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Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2006-04-05 07:38:57

I Hate It When the 2nd Stream Shoots Out Sideways; Nothing You Can Do

My wife always wonders why I miss the toilet.

Dragon Quest VIII is a real treat. I haven't played a Japanese RPG in some time, and it's a joy to revisit this genre without having to fight through all the Final Fantasy horseshit. The cutscenes are succinct (rendered by the game engine) and they actually advance the plot and character development. The story and characters aren't overly melodramatic or grandiose. The voice acting in particular is quite good; you never get the urge to throttle the characters like many people did with Tidus or Wakka. As yet, I haven't come across any stupid punishing side quests, like dodging lightning 200 consecutive times. Most of all, it doesn't take itself too seriously, and simply brings the fun. Dragon Quest VIII reminds me of the good times I had playing the older Final Fantasy games or Chrono Trigger.

Now Playing - Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)

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