Dragon Fantasy Book I. Does that name ring a bell? If you’re familiar with RPG’s, doesn’t it somehow make you think about Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy? Well good, because that’s exactly what the Developers over at @MutekiCorp want you to feel. I think? Regardless, Check out our lastest review of Dragon Fantasy Book I. right here at RealGamerNewz; Relax and Enjoy.
First let’s get into the gameplay. When it comes to the look and feel of this game, from the start, it pretty much makes you feel like your playing Dragon Quest 1 for the NES. Nothing but old school turn based combat. But in this game, combat changes as you progress through different chapters. Eventually you can fight multiple enemies, capture and befriend enemies so they fight on your side. There’s even some item/weapon making in the last chapter.
Character and enemy design feels totally refreshing and nostalgic. It’s the only game I’ve seen pull off such a feat without any discrimination or hate from seasoned and veteran RPG fans of both DQ and the FF series. In fact, most people who’ve played this game have generally nothing but good things to say about it.
However, Despite having a memorable and lengthy first chapter, it seems the game started to get into this “pick up and play” type of feel, as you can tell this game was fitted for the IOS market. But still, despite this being a smaller version of its spiritual successor Dragon Quest, the motto, “you get what you pay for,” really comes into play. The game only cost PS+ members $7.99, and $10 if you’re not a member. So with that being said, is Dragon Fantasy Book I worth the $10 bucks? I say if you love old school Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy games then the answer is a big, fat, YES!
Despite its obvious flaws, it does everything you expect it to do right. From accidentally walking into an ice dungeon cave, to grinding in a explorable open world, old school style. What more could you ask for besides just more?
Which bring me to another note, you could get bigger rpgs such as FF7, Chrono Trigger, or Xenogears for the same price. Despite it’s shorter chapters, people who love retro JRPG’s are in for a treat. Everyone around me seems to appreciate this little gem. There hasn’t been a decent console Dragon Quest since Last gen.
I want to send a big shout out to Muteki Corps. Thank you guys so much for making a game in a genre that most publishers have already ignored and moved on to newer hybrid RPG’s. This game represents a genre that used to close down schools for release in Japan. Old school JRPG’s. We need more of them.This series looks like it can go in the right direction. Especially if Muteki decides to add more bang for the buck. All I want is more weapons, more adventure, more enemies, and just more of everything. I can’t wait to get my hands on Book II. I give the game overall an 8.5 out of 10.
Publisher: Muteki Corp
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Available Now On: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
Review Copy Info: a copy of this game was purchased RealGamerNewz for the purposes of this review.