I love Dragon Quest. It’s my favorite game series. In the old days, Dragon Quest games were scarce here in the U.S., and while Square-Enix has done their best to rectify the scarcity, they’re still not as explosively popular as they are in Japan. I wish they were more popular, so I could talk to more people about them. So here is a video where I try to convince you the series might as well be renamed Dragon Best.

It makes me sad when I see someone complain that a new Dragon Quest game is too similar to its predecessors. I don’t see this as a bad thing! It’s good that Dragon Quest games stay familiar: every time a new Dragon Quest comes out, it’s like some friends you haven’t seen in ten years have come over to play poker, and they look younger than they did last time; they’re wearing new clothes, and they have new careers, and they tell new stories. If you don’t love that, well, I wish you did!


I make videos for Kotaku. I make video games for myself and my friends. I like writing fiction. Someday I will publish a novel. Who knows!

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