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  1. Apr 23, 2013
    75
    If you love grinding through monster after monster in the quest for more XP (and better all the skills and weapons better XP will bring you). If you don't mind reading the same lines over and over again (believe me: what's funny the first time you read it is a lot less so the twentieth). If you have the patience to buy fifty healing herbs one by one by one. If your heart goes pitter-patter upon hearing 8-bit music with the slightest bit of airy static in the background. If that describes you, then you need to get on this game immediately — and if it doesn't, then you'll probably be better off looking elsewhere.
  2. Apr 24, 2013
    70
    If you've been searching for an excuse to take a trip down memory lane, look no further than Dragon Fantasy: Book I. Muteki Corporation's retro JRPG love-in offers a lengthy adventure that's a perfect fit for the Vita. Its humour, fast-paced gameplay, and endearing style make it especially difficult to put down – particularly if you can look past the tedious emphasis on grinding.
  3. Apr 29, 2013
    60
    Dragon Fantasy Book I sticks incredibly close to its early Dragon Quest source material, warts and all.
  4. May 28, 2013
    55
    Dragon Fantasy Book 1 is a bit of a drag. I like the main characters well enough, but I'm not particularly interested in the glibly presented story or world, and some of the retro JRPG systems are super aggravating or simply mind-numbing.
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  1. May 2, 2013
    9
    This is a great little throwback to the era of Dragon Warrior and Dragon Quest, with a humorous twist on the formula. If you liked those old games, you will enjoy Dragon Fantasy.

    Also, the ps3 and Vita versions have a graphical upgrade that makes it look more like a 16 bit game instead of 8 bit.
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  2. May 29, 2013
    6
    I thought that this game was a good throwback to the days of RPGs gone by.. But it did leave me wanting more..

    I found that I was
    constantly either wandering around wondering what to do because of the often vague quest instruction, or grinding level after level in order to get gear so the next plateau of enemy difficulty won't one shot kill me. I also thought that given the amount of fighting, there was a lack of varied equipment to choose from.

    Thankfully they recently patched in a run button and fixed an issue with not being able to run from battle very easily, because you'll be spending 90% of your time in battle grinding.
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