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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King continues the mega-hit turn-based role-playing strategy of Dragon Quest - the worldwide hit, now available for Americans to enjoy. You're the last survivor of King Torode's army, and the king and his daughter have both been transformed. As his final warrior, you must track down the evil jester who stole his powerful scepter and caused this tragedy. The full-orchestral soundtrack, completely renovated GUI menu system, new battle abilities, and improved animations will take your breath away, while the living, breathing anime world offers a wealth of new places to explore. An epic tale of friendship, bravery, and adventure awaits you on the grassy fields, snow-capped mountains, and restless seas of Dragon Quest VIII.
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  • Strategy and role-playing combined - Each level you go up, you'll get new experience points to spend -- you'll also have to seletc the right weapons and magic combos for maximum combat effect
  • Tension system enhances the action - forgo attacking for a few rounds, then build up your power to unleash a multi-hit combo that destroys opponents
  • Special Bonus Disc with playable demo of Final Fantasy XII included!
From the Manufacturer
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is the latest installment of the immensely popular Dragon Quest series and the first to be released for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. For the first time ever, the colorful characters, exotic environments, and daunting dungeons of the Dragon Quest universe have made the transition to glorious 3D. In their continent-spanning adventure, players will be immersed in a unique world of seemingly limitless possibilities.

Features:

  • A traditional turn-based battle system with jaw-dropping graphics merges the old with the new
  • Cut-scenes feature voice-overs bursting with wit and charm--added exclusively for the North American version
  • A totally revamped graphical user interface makes the classic Dragon Quest gameplay even more accessible--another feature exclusive to the North American version
  • Individual party members' behavior can be customized for optimal battle performance
  • Party members deploy awesome attacks and spectacular spells in stunning 3D
  • Enhanced music and sound effects stay true to the Dragon Quest series while providing a fresh listening experience
  • Characters designed by Akira Toriyama are brought to life by an amazing cel-shading 
  • graphics engine, bringing gamers of all ages into a world straight out of Japanese animation
  • Finely tuned game balance makes this title easy to pickup, but challenging to master