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  • Summary: To stop the worshippers of an ancient evil, you must join forces with the mysterious Malroth and build a ravaged world into the realm of your dreams. In this RPG adventure, you’ll explore huge islands, gather and craft with materials, design towns, level them up, and defend them fromTo stop the worshippers of an ancient evil, you must join forces with the mysterious Malroth and build a ravaged world into the realm of your dreams. In this RPG adventure, you’ll explore huge islands, gather and craft with materials, design towns, level them up, and defend them from monsters and bosses alongside townspeople. As you progress, you’ll unearth crafting and building recipes. Dash, glide, explore underwater, fast travel, and play in optional first-person perspective as you try to find them all. In the Isle of Awakening, you and up to three other Builders can explore together in local wireless*; or play online** together too. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Jul 11, 2019
    100
    Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the perfect sequel. The kind that improves on every aspect of the original, adding more meaningful content to the mix, quality of life fixes and throwing some interesting new aspects at players, whilst maintaining that core that made the first game so enjoyable in the first place.
  2. 95
    Dragon Quest Builders 2 features solid controls, attractive presentation, online multiplayer and limitless charm, but these don’t tell the whole story. Each element of the experience on its own would be less than impressive, but like a pile of wood, bricks, mortar, and steel before its shaped by human hands, the sum of its parts culminate in an impressive and memorable architecture.
  3. Jul 11, 2019
    90
    It was hard for me to imagine a way to expand on a game that was already so god but Dragon Quest Builders 2 has managed to do just that. A bigger story, new things to build, multi-player and more make this an absolutely jam-packed experience. Building game enthusiasts will love the blend of crafting and survival management, while Dragon Quest fans are sure to love the unique spin on the long-running JRPG franchise, and if you’re a fan of both? Well, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the must have game of 2019.
  4. Jul 29, 2019
    90
    Dragon Quest Builders 2 takes the base formula from creative sandbox titles such as Minecraft, and mixes it with the best elements from a lengthy JRPG. Its single-player campaign offers tons of quests to conquer, places to explore, and people to meet, resulting in a charming experience.
  5. Jul 12, 2019
    80
    The charming mix of Minecraft and Dragon Quest works even better the second time round, with a smart sequel that address the flaws of the original while adding plenty of new features of its own.
  6. Jun 23, 2020
    80
    Despite my issues with overbearing objectives and combat, Dragon Quest Builders 2’s charm and sense of adventure shines above all else and even with some framerate issues is a great fit for the Nintendo Switch.
  7. Jul 11, 2019
    70
    Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a sequel in every level: wider, deeper but also way more talkative than the original, the game sticks to the original formula, adding a new multiplayer mode and a first person view. Needless to say, every fan of the Dragon Quest franchise will be pleased by this vast spin-off, but Square Enix should have tried a tiny bit more to make it appealing to all the other players.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 43
  2. Negative: 3 out of 43
  1. Sep 16, 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! Amazing building system with a lot of explore and to do. Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2019
    10
    After playing 320 hours of this game, I can honestly say that the entire game is fantastic. One reviewer likened it to a Minecraft clone whereAfter playing 320 hours of this game, I can honestly say that the entire game is fantastic. One reviewer likened it to a Minecraft clone where "you lack the ability to look straight up or straight down or go into first person mode, so it's Minecraft that is distinctly harder to navigate and control." This is patently false. Just press the right stick. It's all there. Furthermore, this is nothing close to a Minecraft clone. Minecraft's emphasis is on survival (which I actually prefer) where DQB's is on building.

    The story is great, the gameplay is great, the characters are great (except Lulu) and the building tools are great. Once the story is over, the world is a bit too safe for my liking but the terraforming and general building is still addictive as heck. Sure, the combat is simple but Dragon Quest games have simplistic combat anyway but the story, characters, and world make them delightful anyway. The same is true here. DQB2 is a game inspired by Minecraft as much as it is by the Dragon Quest series. That's "Dragon Quest" not "Mortal Kombat," not "Doom," not "Vermintide" but "Dragon Quest." It's an incredibly high quality voxel building sandbox RPG and it's oh so good.
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  3. Jul 15, 2019
    10
    This game is so much fun. I've never played any of the dragon quest games before and figured i'd give this one a shot, I was instantly hooked.This game is so much fun. I've never played any of the dragon quest games before and figured i'd give this one a shot, I was instantly hooked. I saw a review complaining about the game teaching you how to play which I don't think is a good enough reason to leave a negative review. If those tutorials weren't there I wouldn't know how to play the game.... This game is a mixture of minecraft but with a story and fun fighting mechanics. I would highly recommend it. Expand
  4. Jul 10, 2020
    9
    If the first game seemed good to me, this one seemed excellent to me. Improving in all those aspects that the previous one suffered.If the first game seemed good to me, this one seemed excellent to me. Improving in all those aspects that the previous one suffered.

    Characters with more charisma, much more to build and areas where to do it, predictable story but still manage to make it transmit you, improved graphics, improved gameplay ...

    If I put a downside to it is that there is a limit to build, which has made me stop playing when I could continue to grow my island to infinity ... But it is understandable by the technical deficiencies, I suppose.

    Little more to add, simply, a game that I highly recommend.
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  5. Sep 28, 2020
    8
    A wonderful game that was too short. The story mode is so much fun, but it ended a bit too soon. I do feel that gameplay-wise, this isA wonderful game that was too short. The story mode is so much fun, but it ended a bit too soon. I do feel that gameplay-wise, this is probably the best Dragon Quest game. I guess maybe I've grown tired of turn-based RPGs after marathoning the entire series. But this game is really fun. Just please, I beg of you, don't use the online portion of this game unless you want to rip your eyes out of their sockets. Expand
  6. Sep 6, 2019
    8
    This might be one of the most addicting games I have ever played. I prefer this one rather than Minecraft.
  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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