Geek to Geek Presents

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
How to Unlock More Party Members in Dragon Quest X

How to Unlock More Party Members in Dragon Quest X

One of my favorite parts of Dragon Quest X is that it can be played completely solo, even though it's technically an MMO. This doesn't mean that you have to go on the journey alone, however. Dragon Quest X implements a system which allows you to hire AI party members...

How to Get the Dollar Board Mount in Dragon Quest X

How to Get the Dollar Board Mount in Dragon Quest X

Okay, so you're playing Dragon Quest X. Like me, you're probably growing tired of walking around everywhere. It doesn't help that walking in this game feels SUPER slow, and there's no way to sprint. But fear not! The dollar board is near! To get the dollar board...

How to Unlock More Party Members in Dragon Quest X

How to Subscribe to Dragon Quest X

Since I wrote about how to play Dragon Quest X on the Switch for free, and then how to keep playing once "Easy Play" is over without losing your character data, this time around I wanted to show folks how to subscribe to the MMO. Step One - Purchase the Game Before...

JRPGs That Really Need to Be on the Nintendo Switch

JRPGs That Really Need to Be on the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a little over three years old, and it's already established itself as a real JRPG powerhouse. Whether you're into the latest entries of Dragon Quest and Xenoblade Chronicles, or you want to play through classics like Star Ocean and Grandia and...

Adventures in Astoltia (Part 6): It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Adventures in Astoltia (Part 6): It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Now that we've gotten three of our five key emblems, it's time to go get a fourth. This time, let's head to the dwarf town Gakuto Gatara. It looks like a mining town with some Aztec art influences. There's a brief scene about a hoarder named Dustan who might have our...

The Dragon Quest Book: Share Your Story!

The Dragon Quest Book: Share Your Story!

Hey everybody! So here's the deal: I've been working on a Dragon Quest book for a while now. Part of it is my own thoughts on the series, along with some stuff pulled from this site and the Dragon Quest FM podcast. And part of it is reflections and interviews with...

Adventures in Astoltia (Part Four): Ogres Have Layers

Adventures in Astoltia (Part Four): Ogres Have Layers

Welcome back! It's now week four of my playthrough of Dragon Quest X, and we've finally arrived in the big ogre city! There are plenty of problems going on in this desert kingdom. Even the king seems to have caught a bad case of the "rage." And by that, I mean he's...

Adventures in Astoltia (Part Three): Purring Pirates

Adventures in Astoltia (Part Three): Purring Pirates

We're skipping ahead in the story (but only a little) this week. As usual, you can check out the previous week's post by following the link here. Now that the weddie wedding is saved, you can head toward the big weddie kingdom and unlock all sorts of goodies: crafting...

Dragon Quest X Artworks: The Art of Astoltia (Book Review)

Dragon Quest X Artworks: The Art of Astoltia (Book Review)

Hey, I'm a sucker for art books. The last time I counted, I had something like fifty video game art books on my shelf--a good chunk of them from Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and Xeno games. And since I love art books so much, and since Dragon Quest is my favorite...

Adventures in Astoltia (Part Two): Wedding Crashers

Adventures in Astoltia (Part Two): Wedding Crashers

This week, I'm continuing my adventures in Astoltia, the world of Dragon Quest X! You can read the first post in this series by clicking here. And if you're in the U.S. and want to play a trial version of the game for free, without a VPN, you can click right here and...

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