This is, after all, a Dragon Quest game. Removing a few specifics can make this a review of nearly any of the nine games in the series, and while the comfort of the series is welcome, the more trying aspects have grown thin over time. Perhaps it is because Dragon Quest IX felt a touch more modern than VI, but I found myself losing interest much more quickly after the first fifteen hours. Still, the core game remains enjoyable, and as predicted, I can assure fans of the series that they will have plenty of fun. I wouldn't, however, recommend this to new Dragon Quest players, who should instead play the more user-friendly IX.