Dragon Quest IX is going to be the hardest DQ ever


Being a European means my ability to play Dragon Quest games have always been rather limited. However, we Brits did manage to get our hands on Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King and all I can say is that it was pretty bloody challenging. If anybody felt that was too hard, however, they better run for the hills -- DQIX is going to be even tougher.

"We make the game to be quite hard," says series creator Yuji Horii. "It's harder than any of the previous titles, and the enemies are also powerful ... We strengthened the bosses, stuff like that."

Apparently, part of the reason for the high difficulty is to offset the fact that gamers can look up things on the Internet these days, which seems to be accepted as a part of the gameplay experience. I guess the thinking here is that a hard boss is hard, no matter what you look at on the Internet. 

I don't mind this news, but the DSi is certainly more frail than a game controller. Please don't make me throw it, Square Enix!

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