Winter!: Prepare for holiday gaming!
This is my second game that I bought for my DS after Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown War. As always I went trough all available reviews, previews and gameplay videos I could find before purchasing. Once I played the game itself I surely was not disappointed.
First and foremost this game for me is like my own little personal MMORPG where I can go to get my doze of level grinding, world exploring, character customization and all those things I do on real PC MMORPG's. The world is big enough that you can't really remember all of it at once, hence theres always something to do for short game sessions.
Secondly the storyline quests are great. The plot twists give your brains that warm and comfy squeeze as it tries to understand what excactly just happened. The stories are also emotionally very hearth warming and manage to touch your emotions in a good way. The characters and the game world in general is delightfully funny also.
The mobs are... well at first area you are fighting a spear wielding cucumber (named cruelcumber) . All of the mobs are not as hilarious as that though, as there are also many "normal" (from western MMORPG point of view) RPG mobs like golems and dragons. All in all the enemies are funny, without sliding into too whacky theme.
I only have one word of warning about this game. For a person used to "western style" RPGs (like me) the child like appearence of the game characters might feel ackward. Getting good looking gear does help but it won't complitely wash away the feeling that you are watching a childs cartoon.
But despite that this game is definately worth the money if you like (MMO)RPG's, and would like to have one that you can carry in your pocket + a great story to adventure trough as a bonus.
Game Traits applied to Dragon Quest IX: Guard of the Starry Night (DS) by Greeny4432