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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2) game cover art
Platform: PlayStation 2
Genre: RPG
Developer: Level 5
AKA: Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King (EU), Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi (JP), Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King (AU)
Publisher
Region
Released
NA
11/15/2005
EU
04/13/2006
JP
11/27/2004
AU
04/12/2006

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Staff Reviews

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King review

Reviewed December 17, 2005

Rob Hamilton says: "Since this is a Dragon Quest game, though, simply venturing to the cave would have been folly. My hero and his burly sidekick, Yangus, likely would have been dispatched by monsters before even making it halfway down the road to that tourist-unfriendly location. No, as in this game’s predecessors, the wise choice of action was to hang out around town, kill monsters, gain a couple of levels and buy some better equipment."
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Reader Reviews

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King review

Reviewed November 27, 2005

espiga says: "I'll be honest with you: I'm a big fan of the Dragon Quest series, often famed for having a rather simple storyline, a "boring" battle system, and graphics that most people can only describe as "shit". In fact, I'm such a big fan that I'm often labeled "fanboy" by a surprising number of people. That being said, it should be no surprise that I was salivating over the screenshots of the eighth entry in the series as I anticipated the North American release. "
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King review

Reviewed September 01, 2006

psychopenguin says: "Sometimes, reactions of people just surprise the hell out of me. One such instance happened to me a few weeks back, when I took a visit to the GameFAQs "RPG - Everything Else" board. With all the elitism and nitpicking that the regulars do, I should not have been THAT surprised to find classic comments like "Dragon Quest 8 is the most boring RPG to ever come out.", and "It may look pretty, but it's simple as hell and one of the worst games to come out in quite some time." I could not disagree mo..."
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King review

Reviewed August 02, 2006

skrutop says: "After a long absence, Enix's Dragon Quest series returns to the US in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. This time around, the story begins with a small group of strange travelers camped out in the woods. Leading the motley group is the Hero, a retainer from the ruined Trodain castle seeking to restore it to its former glory. He’s joined by a bandit named Yangus, who follows him around like a puppy, The Hero’s liege King Trode, and Trode’s beautiful daughter Medea. Well, she would be..."
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King review

Reviewed February 09, 2006

True says: "Everyone was talking about it. “Dragon Quest VIII is going to be the best RPG of the year” and “Dragon Quest VIII is finally coming out. I can’t wait.” I was thinking “Awesome. What the hell is Dragon Quest?” Then slowly, after seeing a very unique slime bounding around on one of the commercials, it dawned on me: Dragon quest is Dragon Warrior, the old school "heal more, hurt more" epic that made me love RPGS in the first place. I was in the car the next moment..."
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