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Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen

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Genre: Adventure, Role-playing (RPG)

Platforms: Nintendo DS, iOS, Android

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Embark on a journey to explore the land, seas and skies of the DRAGON QUEST universe in this grand entry from the Zenithia Trilogy. Soon to follow are DQ V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride and DQ VI: Realms of Reverie, never before released in North America Indulge in the colorful DRAGON QUEST world created by Yuji Horii, combined with the charming characters and monsters designed by Akira Toriyama and memorable soundtrack from fa... Read More

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A remake of the NES game Dragon Quest IV (known as Dragon Warrior IV in North America), this game seeks to bring the classic JRPG into the DS with improved visuals and sound, as well as updating the gameplay with some of the conventions and quality of life improvements of modern Dragon Quest games. The gameplay follows the Dragon Quest template, which is quintessential turn-based JRPG gameplay; so while it's nothing to write home about, here it i... Read More

Positive points
Improved difficulty curve and reduced grinding requirements from the original and previous DQ games.

New content is challenging and interesting.
Negative points
Chapter-based structure of the story gives progression a very start and stop feel for the first 1/3rd of the game.


Chapter 1: Ragnar McRyan and the Case of the Missing Children

Ragnar McRyan, one of the soldiers in the royal palace of Burland, is sent by the king on a journey to find out why children are disappearing across the kingdom. He is accompanied by Healie.

Chapter 2: Alena and the Journey to the Tourney

Alena, Tsarevna of Zamoksva, slips out of the castle in hopes of attending a tournament in the castle of Endor. She is accompanied by the priest Kiryl and the mage Borya.

Chapter 3: Torneko and the Extravagant Excavation

Torneko lives in Lakanaba with his wife and son, and works part-time in the local weapon shop. He wants to become the best merchant in the world, so he leaves his hometown in search of profit.

Chapter 4: Meena and Maya and the Mahabala Mystery

Maya the dancer and her younger sister Meena the fortune teller, have left Monbaraba in search of vengeance against Balzack, their father's traitorous apprentice.

Chapter 5: The Chosen

The Hero has been brought up by the inhabitants of a remote and nameless mountain village. But Psaro and his legions destroy the village, leaving only the hero alive. The hero leaves in search of his seven companions, in the hopes of defeating Psaro and saving the world.

Chapter 6

Chapter 6 is not part of the main storyline of the game and consists of post-game extra features. It was only included in remakes of Dragon Quest IV. Features of this chapter include a bonus dungeon and the ability to add Psaro as a member of the party after completing certain events.