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On 5/18/2020 at 11:05 PM, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

DQ6 is good. DQ9 isn’t.

Did you ever get a chance to try the multiplayer? Because a lot of folks who hate on the story have never played it. It's probably the most versatile DQ game in the series, in terms of what you can do with character building, plus seemingly endless array of grotto dungeons and legacy boss battles. Not even the hard-to-come-by locked content is enough to deter this game from being great. The fact that you can replay the storyline on a friend's game in multiplayer is enough to put this above most DQ games in terms of replay value.

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39 minutes ago, Liamland said:

Did you ever get a chance to try the multiplayer? Because a lot of folks who hate on the story have never played it. It's probably the most versatile DQ game in the series, in terms of what you can do with character building, plus seemingly endless array of grotto dungeons and legacy boss battles. Not even the hard-to-come-by locked content is enough to deter this game from being great. The fact that you can replay the storyline on a friend's game in multiplayer is enough to put this above most DQ games in terms of replay value.

 

Yes Liam, I played multiplayer several times. It didn’t change my opinion on the game.

I’ll be blunt: I just don’t like the game. Story had nothing to do with it. I’ve just never enjoyed myself when I’ve played it or tried to revisit it. It’s the only DQ game we’ve gotten that I can say I genuinely don’t like.

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On 8/2/2020 at 8:47 AM, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

 

Yes Liam, I played multiplayer several times. It didn’t change my opinion on the game.

I’ll be blunt: I just don’t like the game. Story had nothing to do with it. I’ve just never enjoyed myself when I’ve played it or tried to revisit it. It’s the only DQ game we’ve gotten that I can say I genuinely don’t like.

Dragon Quest 9 is my least favorite as well.  2010 was a disappointing year for me as a Square-Enix fan coming off both Final Fantasy 13 and Dragon Quest 9, which happen to be my least favorite games in each of the franchises (and yes I am saying I like Final Fantasy 2 and Dragon Quest 2 more than both of them LOL).  I still like both but they were the first FF and DQ games that left me underwhelmed at the end of the day (as far as main series anyway).  Dragon Quest 7 can be a slog to get through, especially in the beginning, but man once everything starts to fall into place it feels like it redeems it to me - like the second half is so good that it makes for the somewhat boring beginning and some parts of the middle.  Dragon Quest 9, on the other hand, never really had that "turning point" moment to me.  I'd still say it was a good game and had some great moments but even when it was new I didn't like it as much as the rest (and as a follow-up to DQ 8 it was heartbreaking lol).

My personal favorite is still Dragon Quest 5 with Dragon Quest 8 as a close second.  Those two games just seem like they did everything expertly and they don't fall into the bad pacing that plagued parts of DQ 6, 7, and 9 in my opinion.  I really enjoy the PS2 version of DQ 5 the most but all three versions (SNES, PS2, and DS/mobile) are damn near perfect role-playing games in my opinion.

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What's the best game in the DW series?

Dragon Quest VII. Thank you, good night. 😌

(and I also share some of the above comments: Dragon Quest IX is my least favorite game of the entire franchise. Well, only Dragon Quest Wars was worse imo) 

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Best one is Builders 2 and i won't accept otherwise. It has Boy Malroth, what else do you need? 😋

I agree with Xiggy on DQ7 being the best mainline game, it's such a great game! I loved every second with it.

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I agree with LMS too. Builders 2 is the best spin-off of the saga. 👌🏻

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