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  • Summary: You plan to become a humble fisherman of peaceful Estard Island, the only land in a world of ocean. But when you discover the artifacts from an ancient land, you tear the fabric of time and unveil the world that once was. Transported to past lands, you must solve their mysteries and break the spell of annihilation. Prepare for your destiny! Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. The story and writing is so strong that I easily forgot about the archaic graphics and even more primitive battle engine.
  2. This is truly a 100-hour RPG. [Dec 2001, p.172]
  3. 87
    The fact that all 100+ hours of Dragon Warrior VII are so entertaining is a testament to the quality of the game that lies beneath the dated visuals and clunky presentation.
  4. Its overall story...is simply impossible to resist and the dungeon design is marvelous. [Feb 2002, p.60]
  5. The most old-school, hardcore RPG we’ve played in years…the new game’s scale is simply gargantuan. [Jan 2002, p.88]
  6. For serious RPG fans who couldn't care less about the Final Fantasy brand of flash, though, it's hard to envision a more appropriate game.
  7. The first 2 hours are some of the most boring hours you will ever play in a video game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. ErikB.
    Jan 4, 2002
    Pure excellence!
  2. PhoenixT.
    Jan 1, 2002
    Dragon Warrior VII, where to start. I feel the game is great, with graphics, game and play. With the feeling of the old-school RPG, this is one game that does hold true to the Dragon Warrior title. Expand
  3. AlexD.
    Jun 4, 2007
    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. Expand
  4. GarrettR.
    Jan 15, 2002
    If players buy a game because they like to play games, this is one of the best titles ever made in the RPG genre. If someone buys a game because they like graphics and they are not truly gamers, just people who are bored with life, then this game is not for them. Expand
  5. LevitonK.
    Jul 14, 2003
    Even though the game has a somewhat slow start, it is spectacular in every other way. Even though the graphics aren't much better, and the sounds and battle system still lay true to the old days, the game is terrific. Heck, this game comes a close second to Dragon Warrior 4, which was by far the best of the Heaven Series. Expand
  6. SeanD.
    Mar 31, 2005
    This game is one of the best RPGS I have ever played.
  7. Slime:)
    Jul 21, 2005
    Dragon Warrior VII is first RPG-game i have played. Story is really good and interesting and game give +100 hours playing...Class system is good and skills and magics are nice, but mastering of classes is SO BORING!!! Fighting system eccentric (like i am here, hehheh...:)) but 3000 of fighting is too much. But i like this game! Collapse

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