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Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King

Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi

ドラゴンクエストVIII 空と海と大地と呪われし姫君

Developer

Level 5 / Armor Project

Genre

Role-Playing

Other Versions

3DS

Release Dates

11/15/05 Square Enix
11/27/04 Square Enix
04/13/06 Square Enix

Community Stats

Owners: 522
Favorite: 47
Tracked: 2
Wishlist: 5
Now Playing: 6
 
8.6

Avg Community Rating:

 

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2) > Opinions (46)

AshKetchum1992 posted 25/08/2013, 08:49
This game is so awesome!!
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A203D posted 28/04/2013, 06:19
@DieApplyDie. Even when the game came out the turn based gameplay was outdated and stale. But everything else was amazing. If it wasn't for the gameplay this would be better than FF10 and FF12 in my opinion.
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DieAppleDie posted 02/04/2013, 01:39
I must admit i didnt like this game much... it was ok
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Iveyboi posted 28/04/2011, 03:00
Whoa 5 million.
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Galvanizer posted 11/04/2011, 04:58
The size of the world in this game was fucking amazing for PS2!
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Immortal posted 12/01/2011, 09:22
Very hillarious that this game somehow manages to crawl to 5m after DQIX. Great for the series though. Let's go for 10m with DQX!
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A203D posted 30/12/2010, 07:56
Excellent game, fully deserves this milestone imo.
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Kinneas14 posted 23/12/2010, 08:25
5 million! I got a strange ralationship with this game. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I think it's boring. However, I'm happy that it reached this milestone.
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aaronmendola posted 15/04/2010, 11:28
my favorite rpg of all time! my other favorites are FF4, FFX, Lost Kingdoms II, and all DQ.
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IxisNaugus posted 01/04/2010, 03:10
Hope Dragon Quest X is as good as this game at the very least.
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Ganbare_Goemon posted 05/03/2010, 01:35
I bought this game today. Why didn't I do it before? Now, waiting for DQX for Wii (maybe I'll take a look at DQIX too).
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darthdevidem01 posted 25/01/2010, 09:11
buyign it this wednesday!
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down-down-down-down- posted 24/01/2010, 10:14
come on 5 million!and very good sales in japan^^
damn i loved this game...i want a dragon quest for ps3 or psp!!!!! xI

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Boutros posted 17/12/2009, 07:59
It needs to be updated!
I'm sure it's over 5 million now.
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ssj12 posted 02/12/2009, 05:26
bought this for $7
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TheConduit posted 27/09/2009, 04:42
And it falls to DQIX

It was a matter of fate
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TheConduit posted 23/08/2009, 08:10
One week untill this gets overtaken by DQ9 in Japan
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HelloMotto posted 29/07/2009, 05:32
woah, got adjusted up by 100k in America
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TheConduit posted 19/07/2009, 05:33
Second best opening in the dragon quest franchise
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Soriku posted 16/07/2009, 07:52
Good game.
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robond posted 14/07/2009, 07:28
I loved this game! Now I'm eagerly waiting for Dragon Quest X on the Wii.
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Cactus posted 29/06/2009, 04:41
My favourite musical score of all time is contained within this game. Orchestral genius.
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Xen posted 21/05/2009, 04:21
I found this to be pretty mediocre...
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 07/05/2009, 07:10
I think I'm almost done with the main quest now. This game is a blast! Really amazing game.
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 26/04/2009, 02:27
This has been in my backlog for ages now, and I finally got around to starting it properly recently. It's pretty cool so far.
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darkveroth posted 01/04/2009, 01:33
Dam, japan really like rpg games
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Son1x posted 29/03/2009, 10:23
wow, this is the first DQ that made it into Europe, even half a year later than US and still sold more?
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Filgaia posted 01/02/2009, 09:34
Classic RPG, that's what it is...

I do like classic rpg like SNES FF, but there's something in this one that really pissed me off.

Environnements Graphics were great thanks to level-5... but i'm no fan of Akira work.

Sound wise, musics were great and grand but really got on my nerves after some time...

I hate grinding and this is why I never got to finish this game...

8/10 For R-E-A-L hardcore gamers

6/10 for me...

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pnmen posted 08/01/2009, 06:04
the best jrpg since FF7.
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atma998 posted 06/01/2009, 01:57
BEST RPG EVER!
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Baddman posted 05/12/2008, 04:41
best rpg on ps2
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Dante G posted 18/09/2008, 05:51
I loved it. I even loved the monster arena part of it. The story might have been simple, but that also makes it memorable. And a playable ending was a nice touch.
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zexen_lowe posted 11/06/2008, 07:14
Why can't there be three different people who loathe this game?
Besides, NightStalker, looking at his avatar, evidently likes FF IX, and I dislike that game. And no, I didn't write the article, I think the music wasn't bad, something that the writer does.
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PhatLaosBoi posted 04/06/2008, 07:22
This game and Xenogears are the only 2 RPG's in which I have devoted over 100 hours of playtime for each game. Pure greatness.
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Damstr8 posted 17/03/2008, 12:10
i love this game, best 50 hours ive spent in a game
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NightStalker posted 15/01/2008, 11:07
also forgot to mention. the saving system sucked. going to a church to save and not being to on a world map was annoying as hell. also I find it odd that a game that involved so much exploring didn't have a tent system, when you know any adventurer would set up a freaking tent and not have to get to an inn to rest. they made up a lil for it by not starting u over when u die, but just returning you back to the last place u saved. but that wasn't enough to make me happy.
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NightStalker posted 15/01/2008, 11:03
graphics are great and the game made me laugh a bit, but overall an average game. The battle system is just really boring. I didn't think RPGs were made with a battle system anymore where there is no real-time feature. It is actually surprising that Level 5 developed this b/c their games all have real-time fighting, but I know it was SE doing. I also hate the fact that leveling is soo important. There are points where I have to sit and train b/c I'm too weak or w/e. The story also seems to be mostly filler. I go somewhere, but find out i need an item and then I go to get it, but have to complete some stupid task like I'm some errand boy to get it, and even after I need to do something to get it to work. There is nothing epic about it, and i feel like the game is lasting forever. so yea a 5/10 from me.
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zexen_lowe posted 28/12/2007, 03:25
http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/dq8.html
Definitely the best analysis I've ever read about this game, and expresses my feelings towards DQ8 perfectly. I recommend reading it if you are unsure about getting or not this game.
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Schwarz posted 20/12/2007, 10:26
^ if you take your time atleast 80-110 hours.
Absolutely breathtaking game and the first one ever that gave me the feeling that i know every town,every road and every stone.
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tombi123 posted 09/12/2007, 11:41
how long is this game?
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zexen_lowe posted 09/12/2007, 04:50
A game that could have been great if it was released in 1990, but as an RPG of 2006, it simply fails. The story isn't terrible, because there is no story whatsoever, it's just a "go to place, help the guy/girl, recieve as reward an item that allows you to continue your quest seeking for the bad guy". No interesting twist, no character development, nothing. The battle system is horribly derivative and uninspired, and the lack of characters and the fact that their paths are mostly preset limit a lot the customization, meaning that you don't have many choices over how to develop them. In the end, given the amazing library of RPGs of the PS2 (Star Ocean 3, Final Fantasy X, Persona 3, Suikoden V, SMT: Nocturne, Xenosaga, etc.), and their amazing stories and battle systems, this game simply fails to live to that library. At least, that's how I see it. 4/10
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naznatips posted 01/12/2007, 11:20
Best RPG of last generation. Great game!
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Zuhyc posted 21/11/2007, 01:05
In EU that is.
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Zuhyc posted 21/11/2007, 01:05
@ first post: Nope, DQ VIII sold over 600k copies in its first 3 months.
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Chadius posted 07/11/2007, 02:39
Now THAT's how you localize a game. Good job Squeenix.
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Square07 posted 10/06/2007, 08:15
This game has sold over half a million now just in the US. 539k as of JAnuary according to NPD. It looks like others is switched with AMerica...
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Shipping Total

4,900,000 Units
As of: December 31st, 2017

Opinion (46)

AshKetchum1992 posted 25/08/2013, 08:49
This game is so awesome!!
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A203D posted 28/04/2013, 06:19
@DieApplyDie. Even when the game came out the turn based gameplay was outdated and stale. But everything else was amazing. If it wasn't for the gameplay this would be better than FF10 and FF12 in my opinion.
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DieAppleDie posted 02/04/2013, 01:39
I must admit i didnt like this game much... it was ok
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Iveyboi posted 28/04/2011, 03:00
Whoa 5 million.
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Galvanizer posted 11/04/2011, 04:58
The size of the world in this game was fucking amazing for PS2!
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Immortal posted 12/01/2011, 09:22
Very hillarious that this game somehow manages to crawl to 5m after DQIX. Great for the series though. Let's go for 10m with DQX!
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