Flashback: Dragon Warrior Games
By Zach Patterson Sunday, 25 Oct 2009

With Jason’s review of Dragon Warrior III on Saturday, It prompted me to go back to the Good-Evil archive and see what we had reviewed before in this illustrious role-playing series. Back in 2004, Chuck took a look at Dragon Warrior IV and VII and came away with opinions on the broad end of the spectrum for both games. Read on to see his thoughts.

“Dragon Warrior 4 is my favorite in the series and my third favorite game overall. Everything about this game is remarkably good except for the price. Don’t expect to see a complete version Dragon Warrior 4 go for anything less then $80 on Ebay. […] I still remember it being one of the best games ever. It’s no surprise that this game is so expensive on Ebay, you pay for quality and a great gaming experience.”

“Dragon Warrior VII was one of the worst RPGs I have ever played. I can’t believe I am writing this about a Dragon Warrior game, but it is true. […] It’s an old school RPG where leveling up is part of the game, but in this game it’s a boring, endless task that will make all who play cry and curl up into the fetal position. It took me 120 hours to beat this pile and I urge everyone to stay away. I gave up on the story after 90 hours, hated the characters the entire time, wandered through dungeons that all felt the same and found myself questioning life while I leveled up and completed a job for five hours at a time.”

2 Responses to “Flashback: Dragon Warrior Games”

  1. Zach Patterson Says:

    I’m trying Dragon Warrior IV on DS as my first DW game. I’ve been playing it off and on but I can already see why it’s rather highly regarded.

  2. Charlie Goodrich Says:

    When I reviewed DW IV I was basing my review on when I played the game as a kid. I remember loving that game. But after playing the DS version, it certainly isn’t as good as I remember it being.

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