Dragon Quest Treasures, a prequel to the wonderful Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age, is now obtainable on PC. The sport launched final 12 months as a Nintendo Change unique, bringing the sequence’ iconic slimes and music to a brand new setting. Dragon Quest Treasures can also be Steam Deck verified, if you wish to full its little treasure hunts on the go (or within the consolation of your mattress).
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Dragon Quest Treasures follows Dragon Quest XI’s fellow thief Eric and his sister Mia via their childhood orphans. It is too grim for a sequence whose mascot is a grinning blue slime, although. Then, in a Peter Pan twist, the 2 youngsters are whisked away to an alternate dimension stuffed with floating islands within the sky and an infinite provide of hidden treasures. That treasure is normally a bit of Dragon Quest historical past: a personality statue, essential merchandise, or different nostalgic factor.
Eric and Mia then use these hidden goodies to develop their railroad headquarters which serves as a journey system between the floating islands. However that headquarters can also be a base to your band of treasure hunters, which on this case is made up of monsters, slightly than the ragtag heroes Dragon Quest normally brings collectively. The recruitable monsters are as pleasant as they appear this time round and can allow you to use their glide, crawl or sprint skills to succeed in new heights and much more treasure.
Eric and Mia’s journey in Draconia (or Neverland) is kind of totally different from the remainder of the long-running sequence, because the turn-based fight is modified to a extra action-oriented one. Nevertheless, Dragon Quest XI’s heat and homely persona is a part of the rationale it made our listing of the very best RPGs, and that allure appears to have made the journey to Draconia as properly. So I am tempted to get on that magical practice too.
Dragon Quest Treasures is obtainable on Steam for £43 / $50.