Best PS4 Games to Have on Your Radar In September 2018
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
It’s been eight years since the release of a mainline Dragon Quest game in the west, with the last one being Dragon Quest IX on Nintendo DS in 2010. While Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age sticks to its traditional JRPG roots, it presents a gorgeous world to explore, and a number of modern enhancements to help ease newcomers into the experience.
Dragon Quest XI puts you in the shoes of a young man from the village of Cobblestone, who finds out he’s the prophesied hero known as the Luminary, destined to destroy the Dark One and save the world. The game uses its tropey setup to weave in a few interesting twists, as well as fantastic self-contained stories about its fascinating cast of characters and towns. Combat is turn-based but there are options for having the AI control your party, and a new “Pep” system lets your characters enter a heightened state during battle, and pull off some devastating co-op moves.
We already loved pretty much everything about Dragon Quest XI, giving it the rare 5/5 score in our review and calling it a perfect JRPG for newcomers. If you’re looking for a lengthy experience with a focus on characters and storytelling, this is one to pick up this month.