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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: 39 out of 50
  2. Negative: 5 out of 50
  1. 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
  2. Mar 25, 2020
    10
    Es una de las secuelas más perfectas que jamás he visto, es simplemente impresionante. Gráficamente me ha hecho apreciar el arte de Toriyama,Es una de las secuelas más perfectas que jamás he visto, es simplemente impresionante. Gráficamente me ha hecho apreciar el arte de Toriyama, cosa que nunca me había pasado, la banda sonora destaca bastante, los personajes son lo más carismático que he visto nunca en un juego así, y la cantidad de contenido dentro de este cartucho es ENORME. Diez de diez, estoy convencido de que con el tiempo se volverá un clásico. La cantidad de detalles que no hacía falta añadir pero ahí están es abrumadora, de verdad, el modo historia es como para darle de comer a parte, y encima sigue y sigue, es un juego llenísimo de contenido. Esto es mi Minecraft. Expand
  3. Sep 18, 2019
    10
    This game expands and improves on the first game in every way. Think Minecraft meets old school Legend of Zelda with a Dragon Quest skin. SoThis game expands and improves on the first game in every way. Think Minecraft meets old school Legend of Zelda with a Dragon Quest skin. So many islands to explore and you are always adding something to the adventure or building experience. Only down side (if it’s a downside for you) is that you have to earn all the building supplies for “creative” mode and you don’t start with it. This is not a negative for me but I think it will be for some people. Expand
  4. Jul 16, 2019
    9
    Having never played dragon quest builders 1, I’m impressed by the perfect balance of building and RPG elements this game brings. It feels likeHaving never played dragon quest builders 1, I’m impressed by the perfect balance of building and RPG elements this game brings. It feels like a real dragon quest, story driven experience, with really slick and fun building mechanics worked in.

    It’s a testament to the developers that they’ve managed to make building so satisfying. The decision to directly tie building quests into the mainline narrative is something, that in my opinion, makes for a more robust and satisfying building experience than Minecraft or any other crafting/building game for that matter. If you love JRPG’s and you find the gentle, slow paced nature of building simulators satisfying, then I highly recommended this game for you. Just beware this is mainly a single player experience. While you can join up with friends and make endless creations (much like Minecraft) you cannot co op the mainline story.

    Also, the switch version mostly runs smoothly, with only a few slow downs here and there when things get busy on screen. The game looks clean, crisp and sharp thanks to the excellent art direction and the performance did not negatively impact my enjoyment of the game at all. In fact, playing this game in hand held mode was amazing and I loved it.
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  5. Apr 2, 2021
    9
    A great game with gameplay aspects similar to several popular games like minecraft, portal knights, animal crossing, stardew valley, andA great game with gameplay aspects similar to several popular games like minecraft, portal knights, animal crossing, stardew valley, and zelda. A very intriguing combination! 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. Jan 9, 2022
    0
    Terrible game, Like seriously the stupid farmers won't do **** and the stupid worm won't do anything even Though I already put scarecrow onTerrible game, Like seriously the stupid farmers won't do **** and the stupid worm won't do anything even Though I already put scarecrow on the field. Waste of money. 50$ wasted on that trash. Great. Expand

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