Tagged: DS RPG

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Dragon Quest IX Sentinels of the Starry Skies review

It may initially seem like an odd move for the latest Dragon Quest RPG to appear on the DS but I think it’s a good thing. Because they take an age to play I don’t actually feel like I’m wasting my time when playing it on the move. In this game you play as a guardian angel called a Celestrian who, thanks to a mishap at the beginning of the game, is thrown down to earth minus wings and a halo. You then gather a team and explore the land and do all the usual role-playing stuff you’d expect from...

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Dragon Quest IX release date

It has long been thought that only Nintendo themselves could produce and sell games that sell multi millions of copes on their hardware. That is and always has been a myth; plenty of third party publishers are making a lot of money from Nintendo systems. Square Enix are probably the chief example of this with their Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series. Dragon Quest IX Sentinels of the Starry Skies for DS has already sold almost five million copies in Japan alone and now a year later it’s time for the USA and Europe to raise that number even higher....

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Rune Factory review

Rising Star Games’ Harvest Moon series has lived a healthy life under the radar for a good few years now – never kicking up enough of a fuss to get itself noticed, but always providing enough quality ‘farm sim’ entertainment to build up and satisfy a decent audience. A game based on the life of a farmer – including all of the necessary manual labour and time management skills – was never going to set the world on fire, after all. With Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon, some effort has been made to pep up the formula a little...

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Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals review

When the original Spectrobes came out a couple of years ago, I’m sure Disney were hoping the game would rival Pokémon in terms of the ‘collect a cute character, train it up, let it evolve and then make it fight for you’ factor. Unfortunately, whilst the game had some good ideas, it lacked that bit of spit and polish to make it a truly great game. Well, now the sequel is here in the form of Beyond the Portals and I’m pleased to say this one’s at least better than the original. That’s not to say it’s a must-but title...

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Chrono Trigger review

On the back of the game box it says Chrono Trigger is known for being one of the best games ever made. So, there’s an incentive to play and review a game if ever there was one. Never released before in Europe, this is yet another RPG from Square’s archive that they’ve brought onto the DS complete with touch screen support for navigating through the menus, actions and spells in combat. There’s also a very useful map on the touch screen to help you navigate round the game world. You begin the game as a young man names Crono. Of...

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Dungeon Maker review

Have you ever wanted to play a game where you get to build your own dungeons? Dungeon Maker promises to let you do all the dirty work of building dungeons but also let you explore them and battle any monsters that have wandered in overnight. Let’s see how the game faired in our review of Dungeon Maker. You take the role of an unemployed 12 year old (who you get to name at the start) who lives in a village called South Arc. While you’re quietly walking through the forest of Krolan you come across a Magic Shovel on the...