Japan not happy about Dragon Quest IX on the DS?

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Over at insert credit there are translated quotes from Famitsu about the series switch from a console game to a portable title. The reader poll shows that the decision is split with 40.3% love the idea and 46% don’t. What splits the fanbase more is that 53.9% of those polled are not in favor of the action based battle system introduced in Dragon Quest IX. While Final Fantasy has re-created itself in each installment, the Dragon Quest series has remained pretty much the same as the NES games. The first major change to the series was brought by Level 5 who changed the world from 2D to 3D in Dragon Quest VIII. However, the gameplay was largely the same with fewer menus. Why is there so much outcry from the fans? Because of the “IX” in Dragon Quest IX. The Dragon Quest series is long overdue for an evolution and had Square-Enix called this Dragon Quest DS Adventures or something else the fans would have backed it whole heartedly.

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