Dragon Warrior


The other day I was downtown and decided to visit the Iceman who owns a video game buy/sell/trade store.  His prices are what you would expect from a reseller and nothing to write home about.  That being said, a while ago I had traded in some old PS2 games that I didn’t want, and since I had the voucher on me decided to see what he had in stock.  There were several titles that I wanted… all over priced, but since I only rarely go downtown I figured I should cash in.  One of the titles I picked up was Dragon Warrior II.  The stick price was $50 which is hardly a bargain, but since I had a $90 voucher, it didn’t hurt too bad.  I haven’t played any of the games in the series yet, though I’ve seen quite a lot of it as a friend in high school ranted and raved about it.  It looks like an okay, but unfortunately pales in comparison to Sega’s Phantasy Star.  As inappropriate as it is to mention on a blog dedicated to Nintendo, Sega really had out done itself with the PS series (except for part 3 which had potential but was a really big disappointment).  In fact I would go so far as to say the most fun I’ve had with a console RPG is Phantasy Star II… but that’s for another blog.

Unfortunately there is not a cover that I can print out on the cover project website.  If you have the game, please upload a scan of the cover.  My collection just won’t be complete with out it.  They have I, II, and IV posted, but not III.  So sad:(

Dragon Warrior came out in 1986… which I believe was a year ahead of the Phantasy Star release.  For what it was… it seems like an okay game.  I’ll update more as I progress through the game however it will be a while as I’m currently playing Metroid Hunters on the DS, and Gothic 3 for the PC.  As I get more into the game I think I’m going to hold a contest to see which title (Dragon Warrior or Phantasy Star) had the better slime monster. I’m not holding my breath on the DW version because if I remember correctly there was no monster animation.  However the DW slime did have eyes and a smile which was rather frightening.  I mean think about it… you are minding your own business when out of nowhere a slime jumps out at you??

ImageImage                            ]Dragon Warrior                                Phantasy Star

YIKES!!!  What demonic hell-spawn created these foul beasts?!  It is these types of monsters that chase me in my dreams and cause me to wake up in a cold sweat!  Freddy Kruger has nothing on these slimes.


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