Important Importables: 5 Dragon Quest misconceptions debunked

September 17, 2013 - 2:00 am No Comments

Hot Japanese Imports: 5 Dragon Quest misconceptions debunked

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Dragon Quest is an amazing series, but it never seemed to get the kind of respect and love it deserved outside of Japan. In Japan, it’s a legend and there are stories of people lining up to
buy copies of the game or skipping work or school to play it. Here, not so much. It’s a shame, considering how entertaining every adventure can be.

However, the series also suffers from a few misconceptions. People may have ideas about it that aren’t true. I know I didn’t start playing any installments until college. In my case, it was because
I wasn’t a fan of Akira Toriyama’s character designs and that made me miss out on a number of great SNES, PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games. I matured and looked past that though, and am glad I
did. In the hopes of helping others, I’ve lumped together five Dragon Quest concerns that aren’t true in the hopes other people will do as I did and give it a chance.

Is that series even available outside Japan? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it.

Why yes, Dragon Quest has been released outside of Japan. Quite often. Most recently, Nintendo helped Square Enix release Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies in North
America. We don’t hear as much about the series as other RPGs, but more often than not, installments do get released outside…

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