How Do Dragon Quest's Famitsu Scores Stack Up?

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Japanese game magazine Famitsu gave new DS title Dragon Quest IX a perfect score — the tenth game to get such a score. But how does it stack up to the others?

Since Famitsu has been doing its 40 out of 40 reviews, the DQ titles have been rated:

Dragon Quest II 38/40
Dragon Quest III 38/40
Dragon Quest IV 38/40
Dragon Quest V 36/40
Dragon Quest VI 34/40
Dragon Quest VII 38/40
Dragon Quest VIII 39/40
Dragon Quest IX 40/40


So by this number logic, Famitsu thinks the newest Dragon Quest IX is the best one ever made — better than all the others. It's the pinnacle. Aren't reviews with numbers just great?

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DQ VII was awful.

Seriously, did any of you guy play that?

The fake 3D *rotate the screen* top view

The "would have been pretty 10 years ago" CG cut scenes.

The island after island no-end-in-sight grind.

DQ VIII was quite lovely though :)

Looking forward to picking up DQ IX soon ;)