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

Dragon Quest VIII: Side Quests, Mini-Games, and More!

Dragon Quest VIII: Side Quests, Mini-Games, and More!

Last week, I talked a lot about the characters in Dragon Quest VIII. This week, I want to focus more on the gameplay mechanics that make this entry unique from the others in the series. DQ VIII has a lot to offer in terms of side quests and mini-games. There's the new...

DQFM 11 – Dragon Quest 2 (Listener’s Choice)

DQFM 11 – Dragon Quest 2 (Listener’s Choice)

This week, we’re talking about Dragon Quest 2! We had a listener poll, and this is the topic you chose. A HUGE thanks to everyone who voted. We’re going to be discussing the game in-depth (plus the game is, like, 30 years old), so there will be some SPOILERS ahead.

Dragon Quest VIII: Heroes and Villains

Dragon Quest VIII: Heroes and Villains

This week, we've finally reached Dragon Quest VIII! It's the next-to-last main entry game I have left to play. I'll admit, I've taken it much slower with this game for a number of reasons. (1) I'm almost to the end of playing all the mainline DQ games this year, and...

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...

Dragon Quest IV (Ch.5): The Chosen

For the last few weeks, I’ve been talking about Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen. You can find my previous posts on this great game here. This week, we’ve finally reached the last (and longest) chapter: The Chosen! Heroic Origins Besides a very brief prologue...

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