Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

released on Jul 17, 2008

Dragon Quest V uses basic role-playing video game mechanics seen in the rest of the series, which includes leveling up by gaining experience points through battle, first person turn-based battles, and equipping weapons and armor. Something new to the Dragon Quest series is the ability to tame monsters into the player's party. The monsters can be used in battle and level-up like the human characters. Monsters sometimes request to join the Hero after battles if the party is strong enough. There are a total of 71 monsters that are capable of joining the Hero's party

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This is one of those games that I love too much to really look at objectively, so I'll only say two things. First, I replayed this on Android and the port was surprisingly well done. It's basically the DS version, but it looks, sounds, and plays incredibly well for a mobile game. Second, I decided to go with a girl other than Bianca for this playthrough and since Nera is boring, I married Debora. It hurt a bit not choosing Bianca, but I'm really glad I went with Debora since her brand of unabashed narcissism is just really fucking funny. If you've played through the game before and went with one of the original girls, I highly recommend doing a Debora run. Her writing is just so different from the norm in Dragon Quest that it makes her stand out more than a character like her would in other games.

I played this on the advice of a podcaster who claimed that this is what everyone would talk about instead of Chrono Trigger, if it had ever made its way into the English world. Well, I sure don't think so. This game is more "consistently not bad" than I'd say it's "good".

Porque el prota es Gohan peruano

El juego de mi infancia, posiblemente de lo mejor que me jugué nunca.

this game made me realize how much i love the color purple