Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. I'm sorry to say, four million Japanese can be wrong. [Nov 2001, p.122]
  2. Pays almost too much of a tribute to past Dragon Warrior games, offering sound, graphics, and writing that seem like a step backwards in their simplicity.
  3. If you really go for the flavor of early-90’s style graphics and gameplay, and if you have the patience of a rock, then by all means enter and be saved. As for us skeptics, it will take a lot more than nostalgia to win our faith.
  4. The first 2 hours are some of the most boring hours you will ever play in a video game.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. MikeK.
    Jul 21, 2002
    9
    Although the graphics can't compare to other rpg games, and it tends to drag a little in the begining, this game totally kept my Although the graphics can't compare to other rpg games, and it tends to drag a little in the begining, this game totally kept my attention and interest, for hours on end. the complex puzzles and storyline was fantastic and the class skills were great Full Review »
  2. Apr 6, 2015
    10
    This game is AMAZING! Damn it Square-Enix, localise and port the 3DS remake to the west! Seriously, it would sell like hotcakes, consideringThis game is AMAZING! Damn it Square-Enix, localise and port the 3DS remake to the west! Seriously, it would sell like hotcakes, considering the PSX version usually costs an arm and a leg to buy in good conditions nowadays. Full Review »
  3. AlexD.
    Jun 4, 2007
    10
    This was the game that first got me interested in RPGs. Though often confusing to a relatively new gamer, i dedicated myself to it and became This was the game that first got me interested in RPGs. Though often confusing to a relatively new gamer, i dedicated myself to it and became addicted. The storyline is amazing and, even with it's dated graphics, the game remains one of my most frequently played. Full Review »