I was just going through the site and noticed that the Dragon Warrior series wasn't done yet. Thought I would point that out. The Dragon Warrior series started on the NES and eventually on the Playstation, and then it was on the PS2. They changed the series name to Dragon Quest on the PS2. Just noticing this.
IMO, Chrono Trigger isn't a grindy game.
When I was doing Chrono Trigger DS on my personal channel, I went through the whole game without any grinding (save for the grind for the techs before getting Magic, Hunting Range Nu for Haste I think, and getting Ayla's Charm since I was heading to the Mountain of Woe. Again, dat Nu.)
Dino Tail is where it's at, but I opt for Triple Kick, especially with Prism Spectacles or anything like it.
I have a friend who has Dragon Warrior for the NES. I played it, but never beat it since I didn't know where to go (I was a kid and I didn't have a computer and probably never heard of GameFAQs). The only thing I remember about the game was getting raped by the Green Dragon and a Starwyvern (went to the area TOO early.)
Both moments weren't a pretty sight. LOL
Someone should do the Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest games or maybe just one. Getting all of them on this site is one doozie of an accomplishment.
From the top of my head, all the English releases I can think of:
Dragon Warrior I - IV on NES
A compilation of I and II on GBC. I believe III was also on GBC
Dragon Quest IV DS
Dragon Quest V DS
Dragon Quest VI DS (it is getting there)
Dragon Warrior VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
IIRC, V and VI have fan translations. Dunno if the others have fan translations. Too lazy to search.
Then we have spin-offs, like...
Dragon Quest Monsters (supposedly, Joker is grind-TASTIC! Then again, DQ is grindy)
Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime (better than it sounds)
According to the "reliable" Wikipedia (If I remember correctly), it was changed from Dragon Quest (its original name) to Dragon Warrior in the US because "Dragon Quest" was already taken. I think it was a board game or something. Dunno and don't care. It wasn't until VIII that Dragon Quest was used in the US (heck, my older bro has Dragon Warrior VII and Dragon Quest VIII). Another weird thing is that "Dragon Quest" is used in Europe, but they don't have the numbers on them.
Same with Tales of Eternia. In the US, it was released as Tales of Destiny II because "Eternia" was taken (and yes, the "II" is necessary). I think it was something about He-Man. What everyone who isn't a Tales person know is that there is an ACTUAL Tales of Destiny 2 (sequel to Tales of Destiny), and it is on the PS2. As with the majority of Tales game, it is Japan only.
Nerd moment aside, this site needz Dragon Quest. I COULD possibly do VIII, but DQ games are GRINDY! -_- (how I enjoy Monster Hunter, which is REALLY grindy, is a mystery.) Plus, the Dazzle isn't the best thing to record with. IX isn't that bad, but I sorta stopped playing it (on emulator) just because.
Actually, the games are all called Dragon Quest in Japan. For some stupid reason, perhaps to spare our "fragile American minds", the people here in the states changed the name to Dragon Warrior.
Now the games are getting their appropriate name, Dragon Quest.
But yes, we need Long Plays of the series.
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