Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Three’s Woe and the Blight Below is a game that’s trudging through unfamiliar territory, and that was proven today as we got our hands on the game at Square Enix’s Comic-Con booth.
Although in some aspects it looks like Square’s next big RPG, we might be a little far from that.
Instead of the battle system similar to all other Dragon Quest games before it, Dragon Quest Heroes has more action, rather than just tapping A on the controller.
We were treated to two levels. The first of which was Field of Fiends, which simply requires players to wipe out all the enemies you have intruding in your area. The other playable level was Whacksody in Blue, a boss level.
Anyway, the fact that the game is a hack-and-slash beat-em-up totally caught me off guard. In fact, it plays exactly like Dynasty Warriors and Hyrule Warriors does, except with Dragon Quest-based enemies obviously. It was easy plowing through slimes, knights, and knights on balls on the road to victory. The fact that they were all marked on the map made it a whole lot easier to also find the level’s main boss, which we killed extremely quickly.
Whacksody in Blue was a level that took an “a ha” moment for us to beat. The level immediately drops you into the action in front of a boss, so the natural inclination would be to just keep hitting him, right? Yeah, if you wanna play the game for years. Using the game’s blueprint map, we were able to find cannons that we were able to use to knock the boss out after a few shots.
As of right now, Dragon Quest Heroes is shaping up well, but that’s usually how it is with hack-and-slash titles. The game is scheduled for release on October 13, 2015, and you can bet we’ll be here to review it.
Editor’s Note: Wow wow wow. This game’s subtitle is a damn mouthful.