While Final Fantasy become my favorite role-playing series, it was Dragon Warrior (Dragon Quest) for the NES that hooked me on the console RPG.
Unlike Final Fantasy, I have not yet played all the games in the Dragon Warrior series. I played the first one for the NES, but missed the NES sequels. I played VII, but never got around to finishing it. I fell in love with Dragon Quest VIII for the PS2 and was majorly bummed that they decided not to do any sequels for non-handheld systems.
The games in the main series that I will play during the marathon are simply titled Dragon Warrior or Dragon Quest I – IX. The first four games were released for the NES, VII for the PSOne & VIII for the PS2. The rest were either only originally released in Japan or for the Nintendo DS. I’m not much of a fan of handheld gaming, but in order to play the whole series, it looks like i’ll need to pick up another DS.
I currently own Dragon Warrior VII & Dragon Quest VIII. I will update the blog when I am ready to start purchasing the other games.