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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies IGN Review

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IGN Ratings for Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS)
Rating Description
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7.0 Presentation
Great localization, though a little heavy on the alliteration. It's a shame that the heroes of your party don't develop emotionally as the story unfolds.
8.0 Graphics
Character models are cute and items change their physical appearance (which is quite remarkable), but environments are mostly unoriginal.
7.0 Sound
No voice acting. Music is adequate, though there's a lot of repetition to be found. Towns with completely different styles will have the same "town theme," which can be annoying.
7.5 Gameplay
Somewhat bland battle system. Fortunately the slick multiplayer interface makes Dragon Quest IX a rewarding RPG.
8.5 Lasting Appeal
Alchemy and side quests will keep you playing for a long, long time.
8.0
OVERALL
Impressive
(out of 10)

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Good score!

I can't wait for this game!



I read it, and it's just another "Too traditional! Waaaaaaah!" review.



themanwithnoname's law: As an America's sales or NPD thread grows longer, the probabilty of the comment "America = World" [sarcasticly] being made approaches 1.

I kind of expected it though but I was hoping for more.

But his review is dumb. "Bland battle system", that's what Dragon Quest is all about and that's why I love it so much.



Funny that people always post IGN scores.

My most trusted game magazine: 87, RPG Fan: 83, Eurogamer: 90, 1UP: A, VGC: ...



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Boutros said:

I kind of expected it though but I was hoping for more.

But his review is dumb. "Bland battle system", that's what Dragon Quest is all about and that's why I love it so much.


I'm just worried about the part where they say that the main focus of this game for the first time is multiplayer.

I don't really know anyone who's buying this. Is this feature over the internet too? If not, am I going to play only half a game?



Sounds about right. But lol at 8.5 for lasting appeal, pretty sure the game has more lasting appeal than that score would make it seem since it IS a DQ game plus downloadable stuff.




Boutros said:

I kind of expected it though but I was hoping for more.

But his review is dumb. "Bland battle system", that's what Dragon Quest is all about and that's why I love it so much.


I have a problem with both that and saying "As I traveled through the world of Dragon Quest IX, I felt like I was working my way down the JRPG checklist. Grassy field? Check. Forest? Check. Desert town? Check. This is all too familiar to fans of the genre."

By that argument, no matter what the game did, it would've been "too familiar" and for the record, I can't remember the last JRPG I played that had a desert town in it.



themanwithnoname's law: As an America's sales or NPD thread grows longer, the probabilty of the comment "America = World" [sarcasticly] being made approaches 1.

themanwithnoname said:
Boutros said:

I kind of expected it though but I was hoping for more.

But his review is dumb. "Bland battle system", that's what Dragon Quest is all about and that's why I love it so much.


I have a problem with both that and saying "As I traveled through the world of Dragon Quest IX, I felt like I was working my way down the JRPG checklist. Grassy field? Check. Forest? Check. Desert town? Check. This is all too familiar to fans of the genre."

By that argument, no matter what the game did, it would've been "too familiar" and for the record, I can't remember the last JRPG I played that had a desert town in it.

WKC, another game from Level 5, had a desert town lol

But I love desert town!!

And again that's what I like about Dragon Quest (Everything is classic and familiar and stereotyped).

I'm curious about how the multiplayer works. I really have no idea.

 

I don't think the reviewer was a fan of the series to begin with.



8 is actually a really good score considering it's IGN who reviewed this. RPG's this generation tend to get torn apart critically.



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