The second instalment in the celebrated Dragon Quest series finally comes to mobile! Explore fair lands and foul dungeons in this all-time classic RPG!
Every wondrous weapon, spectacular spell and awesome adversary in this rich fantasy world is yours to discover in a single standalone package. Download it once, and there’s nothing else to buy, and nothing else to download!
※In-game text is available in English only.
A century has passed since the events of DRAGON QUEST, during which time three new nations have been founded by the offspring of the great hero of Alefgard.
But the peace they have long enjoyed is no more. Demon hosts summoned forth from the darkness by the fallen High Priest Hargon have brought the land to the brink of ruin once again.
Now, the young prince of Midenhall—a descendant of the legendary warrior Erdrick—must set out to find the two other heirs to the heroic bloodline so that together they might defeat the nefarious Hargon and restore peace to their world.
◆ Game Features
・Whether you’re keen to pick up where the first part of the Erdrick Trilogy left off, or are entirely new to the series, DRAGON QUEST II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line is sure to take you on an unforgettable journey.
・In this early example of an open-world adventure, players are free to wander the wilds, brave monster-infested dungeons, or take to the seas in search of new lands—discovering ever more powerful abilities and valuable treasures along the way!
・Simple, Intuitive Controls
The game’s controls are designed to work perfectly with the vertical layout of any modern mobile device, and the position of the movement button can be changed to facilitate both one- and two-handed play.
・Experience the multi-million selling series, beloved both in Japan and beyond, and see how the masterful talents of series creator Yuji Horii first combined with the revolutionary synthesizer sounds of Koichi Sugiyama and the wildly popular manga illustrations of Akira Toriyama to create a gaming sensation.
◆ Supported iOS Devices/Operating Systems ◆
・iPhone 4 and above/iPad/iPod touch (4th generation and above)
・iOS4.3 and above
A fantastic port
If you want to experience Dragon Quest 2, this is by far the superior way. All the other ports can be described as "outdated" in certain ways. Non-user friendly menus and unhealthy amounts of grinding are no longer an issue here.
Let me stress that, in my opinion, this game has well balanced grinding, at least, out of all the other ports of Dragon Quest 2. Glad that Square Enix decided against padding the game with grinding, when they could have made it significantly worse and added IAP's. I'm very pleased that they didn't do that!
The biggest problem about this port is that it forces portrait mode. Not a problem for phones, I'd probably argue it's preferable to play it vertically on phones. But it is fairly cumbersome to play on tablets like that, it would be far better to play it in landscape mode for a tablet. I didn't think it was a massive problem, but I'm sure for some people it could turn them away from purchasing it.
At the start I wrote that this was the best port of DQ2, I mean unless you're Japanese, because then you'd have the PS4 and 3DS ports, which would be better than this IMO, purely because it's identical to this port, except you could play horizontally. But we don't have those yet, and I'm sure they'd probably cost more than this copy does anyway.
In summary, this is a great port of Dragon Quest 2!
Great Game, some sound glitches
Fantastic game, first time playing through the original trilogy. Had no issues playing through DQ1 on iPhone 6S but had some sound glitches with DQ2 - sometimes the music is playing but the button click noises and attack noises don’t play. Settings are set to default and closing the game and restarting doesn’t always fix it. Otherwise a fantastic port though
Crashing after battle fixed
Game no longer crashes after almost every random battle. Will update once I've played more of the game.
Otherwise, seems like a solid dragon quest game with all the pros and cons the series has.