Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age reviews – all the scores

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 15:23 GMT

Review scores for Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age are popping up. Find out what the critics have to say in our reviews round up.

Dragon Quest 11: Echos of an Elusive Age will arrive in the west September 4 on PC and PlayStation 4.

Originally released in Japan for 3DS and PlayStation 4 in 2017, Dragon Quest 11 stars a hero trying to discover the mystery of his fate alongside a cast of supporting characters.

Here’s a quick synopsis, courtesy of Square Enix:

A young man, about to participate in his village’s coming of age ceremony, travels to a Sacred Stone alongside his childhood friend. After a series of unexpected events, this intrepid adventurer learns he is the reincarnation of a legendary hero from a forgotten age.

The young hero sets forth into an unknown world on a journey to unravel the mystery of his past… but the welcome he receives is far from warm. Upon revealing his identity to the King, the hero is branded as “The Darkspawn” and hunted by a relentless army. Fleeing from his pursuers, the hero assembles a band of endearing adventurers who believe he is actually The Luminary reborn.

The hero and his newfound companions embark on a quest that will take them across continents and over vast oceans as they learn of an ominous threat facing the world.

Dragon Quest 11 is a standalone game in the series with entirely new characters. Each support character in Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age will have their own personality and background story. You can get to know these characters a bit through a trailer released earlier this month.

Al scores below are based on 10 being the highest unless noted. You can also check out our Dragon Quest 11 hands-on preview through the link.

Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age Review Scores

Polygon: “Dragon Quest 11 is a beautiful example of what a JRPG can be after 30 years of lovingly guided evolution. Its success is irrevocably tethered to those decades of development [so] you already know if this is a game for you. If you’re not already one of the faithful, Dragon Quest 11 is unlikely to make you a convert.”

Eurogamer: “Echoes of the Elusive Age ends up feeling like it’s missing a trick. You’ll be hard pushed to find a more lavish production this year, or one that’s so generous, though you can’t help but wonder whether it’s too much of a backwards step.”

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