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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King $25 on Amazon.com


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#31 timesplitt

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

I stopped enjoying it and beat it anyway. Waste of 80 hours with no one but my self to blame :cry:

i wasted 1000 hours in call of duty with only myself to blame and irrelevant stats
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#32 Killbomb

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:32 AM

+1. This was my first Dragon Quest game, but also my favorite PS2 game. Yes, random battles do suck, but I feel that anyone who likes JRPGs owes it to themselves to at least give it a shot.



DQVIII is definitely in my top 5 PS2 games if not #1 and also probably my favorite JRPG ever. I really hope they make another single-player game in the series on consoles and with a memorable party. I just could get into DQIX due to both it being on DS and the generic player-created party.
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#33 darkcecil32

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:01 AM

DQVIII is definitely in my top 5 PS2 games if not #1 and also probably my favorite JRPG ever. I really hope they make another single-player game in the series on consoles and with a memorable party. I just could get into DQIX due to both it being on DS and the generic player-created party.


In my mind, DQ8 was a classic SNES rpg...except on the PS2 and with better graphics :D. I also wasn't a huge fan of DQ9. I started playing it stopped. Considering how rpg starved I've been this console generation (Valkyria Chronicles is the only one I've truly enjoyed, yet to play Xenoblade Chronicles), I was really surprised when I lost interest.

Ehh, not every single DQ needs to be a story based coming of age journey. DQ9 was much closer to DQ3 and 7. A very gameplay focused RPG with highly customizable characters. Since the story will be godawful no matter how you slice it, I usually prefer the gameplay to be the focus personally.


Fair enough on the first point. I can't speak to the latter as 4/8/9 are the only 3 games I've played, but certain games just have an inherent and intrinsic charm that others don't. This is why I still feel that Final Fantasy 6 is better than 7. I know it sounds wishy-washy, but there was a certain charm that DQ8 that, in my mind at least, 9 failed to replicate.

#34 io

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

In my mind, DQ8 was a classic SNES rpg...except on the PS2 and with better graphics :D. I also wasn't a huge fan of DQ9. I started playing it stopped. Considering how rpg starved I've been this console generation (Valkyria Chronicles is the only one I've truly enjoyed, yet to play Xenoblade Chronicles), I was really surprised when I lost interest.


You need to play Xenoblade Chronicles if you liked DQ VIII so much.

I loved both DQ VIII and DQ IX though. I spent 150-160 hours or more on both (did all the Dragovian trials and a lot of the optional stuff in DQ IX).

#35 Fabrizo

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

Do you know if its just the game or is it the one that came in the box like this.

http://media.photobu...ragonQuest8.jpg


I ordered a copy from Amazon about 2-3 weeks ago and it was the boxed version.

Edit: Just checked, my copy came from the seller Exuby (shipped by Amazon). So assuming all their copies are the same, anyone who buys from them before they run out (8 left atm) should get the boxed version.

Edited by Fabrizo, 24 January 2013 - 10:14 AM.


#36 Fukurou

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:42 AM

Am I missing something here? At first I thought these were new copies, and I thought that was still too expensive. Now I see they're used copies. These are available for $5-7 on eBay.

#37 kouleefoh

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:46 AM

Where do you see that this is used?

#38 vmQuan

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

These have definitely been increasing in price lately. I bought a sealed new copy of it from Amazon back in 2009. Cost me $12.50 and it was also in a box and included the FFXII demo and everything. Fantastic game though and well worth picking up even at this price if you haven't played it yet.

#39 MrBonk

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

Completely disagree, it looks absolutely stunning running on...hrm...what am I allowed to say here? "Better hardware"? ;)

And you have to like old-school JRPGs or you won't enjoy the game, obviously, but if you do it's easily one of the best around.

PCSX2 begs to differ!


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