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Dragon Divinity

I can think of a few different video games with dragon gods, or at least dragons with celestial powers. I suppose that fits in with the East Asian conception of dragons, where they tend to be heavenly beings rather than … Continue reading

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Monster Jam

When I discuss mythological beings, I usually like to mention when they appear in video games, with the Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy series being two of the main candidates. Then again, some of the video game monsters are true … Continue reading

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Ready, Abel, and Willing to Dai

While the Dragon Quest series is only moderately popular here in the United States, it’s huge in Japan, so it’s not too surprising that there would be spin-offs. Occasionally there are official translations of these as well, but most of … Continue reading

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It’s Slime Time

The Dragon Quest series was hardly the first to include sentient slime monsters. In fact, they seem to be pretty standard in fantasy role-playing games. According to this, producer Yuji Horii was directly inspired by the Creeping Crud from the … Continue reading

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