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DRAGON QUEST VIII

By SQUARE ENIX INC

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Description

[Recommended Hardware]
iPhone 5 or Higher/iPad (3rd Generation or Better)
Please Note: iPhone 4 is not supported. Please take care to check below if your device is supported before downloading.

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The 8th instalment in the legendary DRAGON QUEST series is now even easier to enjoy!

The phenomenally popular DRAGON QUEST VIII has sold 4.9 million units worldwide, and now it's coming to the iPhone and iPad for the first time!
This was the first title in the series to be presented in full 3D, and its exquisitely detailed world has to be seen to be believed!
Set off on an unforgettable adventure with Yangus, the bandit with a heart of gold, Jessica, the high-born magical minx, and Angelo, knight and lothario, by your side!

Everything you need is here in a single package!
Once the app is downloaded, there's no more to pay, as every last shred of content is yours to enjoy.
So get ready to play the epic that is DRAGON QUEST VIII from beginning to end—and far beyond!
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Prologue
Legends tell of an ancient sceptre, within which is sealed a fearsome power...
When the relic's long-dormant magics are awoken by the treachery of a malign magician, an entire kingdom falls into a cursed slumber, prompting a young soldier to embark on an unforgettable journey...

Game Features
– Simple, Accessible Controls
The control system has been streamlined to work perfectly with modern touch interfaces.
The position of the directional pad can be adjusted freely, enabling players to switch between one-handed and two-handed play with a tap of the screen.
The combat system has also been reworked, allowing for one-tap battles as well as more complex play.

– The Tension System
During battle, you can select 'Psyche Up' to give your next attack some extra oomph!
The more you psyche a character up, the higher their tension will rise, until they finally reach an insane state known as super-high tension!

– Skill Points
Skill points are earned when your characters level up, and can be assigned to various skills in order to learn new spells and abilities.
This system allows you to perfectly tailor your team to your liking.

– Monster Teams
Certain monsters found in the field can be scouted for your monster team – if you're tough enough to beat them, that is!
Once assembled, your crack squad can take part in the fiercely contested tournaments held at the monster arena, and can even come to your aid in battle!

– The Alchemy Pot
Combine existing items to create entirely new ones!
Even the most unassuming objects could be ingredients for the greatest items of all!
Seek out the recipes hidden all over the world, and see if you can cook up something truly special!

– The Casino
Fans of the series will be pleased to learn that the casino is back, and fully-equipped for fun!
This time around, there are three exciting activities to enjoy: bingo, slot machines and roulette!
Just don't get so caught up in the action that you forget your adventure entirely!

[Supported Operating Systems]
iOS6.0 and Above

[Supported Devices]
iPhone 4s*, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2*, iPad (3rd and 4th Generation), iPad Air, iPad mini*, iPad mini with Retina Display

The app cannot be guaranteed to run on devices which do not appear on the supported devices list. Please be aware that it will not run stably on iPhone 4.
Please be sure to double-check whether your device is supported before downloading the app.

* Using the App on iPhone 4s/iPad2/iPad mini
After extended play on these devices, some instability may occur, and the app may occasionally freeze or crash.
We apologise for the inconvenience, but please keep the following in mind while playing:

- Save your game often.
- When suspending play, please make sure to close the app completely via the recently used apps list.
- Frequent crashes can sometimes be remedied by restarting your device.

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Great game for IOS, just needs some improvements

I waited to play Dragon Quest IV on IOS first before getting this, and overall, that was a better port. However, about 5 hours in, I am pleased so far. First, I'd like to say that people should stop complaining about the lack of voice acting in this version, because it is the Japanese version. It really shouldn't be a factor. Also, the synth sound actually works better for a mobile device in my opinion.

This version actually has a couple of advantages over the PS2. First, the skill allocation menu makes it much easier to smartly allocate your skill points when leveling up. In the old version, it was a blind allocation, meaning if you didn't save your points right, you could end up one point away from a skill that could be helpful, and yet have to wait a whole other level to get it. This feature is really helpful. Second, this game is well suited to grinding, and a mobile device makes a great platform to play this sort of game.

I will say, however, that those who have complained about the frame rate are right. The slowdown is definitely noticeable, especially if you've played the original. Because of this, I must give it 4 stars. Overall, a good buy.

Please remove the bandana in SHT!!

After playing this game for a while it noticed a few things. First of all this is the Japanese version of the game with english subtitles. Most already know that the music and voice acting won't be in this and not just because it's a port, just because it's the Japanese version. One main improvement of this version is the auto save and quick save function so you don't have to quit a dungeon and go all the way back to a church to save. The animations are still good as the ps2 version which is great. However, the Japanese version of the hero does not remove his bandana when he gets into super high tension! As I said in my previous review, I bought this game because it reminded me of DBZ. That small feature sold the game for me. Please bring it back! Now off that tangent, the music and no voice acting is no longer a problem to me. You can get use to it over time. This is one of the best RPGs out there and it is very convenient to have on your phone do buy it!

Beautiful, but ARGH!

Playing this game on 1 yr old (bought new) with latest iOS. The further into the game I go, the greater the frequency of crashes. Five minutes of play and it crashes, then takes another three to load from autosave. Beautiful graphics & great story, but a game of this level /cost should work flawlessly on iOS. Another enterprising company could clean up by releasing a less buggy clone or similarly themed game. Every other app I run on my iPad runs without crashing-- why not DQVIII? Nearly unplayable. Recommend consumers wait until Square irons out the bugs, or shop elsewhere. UPDATE: Game crashes every single time I open it after every monster encounter. I want my money back-- cannot make any progress at all. I'd give it 1 & 1/2 stars if I could-- this is a serious deal-breaker. SE, why are you short-changing your Apple fans? FF7 & Square computer-based ports all seem to be Windows programs that require a Steam account, which isn't the worst thing out there but your ports don't improve on new architecture; the "charm" of retro game experience doesn't have to include seriously pixilated graphics & whittled-down audio, crappy frame-rates & crashes.

DRAGON QUEST VIII
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $19.99
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Size: 1.39 GB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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