Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Review

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Posted 2:38pm on Wed 7 July 2010
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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Review
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While clichéd, the story is entertaining, the battle system is refined and the visuals are impressive. It's very Dragon Quest. There's no denying the quality of the role playing on offer.

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Posted 2:38pm on Wed 7 July 2010
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DQIII had the same party recruitment feature. There's still more story in the free dowloadable side-quests and Japanese gamers are saying the much larger "post"-game content makes it the most difficult DQ yet.
Posted 6:44pm on Tue 31 August 2010
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While clichéd, the story is entertaining, the battle system is refined and the visuals are impressive. It's very Dragon Quest. There's no denying the quality of the role playing on offer.

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I really liked your review, I disagree about the story being lacking or cliched though. I really don't remember playing any other game as a guardian angel, I'd go further, but I don't wanna spoil anything for the anyone. There were quite a few twists that I, a jaded RPG player, honestly wasn't expecting. I also thought the supporting characters were more than enough to make up for the mute player characters.

Also the thing about the challenge. If you are going to grind Metal Slimes, of course you won't be challenged. Those are just there as a "pressure valve" so that anyone can beat it if they are having a hard time. Also, one of the strengths of the mute characters in the design is that you can feel free to have a party of less than 4. For a solo character challenge, rest assured, the game is extremely difficult.

Like I said though, I enjoyed the review, I just wanted to bring up a few counterpoints.
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