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In my opinion Dragon Warrior 3 is the best game

create your own numerous characters, then you can class change them

first in the series to have day and night.

and Lots of love for the mighty Kandar

I also like how the world was a physical representation of our own.

Plus there is just something about it that made me finish it like 5 times over the course of the years.

 

 

If I was to come up with a second game I would pick Dragon Warrior 7

I liked how the story was broken up into tons of mini quests, I though that was really cool.

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Hi, all. After quite the sojourn to central Florida, I'm back... and my baby is gone!   That's quite alright. It's time to start anew... and I'm really going to go out on a limb here:   The best g

In DQV, I am probably only half way through the game.  I am taking way too long to beat this game...

My favorite game in the main series is Dragon Quest V, but I also really like III, IV, and XI.   In terms of ranking them to me personally: DQV DQIII DQIV DQXI

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Here is my list, and my thoughts, in no particular order:

 

DW1 for GBC: It felt small to me IMO, but it was the first DQ game I ever played, at about 7 years old... Being alone makes you feel isolated and lonely, and the Overworld music reflects that. I did not like the torch, and its good that they removed it from the rest of the series, at least I think they did. I managed to beat the game at level 22, but it took awhile.

 

DW2 for GBC: It's actually the first DQ game I BEAT, and DW1 was beat later. It actually took me years to understand the concept of DW, but since I started at a young age, it really sank in. For those who say being alone in the beginning was not that great, I for one had no problems. I got the prince pretty quick and I grew some levels at the cave where the silver key is. I didn't like that the princess came later, as she was lvl 1 when the other two were lvl 10-15. I liked the vast world travelled, but Alefgard was downgraded IMO. Only the castle and Dracolord's castle remained...Battles were annoying, having like 3+ enemies in some groups, but I got through. (My final team was Hero lvl 30, Prince lvl 28, Princess lvl 25) The overworld theme of this game (before you get princess) was one of the best in the series IMO.

 

DW3 for GBC: The best DQ out there for its storyline and connections with the previous two. The class system got rid of some story, unlike in 2 where you stay as the same 3 characters the whole game, in this one you can change them. I managed to get everyone to go through each class and end up being warrior, fighter, and sage, when I fought Zoma. The heroic thing is that the hero saves the dark world from a threat, and disappears from his own world. He becomes a legend in both worlds. The overworld music for this game was one of the best as well.

 

DQ4 for DS: This was the best for its storyline and character development. I'm at the final boss of ch.5, so I can't comment on the new chapter. The chapter system itself gets kind of annoying because your money gets lost in the proccess, but that makes it more realistic. The graphics are great for a DS, though I've seen better. The music was great, but the overworld theme is not one of my favorites.

 

DQ5 for SNES: I beat this game with the DeJap translation, if there are anymore out there, and It's my favorite in the whole series. I love how you start as a child with your father, and grow to be a slave, then travel the world, and even get married and have kids, as well as become a king! Whenever I hear the overworld or even the castle theme, I get this feeling inside that I don't know how to explain. (no, it's not gas :laugh: ) It makes me feel like a child who had everything taken away comes back and comes to the top. The monster system is great, but I don't have a real reason to use the monsters after I get the son and daughter. Choosing which wife to marry is an emotional thing, as the hero is probably thinking that he has to marry Flora to get the Zenithian shield, but he has more of an attraction to Bianca. He gets the shield anyway, but he didn't know that while he was choosing!

 

DQ6 for SNES: I started, but didn't finish it. I don't like the monsters as they are too strong for me in the beginning, but that's just a small problem. Having two worlds, with the original being just a dream world, makes the hero, as well as me, think, "Am I just a dream, or am I real?" The overworld music is really great...but I can't really evaluate it until I either beat it or get the DS version.

 

DW7 for PS: Using an emulator, I didn't beat this game, but so far it's really hard, but I like it...

 

DQ8 for PS2: I didn't even play past the first town, because I borrowed it, but it looks really nice...

 

I didn't play any of the side games, so I'm done!

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DQIII is my favorite hands down. I loved not only the ability to customize my characters, but I also loved how the game brings the Alfegard trilogy together and tell the tale of Erdrick/Loto/Roto. It felt like a true culmination of everything we learned in the first two games. I also loved being able to unlock the Sage character.

 

The GBC remake made it even better. I can't wait till the SNES remake (from which the port originates) is available in english.

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DQV is my favorite of the series, the presentation and story are top-notch. DQVII is a good second though, love the depth of the game.

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Ah the age old question.

 

I think if my DW 1.5 had ever been completed then it would have been the best DW/DQ game ever. Honestly it was great! I wonder if I have a cd with a copy of it anywhere????? Oh it was RPGMaker by the way.

 

But I will have to go with "My favourite DW game is whichever one I'm currently playing."

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For the main series, I've played the Dragon Warrior games 1-6, and have completed the Loto Trilogy, progressed fairly far in DQ V, am currently in chapter 2 of DQ IV, and have started DQ VI, but of all the games I've played, DW III will always be my favorite of the main series. I played Dragon Warrior I and II as a kid, but I was never able to play III or IV, which bugged me to no end, because I heard from a friend that you got to play as Erdrick in the third game finally, and that the story was gripping in the fact that you kept hearing about the exploits of you're father, Ortega.

 

*Spoilers*

 

Seeing Ortega die right in front of me nearly choked me up the first time, especially his death speech at the end, it left a bittersweet feeling within me

 

*End Spoilers*

 

Although Dragon Warrior III is my favorite of the Main Series, Dragon Warrior Monsters, for all intents and purposes, is my favorite Dragon Warrior game of all time. I mean hell, when I learned you got to play as the Slime, much less as the Dragon Lord and as Archfiend Zoma, I just about did everything short of getting a real job to buy the damn game, as I had bought the Prima Guide for it months before buying the game. I still have both Prima Guides for DWM and DWMII, and both guides have served me very well.

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I've played I-VIII, with the exception of V (I'm hotly anticipating the DS release!) plus DWM I, II, and Joker. I think my favorite out of all of them is VII - it's the biggest, most epic, and most satisfying RPG I've ever played. I think the class system, which was much better executed than in VI and III, has a lot to do with it. The mini-stories of each island were excellent and quite memorable as well, giving VII a lot more meat, storywise, than some other DQ games. It was incredibly challenging, but worth every one of those 100+ hours I put into it... on my first playthrough! I played through the whole blasted game TWICE and still didn't do everything! Besides, how can you not like a game where you get to test your strength against God? I actually thought he was pretty easy, but I was so obsessed with learning classes that it wasn't too hard by the time I got to him.

 

As far as challenge goes, I think either II or VI takes the cake for the main series. II is just ridiculous (thank heavens I wasn't playing the NES version!) and Darkdream is almost certainly the most powerful boss in any DQ game. But I think the Monsters games are actually far more difficult than any of the main series due to the stunning amount of effort necessary to breed the most powerful monsters - especially in Joker.

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I can't say which DQ game is the best because I haven't played them all. Of the ones I've played, I liked VIII the best, for its melding some of the best ideas of the other games I've played together with a graphical style that actually enhances gameplay. The Alchemy Pot is one of the best item customization options I have ever seen in a game, which when that option is given in a game, I will always give it instant bonus points. As well as the game having a great versitility for different play styles, including for my desire to use Boomerangs! Which this game puts them into the forefront as a main weapon (and a whole skill set).

 

Add to this a whole Orchestrated soundtrack (for the US/European release anyway), an endless overworld with towns ripe for the picking (it was just more fun than ever to destroy barrels/baskets/pots in this game) and a great difficulty that rewards players who enjoy the gameplay of the series....its just a game that never has a stale moment.

 

We shall see when DQV remake or IX comes if either of those can surpass the enjoyment I got from this game.

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I'm not completely sure myself, but if I had to rank them, it would probably be something like this:

 

1 - I

2 - V

3 - VIII

4 - IV

I've played quite a lot of II and III, some of VI and almost nothing of VII, so I'll keep 'em out.

 

(damn, it feels so weird to rank DQ games. I'd rather just think I enjoy them instead of "X above Y" :P)

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I'm replaying VIII right now and I honestly don't think it gets enough credit as one of the series' best games. It's *far* more difficult that it's commonly made out to be - especially around the fight with Dhoulmagus. The only thing that really makes the game easier is that there are only four characters, and between them you get all the spells and abilities like Kabuff/Oomph/Insulate/etc., whereas in other games such as IV you have to switch people around depending on the situation.

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1. DQ V

2. DQ IV (NES Version)

3. DQ I (NES)

4. DQ VIII

 

I don't remember II & III enough to rank them. I haven't finished DQ VI yet, and would have to restart cause I lost the save file, so I'll just wait for the DS remake. I've still yet to finish DQ VII even with like 60 hours gameplay (I still haven't even gotten as far as Melvin...) so it's not listed.

 

Although DQ V s my all time favorite, I won't be getting the DS remake, after what they did to DQ IV.

 

While it is fun to play IV with updated graphics, and being able to comtrol all the characters in Chapter 5, there's a few things that irk me. Basically all the accents. I swear all through Alena's chapter they spoke engrish, which was kind of funny at first, but got annoying after awhile. Also town names kind of miffed me. Spell names and monster names don't bother me too much, as its more in line with the new localization started with VIII.

 

I really liked De-Jap's translation of V.

 

I swear one time I'll pick Flora, but everytime I get to the marriage part I feel sorry for Bianca, and choose her anyway. Thats why I like DQ V, I actually emotionally attached to the characters. I have no attachment to Flora, cause you just meet her, but Bianca you knew as a child.

 

I also like DQ V because it spans time. Everytime you go back to a town after major events happen the towns change, there's different people, or the same people at different ages. I just think thats really neat.

 

DQ IV is a close second because although I had played DQ I years before, DQ IV is what really got me hooked on the series. Also Taloon. Once he gets the shop and his wife rips off like everybody that shops there. And when you get him back in Chapter 5, all the weird stuf he does is calssic. Taloon trips! A terrific blow! He keeps repetitive battles entertaining.

 

DQ I is high for nostalgic value, although its still a fun game in of itself. I personally enjoyed the Ye Olde Englishe.

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My favorite's Dragon Warrior IV. I love the chapter system, and Nercrosaro is the best villain in the series.

 

And Chapter 4's music simply wins everything.

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As far as challenge goes, I think either II or VI takes the cake for the main series. II is just ridiculous (thank heavens I wasn't playing the NES version!) and Darkdream is almost certainly the most powerful boss in any DQ game. But I think the Monsters games are actually far more difficult than any of the main series due to the stunning amount of effort necessary to breed the most powerful monsters - especially in Joker.

 

I DID play the NES version... (*shudder*) ...Malroth still gives me nightmares! (well... not really) Anyhow, I loved every minute of that torture. Great game, even though it's probably the hardest RPG I've played yet.

 

I have not played 7 or 8 yet, but I'm gonna start my copy of 7 pretty soon, when I get around to it. 8, I haven't even found yet. Of the first six that I did play, here's my lineup:

 

1) III

2) IV

3) V

 

it's amazing how such simple games can be so great.

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I DID play the NES version... (*shudder*) ...Malroth still gives me nightmares! (well... not really) Anyhow, I loved every minute of that torture. Great game, even though it's probably the hardest RPG I've played yet.

 

I have not played 7 or 8 yet, but I'm gonna start my copy of 7 pretty soon, when I get around to it. 8, I haven't even found yet. Of the first six that I did play, here's my lineup:

 

1) III

2) IV

3) V

 

it's amazing how such simple games can be so great.

 

I have played DW NES 1-4 and DW 7 , DQ 8

 

I recall having the same difficulties at Baya Malay with all the pit traps in Phantasy Star on the Sega Master System, I beat the other phantasy star games but not this one...

 

I am still working on my DW 3 game, currently playing a 7 character game with Hero, Pilgram, Wizard, Merchent, Fighter and 2 Jesters (one will become a sage eventually) levels 41-35

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I gotta say its like a tie between the 3rd and the 8th. Cuz lets say that Loto is just comepletely awesome. And Dragon Quest 8 was just awesome too. 100 hrs of gameplay great storyline, Dragovian Lord. Awesome DUDE!!

 

 

COR BLIMEY!!!

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i think its kinda hard between dw v dw viii and dw vii.personaly i like dragon quest 8 i just got it i havnt played it much it looks pretty cool though.

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My favorite game, as I can't honestly say the best game, is VIII. It was a great game, I was enraptured by the world at almost every moment and turn of trail. New dialogue alone was enough to have me trekking all over the planet seeking new adventure, and on that facet I really liked the VAs. I liked the weapon skill system, and replayed a couple times to concentrate on other setups, like all Fisticuffs.

I also loved the characters. Yangus, Jessica, The Arena Guy ( I'm so ashamed I can't remember his name...Morty? ), that fat prince in all his annoyingness was still lovably memorable.

I loved them all and loved to hate the ones I didn't love.

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It's so tough to pick a "best" game in the series when they're all so much fun, especially since each game has its strengths and weaknesses. In terms of which one is most fun to play, I'd go with DQIII. I still have a soft spot for it since it's the first one in the series that I played. VIII has a really nice weapon/skill system to make up for the lack of classes, which I had fun leveling up.

 

IV, V and VII are a three way tie for best story, although VII annoyed me because it took FOREVER for the story to get properly started. Granted, all of the games have neat plots, but those three always seemed the most *epic* to me, especially V where the story covered generations of characters.

 

VIII has my favorite characters, especially Yangus and Trode =) IV has good characters too (I've heard VI does as well, but that's the only one I haven't played at this point)

 

I and II win for most nostalgic, and I has my favorite song from the series (the Alefgard overworld theme)

 

As for best bosses, they all win on that count. The boss battles are my favorite thing about the DQ series, and they're always challenging and fun.

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I'm gonna have to say dw3. The Dharma temple system was extremely cool, on top of the already amazing battle system and huge world. The monster medals were a neat bonus too, i wish they hadn't only used them in the gbc remake of just one dw game. I can see why they dropped them though, considering how hard it was to even get every bronze! I was a sucker for the casino too, one time i spent like three days trying to win big and eventually ended up winning over 400,000G! (they wouldn't let me bet it back out). 4 was good for its chapter system, long(ish) storyline, and final boss. But the world(s) seemed bigger in dw3, and i got much more time out of it.

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