Best Games of September 2018, According to Metacritic
5) Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Metacritic Score: 86
Releasing right at the beginning of the month, Dragon Quest XI set September 2018 off on the right track. Echoes of an Elusive Age is the first mainline Dragon Quest game to release in the West in almost a decade, but it’s a great throwback to traditional RPGs. You are your crew of characters set out on an epic journey full of dangerous monsters to take on and items to find, and it all takes place in a beautiful world. The design of the new characters is clearly inspired by anime, but the world of Erdrea that they inhabit is beautifully realistic.
The characters are loveable and the story is compelling, but Echoes of an Elusive Age is an RPG for those after a game that’s reminiscent old DQ and Final Fantasy games. It’s slower and more linear that many modern examples of the genre, but it’s an impressive experience that’s fun for tens of hours.