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6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19

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  1. Jun 1, 2011
    7
    Dragon Quest Swords is a combination of RPG and First Person Light Gun Shooter. As bizarre as that sounds it actually works to some degree. The RPG aspect is pretty simple. You buy your weapons and armor, you level up by beating monsters, buy potions, etc. The light gun shooter aspect of the game is you select where you aim your sword and slash away at the evil doods. Sadly putting the two together means they both must suffer. The RPG aspect feels extremely light and the story feels cliché
    , there's only a handful of levels to go to and there's no real power ups you expect from a light gun shooter. But the game does manage to make do with what it has and if you can get pass the awkward control scheme at the beginning (D pad to move in a 3D space?!) then you should be fine. If you want a light RPG that will keep you moving, try this one. It should be in the bargain bins everywhere by now..
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65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 43
  2. Negative: 3 out of 43
  1. A simple but fun on-rails slasher. [May 2008, p.84]
  2. 70
    It isn’t the prettiest title for the Wii, but if RPGs tickle your fancy, it’s still worth a try.
  3. If you're looking for an on-rails slasher that is good for 7-10 hours, you will probably enjoy this title. If you’re looking for a full-fledged RPG experience, however, you’re better off looking elsewhere.