Platform: NES, DS
A rare and mostly forgotten game in the NES library, Dragon Quest IV should not be ignored by fans of classic RPGs. While, like its predecessors, it remains underwhelming in the graphics and music department (at least on the NES), it more than makes up for it with a tight, epic story. Thankfully, the DS version fixes some problems and makes the game much more palatable for today’s gamers.
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Platform: NES, Gameboy Color, SNES (Japanese only)
The first RPG I was ever exposed to, and also one of the first America was exposed to. Considering it took three years for this classic to make it over from Japan, it’s obvious it took this side of the Pacific longer to warm up to gaming that didn’t involve hand-eye coordination. While the game is slow and painful at times by today’s standards, it has so much damn charm that the game can still worth playing today, especially the updated ports (packaged with Dragon Quest II) that fix several of the game’s issues, detailed below.
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