- Also Known As
- Doragon Kuesuto Nain: Hoshizora no Mamoribito (Japan)
- Number of Players
- Release Date
- 11th Jul 2010
- 23rd Jul 2010
- 11th Jul 2009
- Dragon Quest
- Swords, Dragons, Fantasy, Mainline
- Feature Support
- Local multiplayer, DLC
- Official Site
Review Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS)
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You'd be hard-pressed to find a video game series more influential to the Japanese RPG genre than Dragon Quest. Although the constantly-evolving Final Fantasy titles have generally remained more popular over the years, the former has stayed a favourite among long-time fans for its uncanny ability to retain the old-school console RPG...
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About The Game
In DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, players begin their adventure as guardian of a city who is sent to retrieve the fruits of a sacred tree that have the power to grant wishes.
Players travel the world, conquer fearsome monsters and unravel an epic storyline. During their journey, players will encounter mighty opponents in fast-paced battles, and also interact with a colourful cast of characters.
DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies contains special modes that let players to share their adventure with others, allowing up to four players to team up via a local wireless connection and experience the fun of tackling challenging monsters and dungeons cooperatively with their own unique characters. Players can even leave the game active in their backpacks, pockets or purses and still interact with other players via an interactive “Canvassing Mode.” Information about players’ unique characters can be wirelessly transmitted to others, and treasure maps and customized greetings can be exchanged automatically by players who come within range of one another when their games are set to Canvassing Mode.
Before setting off on their adventure, players can create their own heroes, deciding how they would like their face, hair and clothing to look. As the story unfolds, players become stronger, smarter and more powerful, and can customize companions who join their group. Players will have fun discovering more than 1,000 pieces of clothing, armour, weapons and other items that will provide them with a unique appearance and special abilities. Players can also change the class of their character at any time, choosing from a variety of vocations that will impact their abilities and strengths in the game.
Players looking to enjoy a variety of different game activities can take on special side quests. Some of these quests will be earned by progressing through the game, while additional quests will be made available for free download for players with broadband Internet access after the game launches, providing hours of additional content for virtual adventurers to enjoy either on their own or with friends. Some downloadable quests will continue the main storyline of the game, while others offer standalone missions.
Dragon Quest! I used to be a slimeknight...ah those were fun times.
I love Dragon Quest
I'm importing this one next month and I'll have some impressions of the game shortly thereafter.
Hey Corbie! Long time lurker, short time member.
How about those impressions though? Did you get a chance to import this one?
Can't wait for this to hit NA's shores. Looks like an awesome old-school RPG with spiffy graphics. Sign me up!
looks pretty neat
Ive never played a single Dragon Quest game but all the items and quests just make this game worth every penny. Its coming out very soon to so i cant wait propally going to preorder this.
Looking forward to this game. The graphics look awesome!
I would say day 1 purchase if i had the mula.
this game looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whatever you do, don't say "I don't know" when you're playing this. Otherwise, a group of Slimes will fall on you.
I'm a Dragon Quest virgin. Maybe I'll get this game...
It's official I am addicted to this game!
I wish game stores around here would do something like the English stores I read about that hosted events for folks to come play this game together. I have nobody to tag! I'm looking at you game store owners...
Sigh, why are there no nice, complete online guides to look at
This game is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! BUY IT NOW
i've had this game for almost 2 years, and im still playing it non-stop! after u beat the game, theres LOTS of extras u can do. its almost never ending! must buy for DQ fans! 10/10
this game ... perfect score in my opinion
lost it, bought it again, i wuz sooooooo hooked! couldnt leave! took me 4 days 2 gt 2 alltrades abbey and defeated the corrupted priest. so hard 2 ignore the game
@nmozdzier i look but no good walkthroughs, not finished... a shame 2 call it a complete walkthrough if it is halfway done
this is one of the very few games i actually bought the guide for; there is just so much content, stuff to get that it does make the game more interesting. plus all the recipes for alchemization, knowing where to get that 1 scarce bit of nectar or whatever.
i just restarted my game and am enjoying it every bit as much as the first time i played. it is perfect, imo.
I'm sooo addicted...I've completed the 9th one...Beat all the bosses but need to finish collecting items...Reply if you agree that it's a good DS game!
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