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Dragon Quest VIII

Platform(s): PlayStation 2
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Square-Enix

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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Dragon Quest VIII' (PS2) Coming To America

by Judy on Jan. 11, 2005 @ 4:16 a.m. PST

In Dragon Quest VIII, the first time on the PS2, old meets new, as classic gameplay is married to sumptuous graphics, delivering a sweeping adventure. Characters designed by Akira Toriyama are brought to life by "cel-shading," bringing gamers of all ages into a world straight out of Japanese anime.
The famous Dragon Quest RPG series is headed for the PS2 with a bold new visual style featuring cell shaded characters on top of beautifully rendered backdrops. Familiar creatures make their way back into this latest installment, and the interactivity with the environment -- such as picking up barrels and opening drawers, returns as well. While Square Enix confirmed that Dragon Quest VIII is indeed coming to North America, no release date was mentioned at all, yet ...
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