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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.
Character models are cute and items change their physical appearance (which is quite remarkable), but environments are mostly unoriginal.
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.
Somewhat bland battle system. Fortunately the slick multiplayer interface makes Dragon Quest IX a rewarding RPG.
Alchemy and side quests will keep you playing for a long, long time.
I own all of lastgen systems as of October 2008. (Finally got a Dreamcast)
I own every currentgen system except PS3.