Dragon Warrior IV: The Guided Ones (1990)

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A warrior is ordered by his king to locate children that are mysteriously disappearing. A spoiled princess and her advisers wanders the world to find freedom from her confining life. A pair... See full summary »

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21 December 2010 | Heimski_Hannes
9
| Japanese role-playing goodness.
The Dragon Quest series is probably the first Console role-playing series to become successful in both Japan and the United States. There were four titles for this series on the NES, I - IV. I can without a doubt say that IV is the greatest RPG to come out in 1990 along with Final Fantasy III (Which didn't get an international release until 2006).

I bought the DS version in Europe under the title "Dragon Quest: Chapters of the Chosen" and I honestly had no idea that this was the fourth game in the series until I did a little research. This could just as well have been the first game for all I knew back then. So I popped it into my DS and I was amazed. This game was everything an old-school RPG fan like me needed.

The game has your basic Dragon Quest game-play and didn't allow the use of the touch screen at all but oh well. The story was simple, bad guy wants to destroy world by conquering some evil hellish demon from the underworld and you have to go stop him. The game is in five chapters, in the first one you're controlling the knight Ragnar McRyan. In the second one you're controlling the Tomboyish Princess Alina. The third one takes you through the tale of the weapons merchant Torneko Taloon. In the fourth one you're playing the Dancer Maya and her twin sister, the fortune teller Meena. In the fifth chapter however you finally get to take control of our hero which is called... well he doesn't have a name, you get to name him yourself, oh and he's a silent protagonist so don't expect any talking from him. While your playing as the hero you go look for the heroes of the past chapters to unite with them and go save the world.

The music was composed by Koichi Sugiyama, the composer of every Dragon Quest game, and I can really praise him for all his hard work.

To sum up, it was almost perfect. Too bad not many of today's people will play it, them wanting nothing but their fancy graphics and all. But I highly recommend this game for any old-school gamer wanting something that can remind him of the good old times.

Final score - 9/10

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Release Date:

1 October 1992

Language

Japanese, English


Country of Origin

Japan

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