SmashPad’s Top 10 Games of 2018

9. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – PS4, PC

“It’s been 13 years since Dragon Quest was last on a console here in the West and that is why Dragon Quest XI‘s release this year was a breath of fresh air for a classic franchise that is rarely treated like a premier franchise by Square Enix over here. While other JPRGs “modernize” in weird ways that are alien to their roots, Dragon Quest XI is mostly faithful to what I loved most about the series without feeling stale like Tokyo RPG Factory’s JRPGs.” Chris Selogy, Managing Editor