Dragon Quest IX
So, itâ€™s been a while since I got my teeth into a lengthy RPG on the DS â€“ largely because I havenâ€™t actually owned a DS for a couple of years. My recent acquisition, however, of a shiny new blue 3DS means that I have a huge backlog of JRPGs to catch up on. It seemed fitting that a Square Enix one was first.
Recently, most of my gaming time has been spent on either the brutal-tastic Dark Souls on the 360 or beta testing The Old Republic on the PC. Itâ€™s problematic doing this at the weekend due to both my boys nurturing an unhealthy Skyrim obsession â€“ Matts on the PC and Tristan on the 360. So, handheld gaming is where itâ€™s at.
So, while this is a game diary entry, I have to come clean and say that Iâ€™ve done nothing more than stick the cart in the 3DS. I will create a character today, and it will be a little girly called Bague (because itâ€™s tradition, dontcha-know) but itâ€™s likely to be tomorrow before I actually start playing. Hereâ€™s to the next hundred or so hours of slime-bashing!
Also (whispers) I should probably confess that this is my first Dragon Quest game!