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Review Scores

VGChartz Score
8.0
                         

Presentation - 8.0
Gameplay - 7.5
Value - 8.0

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Alternative Names

Dragon Quest: The Chapters of the Chosen

Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi

ドラゴンクエスト IV 導かれし者たち

Developer

ArtePiazza

Genre

Role-Playing

Other Versions

NES

Release Dates

09/16/08 Square Enix
11/22/07 Square Enix
09/12/08 Square Enix

Community Stats

Owners: 214
Tracked: 3
Wishlist: 11
Now Playing: 3

Summary

DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen invites you, the chosen one, to save a world threatened by sinister intentions. Introducing a unique, chapter-based storyline and a cast of memorable characters to accompany you on a perilous journey, this highly anticipated remake brings a classic adventure into the palm of your hand.

 

This special rendition of the fourth installment in the DRAGON QUEST series mixes traditional RPG gameplay with all the portability and accessibility that a hand-held system has to offer. Complete with the trademark DRAGON QUEST world, character design and musical score that have captivated generations of fans, DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen invites you – whether you are a long-time fan or newcomer to the role-playing genre – to step into the hero's shoes and embark on an unforgettable adventure.


STORY

A prestigious army captain, an adventurous princess seeking to test her skills beyond the palace walls, a humble merchant aspiring to open his own shop, and two sisters who wish to avenge their father's death… These seemingly unrelated individuals will soon cross paths when fate brings them together alongside you, the hero. Dive into this extraordinary adventure, and discover an epic tale told through the experiences and emotions of characters from all walks of life.


FEATURES

  • Embark on a journey to explore the land, seas and skies of the DRAGON QUEST universe in this grand entry from the Zenithia Trilogy. Soon to follow are DRAGON QUEST V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride™ and DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Reverie™, never before released in North America
  • Indulge in the colorful DRAGON QUEST world created by Yuji Horii, combined with the charming characters and monsters designed by Akira Toriyama and memorable soundtrack from famed composer Koichi Sugiyama to create an unforgettable gaming experience
  • Experience the world of DRAGON QUEST through the perspectives of multiple characters with a unique, chapter-driven storyline
  • Journey through a beautifully rendered 3D world, with dynamic dual-screen presentation and newly animated monsters
  • Enjoy an all-new English translation that incorporates 13 known dialects from around the globe, bringing the diverse world and characters of DRAGON QUEST to life
  • Unravel the ancient mystery behind a cursed kingdom by expanding your town via Chance Encounter mode, available through local wireless connection

  • DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older).

    Taken from Square-Enix Website

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    Sales History

    Total Sales
    1.27m
    Japan
    0.30m
    NA
    0.02m
    Europe
    0.03m
    Others
    1.62m
    Total
    1 600,433 n/a n/a 0 600,433
    2 126,115 n/a n/a 0 126,115
    3 49,103 n/a n/a 0 49,103
    4 68,696 n/a n/a 0 68,696
    5 100,105 n/a n/a 0 100,105
    6 76,585 n/a n/a 0 76,585
    7 60,072 n/a n/a 0 60,072
    8 18,392 n/a n/a 0 18,392
    9 9,087 n/a n/a 0 9,087
    10 8,583 n/a n/a 0 8,583

    Opinion (26)

    MonstaMack posted 11/03/2011, 05:11
    $13 on Newegg picked it up. Now time to sell that NES copy..
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    Fededx posted 27/02/2011, 02:17
    I absolutely loved it! First DQ game I played, and it was such a rewarding experience... Currently playing 5, about to beat it, and already bought 6. Still have to buy 9 though...
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    Opa-Opa posted 04/02/2010, 06:25
    Finally beat it. Only took 31 hours, a lot of down-time between chapters because of work made that happen this week. I have to say, I was impressed, this being my first DQ game to beat. Now onward to V, VI, and IX.
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    aragod posted 15/09/2009, 04:34
    When was this game last updated? I'm from Europe and I know it has sold here a good few hundred thousands, yet "Others" has still 0...

    Btw I love the game, I've got DQV ordered, and I can't wait for DQVI and DQIX, I'm even thinking about buying DQVIII for PS2 despite the fact that I don't own PS2!
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    Beoulve posted 03/05/2009, 10:42
    "Khuutra posted 15/01/2009, 09:23
    Now I may only be in chapter 2, but I think the accents are hilarious. The game is awfully charming."

    I agree
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    IxisNaugus posted 28/04/2009, 01:03
    The game was a nice surprise for me. I'm not one for mega standard RPG's but DQ has this odd spark to it, i love how its ridiculously difficult. I'm glad i decided to pursue this series. I'll pick up DQV when the price drops a bit and when i finish IV. Can't wait for DQIX and X! :)
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