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  • Summary: In DRAGON QUEST HEROES, players must rise up against insurmountable odds, challenging swarms of enemies and conquering gigantic monsters. DRAGON QUEST HEROES comes to the PlayStation 4 with characters and monsters designed by artist Akira Toriyama.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 75
  2. Negative: 2 out of 75
  1. Oct 12, 2015
    100
    I think Dragon Quest Heroes is far enough removed from the standard musou experience that even if you’re not a Dynasty Warrior fan of some sort, you can still get a whole lot of enjoyment out of this title. More so if you’re a Dragon Quest fan to begin with, but barring that, I still think Dragon Quest Heroes is worth checking out.
  2. Nov 9, 2015
    85
    Unless you've played a million Dynasty Warriors games or can't stomach Dragon Quest without turn-based gameplay, this is definitely worth playing.
  3. Oct 26, 2015
    83
    It’s charming, colorful, and offers enough content to keep both action fans and Dragon Quest aficionados occupied for quite some time.
  4. Oct 7, 2015
    80
    Dragon quest Heroes is a great game. Whether you like the muso genre or not, you'll have a great time.
  5. Oct 15, 2015
    80
    Dragon Quest Heroes feels like a simple distraction, but it actually has quite a bit of depth.
  6. Oct 15, 2015
    75
    Dragon Quest Heroes is like watching TV shows on Dave. It’s great at the time, but repeats itself all too often.
  7. Oct 20, 2015
    40
    The cluelessness-as-heroism and over-the-top fighting don’t fulfill or complement the infectiously positive tone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 41
  2. Negative: 11 out of 41
  1. Oct 13, 2015
    10
    Runs beautifully and the artwork is amazing. It is a must have if you're a DQ fan, and if not i still would definitely recommend picking this game up.
  2. Nov 5, 2015
    10
    Awesome fun game !!! Full of adventure and the story is pretty cool! Gameplay is aweome especially with the massive hordes! Great graphicsAwesome fun game !!! Full of adventure and the story is pretty cool! Gameplay is aweome especially with the massive hordes! Great graphics too!! Thanks Square!!! Loved It! Expand
  3. Oct 17, 2015
    9
    Awesome, if you enjoy Dynasty type hack and slash games and/or RPG's this is perfect for you. With elements from both genre's it makes aAwesome, if you enjoy Dynasty type hack and slash games and/or RPG's this is perfect for you. With elements from both genre's it makes a really rewarding experience. Good variety of enemy types and game mechanics it can keep you entertained. I am not a Dragon Quest fan just somehow missed out on them, even with not having the backstory of these characters it still makes for a great game and easy to follow story. Combat may seem simple at first but switching between characters on the fly and throwing out abilities keeps it fresh and allows more depth as you learn each characters moves. Highly recommend not missing out on this title! Expand
  4. Jun 30, 2020
    8
    This is a spin off of Dragon Quest that can be best described as Dynasty Warriors or Kingdom Hearts in Dragon Quest style. It is an ActionThis is a spin off of Dragon Quest that can be best described as Dynasty Warriors or Kingdom Hearts in Dragon Quest style. It is an Action adventure with RPG elements. Storywise: The Kingdom of Arba enjoyed peace between man and monsters. When a dark menace appeared the whole world is in danger. This is the set up for the story. It is not that original but has some good ideas and twists that keep you going. The battle system is as I said close to Dynasty Warriors or Kingdom Hearts. You have standard attacks and special moves at your disposal. The dodge ability is pretty useful and you should get used to it as soon as possible. You can of cause grind levels to overpower your enemies but it takes more effort than in other games later on. A nice feature is that during the game heroes from old Dragon Quest games join your party. It is a good fan service but also features different play styles. It is always possible to switch between your characters and encouraged to experiment with different party compositions. Another new feature is that you can summon monsters to your aid. If you defeat monsters you get sometimes monster medals. With them you can summon them to help you in battle or get an one time effect. There are of cause side quests and a crafting system that works with obtained loot. I must mention that the Dragon Quest series is closely related to Akira Toriyama who is most famous for Dragonball. He is responsible for the art style and character design including the enemies. The graphics and art style is really good but they go for an less realistic more anime style. This is a turn off for some but I like this style. The soundtrack is solid as ever. Overall a real enjoyable game even if I like the main Dragon Quest games better. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2015
    7
    My biggest issue with the game is the lack of variety in mission objectives and the horrendously claustrophobic field of view. Other wise theMy biggest issue with the game is the lack of variety in mission objectives and the horrendously claustrophobic field of view. Other wise the action is fun and the characters (abilities) are fun. Terrible story and clunky outpost. Expand
  6. May 25, 2018
    4
    I bought this game having loved Dragon Quest VIII as a child. I was very disappointed however as I found out it was nothing like the funI bought this game having loved Dragon Quest VIII as a child. I was very disappointed however as I found out it was nothing like the fun memories I had playing DQ8.

    I went into this game hyped and ready for a fun filled JRPG, but found myself bored and irritated doing the same thing over and over again. The first hour of this game I was holding onto hope that it would pick up, but after 2 hours I realized the game would be nothing more than "go and fight these monsters", "return to base and get some supplies", "go and fight these monsters", "return to base and get some supplies" etc, etc, etc.

    I held on, hoping the story would at least be decent. Unfortunately I can't really give any good points for the story either. It was extremely basic, clichéd and boring. The characters (obviously being from previous DQ games) gave the game a slight uplift, however again, they didn't contribute to anything else apart from "oh it's them from..." due to the story being so terrible.

    Not being a huge fan of Japanese dubbed games, I usually choose English dub. The English voice acting in this game was noticeably bad. I don't usually pick up on bad voice acting, but I can assure you it's uncomfortable in DQH.

    The frustrating difficulty spikes got pathetic. The game was either far too easy or far too difficult. Trying to defend someone with barely any health against 400+ enemies is just downright silly. There was no variation in missions either, it ranged from defeating monsters/clearing the map, escorting, defending a certain person/object and that's it.

    Being a completionist, I persevered and got the platinum trophy. Far too much grinding (even for a JRPG) BORING grinding made it even worse. The trophies themselves were basic and didn't have a huge variety of play styles, most of it is grinding, grinding, grinding.

    The mechanics themselves worked well, but the repeated hack and slash got (again) boring after the first 15 hours.

    All in all, a very disappointing game and one in which you will not get much enjoyment.

    Pros:

    Graphically, it looked very nice
    A good choice/range of characters to choose from

    Cons:

    Repetitive
    Lacking in a good story
    Voice acting was abysmal
    Too basic
    Frustrating difficulty spikes/unrealistic missions
    Boring platinum
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  7. Apr 2, 2016
    0
    Lo compre esperando un buen RPG, pero es repetitivo, aburrido y muy infantil, los monstruos dan risa y no hay nada de dificultad......no recomendable.

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