Dragon Quest VIII Sep 8, 2006 - games Dragon Quest 8. Best. Game. Ever. Definitely the best RPG, anyway. It's been a looong time since I've played a game so excellently compelling. (yes, updates about the wedding and honeymoon are coming. slowly, but they're coming.) Natto - NextPrevious - Mind map. Have a comment? Send me an email or tweet. follow on Twitter follow with Feedly RSS for the rest Imported Comments [?] tadan on Sep 8, 2006 Recommend playing through DQ7 first? If I recall, the stories/characters continue for 3 games? anonymous on Sep 8, 2006 No, 7 is awful. I almost didn't buy 8 because of that. But Laura bought it for me, and it's the bestest ever. :) aegisknight on Sep 8, 2006 Oops, that was me. rizen on Sep 8, 2006 PS2-only? aegisknight on Sep 8, 2006 Yeah. aegisknight on Sep 8, 2006 And I must say, it's got some of the best graphics I've ever seen on PS2. idonotlikepeas on Sep 8, 2006 Yes. Yes, it is. rizen on Sep 9, 2006 Is it worth buying a PS2 for? sdhawk on Sep 9, 2006 No. But DQ8, Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, and Katamari Damacy are. aegisknight on Sep 9, 2006 Depends on how much money you have, how much you value RPGs, etc. :) For me, it was 90 hours of awesome. rizen on Sep 9, 2006 Never heard of Ico. rizen on Sep 9, 2006 Well, I've been kinda wanting a PS2 for a while. I got a DS instead a while back, but now I have money again. I may want a bigger TV first though, since I know I'm getting a wii, and it won't be very fun if I have to sit two feet from the TV to play. aegisknight on Sep 9, 2006 I changed my mind. DQ8 is totally worth a PS2. I'm 95.5 hours in. rizen on Sep 11, 2006 I picked up a PS2 and DQ8 on Saturday. Got about seven hours it. It is indeed pretty awesome. It reminded me why I prefered DQ to FF. The biggest one is the fact that the random battles occur much less frequently. Invariably in an FF game I will get tired of fighting, start running from all the battles, then I get to an area where I get creamed constantly because I'm not strong enough. They need to redo 4 and 5 with this engine. (4 is my favorite game of all time, BTW). Also, it came with an FF12 demo disk. If it's any indication, FF12 may actually be worth buying. The battle system is very MMORPG-like and not the "Haha! I'm going to stop your progress every second step for a battle!" crap that prior FFs get down to. aegisknight on Sep 11, 2006 Cool! :) I thought the game was pretty sweet until halfway through, and then it became simply incredible. Solid gameplay throughout, unlike so many games that peter out. Your perspective on FF12 is interesting. I thought it was very strange and boring. But, as always, I'll buy it. :) rizen on Sep 11, 2006 I think the standard RPG battle system is pretty boring myself. iagirl1984 on Sep 12, 2006 Chad has even gotten me playing and pretty well addicted to DQ8. I think that he likes to watch me play almost as much as he likes to play himeself, because the game is just about as fun to watch as it is to play.