Please Bring Dragon Quest Back To PlayStation
You'll just keep messing with Final Fantasy so maybe the least you can do is bring back the much-beloved Dragon Quest.
If you ask hardcore role-playing fans about their favorite games from the PS2 generation, the majority will undoubtedly put Dragon Quest VIII somewhere in their top five. Those same fans were mystified when Dragon Quest IX went to the Nintendo DS, and DQX is going to the Wii and Wii U...and it'll be a MMORPG. Well, they're messin' around with that franchise, too, but at least Nintendo fans have access to these new titles.
A new traditional Dragon Quest on the PlayStation 3 could draw a gigantic crowd of long-time followers. I know Square Enix sees Nintendo as a more viable platform for this series, just because it's more colorful and cutesy; hence, maybe it fits the Wii and DS platforms better than the more "adult" Sony and Microsoft consoles. Hey, I'm not saying I agree with the viewpoint, but I think it's worth mentioning. And it's not like DQIX did badly on the DS; I just wonder why, once again, Square Enix feels like ignoring the fans who responded wonderfully to one of their products.
A new Dragon Quest for the PS3 would really make my day. Look at Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch; a new DQ could look exactly like that, couldn't it? I think it's a very similar art style, and keeping the traditional RPG theme would be perfect for those who have followed the Dragon Quest series for many years. Just an idea.
12/19/2011 9:09:15 PM Ben Dutka