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Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Xbox One) review

"You can buy the game or start enjoying it on Game Pass today!"

The wait is over, assuming the wait we're talking about is the wait for Dragon Quest Builders 2's arrival on Xbox One. Which of course we are.

Previously released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 throughout North America and Europe in late 2019, following its late 2018 debut in Japan, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is available on Xbox One both as a standard purchase and a Game Pass attraction. The new version includes all DLC previously released on PlayStation 4 and Steam.

As a nifty bonus, buying Dragon Quest Builders 2 on either Xbox One or Windows 10 PC will allow you to play it on the other platform, giving you twice the dragon-related questing for one price. Your save progress and any Achievements will also be shared.

"Xbox players can embark on an adventure on their own or can team up online with up to three friends as they take on the role of a young builder who washes up on the Isle of Awakening alongside Malroth, a mysterious youth suffering from amnesia," notes today's press release issued to mark the grand occasion. "Together, they explore different islands while developing skills to become a 'Master Builder' by helping townsfolk, crafting materials, working together with villagers to harvest different crops and fight off enemies."

The Dragon Quest Builders games in some ways resemble a cross between the classic Dragon Quest games you know and love, and fresher sandbox games such as Microsoft's own Minecraft. Square Enix reckons the new release is the perfect way to enter the Dragon Quest universe, even if you lack years of history with the classic franchise, and who are we to argue with the game's own publisher?

Rating: N/A0/10

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Staff review by Jason Venter (May 04, 2021)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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