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Dragon Quest VII: Journey of the Cursed King

Critics Consensus (Play It)

A JRPG classic that has been considerably improved on the 3DS.

Game Info

Uncover the story of the Cursed King as you save the world from a twisted magician in this genre-defining role-playing game. Across the vast world you’ll wage turn-based battles against more than 250 monsters designed by artist Akira Toriyama. This updated classic also includes new dungeons, bosses, items, quests, scenes, and a new possible ending!

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Total Reviews: 31

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53% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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John Robertson (IGN)
January 10, 2017
8.8/10

Dragon Quest VIII was one of the finest JRPGs upon its initial release and it manages to retain that lofty status through this 3DS edition. Its adherence to the traditional rules of the genre is where it pulls its strength from, the familiarity of the template allowing the design team to worry about making sure each element is as good as it can possibly can be.

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
January 11, 2017
7/10

Simple, charming, and considerably improved on the 3DS. Dragon Quest isn’t for everyone but this bridges the gap between retro and modern games very well.

Dean James (Attack of the Fanboy)
February 28, 2017
4.5/5 stars

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King was already in the premiere class of RPGs with its initial release on PS2, and now Square Enix has somehow found a way to make it even better on the Nintendo 3DS in its definitive form.

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