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Dragon Quest V: Bride of the Sky

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Price: $58.00
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Item Number: NTR-P-YV5J
Publisher: Square Enix
Jan/UPC Code: 4988601005586
Update: July 17, 2008
«©NCSX» Enix originally released Dragon Quest V for the Super Famicom in 1992 and followed up with a Playstation 2 remake in 2003 which was priced at a healthy JPY7800. Fast forward five years and Square Enix re-releases the game once again on the Nintendo DS. Square's strategy of rehashing their library of games may be good business acumen since developing new franchises is hard work and potentially unprofitable. The company shows it's resolve at re-releasing once again this week.
Dragon Quest V tells the story of the royal Papas family across the span of three generations. The NDS conversion is based on the PS2 remake and features a 3D game world, more monsters to recruit into your party, and the possibility to travel with four party members instead of three.
As the story begins, Lord Papas is pacing the room anxiously when a servant rushes in and announces the Queen has just given birth. Papas joins his beloved in the birthing chamber and takes hold of his newborn son. The queen apparently suffers some complications and the scene shifts. Papas and his heir are aboard a ship and they soon reach their port of entry. They return to Santa Rosa where they're welcomed with open arms. As the prince wanders around the town, a hooded lady in the church mentions that the Queen passed away when he was just a child and a few villagers complain about the abnormally cool weather. Papas also seems awfully busy in town and sails off each day into an ominous cavern...

In the first few encounters, blue slime, thorny, gophecadas and other insignificant creatures attack but they're little threat and serve to provide experience and gold. The creatures have all been redrawn in grand detail with brilliant colors. Monsters also animate beautifully with little tics, fluid attacks and other motion during encounters. Watch as a cyclops smashes its club and king slimes billow out like inflatable marshmallow monsters. The fighting system is turn-based and hews true to the original DQ5 game.

Encounters were fairly prolific in the original game but they're even more so in the PS2/NDS remake. Four party members are possible, up from three in the original and every monster encountered in the game may be a potential party inductee. The Monster Companion System allows monsters to be recruited into your party. Some other enhancements include the ability to adventure with both potential brides later in the game and an Artifact Collecting mode where players adopt the role of a treasure hunter and search the world for valuables to display in a museum.

View the back cover and screenshots on the main NCSX website.

Japanese NDS games may be played on North American and European NDS handhelds. There is no region-coding on Nintendo DS game cards. 

   This document and photos are ©NCSX 2008. All rights reserved. No reproduction in whole or in part of this document may be made without express written consent of National Console Support, Inc.

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