1 Store149 Reviews
Pros: Size / Graphics / variation / Playability
Cons: Poor save system
This game amazes from the minute you start playing and continues to surprise the longer you play.
As RPG's go, DQVIII is in a league of its own. The main things that grab your attention are the graphics, which although very Japanese in style, are beautifully rendered to almost fool you into thinking you interacting with an actual cartoon. The landscapes are perfectly drawn, and the variety in backgrounds and motions are seamless.
The second main feature is the fact that this game is big. I mean, really, really big and the player is bale to free-roam the environment completely, with later stages being accessible by means of various transportation the player must first attain.
The playability is superb, with a mixture of quests which never fall into the common fault of just levelling up endlessly, and the variations of armour, items and weapons is astounding. Overall this game is superb, with almost no bad points to it at all. Well, almost. The save system is laborious and long winded, something that needs to done regulary, but other than this slight niggle, this game is by far the best RPG available.