tone, eye color, and name. Once you've created your new Toriyama-Inspired character, you set out on your journey. First thing you'll notice is that you have a Halo and Wings. (Did I die already?!?! Am I really this terrible at JPRGs nowadays?!?!)
You have become the new guardian of Angel Falls (Not to be confused with Angel Grove) and are sworn to protect it's people from monsters & helping the dearly departed cross over. You can also go into occupied homes and listen to what people are saying outloud for some reason & also rummege thru belongings such as the 20 gold some poor guy left wide out in the open. (in his dresser.) You head back to skies to report to your boss and to turn in benevolessence given to you by the now happy town people who belive in you and your protection. This benevolessence is used to help the great tree Yggdrasil bare fruit for the gods. (Don't eat Lord Emma's fruit, huh?) Some crap goes down, something that reminds me of Doom Train goes nuts, and I fall from the sky and land face first in Angel Falls (Aha! I get the joke now!) Now, you have to find a way back to the sky and discover what happend when you fell to the planet.
|My hero looks almost nothing like this...|
|"Hello! I'm full of so much Loli, you'd think I was a character from Fiesta Online."|
I'll definitly keep you updated when I finally beat this game, so it doesn't end up on my previous post's list ever.