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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

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90.05% Overall Rank: 510
PlayStation 2 Rank: 50
2005 Games Rank: 503
2005 PlayStation 2 Rank: 50
Score based on 78 reviews


The phenomenally popular DRAGON QUEST VIII has sold 4.9 million units worldwide, and now it's coming to the iPhone and iPad for the first time! This was the first title in the series to be presented in full 3D, and its exquisitely detailed world has to be seen to be believed! Set off on an unforgettable adventure with Yangus, the bandit with a heart of gold, Jessica, the high-born magical minx, and Angelo, knight and lothario, by your side! Everything you need is here in a single package! Once the app is downloaded, there's no more to pay, as every last shred of content is yours to enjoy. So get ready to play the epic that is DRAGON QUEST VIII from beginning to endand far beyond! Prologue Legends tell of an ancient sceptre, within which is sealed a fearsome power... When the relic's long-dormant magics are awoken by the treachery of a malign magician, an entire kingdom falls into a cursed slumber, prompting a young soldier to embark on an unforgettable journey... Game Features Simple, Accessible Controls The control system has been streamlined to work perfectly with modern touch interfaces. The position of the directional pad can be adjusted freely, enabling players to switch between one-handed and two-handed play with a tap of the screen. The combat system has also been reworked, allowing for one-tap battles as well as more complex play. The Tension System During battle, you can select 'Psyche Up' to give your next attack some extra oomph! The more you psyche a character up, the higher their tension will rise, until they finally reach an insane state known as super-high tension! Skill Points Skill points are earned when your characters level up, and can be assigned to various skills in order to learn new spells and abilities. This system allows you to perfectly tailor your team to your liking. Monster Teams Certain monsters found in the field can be scouted for your monster team if you're tough enough to beat them, that is! Once assembled, your crack squad can take part in the fiercely contested tournaments held at the monster arena, and can even come to your aid in battle! The Alchemy Pot Combine existing items to create entirely new ones! Even the most unassuming objects could be ingredients for the greatest items of all! Seek out the recipes hidden all over the world, and see if you can cook up something truly special! The Casino Fans of the series will be pleased to learn that the casino is back, and fully-equipped for fun! This time around, there are three exciting activities to enjoy: bingo, slot machines and roulette! Just don't get so caught up in the action that you forget your adventure entirely!
Release Date: November 15, 2005

Latest Reviews

play.tm 05/01/06 Review 89 out of 100
Kikizo 04/01/06 Review 9 out of 10
Thunderbolt 12/28/06 Review 6 out of 10
GameCritics 12/13/06 Review 9.5 out of 10
Fragland 09/10/06 Review 90.5 out of 100
Games Xtreme 07/17/06 Review 9.5 out of 10
Gameplanet 07/07/06 Review 4.5 out of 5
Boomtown 06/20/06 Review 9 out of 10
PALGN 06/07/06 Review 8.5 out of 10
NZGamer 06/06/06 Review 9 out of 10