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Whatcha playing Ian? Dragon Quest V

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There’s one game series that I’ve always wanted to get into and love, but fail in doing so;┬áthat series is Dragon Quest. It’s not that the games are bad or anything, it’s more to do with me┬ápicking the game up, playing it for an hour, and then move on to something else where the game just gets abandoned. I known a fair number of these Dragon Quest games, 1 and 2 on my Android phone, 4 and 5 on the DS, 8 on the PS2, and 9 on the DS. However each of these games have not seen a lot of love from me, which is crazy considering that the Dragon Quest games are the biggest RPG franchise in Japan. I’ve really struggled to understand what makes the Dragon Quest games amazing until a set of fortunate events happened.

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Whilst listening to the Retronauts latest podcast, where they talk about the DS, Kat Bailey was gushing over the DS version of Dragon Quest V. She explained that it was the first Dragon Quest game she played, and her favourite game in the series. So I thought to myself, maybe I should actually play this game seeing as I have it. I booted it up, noticed that I only played about an hour and fifteen minutes of it before I abandoned it. So I plucked up the courage to play this game, and I’m finally in! Continue reading