Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on Nintendo DS

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is a role-playing video game for the Nintendo DS released on July 11, 2009 in Japan. It is the ninth installment in the acclaimed Dragon Quest series created by Yūji Horii. The game was developed by Level-5 and published by Square Enix in Japan and by Nintendo in North America and Europe.The game was primarily designed around multiplayer gameplay.

Dragon Quest IX marks several firsts for the main series: it is the first to be initially launched for a handheld system; first to have almost no random encounters by allowing players to see enemies on the map (except when sailing); and the first to be designed primarily with the intent of being a multiplayer video game. In addition, it is the first Dragon Quest title to use a graphical menu system in the Japanese-language version. Dragon Quest IX was designed to be more difficult than any previous game in the series, including spinoff titles.

The sales of Dragon Quest IX set new records in Japan; these sales helped boost Nintendo's earnings and have impacted future plannings by the company. Dragon Quest IX set a Guiness World Record with its Chance Encounter mode surpassing 100 million people communicating anonymously as reported on May 20, 2010.

Dragon Quest IX gives the player optional quests to complete during and after the main game. Quests serve as side-stories helping non-player characters around the game's world. Multiple quests can be performed simultaneously; some are interlocking, others unlock stages in fellow quests.[9] Early quests include gathering magical spring water, slaying monsters and stealing for a fellow thief. Unlike previous Dragon Quest installments, Dragon Quest IX contains many open ended mini-quests. Upon completion of the quests, a "Quest List log," serving as an in-game achievement list.

Dragon Quest IX begins in the Observatory, the kingdom in the sky where the angelic beings called Celestrians, including the main protagonist, reside. The main character begins as the guardian who has just undertaken protection of Angel Falls, a human village. The Celestrians have been trying for some time to move into the Realm of the Almighty. However, before they can leave, they require a fruit called the fygg. The fruit is very rare, and Yggdrasil, the "World Tree" that it grows on, must be empowered with benevolence, which is spiritual energy that can only be obtained by helping people in the Protectorate, the world of mortals.


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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Written by Kaner98 on June 02, 2016 @ 12:29 pm

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Game Information

Alternative Titles
Dragon Quest IX: Hoshizora no Mamoribito, ドラゴンクエストIX 星空の守り人
Platform
Nintendo DS
Developer(s)
Level-5, Square Enix
Publisher(s)
Square Enix
Genre(s)
RPG
NA Release Date
July 11, 2010
JP Release Date
July 11, 2009
EUR Release Date
July 23, 2010
AUS Release Date
August 19, 2010
ESRB Rating
E10+
PEGI Rating
12+
CERO Rating
A
ACB Rating
PG
MVGL User Score
8.2 by 283 User(s)
MVGL Difficulty Rating
Medium by 15 User(s)
Composer
Koichi Sugiyama
Added by
447 User(s)

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