PhoneArena game of the week: Dragon Quest V

PhoneArena game of the week: Dragon Quest V

Developer: SQUARE ENIXDownload: iOSAndroid
Genre: RPGPrice: $14.99

Let's start off the week with some fun! We're kicking off a weekly column that we plan to publish on Mondays to present you with our favorite game of the week. We've set no limits to the genre, platform, or price, but as all things 'favorite', the PhoneArena game of the week choice will be subjective.

One thing that our game of the week pick won't be, though, is of poor quality. We can't guarantee that you'd love the genre of the game we've picked, but it should be a good choice for those who do. And if you disagree with our choice, feel free to express your opinion and give other suggestions in the comments below. We'll consider your thoughts, and even if we don't change our mind, the comments are open for other gamers to draw inspiration from!

With no further ado, the game that gets the honor of being featured this week is Square Enix’s' Dragon Quest V for Android, iPhone and iPad.

The Dragon Quest series is one of the most acclaimed role-playing games out there. The series launched in Japan in the 90s, and the fifth instalment has one of the most engaging stories of all. Interestingly, the release was localized to English about a decade after its original release in Japan due to various reasons (financial ones being key). It offers the familiar gameplay style and graphics for the Dragon Quest series, but with more elaborate dungeons and a good rendition on mobile, it still offers a depth of gameplay that most current-day RPGs cannot match.

The story revolves around the story of a small boy on a journey across the world with his father, Pankraz. The adventures on the road and the passing of time make our hero learn and grow, and eventually adopt his father’s quest to find the Legendary Hero.

The game is pricey - as all Square Enix games in the series - but it’s a price that lovers of the genre would find just given the long and engaging gameplay. We also wouldn’t count on sales that Square Enix usually does for older games after they are available for at least a few months on app stores (simply put, it will take quite a few game until this game goes on sale). Check out how Dragon Quest V looks right below, and don’t hesitate to let us know your thoughts about the game in the comments section.

Developer: SQUARE ENIXDownload: iOS, Android
Genre: RPGPrice: $14.99


Runner-up


We've done this in the past couple of game of the week articles, and this time again there is a game worth the runner-up title. It's another port from the golden age of PC gaming, but this time it's in the genre and best traditions of point-and-click adventure.

We're speaking about Murder in the Hotel Lisbon by Nerd Monkeys. With enchanting retro pixel-art graphics, and an engaging gameplay, this game puts you in the role of solving a mega-murder hyper-story. The game also takes pride in its 'crappy jokes', but in reality it is a refreshingly funny, little humorous creation. And quite honestly, how can one resist a game that says it's the 'best game ever*' with the asterisk explained as it being 'not the best game ever'.

The price of Murder in the Hotel Lisbon is set at $2.99, a reasonable cost for this madness of a murder case.

Developer: Nerd MonkeysDownload: iOS, Android
Genre: AdventurePrice: $2.99

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6 Comments

1. engineer-1701d unregistered

dragon quest should be renamed dragonball come on no one can tell me the cover art is not taken from dbz

2. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Made by the same artist.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

The cover may be similar, but the first Dragon Quest game preceeded Dragon Ball Z by 3 years.

3. Asa17

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Dragon Quest is an awesome series and part 5 (Hand of the Heavenly Bride) is nothing short of a Masterpiece!

5. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Game looks fantastic. Will buy fo sure.

6. imparanoic

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

i rather buy this game on my ps vita ( if available)

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