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
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....

Dwellin’ on the Past: Fun Times with the Altar of Ages!

Dwellin’ on the Past: Fun Times with the Altar of Ages!

Dragon Quest XI S is filled to the brim with content. In previous posts, I've talked about the mini-games and (some) of the Tickington content like Tockles and pastwords. And like I said last week, this time around I want to focus on a special part of the Tickington...

Tockles, Tickington, and Pastwords

Tockles, Tickington, and Pastwords

This week, I want to talk about one of my favorite new additions to Dragon Quest XI S! For a year, I was hoping we'd get the Yocchi Village content from the Japanese 3DS of XI here in the States. On the blog and on the podcast, I talked about it A TON! So I was super...

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...

Dragon Quest V: (Part Two) Young Adulthood

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...

Dragon Quest V: (Part One) Childhood

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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