Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below Reviews

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Ken McKown
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes is just fun. The visual style is gorgeous, and the game play hits all the right notes with some fantastic pacing. Fans of the genre should definitely check it out, but even those usually put off by it, should definitely keep an eye on it. It quickly became one of my favorite sleeper games of the year. I didn't expect to even care, now I can't stop playing. I hope Omega Force continues to step outside the Warriors franchise to deliver these unique experiences, there are so many franchises that would benefit from this type of game.

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Wait
Nov 6, 2015

The whole thing looks like Dragon Quest, but it's not. Just like how Hyrule Warriors looked like The Legend of Zelda, but it's not. It might be the best of its kind, but in the end, it's still just another Musou spin-off. Hype that lead to believe otherwise fell deaf onto my soul.

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80 / 100
Oct 18, 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes does an exceptional job in displaying how the beat 'em up Warriors/Musou formula works with the beloved Dragon Quest RPG series. It blends in strategic and RPG elements flawlessly making the game unique and full of nostalgia. The visuals are gorgeous and should easily please fans of the Dragon Quest franchise and newcomers alike.

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7 / 10
Dec 18, 2015

Musou-slashing meets light tower defense and the effortlessly heartwarming world of Dragon Quest; with all the vivid art direction, retro audio, and somewhat repetitive questing that implies.

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9 / 10
Oct 12, 2015

An incredibly enjoyable action RPG, Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below is easily one of Omega Force's most polished productions, as it oozes charm that's amplified by fantastic presentation. Combat is accessible, satisfyingly punchy, and hides depth at higher levels of play, while there's plenty of content to keep you busy after you've seen the well paced story through. Even if you're not a fan of Warriors-style gameplay, we'd still heartily recommend Dragon Quest Heroes to anyone on the lookout for a joyous jaunt in a lovingly made fantasy world.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below is a wonderful effort by Koei Tecmo and Omega Force. The visuals, the gameplay, the audio, all aspects of this game come together to make an unforgettable experience that any fan of the Dragon Quest franchise should not miss.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2015

Lacks depth, but Dragon Quest Heroes quirky narrative, colorful visuals and easy-to-grasp combat makes it a family-friendly RPG with plenty of character.

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Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
7.2 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2015

I want to enjoy this game, I really do, but my God is it ever tedious. More than once it seriously wore on my nerves, simply due to how repetitive it can be. I'm sure the game will find fans, but I won't be one of them.

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Oct 20, 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes might not be the Dragon Quest games that fans wanted, but it has ended up being one of the best surprises of 2015.

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ACG
Top Critic
Buy
Dec 14, 2015
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8 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below mixes Omega Force's now-famous style of overwhelming action combat with the storied world of Dragon Quest, and the result is an adventure that's quite enjoyable outside of occasional bouts of feeling monotonous. Longtime fans will certainly love the fanservice and visuals, but even those new to Dragon Quest may find a lot to like here.

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Oct 20, 2015

The cluelessness-as-heroism and over-the-top fighting don't fulfill or complement the infectiously positive tone.

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Oct 12, 2015

While it has the same Dynasty Warriors meets… template as last year's disappointing Hyrule Warriors, Dragon Quest Heroes triumphs by making smarter use of the Dragon Quest franchise. Beneath the strategic brawling there are layers of RPG complexity, while above it rests a whole lot of Dragon Quest charm. It's a surprisingly irresistible combination that makes this a surprising little gem.

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7.8 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2015

Engaging and addictive action RPG gameplay makes Dragon Quest Heroes worth a look even for gamers who aren't fans of Dragon Quest or Dynasty Warriors.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 20, 2015

Like many Warriors games before it Dragon Quest Heroes won't be for everybody. For fans of its established fighting formula, however, Heroes presents a new polished take on the one vs. 1,000 genre. If you're looking for a new Dynasty-style hack and slash to sink your teeth into after Hyrule Warriors, Dragon Quest Heroes is a fun romp that will fulfill your not so final fantasy.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2015

One might call October the "Month of the JRPG" on PlayStation 4. Hot on the heels of Disgaea 5, Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below is the next must-have title for fans of the genre on Sony's newest console. Unlike other crossover incarnations in the Warriors series, Heroes incorporates enough of the legendary RPG franchise's traditional elements to create a giddy nostalgia trip. Even if you aren't a longtime fan, though, you'll have a chance to get caught up in a whirlwind of solid action-RPG goodness.

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Examiner
Top Critic
Oct 13, 2015

The focus that developer Omega Force may want is on the story itself, and potentially ruining the story with co-op might be understandable. But a game like this could easily have some sort of arcade or quick play mode where you just fight off enemies. This would add so much to this title. Overall, Dragon Age Heroes is a solidly fun action RPG experience on PS4.

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RPG Site
Top Critic
7 / 10
Oct 26, 2015

Despite being a spin-off, it certainly carries the heart and soul of a Dragon Quest game.

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8.2 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below is a huge step forward for Omega Force. This is the right formula for making future Dynasty Warrior-like games, as story, leveling structure and beautiful presentation form a perfect wrapper around typical/repetitive button mashing gameplay experience.

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RPG Fan
Top Critic
85%
Nov 6, 2015

Unless you've played a million Dynasty Warriors games or can't stomach Dragon Quest without turn-based gameplay, this is definitely worth playing.

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