[Recommended Hardware] iPhone 6 or Higher/iPad (5th Generation or Better) 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! 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] iOS11.0 and Above [Supported Devices] iPhone 6 or Higher/iPad (5th Generation or Better)
Wished they would allow controller support.
Game looks amazing in iPhone. My only complaint is cloud saves are not working. I have two phones and can’t resume cloud saves from another phone. Please fix this!
A lot of the negative reviews on this game indicate it runs poorly, but those are older reviews for people with older or smaller phones. I’m playing it on iPhone XR and it’s excellent. Cutscenes have some framerate dips, but actual gameplay is really smooth. Looks great on the large screen, colors really pop, and the use of the full screen makes the vertical perspective not such a big deal. I still feel like I get a full view of the game’s world. Haven’t tried it on iPad, though I can imagine forced vertical orientation would be annoying there. I like it on iPhone. Controls work well. Touch screen controls really are the perfect way to do straightforward, menu-based RPGs. One-handed play is really comfortable. I don’t like touch screen joysticks for games that need a lot of finesse, but for a game like this, it’s totally fine. Camera controls are easy & intuitive. Auto-walk is a nice touch that lets you play while your attention is diverted. If you’re into voice acting and symphonic soundtracks and maximum levels of grandioseness in your RPGs, this is probably not the version for you. Get a 3DS and play that version. This one is fantastic for sneaking in some grinding while you wait in line or sit on the train. For me, that’s the best way to play this kind of game, and probably the only way I’m ever going to get through it. As for gameplay and story and all that, it’s Dragon Quest. If you’re familiar with the series, you know what you’re getting. Fight, fight, heal, buy a new sword, and grind until you level up. Find the bad guy and kill him. Kill innumerable weird monsters in between. It’s simple but timeless.
I LOVE the Dragon Quest series! I think this is an awesome addition. I love the story, art, and concepts! Although the gameplay is a bit grindy compared to the newer additions, and landscape mode is not an option, this game is worth it. (But can still improve!)
I got this to play on my light rail commutes. Graphics are amazing and the story is ok. Battles are standard, turn-based affair and there's a little character customization. My only gripe is the music is kinda whack. As someone who grew up on final fantasy games, it's a nice entry into the dragon quest series.
I’d pay an extra 5 bucks if you guys updated it with the original voice acting and soundtrack
Dragon Quest VIII is not only one of the best JRPGs on mobile, it’s one of the best of all time, and my personal favorite. The game has a wonderful story, many fun characters, beautiful (synthesized) soundtrack, breath-taking art, and quality of life features like quicksaving. They update the app so it now utilizes the full screen on newer iPhones, again can save to the cloud to pick it up again on another device, and they made the FPS so so smooth compared to what it was. This is the best JRPG on the App Store, and having been introduced to it here first, easily my favorite game of all time.
I love the game the updates and how they have been keeping the game up to date. I wish they could put back the voice acting. It might sound stupid but I always cracked up when yangus piped up with cod blimey.
This game has a wonderful storyline, and well developed characters. It’s simplistic enough to for anyone to start playing, and yet complex enough to entertain even hard core gamers. The one let down that I have is that on the mobile app version of the game, the characters Voice’s have been removed, and everything is in text only. This is personally a huge disappointment for me, and I would really like to see the audio files added back to the game. It really helps players bond better with the characters and the storyline. Having said that, this is a game that you could play around the clock for weeks even months at a time, and it’s well worth every penny!
DQ8 is easily the most visually gorgeous game in the franchise: vast open world, lovely attention to detail, cutscenes that ooze personality, and Toriyama’s iconic art style. This app continues the series tradition of extremely high-quality mobile ports—I’ve had no crashes, no lag, just smooth sailing all the way. My only complaint is that the fixed portrait mode, a longtime quirk of the mobile versions, becomes wildly annoying in ways it hasn’t been in the past. Previous games have all been top-down, so while the aspect ratio has always been a little restrictive it has never truly gotten in the way; however in this eighth installment even the ability to toggle the camera can’t make visibility any less like looking through a crack in a door and it makes navigating frustrating. I don’t know how big a job it would be to offer a landscape orientation, but it would be deeply appreciated.