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Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

86%

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Based on 42 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo 3DSSep 16, 2016

Publishers: Square Enix, Nintendo

Genre: RPG

Travel to the past to save the present as you restore forgotten lands and battle an unknown evil in this classic DRAGON QUEST adventure completely rebuilt from the ground up for the Nintendo 3DS system. Customize your party with over 30 vocations and level up in turn-based battles to learn new spells and abilities in this timeless quest! Featuring character and monster designs from acclaimed artist Akira Toriyama, in the Dragon Quest VII game, you'll explore an ever-changing world filled with mystery, intrigue, and danger. On your quest you'll meet a captivating cast of characters that will help you change time as you solve their problems and save their lives. Expand and share your adventure even more with the StreetPass™ feature—send and receive traveller's tablets to explore new dungeons that contain rare monsters and unique equipment.
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Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past - Official Game Trailer - Nintendo E3 2016

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Despite the much-needed visual overhaul, if you spent 100+ hours with the PlayStation original there’s maybe not quite enough in this 3DS update to tempt you back. But if Dragon Quest VII doesn’t always justify the significant length of its journey, anyone looking for some good story content to last them well into the winter months will find a portable RPG that dwarfs most of its console counterparts.

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An excellent remake of a game that represents one of the logical extremes of Japanese role-players, and yet remains surprisingly endearing despite its flaws.

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Dragon Quest 7 ties together a bunch of fun mini-adventures into a lengthy, nostalgic package

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If a traditional menu-based RPG that spans nearly 100 hours isn't your idea of a good time, run away from Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past. Run away *screaming*. On the other hand, if you want to tuck into a great RPG for months at a time, you couldn't ask for a better companion.

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