Famitsu Awards Dragon Quest IX Perfect Score

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Amazon Japan may not love DS role-playing-game Dragon Quest IX. That's a-okay. Know why? The country's biggest game mag totally loves it.


Famitsu has given DQIX a perfect 40/40 score. "This adventure is amazing!" Famitsu writes. "It's so much fun." The reviewers also praised the music and the multi-player, which Famitsu called "ground breaking". The publication calls the single player "fun" and states that "the story is easy to follow and straightforward, but also with moving scenes as well."

According to Famitsu, the game can be recommended to male and female players of all ages.

This is only the tenth game to get a perfect score from Famitsu, five of of which are in the last three years and four of which were in the last two years: Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Metal Gear Solid 4, 428: Fusasareta Shibuya de and now DQIX. Hrm........



bobtheduck in Korea

Thing is, Famitsu doesn't exactly have its finger on the pulse of Japanese gaming anymore...

That's not to say this game isn't great (don't know, never played a DQ game past the first one), but Famitsu's reviews haven't quite lined up with Japanese gamers' popular opinion.

Of course, it's possible there will be more good user reviews once the panda hating crowd is done having their say.