|Publisher||Square Enix USA|
|Game||Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King|
|UPC||4988601004107, 5060121820012, 5060121820029, 5060121820036, 5060121820043, 5060121820630, 662248905013|
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 2|
|ESRB Descriptor||Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Simulated Gambling, Suggestive Themes, Fantasy Violence, Gambling, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco and Alcohol|
|Control Elements||Gamepad, Gamepad/Joystick, Joystick|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features||A traditional turn-based battle system with jaw-dropping graphics merges the old with the new; cut-scenes feature voice-overs bursting with wit and charm added exclusively for the North American version; a totally revamped graphical user interface makes the classic Dragon Quest gameplay even more accessible another feature exclusive to the North American version; individual party members’ behavior can be customized for optimal battle performance; party members deploy awesome attacks and spectacular spells in stunning 3D; enhanced music and sound effects stay true to the Dragon Quest series while providing a fresh listening experience; characters designed by Akira Toriyama are brought to life by on amazing cel-shading graphics engine, bringing gamers of all ages into a world straight out of Japanese animation; finely tuned game balance makes this title easy to pickup, but challenging to master.|
|Support Elements||16:09, Analog Control, Stereo, With Memory Support|
|Game Series||Dragon Quest|
Dragon Quest VIII Journey of the Cursed King (PlayStation 2)
Better known to American as Dragon Warrior 8, Dragon Quest VIII brings the long-running RPG series to the PlayStation 2 for the first time. In it, players are able to capture monsters that inhabit the battlefield. These beasts differ from the creatures you’d normally encounter in battles, as they have special names and abilities unique to them. Once a monster has been scouted, it’s added to a growing arsenal of creatures that can then be assembled into teams of three for use as support characters in battle. Outside of using these monster teams in combat, players can also use them in Dragon Quest VIII’s “Monster Battle Road” tournament grounds. Other new additions to the series include full day and night cycles for towns, first-person conversations, and the ability to look around the 3D environments.
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