TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Dragon Quest V’

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The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn’t necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable “best" thing. Instead, it’s more just us picking out the single game out of the week’s releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one.

These picks might be controversial, and that’s OK. If you disagree with what we’ve chosen, let’s try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why.

Without further ado…


Dragon Quest V

This week’s Game of the Week choice was a tough one, as a bunch of cool stuff came out in the past five days and there’s several that would make a great case for being chosen. However, we’re going with the (probably) obvious choice in Dragon Quest V ($14.99). It’s simply one of the GREATEST RPGs OF ALL TIME, according to Kanye We- er, I mean our own Shaun Musgrave.

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However, putting aside the fact that it’s a fantastic game in its own right, it’s also quite noteworthy just for the simple fact that the iOS version is so easily accessible, and quite a bargain all things considered. The history of the Dragon Quest franchise is a bumpy one, and it’s taken a couple of decades for gamers to finally get an English version of this particular entry, so the fact that you can easily tap a couple of buttons on your pocket computer and beam the game onto it out of thin air is pretty extraordinary.

So if you’re a fan of Dragon Quest, or just a fan of RPGs in general, this might be the only time you’ve come across an opportunity to own and play Dragon Quest V. Savor that. This game is good, like real good, so download this bad boy and enjoy every second of it. If you need further convincing, you should definitely read Shaun’s full review as well as visit the thread in our forums.


    ******************** This grand adventure, unfolding over three generations, is now available to play in the palm of you…
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