Winter!: Prepare for holiday gaming!
I believe the DS is an amazing device and for some reason I believe traditional RPG's are even better on this platform as well. I think it may be because you open the DS like a horizontal book and you usually have pen in hand and RPG's are vivid and imaginative stories - thus adding to the magic of the experience.
Dragon Quest IX has taken my beloved traditional RPG that has never seemed to change in over twenty years and made a portable installment just as good as any other installment! I love this game to bits! The graphics were incredible for the system! It had the usual monsters, the customizable characters, the online or offline choice of playing, and somehow they managed to have over 200 hours of gameplay trying to master this game.
This game kept me very happy for a very long time during my 2 hours bus ride to work, and from work when I used to be playing it. I used to be excited to take transit to work JUST so I could play this game.
Bottom line: If you like RPG's and you know Dragon Quest this is a game that you shouldn't miss!
Game Traits applied to Dragon Quest IX: Guard of the Starry Night (DS) by Roxas-UrBoxas