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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PlayStation 2)

90
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Credits

Core Design Group

ScenarioYuji Horii
Game DesignYuji Horii
Character & Monster DesignAkira Toriyama
Music ComposerKōichi Sugiyama
DirectorAkihiro Hino
Scenario StaffJin Fujisawa, Atsushi Narita, Amo Kamimura, Shigeki Nakadera

Level-5 Inc.

Programming DirectorYasuhiro Akasaka
3D System ProgramKenji Matsusue
Main ProgramTomohiro Misei, Youichi Kawaguchi
Battle System ProgramTakayuki Kobayashi, Koji Chado, Mamoru Itagaki
Motion Systems & Plug-InsMakoto Shikasho
Scenario ScriptMasahiro Noda, Yoshio Fukushima, Tetsu Konno, Yukinori Yamaguchi, Keiji Noda, Naohiro Ikeda, Takaharu Takesada, Kiyonori Tsutsumi, Kazuma Shinkawa
Programming SupportUsuke Kumagai
Character DirectorJun Sonobe
Main Character Models & MotionAkiyuki Tomita
Sub‑Character DesignTomokazu Arisaka
Sub-Character Models & MotionKengo Todaka, Shinya Hayakawa, Chie Sasaki, Hiroto Jinnouchi, Akiko Shigeto, Jun Suzuki
Event MotionEmiko Ikeuchi, Takashi Hara
2D Graphics DesignNoriaki Sonoda, Miho Tanaka, Noriko Maruya, Kazuyuki Koga, Takahiro Koshio, Yukari Fujiki
Event Movie ArrangementEiji Ishii
Monster & Effects DirectorKentaro Motomura
Monster Models & MotionJun Maeda, Takahiro Fujimatsu, Takehiro Fujii, Tomoe Ueda, Yoshiaki Kusuda, Hiroshi Niwa, Hiroshi Sawano, Takayoshi Hirose, Kenichi Kurakari, Yuuki Kokubu, Takeshi Akasaka, Mineaki Sugata
Effects DesignYoshiaki Kōya, Rika Yamashita, Youhei Fujimura, Mitsuhito Nakajo
Art DirectorsTakayuki Sameshima, Kazunari Matsuo
Original BackgroundsShinichi Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Yanai, Kaoru Minami
Map GraphicsNaoko Mori, Miyuki Sumiyoshi, Noboru Tsuda, Tadahiro Masuya, Wataru Shimanouchi, Akari Uchino, Hisami Miyamoto, Daisuke Koga, Kousuke Uemura, Yasuyoshi Sasaki, Tatsuya Asano, Hidenobu Sasaki, Kengo Okabe, Yasuhito Tsugimoto, Hiroshi Matsuyama, Tetsuya Maeda, Nahoko Kawabata, Satoshi Baba, Masako Arakawa, Daisuke Simakawa, Naotsugu Zushi, Yasuhiro Fukuyama
Sound EffectsDai Yamanaka
Sound Production SupportTomohito Nishiura, Yumiko Hashizume, Takeshi Inou
Special ThanksTakeshi Majima, Taku Tanaka, Jiro Morinaga, Keiji Nagao, Koji Hori, Noriko Ikeura, Tatsuru Nakaza, Yukiko Harada, Tomoko Hirayabu, Asako Fujita
MusicTokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Conducted ByKōichi Sugiyama
Music ProgrammingKōichi Sugiyama (SUGIYAMA KOBO), Hidenori Miyanaga (TOSE), Ryoue Takagi (TOSE)
Dialogue ProductionSIDE UK LTD.
Voice CastingAndy Emery, Cheryl Prince
Voice DirectionKate Saxon
Sound Engineer (Dialogue)Ant Hales
Lead ActorsRicky Grover, Emma Ferguson, Blake Riston, Jon Glover, Victoria Shalet, Josh Cohen, Keith Wickham, Brian Bowels, Richard Pearce, Jessica Martin, Jonathan Keeble
Other ActorsKerry Shale, Sarah Hadland, Cate Debenham, Morwenna Banks, Simon Greenall, Stephen Grief, David Holt, Eve Karpf, Jo Wyatt, Jon Voce, Jonathan Kydd, Peter Dickson, Ewan Bailey, Emma Tate, Robbie Stevens, Stephen Critchlow, Caroline Bernstein, Lewis Macleod, Maria Darling, Mark Silk, Walter Lewis, Rob Rackstraw, Laurel Lefkow, Rupert Degas, Jack Burke

Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Project Management Division 4th Unit (Dragon Quest Series) - General ManagerYū Miyake
Project Management Division 4th Unit (Dragon Quest Series) - Public RelationsRyoichi Kuramochi
Project Management Division 4th Unit (Dragon Quest Series) StaffTakamasa Shiba, Hiroshi Satō, Mayumi Takita
Localization DirectorJin Kimura
Translation DirectorRichard Mark Honeywood
TranslatorsWill Blatchley (PLUS ALPHA TRANSLATIONS), Clare Saracine (PLUS ALPHA TRANSLATIONS), Matt Alt (ALTJAPAN), Hiroko Yoda (ALTJAPAN)
Localization EditorMorgan Rushton
Localization AssistantsNaima Yamamoto, Mizue Uda
Other Localization StaffYuko Tomizawa
Localization General ManagerMasashi Hiramatsu
QA CoordinatorKōji Numata
QA Assistant PlannerMikihiro Hayashi
QA Technical EngineersKazuya Okamoto, Hisato Iwatsuki
QA Technical AssistantsYusuke Sadamasa
QA Senior TesterMinako Ikeda
QA TestersMasaki Nakamura, Akira Morishita, Yasuhiro Hayashida, Kenichi Yamamoto, Mei Ito, Takaaki Hagiwara, Shinya Kawamura, ...and all other QA staff
QA Technical DirectorHideyuki Kato
QA ManagerYukihiro Shibuya
QA General ManagerKoji Yamashita
Senior Vice President & General Manager (Publicity)Kōji Taguchi
Publicity StaffMinako Gotō, Ayako Kawamoto, Makiko Noda
Ratings AdvisorsHiroko Hamada, Reiko Kondō, Sueko Kogai, Akira Kashiwagi
Legal ManagerAyako Hino
Special ThanksSUGIYAMA KOBO, Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru, Kaori Okada, Keiji Honda, Katrin Darolle, Hiroshi Hatajima (GAL ENTERPRISE)
Assistant ProducersEisuke Yokoyama, Noriyoshi Fujimoto, Naofumi Matsushita, Naomi Ozawa
ProducersRyutaro Ichimura, Yoshiki Watabe
Chief ProducersYū Miyake, Taichi Inuzuka
General ProducerYukinobu Chida
PublisherYoichi Wada

Square Enix, Inc.

Quality Assurance ManagerDavid Carrillo (Ribs)
Assistant QA ManagerMohammed A. C. Wright
Senior QA CoordinatorAaron J. Adams
QA AssociateJason Sanders
QA CoordinatorMatthew A. Clift
Assistant CoordinatorsAlfred Holz, Greg Melancon, Robert Allen Peeler
QA TeamSam Baek, Cheryl Baker, Tim Bui, Carmelo Cabezo, John Clark, Kythera Contreras, Jesyka D'Itri, John Fournier, Jeremy Goldsmith, Chandler Green, Cassidy Hammermeister, Isagani Camangian, Alicia Y. Kim (Alicia Kim), Harley Meeks, Max P. Mena, Matt Sanchez, Lila Shin, Adam Raun, Steven Ray, Kien Trieu
QA TranslatorsArthur T. Kawamoto, Emi Maurer, Kazuo M. Tanaka
Localization ManagerYutaka Sano
Public RelationsSonia Im, Kumiko Hakushi, Frederick K. Hashi
Product MarketingFernando Bustamante, Felice V. Wu, Philip Ser, Dais Kawaguchi
Marketing CommunicationsPatrick H. Cervantes, Jonathan Cooperson, Tim Law
SalesAlaine C. de Leon, Traci Jones, Shundea K. Brooks
Legal CounselNeal Black
Executive Director, Sales & MarketingShinji Futami
Senior Vice PresidentShinji Hashimoto
President & COODaishiro Okada

Square Enix, Ltd.

President and CEOJohn Yamamoto
Senior Vice PresidentTomohiro Yoshikai
Senior Vice President - Sales and MarketingMichael Sherlock
Senior European Marketing ManagerDavid Dyett
Marketing Communications ManagerStéphanie Journau
PR ManagersAlex Huhtala, Charlotte Fraczek
Associate Manager - Marketing & PRAbbass Hussain
Chief of Production DepartmentSeb Ohsan Berthelsen
Associate Localisation ProducerYuko Tomizawa
QA SupervisorAndré Woitczyk
Technical AssistanceAlex Moresby
QA Coordinator (English Team)Morgan Rushton
QA Coordinator (French Team)Isaak Vié
QA Coordinator (German Team)Stefanie Jahn
QA Coordinators (Italian Team)Alessandro Bovenzi, Carlo Trevisan
QA Coordinator (Spanish Team)Ricardo Robredo Quintana
English QA TeamLao Akintoye, Oli Newton-Chance, Alex De Moller, Sofie Dodgson, Liban Hassan
French QA TeamCindy Bamba, Julien Bouille, Laure Deslandes, Eric Lestang, Jess Mallevre, Selçuk Sarpdag, Dimitri Siger-Perian
German QA TeamJay S. Bannmüller, David Gudisch, Inna Kaysina, Larissa Kogleck, Alastair Morse, Nora Neye, Miika Virtanen, Matthias Winter, Joe Witt
Italian QA TeamDario de Cesare, Rachele Dini, Mario Donisi, Enrico Ghira, Lorenzo Grimaldi, Riccardo Rossi
Spanish QA TeamIvette Bermúdez Cañete, Juan Carlos Chaparro, Álvaro Fernández González, Iria Lamas Pérez, Ana Lastra Álvarez, Raúl Nieto García, Píndaro Vargas-Farías, Alejandro Vivancos Galiano
Localisation TeamStefanie Deinet, Geneviève Marier Howard, Rafael Rios Perez
Special Thanks ToKatrin Darolle, Antonio Marfuggi, Joshua Wong, Ikuyo Sanford, Rustam Roy, Kumiko Kondo, Tomoko Nunomura, Toshio Murouchi, Michel Sainisch, Phil Spencer, Mark Bulley, Saori Hill, Andy Clark, Andi Ewington, Jo Wain, Anthony Hinds, Kirk O'Connor, Jim Smith

Other Games

In addition to this game, the following people are listed as working on other games. No more than 25 people are listed here, even if there are more than 25 people who have also worked on other games.

David Carrillo, 88 other games
Shinji Hashimoto, 86 other games
Yutaka Sano, 77 other games
Koji Yamashita, 75 other games
Yukihiro Shibuya, 74 other games
Yoichi Wada, 72 other games
Keiji Honda, 71 other games
Hideyuki Kato, 70 other games
John Yamamoto, 65 other games
Shinji Futami, 64 other games
Aaron J. Adams, 61 other games
Phil Spencer, 60 other games
Andy Emery, 59 other games
Kerry Shale, 57 other games
Seb Ohsan Berthelsen, 57 other games
Stéphanie Journau, 56 other games
Sonia Im, 54 other games
André Woitczyk, 54 other games
Lewis Macleod, 53 other games
Katrin Darolle, 51 other games
Fernando Bustamante, 49 other games
Alex Moresby, 47 other games
Masashi Hiramatsu, 47 other games
Kazuya Okamoto, 44 other games
Patrick H. Cervantes, 42 other games

Collaborations

People who have worked on this game have also collaborated on the creation of the following games:

Rogue Galaxy, a group of 85 people
Kingdom Hearts II, a group of 84 people
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, a group of 83 people
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, a group of 66 people
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors, a group of 50 people
Drakengard 2, a group of 48 people
Final Fantasy II, a group of 48 people
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, a group of 48 people
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, a group of 43 people
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, a group of 42 people
Jeanne d'Arc, a group of 42 people
Dragon Quest Wars, a group of 41 people
Final Fantasy Tactics, a group of 40 people
Final Fantasy XII, a group of 40 people
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, a group of 40 people
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales, a group of 38 people
Radiata Stories, a group of 37 people
The Last Remnant, a group of 37 people
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, a group of 37 people
Star Ocean: First Departure, a group of 36 people
Samurai Legend Musashi, a group of 36 people
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, a group of 36 people
Grandia III, a group of 35 people
Final Fantasy IV, a group of 35 people
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates, a group of 35 people

Credits for this game were contributed by breakyboy (1563), Freeman (16605), Ronica (228) and CrankyStorming (2678)