50. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)

First played: 2006

Times completed: 1

This was the first Dragon Quest game I played and although it’s fairly simple compared to other JRPGs, I enjoyed exploring the large world and taking in the impressive graphics while listening to the relaxing, orchestrated soundtrack. It sticks pretty closely to conventions established in earlier titles and doesn’t care to introduce radical changes to the Dragon Quest formula, but it does make small improvements and as a whole it’s an enjoyable, classic JRPG. I look forward to replaying this game, this time on 3DS.