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Austin’s Quest!

Or, The Year I Went Crazy and Decided to Play Every Single Dragon Quest Game

A 47-part documentary by Ken Burns*
*None of that last part is true

2019 Half-Year Highlights

2019 Half-Year Highlights

This week, I'm at a bit of a crossroads. I've finished up the Zenithia Trilogy--possibly my favorite video game trilogy of all time--and although I still have to finish Dragon Quest VIII and play IX, I'm almost at the end of my quest. I said I was going to beat every...

The Shield of Valora: A Defense of Dragon Quest VI

The Shield of Valora: A Defense of Dragon Quest VI

I’ve heard a lot of complaints about Dragon Quest VI. Before I even played the game, I had a lot of people warning me that I might not like it. So when I started it up–fresh off the postgame of DQV, I was cautiously optimistic.

DQFM 07 – Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2

DQFM 07 – Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2

In this week’s episode of DQFM, we discuss Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2, originally released on the PS4. We discuss the difference in play styles, NPCs, and even towns from the mainline series.

I Need a Job!: Early Parts of Dragon Quest VI

This week, we've finally reached my play-through of Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation! Or, if you're like me and you picked up the UK version of the game because it's a whole lot cheaper: Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie! Why the name change? I have no clue. I...

Cor Blimey! Why Dragon Quest Has the Best NPCs

Most video games are not about the NPCs. They're called non-playable characters for a reason. You aren't supposed to play as them, much less get attached to them. For the most part, you don't even have to talk to them. In a lot of video games, NPCs are set dressings....

Dragon Quest Monsters+ Volume 3 Overview

I don't usually review stuff on here. So let's think of this as more of a (mostly) spoiler-free overview than a review. I wrote an earlier post on Dragon Quest Monsters+, which you can read here. Dragon Quest Monsters+ is a standalone, sorta-sequel series by Mine...

DQFM 04 – Post-E3 DQ Thoughts

Last episode, we went through our pre-E3 hopes and dreams. This week, we come back to reality and talk about what we got right, what we got wrong, and all of the great stuff that happened regardless.

Dragon Quest V: (Part Three) Adulthood/Fatherhood

This week, I’m talking about Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride! The game is divided into three parts, based on the hero’s age, so the posts are divided up that way, too. You can find the first part, detailing the hero’s childhood, right...

Dragon Quest V: (Part Two) Young Adulthood

This week, I'm talking about Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride! The game is divided into three parts, based on the hero's age, so the posts are divided up that way, too. You can find the first part, detailing the hero's childhood, right here. Today, I'm...

DQFM 02 – Dragon Quest XI: Journey Through the Gazillion Versions

Dragon Quest XI has experienced incredible success in the West, and there is good cause for that. It takes the DQ formula that has worked for over 33 years and hones it into what many people say might be the best in the series. Unlike previous Dragon Quest games, though, DQXI has released on multiple platforms at launch, instead of getting remasters and remakes over the years.

DQFM 01 – What Dragon Quest Game Should You Start With?

We get asked a lot about which Dragon Quest game you should start with? Should you start with DQXI because it’s the newest one? What about DQVIII because it’s one of the most well-known and well-beloved? Or should you, like many suggest, start all the way back at the beginning and play Dragon Quest I-III before moving into the more modern games.

Dragon Quest V: (Part One) Childhood

Before we dive into the awesomeness that is Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, let me mention two things. First, this is probably my favorite DQ game besides XI, so you won't find many complaints or criticisms here. Secondly, the main story is split into...

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