|Reviewer: anizaniacs||Date: Apr 2, 2002|
|This is the first of the DW series. It has a simple plot. DW is actually one of the first fighting games that has a one on one battle system. It is ok but not enough for me to say that it is ""grand"".
Don't give the enemies any chance especially the Demon Knight and Magi-Wyvern foes.
|Reviewer: Whimsy||Date: Dec 16, 2001|
|Dragon Warrior! What more needs to be said? Well, if you are like the majority, then not much. However, if you are a critic, then you will agree that a lot more needs to be understood.
Overall: 7 If you want a game you can enjoy, play nethack. If you want to see what the hype machine known as Nintendo Power could deficate into the public's vision, grab this. This game was free at one point, and after playing, yhou will know why.
If you want a game you can enjoy, play nethack. If you want to see what the hype machine known as Nintendo Power could deficate into the public's vision, grab this. This game was free at one point, and after playing, yhou will know why.
|Reviewer: RayTapia||Date: Dec 3, 2001|
|This game is first off, a classic. I watched my mom play it as a young boy. The puzzles had me then, and as i played it at an older gae i knew why she sat for hours on end playing this game. The plot is a basic save the princess type. For the most part you go around lvling.(hoping for that chance that you get critical strike on your enemy. The plot draws you in because you have to not only save the princess, but find Erdricks armor, Erdricks sword, and prove that you are of the line of Erdrick. There is 4 bosses in this game. 1: the Axe Night atop erdricks armor in a tattered village.(spooky)2:The Golem that has a weakness you must exploit to kill.3: The hard Red Dragon(hardest dragon type) that stands between you and the legendary erdricks sword.(only sword that can penetrate the dragons scales. Finally the last boss the dragonlord. He asks you to be his ally, and as a TRUE hero you say no!! he attacks. You kill the dragonlord then POOF his true form. A fire breathingblue dragon that is ferocious. When you kill him you go back to the castle as the greatest hero of all time. Great game. my 2nd favorite.(my favorite is dragon warrior 2)
Play this game if you are a true RPG fan. this one started them all.
|Reviewer: The Journeyman||Date: Jul 11, 2001|
|I won't use numbers but I'll tell you this.
Dragon Warrior should be the RPG every fan should play, right up there with the Final Fantasy series. The simplistic outlook doesn't hurt the game too much; in fact, it makes it more fun to play.
A big difference between FF and DW is that FF generally has more plot. Most of what you do in this game is fight. Fight, fight, and fight. And save a princess. And fight again.
And there are few ""boss monsters"" in this game as well. Closest being the Green Dragon that you fight to save the princess and the Axe Knight that stands atop Erdrick's Armor. And perhaps golem. Of course, the Dragonlord is your final enemy in the game; the ONLY unique enemy besides Golem.
Basically, the idea is to fight for GP and ExP. When you get enough GP, upgrade your armor or weapon. You can completely bypass the best buyable armor and sword if you plan it right; that's the problem. The game plot is a bit shortcoming, as after the princess it's just leveling until you fight the Dragonlord.
I wouldn't pass this up; it's nice to spend some time hitting that ExP mark and really feel you've done something.
|Reviewer: Jigsaw||Date: Jul 1, 2001|
|This first game in the Dragon Warrior series set the standard for all future RPGs. Games such as Final Fantasy were modelled after this one. You are the descendant of Erdrick. Your goal is to defeat the evil Dragonlord who ransacked the kingdom of Alefgard and recover the stolen Ball of Light. Along the way you will have various sidequests to conquer before you can reach the Dragonlord's island, such as recovering the items to make the Rainbow Drop and rescue Princess Gwaelin from a Green Dragon.
If you play any RPGs, this game is a must to play. The people in Japan will tell you this as well -- Dragon Warrior (known as Dragon Quest in Japan) is the best selling RPG series, far above even Final Fantasy.