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May the Light Shine Upon Thee

Here’s something that was interesting to me and probably isn’t to that many other people, although maybe you’re an exception. That is the novelization of the first Dragon Quest game. The author, Hideo Takayashiki, wrote adaptations of the original three … Continue reading

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Build Back Blockier

Dragon Quest Builders – I got this from Beth as an anniversary present, and even though I’m still working on some other games, I decided to try it out. I haven’t gotten very far, but I’ll give some early impressions. … Continue reading

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Caravan of Crossovers

I recently finished watching an entire playthrough of Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart. Beth said the guy playing sounded like Garfield. You know who no one ever said that about? Chris Pratt. But anyway, watching turn-based games can be a … Continue reading

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Holy Ghost in the Machine

It’s a well-known fact that, back in the earlier days of Nintendo, they censored a lot of religious references in the English translations of games. It’s stated here that their policy was to exclude “symbols that are related to any … Continue reading

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Music Hath Charms to Soothe the Savage Dragon

Since I’ve had magical flutes and whistles on my mind recently, I thought of how there were several in the Dragon Quest series. The very first game has the Fairy Flute, called the Pixie Flute in the Game Boy version, … Continue reading

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Quester’s References

Anyone who’s played the Dragon Quest games (or just about any fantasy role-playing games, really) knows that there are a lot of references in them to classical mythology and the like. While playing through Dragon Quest VI, I came across … Continue reading

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March of the Archfiends

I’ve been meaning for some time to write a post on the main villains in the Dragon Quest series, but I had hoped I might finish at least one more game before going ahead with it. I haven’t done that … Continue reading

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