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.
9 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes ... is a beautiful game that does more with the Warriors franchise than the main Warriors games have done in a long time. Despite putting hours and hours into the thing, I've got plenty yet to do, and I've enjoyed every second of it so far. Aside from some poor pacing decisions and a rather limp narrative, Tecmo Koei has made lightning strike twice by merging two franchises together in yet another surprisingly brilliant way.

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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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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
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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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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Digitally Downloaded
Matt S.
Top Critic
Oct 12, 2015

Wrapped in the warm, happy colours and light soundtrack that it is, Dragon Quest Heroes is a genuine delight of a game. It's endlessly playable, both in short bursts and longer sessions, has a truly enjoyable cast of characters, and an infectious sense of humour. You might feel bad massacring entire family lines of slimes, but other than that I can't see anyone finding anything but joy from their time with this one.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2015

This has been a good year for Warriors-style games, but Dragon Quest Heroes is the best of the lot.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2016

An uttering fantastic game, Dragon Quest Heroes is more then deserving of your time. If you like hack n' slash games, do not pass this one up!

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85 / 100
Oct 27, 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below is an excellent musou game and a blast to play. It retains its Dragon Quest heritage beautifully, while still creating an experience fun for any fan of musou gameplay.

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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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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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9 / 10
Aug 17, 2017

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below is a very addictive game. While it is a bit repetitive due to the nature of its gameplay, it never stops being fun. I definitely recommend giving this a go since I'm sure you'll have fun with this nice twist on the formula. And if you like it, be sure to pick up its sequel as well!

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2015

I feel like I've only touched the surface of how much I enjoyed Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes vermischt die bisherige Dynasty Warriors Formel mit einer guten Mischung an Dragon Quest Fanservice und guten Action RPG Elementen. Die taktische Komponente kommt zwar etwas zu kurz und auch Herausforderungen sind sehr rar zu finden, aber sowohl Neueinsteiger als auch Dragon Quest Veteranen werden mit dem Titel auf jeden Fall ihren Spaß haben.

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8.2 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2015

Above all, Dragon Quest Heroes perfectly captures one of the most essential parts of the series: that it prides itself on joy. It's a quality that overshadows its shortcomings. Too many JRPGs are overly serious and shove the same tropes down your throat again and again. The levity and unabashed enthusiasm of Dragon Quest creates a childlike wonder that's still enchanting more than 25 years after the original 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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8 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2015

With an attractive cartoon charm and some well-integrated RPG and tactical mechanics, Dragon Quest Heroes offers more entertainment than the average musou-style game

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8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2015

The balance that Dragon Quest Heroes walks between trivial fun and deeper strategizing is precarious. At any point in the 30-plus hours I played, I felt like it could have tipped over, leaving a boring, button-mashing shell of a game. Amazingly, it never did.

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8 / 10
Oct 7, 2015

The slime army awaits, wide-eyed and smiling as worlds collide in this inspired Dragon Quest spin-off.

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USgamer
Top Critic
Oct 13, 2015

There are so many ways that Dragon Quest Heroes could have gone wrong. Thankfully, Omega Force does right by the classic franchise, and they take the opportunity to streamline their own formula as well. The story could have been better, and the repetitive gameplay comes close to wearing out its welcome, but otherwise Dragon Quest Heroes counts as another win for Omega Force.

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