- Oct 27, 2017
Publisher: Square Enix (PS4), Nintendo (Switch)
Developer: Omega Force, Square Enix
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: December 20, 2018 (JP), July 12, 2019 (WW)
Price: $59.99, €59.99, £49.99
Demo? yes, there's a demo for both platforms
Reversible Cover? yes, both versions have reversible covers with the 2D art on the back
Game Size: 1.94 GB (PS4), 1.55 GB (Switch)
Metacritic (PS4): 86
Metacritic (Switch): 85
Dragon Quest Builders 2 features solid controls, attractive presentation, online multiplayer and limitless charm, but these don’t tell the whole story. Each element of the experience on its own would be less than impressive, but like a pile of wood, bricks, mortar, and steel before its shaped by human hands, the sum of its parts culminate in an impressive and memorable architecture. The small tasks on each island can feel like chores after a while, but then suddenly they won’t. The neighbors you’ve been helping all this time will pitch in and divide up larger projects so the burden doesn’t fall squarely on your shoulders. You might think striving for the title of Master Builder is all about the monuments and landscape you leave behind, but it’s actually just as much about the friends you make along the way.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a masterfully built game with a multitude of shiny new features that are just a joy every second you get to tinker with them. I could play this game for a very long time and never get bored with it. There’s something included here for fans of multiple genres and titles. Whether you’re a fan of the Dragon Quest series or not, this is a game you can jump into. While it’s certainly a spin-off from the mainline series, Dragon Quest Builders 2 may very well be one of the best game in the entire franchise.
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