Review in Progress: Dragon Quest of the Stars

February 26, 2020 1 min read

Dragon Quest is, without a doubt, one of my favorite properties in all of entertainment. It's also one that tends to leave me yearning far more often than it quenches my thirst for it. While we in the west need not fear a lack of localization for non-MMO mainline entries in the franchise, a good chunk of Dragon Quest games don't see our shores. Several 3DS titles never left Japan, along with numerous arcade machines and mobile apps.

One such app was Hoshi no Dragon Quest. Originally released in Japan back in 2015, it seemed destined to stay exclusive to its home turf until last year, when Square Enix announced a localization was on the way. I eagerly downloaded it the moment it became available, fully aware that a five-year-old, free-to-play mobile RPG might be set up to squeeze me out of some cash rather than provide me with a worthwhile adventure.

Review in Progress: Dragon Quest of the Stars screenshot