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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2004)

Doragon kuesuto VIII: Sora no daichi to norowareshi himegimi (original title)
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The game begins with the court jester of the kingdom of Trodain, Dhoulmagus, stealing an ancient scepter and casting a spell on Trodain castle.


Akihiro Hino


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Grover ... Yangus (voice)
Emma Ferguson Emma Ferguson ... Jessica Albert (voice)
Blake Ritson ... Angelo (voice)
Jon Glover ... King Trode (voice)
Victoria Shalet Victoria Shalet ... Princess Medea (voice)
Josh Cohen ... Marcello (voice)
Keith Wickham ... Dhoulmagus (voice)
Brian Bowles Brian Bowles ... Morrie (voice) (as Brian Bowels)
Richard Pearce Richard Pearce ... Prince Charmles (voice)
Jessica Martin Jessica Martin ... Empyrea (voice)
Jonathan Keeble Jonathan Keeble ... Rhapthorne (voice)
Kerry Shale ... Additional Voices (voice)
Sarah Hadland ... Additional Voices (voice)
Cate Debenham Cate Debenham ... Additional Voices (voice)
Morwenna Banks ... Additional Voices (voice)


The game begins with the court jester of the kingdom of Trodain, Dhoulmagus, stealing an ancient scepter and casting a spell on Trodain castle.

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27 November 2004 (Japan) See more »

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King See more »

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The first game in the series to be in full 3D, including characters in the field. See more »


Yangus: I've prob'ly said it before, but it beats me 'ow you ended up workin' for an old codger like 'im! Not that I can talk, though, eh? Guess people say the same thing about me workin' for you.
[Then King Trode stands up]
King Trode: Hm? Old codger? I do hope you're not referring to me! What would you know? A lowlife like you wouldn't recognise nobility if it came up and bit you on the... arrrgh!
[They both got angry and glared at each other. Then King Trode has an exclamation mark over his head]
King Trode: Enough ...
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Beautiful Game
19 June 2007 | by ChibichasechanSee all my reviews

Dragon Quest 8, a story about a traveling company to find the evil jest Dhoulmages, who stole the Scepter from the Kingdom of Trodain. With the scepter's power, he turned the King of Trodain into a small, green creature, and his only daughter, Medea, into a beautiful horse. Along with those powers, came thorns that covered the castle with it's tight grasp, turning everyone to stone, except for the King, Medea, and another person, whose name is chosen by the gamer, I will refer to him as HERO, as the guide mentions him.

I have not finished this game yet, for it is very long, and you must take breath-taking hours looking for all the treasure chests in this huge world, so vast it will take you many hours to explore all of it, while the first 3/4 of the game is on foot, or by sea. The rest you fly on a bird, and certain locations come to your disposal. I love the graphics in this game also. Not many people like these graphics, but I happen to love these cartoon graphics, which I believe it to make the gamer more involved with it, and there is a little bit of humor in it. Which leads me to my favorite character, Angelo. Strong with the sword, and strong with the heart. Very smart I believe, and very nice.

But the thing I love the most out of this amazing game, is the music. I have not heard such beautiful music in my life in any game, not even Shadow of the Colossus fulfills this goal. Especially the World Map. That song just gives me goosebumps whenever I listen to it, and sometimes I find myself just staring into space, looking at my wall, listening to it and doing nothing. Another song that really gives me goosebumps is the song when you are on the ship. That is my favorite song in the game, and i could listen to it all day long and easily fall asleep to it. Since I haven't finished the game yet, I will eventually like another song.

Definant 9/10.

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