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: Legend of the Hero Abel (Binge Club)

Dragon Quest: Legend of the Hero Abel (Binge Club)

In the next few weeks, we're going to be doing a Binge Club/Watch Party for the Dragon Quest anime series, Legend of the Hero Abel. Not only will it be a fun time, but we want to geek out with everyone over the series. You can find all the details right here, in this...

What To Expect From Dragon Quest in 2020!

What To Expect From Dragon Quest in 2020!

2019 was an excellent year for Dragon Quest. We got English releases of the Monsters + manga, the Dragon Quest Your Story movie and DQ Walk released in Japan (and they got new DQ X content, too), and we saw Dragon Quest Builders 2 and Dragon Quest XI S release within...

Why We Need Dragon Quest Heroes III

Why We Need Dragon Quest Heroes III

Okay, okay, okay. Maybe you're skeptical or think I'm biased. (And, yes, I am biased.) But we really need a third entry in the Dragon Quest Heroes series. I love the Heroes spin-off series of games. I've said it repeatedly on here and on the podcast, and it's true....

Dragon Quest Builders 2: Final Thoughts

Dragon Quest Builders 2: Final Thoughts

A few weeks ago, I posted my early impressions on Dragon Quest Builders 2, which you can find here. I decided to wait about writing up my final thoughts on the game, because there was a lot to consider. So, finally, this week I decided to post all of my last...

Most Memorable Characters in Each Dragon Quest

Most Memorable Characters in Each Dragon Quest

This week, I just wanted to rank some of the most memorable characters in each mainline Dragon Quest game. That doesn't mean they're necessarily my favorite (although a few of them are). These are also my most memorable characters, the ones who stuck out the most for...

Final Thoughts on Dragon Quest VIII

Final Thoughts on Dragon Quest VIII

This is likely going to be my final post on Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. At the time of this writing, I beat it about two days ago. That means I only have to beat DQ IX in order to beat every mainline Dragon Quest game within a single year. Today, I...

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...

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...

Early Impressions of Dragon Quest Builders 2

Early Impressions of Dragon Quest Builders 2

Just a quick note: we did a first impressions episode of DQ Builders 2 Dragon Quest FM (my DQ podcast, for those who don't know), and it works as a sort of companion piece to this post. This week, I want to talk about my SPOILER FREE! early impressions of Dragon Quest...

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.

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

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

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

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...

Dragon Quest V: (Part Three) Adulthood/Fatherhood

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...

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