What we saw with Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai was very particular because, despite certain shortcomings, it is a game that will significantly entertain anime fans. From the first minutes, you can see that it is a video game designed for those who watched the anime or read the manga and that the development of the narrative is very well planned. The combat system is solid, and the character progression, although tedious at times, is entertaining.
Not developped by Square Enix, small studio, first modern console game, no budget, small ambition, anime adaptation and development issues BUT still a fun game with great cel shading, great animation and CGI, really challenging post game bosses and entertaining rogue like game mode dungeon with a lot of replay value.
Some DQ Dai's fan will enjoy it despite all the problems because this is not completly trash, people should definitively play more "bad games" even in term of anime adaptation this is average, not bad. I also appreciated that voice actors from the anime and OST are in Infinity Strash. My only complain is the bad quality of the story mode. Everything else was enjoyable especially post game content, collecting Bond Memories (with art from the original manga) and secret boss Vearn.
Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai contains some simple positives, especially when it comes to delivering a dramatic and fun anime series storyline. Sadly, the gameplay does not complement that storytelling and falls short in content size and portions. Even the inclusion of RPG elements, such as Bond Memories, can’t seem to lift the action and prop it up to a higher Dragon Quest level that most of us are used to seeing.
The rare in-engine cutscenes during epic fights show promise, but they are so few and far between. This game could have been more broadly appealing and intriguing with its frenetic and exhilarating action RPG gameplay but ultimately loses itself with its lackluster presentation choices.
If Infinity Strash had leaned more heavily into the action combat, it would have been an excellent spin-off from the Dragon Quest series and could've been an enjoyable game in its own right. All the right pieces are here - there's just not enough of them. Unfortunately, that means Infinity Strash: DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai isn't so much an action RPG as an anime rewatch.
I generally like the “filler” titles in the Dragon Quest franchise. Dragon Quest Treasures was a delight, as was Builders, as was the VR game that I played in an arcade in Japan. This is a versatile property and most of the developers that work on it clearly enjoy what they’re doing. But Strash is different. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth as it comes across as cynical, and derivative to everything but Dragon Quest. Most egregious of all is that somehow, despite being based on a well-regarded Dragon Quest anime, it genuinely seems like the developers failed to understand what makes Dragon Quest a uniquely special property. If they did understand it, they comprehensively failed to articulate it. I’m genuinely disappointed, but, on the plus side, I fully expect that the upcoming Dragon Quest Monsters game will completely right the ship. The great thing about this series is that even in its lowest moments, it never takes long to bounce back.
Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai is not an experience I recommend to anyone. Regardless of your familiarity with the series, I can promise you that this is not worth the time. Even fans who love the source material will get nothing positive from this title, as the miserable gameplay loop and surface-level storytelling will do nothing to initiate or enhance anybody’s love for the IP. What is here is more representative of a mobile game’s structure, with a console coating that’s mostly deceitful above all else.
"Infinity Strash: DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai" Square Enix managed to draw us directly into the spell with a great story. It is a joy to experience the complete journey of the characters and the exciting battle system. Unfortunately, the rather weak level designs and the elements in the levels are simply too outdated. Thus, a lot of potential was wasted and we find that very unfortunate. Nevertheless, the game is a good introduction to the series. If you want to know more, you should also play "Infinity Strash: DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai". There would simply have been more here.
Los diseños y algún combate contra jefes hace merecer la pena jugarlo, pero es muy repetitivo y el combate es pobre.
Las cinemáticas están sacadas del anime pero sin movimiento... un poco cutre en ese aspecto. Ojalá sacaran una expansión mejor hecha con la otra mitad del anime.
Infinity Strash often looks, feels and plays like an overpriced mobile game that barely offers more than a brutally stripped-down recap of the series first half without offering any notable interaction with the game world outside of it´s underwhelmingly narrated, often repetitive battle sequences.
Atrocious. Truly insulting to the name, Dragon Quest. It’s a half-arsed game, plus it’s only half the story! This is coming from someone who has read the manga years prior AND has seen the new anime adaptation, and re-read and re-watched them several times. And honestly, this Shōnen (the genre and the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump) story is seriously outdated and it’s the worst entity of the DQ franchise. So many of the major characters are insufferable—Dai and Maam especially. I don’t care for Hyunckel. Popp is the only character worthy of being a Dragon Quest hero (and is one of the best Shōnen characters). In fact, Popp should have been the main character to begin with. Square Enix should have made a fun spin-off game featuring Popp as the main protagonist instead of this hot mess. And don’t force me to play as characters I really hate either.
SummaryInfinity Strash: Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai allows players to live through the story of the exhilarating anime series, The Adventure of Dai, first-hand in an action role-playing game that combines stunning visuals with art from the anime and manga.
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