Review: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Sony PlayStation 4)

Review by Matt S.

Dragon Quest XI is what many Final Fantasy fans wished that the numbered Final Fantasies would be. Not that the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy and XV, representing the last decade or so of single player Final Fantasy, were in any way bad. It's just that they also didn't do much to capture the essence, structure, and design of the beloved franchise that was established before them. Dragon Quest XI, by contrast, could effortlessly be turned into a SNES entry into the series simply by pixelating everything and then flattening it all down to two dimensions. It is, by far, the most traditional JRPG on the PlayStation 4, and it didn't need to be any more than that to be a true delight.

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