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  • Summary: In DRAGON QUEST HEROES, players must rise up against insurmountable odds, challenging swarms of enemies and conquering gigantic monsters. DRAGON QUEST HEROES comes to the PlayStation 4 with characters and monsters designed by artist Akira Toriyama.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 75
  2. Negative: 2 out of 75
  1. Oct 12, 2015
    100
    I think Dragon Quest Heroes is far enough removed from the standard musou experience that even if you’re not a Dynasty Warrior fan of some sort, you can still get a whole lot of enjoyment out of this title. More so if you’re a Dragon Quest fan to begin with, but barring that, I still think Dragon Quest Heroes is worth checking out.
  2. Nov 9, 2015
    85
    Unless you've played a million Dynasty Warriors games or can't stomach Dragon Quest without turn-based gameplay, this is definitely worth playing.
  3. Oct 26, 2015
    83
    It’s charming, colorful, and offers enough content to keep both action fans and Dragon Quest aficionados occupied for quite some time.
  4. Oct 7, 2015
    80
    Dragon quest Heroes is a great game. Whether you like the muso genre or not, you'll have a great time.
  5. Oct 15, 2015
    80
    Dragon Quest Heroes feels like a simple distraction, but it actually has quite a bit of depth.
  6. Oct 15, 2015
    75
    Dragon Quest Heroes is like watching TV shows on Dave. It’s great at the time, but repeats itself all too often.
  7. Oct 20, 2015
    40
    The cluelessness-as-heroism and over-the-top fighting don’t fulfill or complement the infectiously positive tone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 38
  2. Negative: 10 out of 38
  1. Nov 23, 2015
    10
    This game is worth every penny! Challenging, good story, nice effects, and also got very smooth, well balanced characters. The skills areThis game is worth every penny! Challenging, good story, nice effects, and also got very smooth, well balanced characters. The skills are amazingly distributed which is suiting respective characters according to their class.
    I will highly recommend people to get their hands on this game
    Since it is simply entertaining :)
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  2. Oct 15, 2015
    10
    I love this game, there is so much to do and being able to capture and use monster minions like pokemon is amazing. I love the Classic SquareI love this game, there is so much to do and being able to capture and use monster minions like pokemon is amazing. I love the Classic Square Enix JRPG-feel of DQH with all the sidequest and leveling up. this game is soo much better than Hyrule Warriors and Dynsty Warriors. Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2015
    10
    Runs beautifully and the artwork is amazing. It is a must have if you're a DQ fan, and if not i still would definitely recommend picking this game up.
  4. Oct 31, 2015
    8
    If you are looking for classic Dynasty Warriors style, this ain't it. But if it could be described as an "introductory version" as it itIf you are looking for classic Dynasty Warriors style, this ain't it. But if it could be described as an "introductory version" as it it overlays the basic elements with the colourful and amusing Dragon Quest world. The main story line would be comparable to what we got with Hyrule Warriors, but it lacks the adventure maps of the latter game while going back to previously defeated maps is... lacking. Instead of replaying the missions, you merely get fields of monsters to pointlessly grind out for items and levels. While that was disappointing, the overall style and story still leaves this as a solid game. Expand
  5. Nov 4, 2015
    7
    I had a lot of fun playing this game, but it was despite a number of issues with it. The good news is that the combat itself works well. TheI had a lot of fun playing this game, but it was despite a number of issues with it. The good news is that the combat itself works well. The diverse monster cast from Dragon Quest mixes things up quite a lot. The antagonist is pretty fun, and there's some witty jokes in the writing. Performance was as great as you'd expect on the PS4, and animations are smooth.

    The bad news is that the overall story is pretty basic and easily predictable. With such a large cast, many characters get very little screen time and unless you know them from their respective Dragon Quest game, you'd never have any particular reason to care who they are. Some are much more combat effective than others, and the ones you don't use fall behind in levels gradually, making it even harder to try them out later.

    Also, the lack of multiplayer is a clearly glaring omission. There's only a few variants in terns of mission types, and you'll see them quite a lot. Some of the maps are quite small, as well.

    I can forgive all of that stuff because I was having fun, and I do hope they bring the sequel over. I also hope they take the opportunity to improve some of the shortcomings.
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  6. Dec 17, 2016
    6
    Old-school DQ fan here (1-4). DQ 8 on PS2 was good too, but I never played the others. This game has three things going for it:

    1. Dynasty
    Old-school DQ fan here (1-4). DQ 8 on PS2 was good too, but I never played the others. This game has three things going for it:

    1. Dynasty warriors-type fighting.
    2. Dragon Quest Nostalgia / fan service.
    3. High production value.

    The game play consists of a series of about 10 different maps where you fight hordes of weak enemies with your overpowered DQ heroes (just like Dynasty Warriors). There's three different objectives depending on the map and scenario:

    1. Kill everything
    2. Kill the boss
    3. Protect a target

    The story is very basic: DQ heroes are pulled in from other dimensions and you must kill the bad guy (along with his hordes of monsters). There's quite a bit of "power of friendship" thrown in as well. So if you like good, mature, thought-provoking stories, this is not the game for you. Though if you don't mind cartoons aimed at 8-12 year olds, or could care less about the story, then you should be fine with this one.

    More about the combat: It's very good and there's a wide variety of skill types and characters to choose from. Characters have weak and strong attacks that can be done in different sequences to perform different types of attacks. Characters also have 3 magic attacks and 1 support skill, all of which are useful, satisfying to use, and different per character (for the most part). After you hit enough stuff, each character also has a powerful special skill, which normally clears the entire screen.

    Blocking is done amazingly in this game. As long as you're holding down the block button before something hits you, you will block it, even if you're in an attack animation. Other games should take note (those games where you can't block until your attack animation is done).

    But for the most part, it's a monster cleaning game. You hit these cute monsters over and over and over until you can use your special skill to clear the room/area. Then you move on to the next area.

    The game is very easy for an experienced action gamer. It's rare you'll die or fail an objective until you get one specific quest (pre-end), or get to the post-game content.

    I played about 35 hours in total, beat the game and did a few post-game levels (where I died repeatedly for the most part). I didn't feel like grinding for levels and better items, so I moved on to the next game.

    Not a bad game at all. Just know what you're getting in to. The combat is fun, but it's very repetitive and has a juvenile / "power of friendship" story.

    At least your kids will like it. My 4 year old is pretty good at it :)
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  7. Apr 2, 2016
    0
    Lo compre esperando un buen RPG, pero es repetitivo, aburrido y muy infantil, los monstruos dan risa y no hay nada de dificultad......no recomendable.

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