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  • Summary: DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 is a block-building role-playing game with a charming single player campaign and a robust multiplayer building mode that supports up to four players online. Create your customized character, team-up with your fearless friend Malroth, gather the skills required toDRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 is a block-building role-playing game with a charming single player campaign and a robust multiplayer building mode that supports up to four players online. Create your customized character, team-up with your fearless friend Malroth, gather the skills required to become a full-fledged builder, and combat the Children of Hargon, a vile cult that worships destruction. Then, take your builder online and join your friends to collaborate and create something truly magnificent. Don’t let the name fool you, despite the 2, this is a completely standalone experience featuring new characters, an expansive world, unlimited building combinations, and a storyline that promises to satisfy longtime fans and newcomers alike. [Square Enix] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. Sep 18, 2019
    100
    Other than that, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a masterpiece. No joke. If automation was to take my job right now, at least I’d have something to lose myself in during these long summer months.
  2. Jul 11, 2019
    90
    Playing Dragon Quest Builders 2 is just as fun, if not more fun than the first one.
  3. Oct 8, 2019
    90
    Dragon Quest Time Devourer is back! A full-fledged JRPG with plenty of Minecraft elements comes as a ridiculously huge and open sandbox world. If there is a single element of the game that catches your eye, the bet is - you would enjoy it. Because, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a monster of a game, only one with enough spare time will manage to explore it in a full capacity.
  4. Jul 11, 2019
    85
    It would have been nice to see Dragon Quest Builders 2 have a greater emphasis on non-linear progression or a less initially sparse world, but it successfully iterates on the original by streamlining its systems and mechanics without trivializing them, creating an endlessly endearing game brimming with simple, unadulterated pleasures.
  5. Jul 16, 2019
    85
    Dragon Quest Builders 2 takes what was great about the first game and expands on it meaningfully, focusing on community development and large-scale building. While the combat is less-than-stellar, the overall result is a more unique experience that offers much to work with on the Isle of Awakening.
  6. Jul 19, 2019
    80
    Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a light fare that provides hours of fun, a palate cleanser to more arduous experiences that is much deeper than it may at first appear.
  7. Jul 11, 2019
    70
    I had a really good time traveling through the world that has been brought to life within Dragon Quest Builders 2. If you’re looking for a good game that has plenty of content to keep you logging in every day, then this is one title you’ll want to check out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Jul 29, 2019
    10
    Amazing building system with a lot of explore and to do. The first part of the game is slow but it gets continuously better. Dialogue is aAmazing building system with a lot of explore and to do. The first part of the game is slow but it gets continuously better. Dialogue is a massive slog, but can be skimmed through to get the gist of things. Controls are not perfect but you do get used to them. The thing that makes this game shine is the exploration, gathering, and building, which are fantastic. There's an insane amount of customization, and managing your citizens within your buildings/towns is the icing on the cake. Definitely one of the best implementations of gathering/building (Minecraft/Lego style) to date.

    I'm normally a handheld guy but I recommend this one on PS4 as the performance on Switch is pretty bad.
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  2. Jun 20, 2020
    10
    For me is the best building game of all time. It still has less to do than minecraft but the graphics do their job.
  3. Jul 13, 2019
    10
    I absolutely loved the first game and this game is even better! I love all the characters, and they improved upon things I didn’t even knowI absolutely loved the first game and this game is even better! I love all the characters, and they improved upon things I didn’t even know could be better! Expand
  4. Sep 1, 2019
    9
    Story is pretty standard, but the building mechanics are extremly fun.
    The Sandbox Isle is the main reason that kept me going.
    Pretty much a
    Story is pretty standard, but the building mechanics are extremly fun.
    The Sandbox Isle is the main reason that kept me going.
    Pretty much a game to chill after a day of work. Loved it!
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  5. Jul 22, 2020
    8
    Dragon Quest Builders 2 though suffers from a monotonous plot and a lackluster combat system, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a fantastic sandboxDragon Quest Builders 2 though suffers from a monotonous plot and a lackluster combat system, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a fantastic sandbox RPG game. You play as The Only Living Builder, with their best friend Maltroth, whom are tasked with rebuilding islands lost to ruin because of the religion of Hargon. Your Builder can either be Male or Female, and can choose from very few hairstyles, but a nice list of skin, hair, and eye colors.
    Though I said the plot is monotonous that does not mean it is not good; in fact, it can easily be compared to a mainline Dragon Quest plot. It is fascinating and fun, with very memorable moments. The combat isuster because it is a simple hack-and-slash system.
    The building, destroying, and creating part of the game I think is the best that Sandbox games have to offer.
    The visuals are stunning and adorable, with an super-durpy cartoon style.
    The gameplay is smooth and relaxing. The plot can last 60-80 hours. (It lasted me 90 hours before I completed the plot.)
    Once you are done with the plot, you are able to build to your hearts content. With fun, adorable, a deep story line Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a super fun game.
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  6. Sep 4, 2019
    8
    this game is a much improved sequel and what I like about it is the story aspect of it, you aren't just given a blank world that you do whatthis game is a much improved sequel and what I like about it is the story aspect of it, you aren't just given a blank world that you do what you want with it but you are given a reason to build stuff and proceed with the game Expand
  7. Sep 2, 2020
    0
    Game is kinda fun in the first and second island and feels like the gameplay is building up to something, but the game falls completely flatGame is kinda fun in the first and second island and feels like the gameplay is building up to something, but the game falls completely flat on itself on the third island where the protagonist is showed as a gutless coward who can't even defend his friend, it's so disgusting you can't do anything and then you're forced to take back the dudes from that island back. I deleted the game at this point, really bad story telling and lazy gameplay design that builds up to nothing. Did you have fun in dragon quest games getting op rewards from mini medals? Here you get cosmetics and that's it. You can't even use magic and you're limited to 2 specials abilities during the whole game. Expand

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