I’ve been wanting to mention these games since the original came out, and with the sequel being recently released, I decided this would be a great time to stop putting it off.
I was super excited to get the first game in 2016, and it didn’t disappoint. In fact, it exceeded by hopes and expectations. Sure, there are the obvious comparisons to Minecraft. But this game takes most of the great stuff about Minecraft and adds so much more. There is a fun, deeper-than-expected story, memorable NPCs, an amazing soundtrack comprised of new renditions of classic songs from the Dragon Quest series. and to top it off, it captures all the charm the series has come to be known for. Even when silly, it’s fun and adorable. The recipes come over time as you progress through the story. This requires patience for those ready to build the biggest and most varied creations, but it’s also quite rewarding to unlock them. I played Dragon Quest Builders on PSVita, and would probably rank it among my favorites of all time.
After all of the countless hours of enjoyment I got from playing the original, I was naturally super excited when Dragon Quest Builders 2 was announced. I even pre-ordered both the game and season pass months ahead of time (which is a rarity for me nowadays). This time around I’m playing the Nintendo Switch version.
I haven’t finished it yet, but so far it’s amazing – bigger and better than the original with so much more to do. It’s just as story based as the original. The amount of new stuff and activities is staggering. The story seems to be even better so far also. While you don’t need to have played the original to understand it, there are plenty of references to the first game, which makes it even more rewarding to those who played it first. What’s so unlike any other building game I’ve played are the sections of story which take you away from the main area of the game. Right now my character has been thrown into a prison with all tools and items taken away. While I’m anxious to get back to my beloved Isle of Awakening and continue building, sections like this add to a fun story.
If you haven’t played these games yet, check them out! They are by far by favorite building games!
Below are some pics of my character. 😉