Here is how I play Minecraft: Step one: find a tree. Step two: build a house. Step three: walk in one direction for five minutes. Step four: get bored, turn off the game. If only there was something like Minecraft, but with tangible goals. And if only it was also… a JRPG?
One moment, you’re on top of the world, the next, completely helpless. Weaponless, defenseless, and pretty much helpless. Last time, we talked about nine games that took away all our weapons. This time, we talk about nine more games that stripped us of all resistance.
Dragon Quest Builders comes to the Switch on February 9. The Minecraft-style building RPG was one of several Kotaku writers’ favorite games of 2016, and we’re ready to play it all over again in 2018.
The company revealed the game at the Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2017 going on in Japan this weekend and even teased some early gameplay footage.
I am extremely disappointed in you, Kotaku readers, for not bringing this Japanese Dragon Quest Builders commercial to my attention a year ago when it first aired.
This week on Kotaku Splitscreen, Jason and I sat down in the very same room to talk about hamburgers, poutine, and also occasionally video games.
I love the idea of Minecraft, but I lack the time, patience and attention span to get anywhere in it. What I need is Minecraft with a strong guiding hand. That’s Dragon Quest Builders in a nutshell.
The Minecraft-Dragon Quest hybrid game Dragon Quest Builders will head west this October, publisher Square Enix said this morning.
You know what’s popular in Japan? Minecraft. You know what else is popular? Dragon Quest. Dragon Quest Builders is what happens when you mix the two.
For years now, people have been building amazing creations in Minecraft. But in Japan, people don’t need Minecraft to make cool constructions. Thank Minecraft clone, Dragon Quest Builders for that.
Right now, there is a giant Dragon Quest mural up in Tokyo’s Shinjuku. It’s apparently made completely from Diablock, which are basically Japanese LEGO. The blocks look like pixels, so if you are going to make a Dragon Quest mural, do it like this.
Remember the Metal Slime-covered PS4 console that Sony released in Japan last December? This is pretty much the same thing, but it’s a Vita.
Dragon Quest Builders, Square Enix’s new block making RPG feels like a rebellious child—not wanting to acknowledge its heritage, even though it’s really obvious.