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Zugzwang Got Me in a Way

Dragon Quest V is sort of a sequel to Dragon Quest IV, which sounds painfully obvious, but really isn’t. The numbers simply refer to release order, not the order in which the games take place; and many of them aren’t … Continue reading

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Monstrous Fun for the Whole Family

I’ve been writing about Dragon Quest a fair amount recently. I went back and finished Dragon Quest VI about a month ago, and last week I did the same with Dragon Quest V. I actually had even less of that … Continue reading

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Castle on a Cloud

Hey, I’m writing about Dragon Quest VI when Dragon Quest XI has been out for a while now. I don’t have a system where I can play the new installment, though. I have a PC, but I think the graphic … Continue reading

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Beware the Bridges

In the first Dragon Quest game, it’s established that, if you cross a bridge, you can run into stronger monsters. I’m pretty sure this rule holds true for the sequels, although they also introduce many other ways of getting from … Continue reading

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Cover Art, American Style

Is there market research somewhere that says Americans like sparse cover art? I mean, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books had fairly intricate covers in the United Kingdom, but the States tended to reduce them to representational objects. Or look at the … 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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Yes We Kandar

I’m sure I’ve brought up Kandar, the thief from Dragon Quest III, in the past. I have somewhat of a strange fondness for the character, despite the fact that he killed so many times when I played the game. Interestingly, … Continue reading

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