Review: Dragon Quest Heroes Yamiryuu to Sekaiju no Shiro (PS4)


The hugely popular series in Japan, Dragon Quest is back and its back exclusively for PlayStation but with a twist! Square-enix has paired up with the makers of the entertaining Dynasty Warriors series Omega Force (Tecmo Koei) to bring you Dragon Quest Heroes.

The kingdom of Eurzace is a peaceful place where monsters live side by side with human kind, until one days monsters attack suddenly leading to the pro-guards of kingdom banding together to recover the hearts of monsters.

Being a fan of PlayStation 4 and dragon quest I couldn’t resist when Square-Enix revealed they were doing a Limited Edition Metal Slime Console to coincide with the game.



  • Akira Toriyama wonderful artwork brought to life on next gen consoles
  • Get to play as characters from the popular Dragon Quest series like Yangus from DQVIII
  • Your able to recruit the monsters from the DQ series to aid in battle
  • The wonderful music from composer Koichi Sugiyama and sounds from the DQ series
  • Slimes! Slimes! Lots of slimes.
  • Get to fight hundreds of the iconic DQ monsters in epic scale battles on screen at once
  • Full Platinum trophy list for all those collectors out there
  • Simple to pick up and slash away!
  • Levels are varied from your short hack n slash to defending key places
  • If like me you couldn’t wait the game is fairly import friendly with simple button combinations and
  • easy to understand menu’s. Just remember O is select and X is cancel !!
  • Some Free play levels can last as long or short as you wish as there are not set goals. I really like this as you can enjoy the levels at your own pace.
    Flashy special moves for each of the playable characters!
  • Lovely balance of characters for everyone’s taste, axe wielding, whip crushing or general sword slashing.
  • Great boss fights each with there own way of being defeated.



I have spent well over 10 hours on the game and have yet to find any major cons while playing this game other than:

  • Digital takes up 23.14 gb
  • There could be more characters as there are loads of Dragon Quest characters to choose from
  • Some could find the nature of the game repetitive….. I say some !!!
  • Killing Slimes …….:(
  • Not being able to understand Japanese !!!


Closing Comments
Dragon Quest Heroes ultimately plays out like your typical dynasty warriors hack n slash title but mixes it up with some classic dungeon defenders to give you a variety of game play, mix that with the incredible designs from Akira Toriyama and wonderful music from Koichi Sugiyama, its a match made in heaven. Simply put its fun as hell slashing your way through thousands of iconic DQ monsters to being able to recruit some of them. While not being able to understand Japanese its fairly easy to get what is going on. So fans of Dynasty warriors and Dragon Quest are in for a real treat when this gets released! Yes that’s right announced the other day Dragon Quest Heroes will get an EU and NTSC release!



Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!